Turn On the News: 20120526 Part One (Audio)

May 26, 2012
Hosted by Tom Roe. 58:10
Daily radio show about the radio airwaves, radio art, radio news, media news, sound art, and more. Radio headlines about journalists arrested while livestreaming during Chicago's NATO protests, and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) blasts the FCC on Senate floor; FCC "Channel-Sharing" wkshp; Robert Moog's birthday; Simba Russeau from Free Speech Radio News on Egyptian online radio; and "Frontline" on cell phone tower deaths. Plus reports on Chicago NATO protest webstreams; 1010 WINS NY reports on 40,000 NY Orthodox Jews rallying against the internet at Citifield in Queens; Dan Rather on "Real Time with Bill Maher" on media consolidation; an FCC meeting Mon., May 21 on antenna regulations and the environment; Opus 40 celebrates the 50th anniv. of the raising of the monolith atop the giant earthwork; and End Tymes Festival noise from Maria Chavez and Laundry Room Squelchers. Also we listen to the "Third Day" of field recordist Pietro Riparbelli's "Three Days of Silence." Also Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty call in with "As Soon As I Hang Up the Phone" and The Orlons beat 10CC in the battle of songs called "Don't Hang Up." Also, Laurie Anderson's Verizon ad song is played, though we won't advertise its name. Also Dirty Three and $mall hange. And a preview of the "Trans X Transmission Art Symposium" this weekend in Toronto, part of the "Deep Wireless" festival of radio art. Previous "Deep Wireless" works from Gregory Whitehead, Anna Friz, Emmanuel Madan, and Tetsuo Kogawa are showcased.