A discussion of the potential success of microbroadcasters and their struggle to go on the air.
Microbroadcasters are citizens who put low-powered radio stations on the air without a license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The paper discusses the reasons and the history behind these acts of civil disobedience.
“Noam Chomsky the leading American critic said in one of his interviews that “where there is even a pretense of democracy communications are at its heart”. (Chomsky, 2002) Given the present situation of our society, however it is no surprise that we find communication not at the heart of a vibrant democracy, but rather under the heal of an oppressive and contradictory system of commercialism, censorship, and control. ”
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