Yesterday, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation held a press conference with several porn performers who have received positive HIV tests, including three who have worked at local porn producer Kink.com. Cameron Bay, who performed at Kink.com on July 31, received a positive HIV test on Aug. 21. (She tes ... More >>
We've all seen the Facebook profiles supporting political candidates, the pages for protest, and the mass events that have been organized through this giant social network. Facebook has certainly made its mark on the political scene. Now, the Bay Area-based company wants a constitutional voice.Faceb ... More >>
Last month the Federal Communications Commission approved the unpopular sale of KUSF to the Classical Public Radio Network in SoCal, making it official -- University of San Francisco would lose its indie radio station for good. But KUSF supporters aren't yet giving up. Proponents filed the paperwork ... More >>
Much to the dismay of locals, the Federal Communications Commission today approved the sale of the radio station KUSF to the Classical Public Radio Network. The sale will be finalized immediately, and the FCC will allow CPRN to broadcast on 90.3 while the sale is pending. The FCC also concluded that ... More >>
Call it 16 months of dead air: That's how long it's been since San Francisco's beloved KUSF 90.3 FM went dark in the middle of a January Tuesday, with no warning whatsoever. And after all that time, it's still unclear whether the sale of the station to a SoCal classical music radio network -- which ... More >>
KUSF friends enjoying a gentler timeThe Federal Communications Commission has agreed to narrow its request for documents from the University of San Francisco, as the regulator investigates the transaction that turned KUSF from community radio programming to a classical music format."With this lat ... More >>
What did USF President Stephen Privett know, and when did he know it?The Federal Communications Commission is taking a hard look at the proposed sale of KUSF, as evidenced by a letter demanding receipts, communications, and other inside documents and correspondence among participants in the deal. ... More >>
Chris StevensKUSF supporters at a hearing on the station's closure earlier this year. Doesn't look like the FCC is going to just rubber-stamp USF's sale of the beloved community radio station KUSF. In a letter yesterday, the FCC's audio honcho asked to see all the documents generated in the ... More >>
Post rapture, KUSF-in-Exile will be heard in ex-Family Radio Inc. srongholds such as Europe, Asia, Russia, South America and Sub-Saharan AfricaHere is one group that will truly benefit from not being raptured. Former KUSF DJs, who lost their terrestrial radio station when the University of San F ... More >>
The FCC is listening The Federal Communications Commission has denied the University of San Francisco's application to move the 90.3 FM dial to Marin.Now this doesn't mean that sale of the college station won't go through; the FCC has yet to consider USF's application to sell the KUSF license to ... More >>
KUSF needs the FCC to listenWe had almost gotten used to the idea that KUSF would not longer be the indie college radio station we had known. But the station's staff reminded us this week when they filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission, officially asking it to block the sale ... More >>
You can find Uma on the internet, too...Looking back at the momentous goings on in Egypt of late, there are plenty of takeaways to go around. Here's one: Should the government have the power to sever society from the Internet? U.S. lawmakers are considering another attempt to push through a ... More >>
Even teachers and librarians like musicThe University of San Francisco is already feeling the pressure from the community to back off the sale of the college radio station, KUSF. There have been protests, rallies, and even the city's politicians are supporting the student body in its effort get i ... More >>
Only Uncle Sam can save you now....On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors will likely approve a symbolic resolution opposing the University of San Francisco's decision to sell KUSF, the community-based radio station that was abruptly shut down two weeks ago. Even if the vote is unanimous, as author ... More >>
R.E.M. loves net neutrality! A group of musicians that includes R.E.M., Jackson Browne, The Roots, Moby, and OK Go has sent a letter to the FCC urging legal protection for net neutrality, the principle (and current reality) that all information can travel equally quickly on the Internet.The FCC i ... More >>
Now valid in National Parks! Right?Jurisdictional lines are funny things. Here in San Francisco you can hoist your banners and beat your drum to express the message of your choosing per your First Amendment Rights -- until you tread onto Ocean Beach, the Presidio, or other federal land. The Natio ... More >>
techzblog.inHey, Mom! I want a rainbow in my brain, too! Lobbyists from the Cellular Telephone Industry Association are suing San Francisco over the Cell Phone Right-To-Know ordinance, claiming the city is not allowed to make decisions involving the wireless industry. But they're not doing th ... More >>
It appears that George Carlin's "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television" still are the seven words you can never say on television. Despite a federal court ruling yesterday that fining broadcasters for uttering, say, "shit; piss, fuck; cunt; cocksucker; motherfucker; and tits" on TV or radio ... More >>
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What an exciting week! Your Host Gaaaaaaavin Newson! will be giving away big money prizes! And how much would you pay for this PUC headquarters? Find out in our Showcase Showdown! That's not actually a joke. In fact, there is an awful lot of government happening this week, squeezing big money ... More >>
Can you imagine paying licensing fees to use Alex Smith's stats?Aficionados of Pleistocene-era sports video games may remember how "Player No. 16" on the nameless San Francisco team with crimson uniforms was really good -- but the lack of licensing fees forbade any notion of the terms "Joe Montana," ... More >>
If you've always wanted to yell expletives at the guys who won't let you watch them on broadcast TV, now is your chance. All five members of the Federal Communications Commission will be in the Bay Area this Thursday. The FCC is holding a public hearing about net neutrality at Stanford University. I ... More >>
Fox and the FCC just can't seem to get along.The purveyor or schlocky reality TV and fair and balanced reporting is refusing to pay a $1.2 million fine for airing an episode of a show called Married By America in 2004 that the FCC deemed indecent. An article in Variety reports that Fox is arguing th ... More >>
Champion of free speech, Fox Broadcasting Corp., will be arguing in favor of the First Amendment before the Supreme Court. From an article in yesterday's Variety: In March 2006, the FCC cited Fox for fleeting expletives that celebs Cher and Nicole Richie let fly during the net's live broadcast of B ... More >>
Swiss bank Julius Baer has dropped its lawsuit against muckracking Web site Wikilinks. An article in yesterday's Examiner reports that the bank did not give a reason for dropping the suit and reserves the right to refile it. Judge Jeffery White had reversed his decision to disable the site on the p ... More >>
A San Francisco court declared Allen Ginsberg's Beat-era poem "Howl" not obscene 50 years ago. What a different world we live in today. By Chloe Veltman.
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