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Free Radio Santa Cruz Benefit Film Screening on Aug 31

Free Radio Santa Cruz is Making Waves. On August 31, 7pm, at the RCNV there will be a benefit for Free Radio Santa Cruz. "Making Waves" is a new documentary by Michael Lahey about UNLICENSED MICROradio stations in Arizona and Michigan.

Making Waves reveals the pirates' personal and political passions that compel them to defy the FCC. As they confront the difficulties and risks of running an unlicensed station and take their fight for free speech into the open, the film invites the viewer to ask, 'If the public took back the airwaves, what would they sound like?'

Shorts of Free Radio Santa Cruz in the local news will also be shown.

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FREE RADIO SANTA CRUZ 101.1 FM is showing a documentary film called "Making Waves" about Pirate radio stations and broadcasters.

Tuesday, AUGUST 31st at 7:00 pm.

Resource Center for Nonviolence at 515 Broadway in Santa Cruz

This film showing is an opportunity to learn more about the micropower radio movement and is a benefit for the continued operation of FRSC 101.1 fm. Donation of $5 and up. All proceeds will go to keep Free Radio Santa Cruz 101.1 FM on the air.

FOR MORE INFO: Free Radio voicemail: 831-427-4523

What do a public access TV personality, an electronics engineer, a Vietnam vet, a libertarian congressional candidate, and a retired millionaire have in common? They're all operating unlicensed, low-power, 'pirate' radio stations in Tucson, Arizona. Making Waves follows their uphill struggle to be heard on our publicly-owned but corporate-controlled airwaves.

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) argues that low-power radio interferes with business, creating 'chaos on the airwaves'; low-power advocates say the NAB interferes with democracy. Meanwhile, due to loosened regulations passed by Congress, big business has seized the airwaves and driven the independent station
owner to near extinction.

Armed with low-cost micro-radio equipment, the First Amendment, even a how-to video by a Michigan pastor, the Tucson pirates use unlicensed radio as a form of civil disobedience, protesting the lack of individual expression and diversity on the
airwaves and the FCC regulations that make getting licensed next to impossible. For one station, this means providing the real alternative to 'alternative' music. For the others, it means educating the public about its Constitutional rights.

Making Waves reveals the pirates' personal and political passions that compel them to defy the FCC. As they confront the difficulties and risks of running an unlicensed station and take their fight for free speech into the open, the film
invites the viewer to ask, 'If the public took back the airwaves, what would they sound like?'

SHORTS OF Free Radio Santa Cruz in the local news will also be shown.
 
 


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Re: Free Radio Santa Cruz Benefit Film Screening on Aug 31

I love anarchy in all its formsHANKS to a the pirates who keep the ship afloat.
 

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