Grassroots Urban Arts Media discussion joins radio conference lineup

Our conference lineup is coming together nicely. Special conference events include a presentation on grassroots urban arts and media democracy, with a host of local hip hop artists, presenters and activists moderated by The Stranger's Charles Mudede.

Also at the conference, Pete Tridish (Prometheus Radio Project) and representatives from Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN) will introduce the region's newest community radio station, KPCN-Woodburn. Jeremy Lansman, pioneering founder of Seattle's legendary KRAB - and many other community stations from St. Louis to Anchorage - will speak on the history of community radio in the Northwest. We'll have special film screenings of the Seattle-produced documentary Pirate Radio USA, and a new barnraising documentary by Pepperspray Productions.

Other confirmed speakers and workshop presenters include: Gavin Dahl (KAOS), Julia Donk (KBCS), Lupito Flores (KYRS), Pete Graff (KBCS), Sarah Gustavus (KBCS), Larry Hildes (National Lawyers Guild), Jamie Hoover (KUGS), Amoshaun Toft (Radio Indymedia), Jeff Hoyt (Voice of Vashon), Jonathan Lawson (Reclaim the Media), Charles Mudede (The Stranger), Mic Mylin (KPFA), folksinger Jim Page, Leigh Robartes (Radio Free Moscow), Rip Robbins (KSVR), Callie Shanafelt (KBCS), Todd Urick (Common Frequency), Joaquin Uy (KBCS), Bruce Wirth (KSER), and more as our list continues to grow!

If you haven't yet, please register online now--and let us know that you want to be a part of this momentous undertaking!

The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey