Seizing the Airwaves: A Free Radio Handbook by Ron Sakolsky and Stephen Dunifer
An enhanced and updated version of the original book first published in 1998 by AK Press. Within this book, the myriad voices of the Free Radio Movement come alive with the same urgency that has challenged both corporate and governmental control of radio-activity. If seizing the airwaves is a crime, then welcome to the millennial police state.
It is the first book to document and emphasize the myriad voices of the free radio movement, from Black Liberation Radio in Springfield, Illinois, to Free Radio Berkeley in Berkeley, California. The first section, "Media Monopoly And The Rise Of The Free Radio Movement" includes contributions from Robert McChesney on the political economy of radio in North America and a history and analysis of the burgeoning pirate radio movement. The second section, "On The Air," includes interviews with and commentary by some of the key grassroots participants in micropower broadcasting worldwide—from Canada, Holland, Haiti, and Mexico, as well as America. The final section of the book consists of a comprehensive technical guide and how-to manual for going on the air, complete with schematics and "sound" advice.