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 >>
techfreep.comGoogle headquarters in Mountain ViewToday at noon, roughly 100 people assembled at the entrance of Google's headquarters in Mountain View. According to Yolanda Hippensteele, who was involved in coordinating the rally on behalf of the Save the Internet coalition, protesters hailed fro ... 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 >>
Now Pirate Cat Radio is following the rules.
Stefan KühnYesterday the Local Community Radio Act passed in the House of Representatives. Now it's up to the Senate to see if this bill, which will "will open the airwaves for hundreds of new non-commercial stations across the country" according to the group Media Alliance, will follow suit and ... More >>
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 >>
Radio GaGa? No, Lady Gaga Interesting article on Bay Area radio Music Directors in today's Chron. When I say interesting, it's because the information presented runs counter not only to what's currently happening with the commercial radio industry, but is written in such a way to suggest that writer ... More >>
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Week of 4-11-2007
The son of a world—renowned chef says he wanted to reform the phone industry. The feds say he wanted to get rich quick.
Week of Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Tune in, turn on, say "fuck": This is the story of a man named Monkey and his very special Pirate Cat Radio
In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.
Week of Wednesday, November 3, 2004
Piecing together a long night of drinking the old fashioned way: horribly
Join indie hip-hopper Sage Francis in saying "Fuck Clear Channel."
Filmmakers and freedom
Reagan Louie's secret world
Wobbly's Wild Why
Sarah Jones' characters aren't just studies in race and prejudice; they're studies in contradiction
The problem today isn't shoddy corporate ethics -- capitalism was built on corruption. The problem is America's bias against government regulation.
Performance artist Sarah Jones transforms into eight women to examine human rights in her solo show
Every morning the old man brings the boards, pieces, tables, and chairs. All you need to bring is 50 cents.
Everything tastes better with Gravy (Train); the plot to get rid of Dave Emory
The revolution will not be televised, or broadcast, or even relayed via smoke signals.
There's a way to foil rude cell phone users. But it's illegal.
The Gavin Seminar
Satellite radio brings 100 stations and digital sound to San Francisco's car stereos. Can local broadcasting survive?
Chronicle Publishing petitions the FCC -- but why?