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Talk Radio
« on: November 06, 2002, 02:54:31 pm »

I know that talk radio has been the primary factor in my interest in politics, self governance and liberty. Names like Limbaugh, Savage, Boortz and others have been big influences in pointing me towards paths that all lead to freedom.

Has anyone considered what could be done with syndicated talk shows that operate from within and report on the progress of the Free State. These shows would ideally attract more liberty minded people to our state. They would encourage open, honest dicussion of daily affairs within our borders and contrast what we are doing with what the statist and "progressive" agendas are producing outside our borders.

I firmly believe that information is power, and we will need vehicles in our free state to promote our agenda, explain what we're trying to do, and discuss ways to improve our efforts.

Do we have any free staters or potential free staters who know anything about this business? I am a trained broadcaster, but I don't have any practical real world experience. I never did any broadcasting outside the military.

How much capital would be required to buy an AM station in our target state and begin developing a programming lineup that would attract advertisers, businesses and immigrants to the cause of freedom?
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Re:Talk Radio
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2002, 03:37:11 pm »

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How much capital would be required to buy an AM station in our target state and begin developing a programming lineup that would attract advertisers, businesses and immigrants to the cause of freedom?  


It would be hard to determine without first knowing which state.  Entreprenuerial activity is going to be limited regarding the free state until it is actually chosen.  Important in the determination of capital allocation is knowing what legal, tax, and regulatory framework the entreprenuer will be working in before such a decision is effectively made.  
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Re:Talk Radio
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2002, 04:46:39 pm »

I suppose that makes sense. I guess I was thinking the radio industry was federally regulated not state regulated so I imagined that price would be market size based.
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Re:Talk Radio
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2002, 12:29:20 am »

As I understand it, the purchase of a station wouldn't be necessary.   Rush doesn't own any stations as as far as I know.  

It's mostly a matter of syndication, as I understand it.  

Also, I know of a guy here in Texas who runs an Internet radio station out of a shack in his backyard.  Certainly that would be one easy way to start; if successful then I'd assume real syndication to AM could follow.

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Re:Talk Radio
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2002, 11:09:01 am »

Another inexpensive option is shortwave broadcast.  
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Re:Talk Radio
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2002, 01:35:14 pm »

Another inexpensive option is shortwave broadcast.  

I'm interested. Do you happen to have a few good started links where I could research shortwave?
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2002, 04:09:47 pm »

http://www181.pair.com/otsw/research.html

Lots of full text articles tracing the history of shortwave, as well as links to other sites.


http://usa.shortwavestore.com/index.html?aw

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Re:Talk Radio
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2002, 09:48:00 am »

http://www181.pair.com/otsw/research.html

Lots of full text articles tracing the history of shortwave, as well as links to other sites.


http://usa.shortwavestore.com/index.html?aw

The Shortwave Store


Thanks kindly for the information!
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2002, 11:03:45 pm »

I can definitely see us doing an appearance on the Howard Stern Show plugging the Free State Project; He's been fined by the FCC a few times before himself for 'obscenity' so I'm sure he would back us.

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Re:Howard Stern
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2002, 02:31:29 pm »

I can definitely see us doing an appearance on the Howard Stern Show plugging the Free State Project; He's been fined by the FCC a few times before himself for 'obscenity' so I'm sure he would back us.

- Max

As tacky as I find Howard Stern, I totally support his right to say whatever he wants to (except advocating violence for other then purposes of self-defense).

I'd love to see an FSPer appear on his show to discuss what we're doing, even if they have to put up with some raunchy sideshow antics.
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Re:Talk Radio
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2002, 07:14:39 pm »

Here's an idea we could do right now as an interem measure pending a real talk show.  Maybe we could use voice chat software like Roger Wilco (rogerwilco.com) to have a sort of low-budget de-centralized FSP Net based talk show.  Not sure how many people could listen at a time, though.    It might be a fun way to start practicing for the real net based talk show some of the Porcupines are trying to set up.

