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Sometimes it's best to
let people speak for themselves. We'll begin with cuts from interviews
done with a handful of Mosquito Fleet participants; it was hard to catch
people flitting back and forth between transmitters, and some people don't
want any publicity. Sincere thanks to everyone who shared thoughts and
All audio is available
in MP3 format unless otherwise indicated.
Mosquito Fleet Stings
was a volunteer coordinator/publicist who also pulled an air shift
or two. He originally got involved in microbroadcasting through Free
in Microbroadcasting (1:01, 239K)
on Mosquito Fleet Activities (1:16, 300K)
of the Microradio Movement (1:53, 442K)
on FCC Enforcement (1:12, 281K)
Fight the Corporate Media (:12, 50K)
NAB during KJR Jam (2:34, 601K)
Disruption helped build the
gear that got Free Radio Twin Cities and The Wireless Virus on the
air. He's also the assembler of one of the best primers
on microbroadcasting available. He was invaluable as a member
of the technical crew that kept the Fleet afloat and on the air, creating
magic with improv engineering.
the Equipment (:32, 126K)
Obstacles (1:38, 382K)
On the Air (:47, 187K)
is Key, Tech Wish List (1:13, 285K)
Advantages and Future Action (1:51, 433K)
instrumental in keeping Free Radio Austin alive during its long dance
with the FCC. An organizer at heart and not to be messed with, she
(along with members of the FRA crew) helped get parties started on
96.9 and 89.1, and may have had a hand in operations on 104.1 as well.
Involved in Free Radio Austin (:57, 223K)
Microradio as a Tactical Effort (:19, 78K)
Advantages of 24-7 Operation (:37, 146K)
Use in Hiding from Authority (:51, 199K)
With the FCC (3:26, 804K)
More than Just a Radio Station (2:23, 560K)
Peace With the Enemy (:47, 184 K)
Jay did most of the background work in preparation
for the Mosquito Fleet's arrival - selecting open frequencies, finding
broadcast locations and evangelizing on behalf of microradio activists.
He prepped the battlefield for the Fleet's tactical occupation of
the Seattle FM dial and did lots of installation work in the field.
Source audio courtesy of mediageek.net.
Stage for a Mass Occupation of the Airwaves
More Stations Fit on the FM Dial - The Barstool Analogy
was the main brains behind Studio X, the Seattle IMC's
Internet radio station. Studio X was invaluable to the Mosquito Fleet
because it could both provide programming from Reclaim the Media!
events AND webcast signals from the Fleet itself. Source audio courtesy
Studio X to Radio X (1:09, 270K)
Power of Collective Webcasting (3:14, 755K)
Other Audio From Seattle
KJR Culture Jam
- This spoof a local Clear Channel-owned station-in-a-box was produced
exclusively for the event by a member of Negativland and simulcast on
at least six FM frequencies. The coordinated action commences!
Domain: Sunday Greedy Sunday - An impromptu parody of the famous
U2 song of similar name - sung by the band after they've been bought by
Clear Channel. (3:47, 1.8 MB 64kbps/44kHz mono)
P Aircheck: 9/11/02 - Remixing the War
on Terra on its first anniversary.
Involved a real-time occuaption of >
three frequencies in
50.4 MB, 32kbps/22kHz mono)