Rush Limbaugh, Radio Policy, and the 2012 Illinois Radio License Renewal Window

Posted by Mitchell - June 16, 2012 (entry 687)

On May 12th and 13th, 2012, as a counter-response to the NATO summit that swallowed Chicago in late May 2012, Occupy Chicago, the Coalition Against NATO/G8, and many other groups convened The People's Summit in Chicago -- a two-day event of presentations and workshops "dedicated to the struggle for a better world".

Chicago Media Action took part, and convened a workshop entitled "Rush Limbaugh, Radio Policy, and the 2012 Illinois Radio License Renewal Window". The workshop built on ongoing activist efforts against Rush Limbaugh and regular protests outside Chicago radio broadcaster WLS (which regularly spews Mr. Limbaugh onto the Chicago airwaves). It focused on the history of activist efforts in media policy, the radio industry and Rush Limbaugh's place in it, and particular tactics that can be done, including filing informal objections at the FCC. If you live in Illinois, you have until November 1, 2012, to file an informal objection to the radio station of your choice that happens to irk you in one way or another. Read this if you're interested in the details of filing an informal objection.

The audio of the presentation, which ran to about 75 minutes, is now online here in MP3 format.

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