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Prof. Kevin Howley Concludes Examination of Community Media in Bloomington Alternative

June 13, 2005

Kevin Howley 2005.jpgJune 13, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - "WFHB community radio’s history is a lesson in the political economy of U.S. broadcasting, a case study in media activism," writes Kevin Howley in Indiana's Bloomington Alternative. The column is the fourth and final in a series of examinations of the region's community media outlets. Dr. Howley is an assistant professor of communication at DePauw University.

"A handful of community radio enthusiasts spent the better part of two decades dealing with lawyers, engineers, and a less than cooperative Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to acquirehowley community media.jpg a broadcast license," Howley writes of WFHB. "It’s a long and complex story, one that is testament to collective action, community organizing, and one town’s profound desire for an alternative to the commercial and public broadcasters serving Bloomington and south-central Indiana."

Read the complete article by clicking here. The previous essays can be accessed here, here and here.

Kevin Howley, author of the new book, Community Media: People, Places, and Communication Technologies, was quoted in a June 5 Chicago Tribune analysis of today's celebrity obsessed culture. Read more in this previous story.