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Carol Denney: Set Your Radio Free

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Official web site: Caroldenney.com

Carol Denney is "Berkeley's foremost terrorist songwriter."  Mixing music and politics like few seldom do, Denney's idea of a receptive crowd is a demonstration or picket line. She was also a member of the original Free Radio Berkeley crew (circa 1993).

"Set Your Radio Free" was written on the night of November 12, 1997 - the same night Stephen Dunifer and Free Radio Berkeley won a second temporary reprieve in Federal court from being shut down by the FCC. Denney says she's added to the song (note the reference to the Tampa raids) as the microradio saga has played out.

The version you're hearing was recorded live August 21, 1999 at a performance at a regional micropower radio conference in Berkeley.

In addition to her concertina prowess, Carol Denney also apparently plays a mean saw.  She can be heard live regularly at select Bay Area venues. The information you'll need to order tapes of her three albums can be found at her website.

Denney also is the driving force behind the Pepper Spray Times - "A monthly newsletter which focuses on the natural comedy inherent in Berkeley politics."