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2. Amy Goodman's Democracy Now program, which airs from noon to 1 is available at 90.3 FM. This is the Boston College station which also airs other progressive programs throughout the week (see below).
3. From a member
of the I/P Task Force, below is a listing of additional options for independent
Many often ask about where to get independent (noncorporate/noncommercial news) in the Boston area. In Melrose and Chelsea, I listen to several FM programs that broadcast from Chestnut Hill, Cambridge and Medford. They have live interviews with independent journalists in Baghdad, Fallujah, Palestine, etc., and all the analysis by those you will seldom if ever hear on NPR or CNN or the three other main stream news corporations, or read in the popular press: to the best of my ability, here are the places to tune into get the straight facts on the ground:
Monday - Friday, Noon - 1:00 "Democracy Now" Amy Goodman at WZBC 90.3 FM (Boston College) Amy is on over 250 PBS, cable, dish and independent networks, but in Boston we have to rely on John Grebe and the students at BC to download her program daily. Next time NPR or one of those " liberal stations" has a fund raiser, tell them you will not contribute until they air Democracy Now! Go to her Website (DemocracyNow.org and see how we can get her here!)
Saturday 11:00 AM - 1:00, Sounds of Dissent, with John Grebe interviewing locally and globally; WZBC 90.3 FM. As good, if not better than "Democracy Now", and you will not hear the investigative journalism and expert analysis presented in John's live interviews from around the world anyplace else.
Sunday 6:00 AM - 10:00, NoUturnRadio, WZBC 90.3 FM. Stan Robinson, Richard Krasner et.al, bring us all the national and international independent programs and live interviews, announcements, and speakers we cannot hear on the main stream media. They took over from Martin Volker, and are fast becoming the favorite among independent radio listeners. They are also streaming, on the web; so if you can't catch them live, go to the WZBC website and listen later.
Monday - Friday 5:30 PM - Radio Free Speech News, WMBR 88.1 FM (MIT): again, this program downloaded comes to us thanks to MIT. Linda Pinkow and Chuch U, often facilitate reporting on the spot, from the all the world hot spots.
Sundays 9:00 AM - 10:00 - Live from Palestine; WZBC, 90.3 FM (BC): the newest and most exciting addition to the No U Turn Radio program. Independent reporting by Palestinans from Palestine, plus live interviews done by Despina Moutsouris of the UJP Israel/Palestinian Task Force.
Sundays 11:00 AM Radio with a View, Marc Stern and Dave Goodman, 88.1FM WMBR (MIT); after No U Turn Radio is over you can flip over to the MIT station for more of the news you will not hear elsewhere.
Sundays Noon - 1:00? Linda Pinkow has a new program "What's Left" on 88.1 FM. Linda and Chuck used to be on in the evening, after free speech radio news, but thanks to shake ups at MIT, now on Sundays. This is quality reporting and interviews of local political and national events.
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 the other NoUturnRadio Program that Martin did at Tufts is still on at 91.5 FM. The format is much the same, and another spot for alternative news reports.
Both WMBR and WZBC have just finished up a fund drive, and could use more help. Listen and you will want to support them. You can also call into the station with your announcements, and your suggestions for programming. These are truly our independent radio stations, and they welcome hearing from us and they need our support. Call and ask to have a program sent to you (includes the phone numbers to call when they are on and off the air. They are not interrupted by commercials from all the corporations in the country. Just quality reporting!
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