Free Radio Burlington's webcast is played over 87.9FM. Sometime this afternoon (September 3 2003), 87.9's alleged transmission location was visted today by two FCC engineers and two local police officers, demanding to inspect the equipment.
A group of concerned listeners also decended on the alleged transmission location to voice their support for the civil disobedience to reclaim the airwaves and provide news content unavailable on the corporate radio stations in Burlington.
The FCC officials, citing information that led them to believe that an illegal action was currently taking place entered the building escorted by local police, without a warrant.
no broadcasting equipment was found on site at the time of the inspection.
Free Radio Burlington plans to keep the internet stream running, and you can find out how to listen at http://www.freeradioburlington.org/
updates will be posted to
Free Radio Burlington is a volunteer, collectively run, community oriented, webcasting studio in Burlington's Old North End. We embrace and advance alternatives to a capitalist economic system. We embrace and advance directly democratic forms of governance. We endeavor to make our community a healthier and more inclusive place through the promotion of diversity in the collective and our listenership.
FRB Collective Goals
-WE work to bring the voices of community members onto the web and create a space for encouraging dialogue within the community on environmental, social, and economic justice issues largely ignored by the corporate media.
-WE will serve as a resource for training in skills and on equipment related to audio production and will provide support for people empowering themselves to use these tools.
-TO the greatest extent possible, we will operate computer systems with communally developed software and operating systems released under the GPL.
-WE will build alliances within the alternative media organizations in Vermont for content sharing and media distribution infrastructure.