Anyone know a better software than roger wilco?
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Re:Talk Radio
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2002, 08:50:47 am »

I know of someone who does a web-based radio show and wrote him requesting advice but never heard back with any advice.   Probably there are a lot more out there.  
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Re:Talk Radio
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2002, 11:09:50 pm »

Greetings all!  I'm a long time lurker and thought I'd chime in (Yay me!) on this bit:

There are 2 really good (and free) inet audio broadcast applications out there: Shoutcast and Icecast.  Both are streaming mp3 servers, which will allow folks to use their favorite mp3 proggies to tune in to a live or pre-recorded show.

** Disclaimer:  I have no affiliation with any of the companies or groups discussed below!  :D **

For either, you set up your own *nix/Win server -- the more bandwidth the better.  But if the broadcast is going to be spoken-word only, you can drop the audio quality quite a bit and have no real impact on the intelligibility of the signal.

Both packages are free for use by anyone.  Icecast is open source (GPL) software, but Shoutcast is closed source and owned in whole by the Evil AOL Empire.  Icecast is preferred, naturally!  :)  Icecast also supports the Ogg Vorbis format, a royalty-free alternative to the mp3 format.  Note the implication that mp3 is not royalty-free...

I bet you could rig up a way to use the Roger Wilco software, or a suitable OSS substitute :) ,  for call-ins to an inet broadcast...

RealNetworks is supposed to have released the source for a streaming audio and video server, Helix.  I haven't really researched Helix but I think that there are licensing requirements.

If you can't get a fast enough connection, don't have the 'puter expertise, or are too busy/lazy, there are companies out there that will host your internet radio site for a fee.  Live365.com is one.  They host a libertarian station, the Voice of Liberty, so political talk does not seem verboten there.


Shoutcast home
http://www.shoutcast.com/index.phtml

Icecast home
http://www.icecast.org/index.html

Live365 home
http://www.live365.com

Voice of Liberty broadcast page
http://www.live365.com/stations/263842
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Re:Talk Radio
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2002, 12:58:01 pm »

Greetings all!  I'm a long time lurker and thought I'd chime in (Yay me!) on this bit:

There are 2 really good (and free) inet audio broadcast applications out there: Shoutcast and Icecast.  Both are streaming mp3 servers, which will allow folks to use their favorite mp3 proggies to tune in to a live or pre-recorded show.

** Disclaimer:  I have no affiliation with any of the companies or groups discussed below!  :D **

For either, you set up your own *nix/Win server -- the more bandwidth the better.  But if the broadcast is going to be spoken-word only, you can drop the audio quality quite a bit and have no real impact on the intelligibility of the signal.

Both packages are free for use by anyone.  Icecast is open source (GPL) software, but Shoutcast is closed source and owned in whole by the Evil AOL Empire.  Icecast is preferred, naturally!  :)  Icecast also supports the Ogg Vorbis format, a royalty-free alternative to the mp3 format.  Note the implication that mp3 is not royalty-free...

I bet you could rig up a way to use the Roger Wilco software, or a suitable OSS substitute :) ,  for call-ins to an inet broadcast...

RealNetworks is supposed to have released the source for a streaming audio and video server, Helix.  I haven't really researched Helix but I think that there are licensing requirements.

If you can't get a fast enough connection, don't have the 'puter expertise, or are too busy/lazy, there are companies out there that will host your internet radio site for a fee.  Live365.com is one.  They host a libertarian station, the Voice of Liberty, so political talk does not seem verboten there.


Shoutcast home
http://www.shoutcast.com/index.phtml

Icecast home
http://www.icecast.org/index.html

Live365 home
http://www.live365.com

Voice of Liberty broadcast page
http://www.live365.com/stations/263842

Thanks for the info!
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Re:Talk Radio
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2002, 12:59:33 pm »

I know of someone who does a web-based radio show and wrote him requesting advice but never heard back with any advice.   Probably there are a lot more out there.  

There is an Australian libertarian who goes by the moniker Prodos that does some sort of radio talk show. Maybe I'll drop him a line to ask for advice.
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