A hodgepodge of observations:
In Venezuela, Chávez is postponing his radio and TV program, Aló, Presidente, until October in order to comply with electoral laws during the run-up to the late September legislative elections. UPDATE: The president of the National Electoral Council (Consejo Nacional Electoral / CNE) has stated that there are no laws prohibiting candidates from hosting or participating in radio and television shows. In that case, I’m not sure what laws Chávez means to comply with.
30 Minutes, a public affairs program on KXCI Community Radio in Tucson, has made available Amy Goodman’s keynote address at the National Federation of Community Broadcasters’ 35th Annual Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota in June, in which she discusses the importance of community media. It’s worth a listen.
Finally, Common Frequency reports that NPR has once again proved itself less than a friend to low power FM (LPFM) radio.