Free Radio/Independent Media
Papers and articles on unlicensed broadcasting and independent media
projects from a scholarly standpoint.
Exposés on how the revolving door works between
media companies and those who supposedly oversee them.
Radio Frequency Theory
Seriously technical information on the finer points of RF science. Those
looking to push the envelope or move beyond the basics will find lots
Other Research of Interest
America Foundation Wireless Future Program
Impressive economic and policy research advocating for smart use of the
public airwaves in the 21st century.
Find who owns what in your town by searching media company holdings by zip code.
Radio: A Research Project
Interdisciplinary ambitions at Arizona State University, seeking to "focus
on the qualitative dimensions of people’s historical and contemporary
interactions with radio as a mass medium, a vehicle of expression, and
a series of ubiquitous material objects."
- The State of the News Media
The Project for Excellence in Journalism surveys the media landscape annually
with an incredible amount of detail and data, some of it quite eye-opening.
Congressional Research Service reports published for public consumption.
Composite map illustrates actual usage of the broadcast TV spectrum.