TALK: Low Power to the People: Community Radio and the Challenge of Media Democracy, Christina Dunbar-Hester (Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California)

Event Date: 

Saturday, November 4, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:45pm

Event Date Details: 

Saturday, November 4th, 2017, 10:30am - 11:45pm

Event Location: 

  • Girvetz Hall 1004
  • UC Santa Barbara

Event Contact: 

Contact KCSB-FM for more information: (805) 893-3921 / advisor@kcsb.org / www.facebook.com/events/1526167464114200/

Date: Saturday, November 4th, 2017, 10:30am - 11:45pm
Location: Girvetz Hall 1004, UC Santa Barbara

KCSB-FM & UCSB's Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music Present 

Christina Dunbar-Hester
Assistant Professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
(Author of LOW POWER TO THE PEOPLE: PIRATES, PROTEST, AND POLITICS IN FM RADIO ACTIVISM [MIT Press, 2014])

A Keynote Lecture, “Low Power to the People: Community Radio and the Challenge of Media Democracy”

"How have activists addressed the media system, and to what effect? In this talk, I survey the last century of broadcast policy, including activism to expand non-commercial media since the Telecommunications Act of 1996. I focus on the activities of advocates for low power FM radio, a highly local medium that has great significance as a noncommercial, community-controlled platform. These activists conducted both policy work and hands-on training in technology with the goal of empowering everyday people. Their experiences contain important lessons for our present media ecosystem."

Christina Dunbar-Hester is a faculty member in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Science & Technology Studies, and her research focuses on the intersection of technical practice and political engagement.

Part of the U.C. Radio Network Fall 2017 Conference (With a Q&A Featuring Area Low-Power FM Radio Activists)
This Talk is Free & Open to the Public!

Contact KCSB-FM for more information: (805) 893-3921 / advisor@kcsb.org / www.facebook.com/events/1526167464114200/