The "Color of Change" and other internet publications targeting the Black community have recently begun pushing people to get involved in Low-Power FM radio broadcasting as a means to empower the Black community and get around corporate media consolidation on the FM radio dial.
"This month, the FCC is expected to make applications for new community radio station licenses publicly available. The week of October 15, the FCC will open its very brief licensing window; we can help you make the most of the intervening months to prepare a solid application. Radio is a relatively inexpensive and highly effective way of reaching and forging connections within our local communities. Together, we have a rare and critical opportunity to massively expand Black radio ownership in this country, while bringing the work of our best community organizations to a whole new level." - Color of Change
As some of you may not know, the Black Talk Media Project is a North Carolina based non-profit new media organization. What you may not know is that it is the organization that manages the Black Talk Radio Network. Scotty Reid, the host of Black Talk Radio News has been broadcasting online since 2007 and is a producer/co-host of several other radio programs.
He first started in mass communications as a Communications Specialist in the United States Army and was part of the US Army's largest Signal Brigade (11th Signal Brigade, 86th Signal Battalion) which set up and operated the world's largest tactical communications network since WW II during Operation Desert Storm/Shield. He is also the founder and President of the Black Talk Media Project.
On tonight's program he will examine the claims of groups like "Color of Change" and give you a professional assessment on if Low Power FM Radio is all it is hyped up to be.