Consiga Radioapasionados en español
A Passion for Radio
The electronic edition of:
Passion for Radio
Edited by Bruce Girard
by people actively – and passionately – involved in the medium, this
book presents twenty-one alternative radio experiences from countries on every continent of the globe.
From the El Salvador guerrilla-operated Radio Venceremos to the native-owned Wawatay Radio Network in Northern Canada, alternative and community radio stations play an essential role for those at the margins of society – a medium that lets them speak as well as hear.
the stories told in the book are: Radio
Echo of Moscow and the August 1991 coup d'état; two women's radio
projects – in Peru and the Philippines: how indigenous people's radio in
Canada and Mexico strengthen their communities: the Marconi
Radio Taster's Café that is the doorway to the world of Radio
100, an Amsterdam squatters' station: the positive and negative side
of international aid for a Sri Lankan local radio project: the history and
prospects for community radio in South Africa: a tiny Black
"pirate" station that has challenged the police and the Federal
Communications Commission in the USA; the role of the El Salvadoran
guerrilla station Radio Venceremos
in a major rebel offensive. The
electronic edition also includes a new chapter about Radio
Chaguarurco, a station serving rural communities in Ecuador.
First published in 1992, this book provides a fascinating glimpse of community radio 10 years ago, and a reminder of how much has changed, and how much has not…
book is also available in Spanish as Radioapasionados:
Experiencias de la radio comunitaria en el mundo.
It is also available on CD Rom. Send email to passionCD@comunica.org for details.
Passion for Radio: Radio
Waves and Community