Community Happens: prison radio show
I listen to this show from time to time. It’s one of those vibrant media spaces– “community happens” kind of phenomenon. “The Prison Show” runs from 9 to 12 midnight. It connects family members outside the prison walls with family members inside the prison walls. Children call in to the radio station and sing birthday wishes and christmas carols to their dad, mom, brother, etc. inside prison. Letters are read. KPFT and other community radio stations across the country are a stark contrast to the commercialized, sanitized and vapid radio that is the dominant media type of the USA. Ugh.
Let’s hold up these types of real community media as wonderful contrast to the dominant conglomerate types. To make more of this happen, a growing number of us are joining forces, little by little, to make a difference. If you are intersted, join me and friends at the “Media Reform Conference” in Memphis Jan 12-14th.