FREE SPEECH RADIO NEWS
Monday to Friday, 5:00am - 5:30am
Hosted by: Aura Bogado
Web Site: http://www.fsrn.org
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Speech-Radio-News/37532461796
Twitter Name: @fsrn
Providing incisive news and analysis in the service of peace and social
justice, Free Speech Radio News
is the only daily half-hour progressive
radio newscast in the U.S. It is owned and managed by news reporters,
and is an independent broadcast news organization.
FSRN was born
in January 2000 as the result of a strike by 43 reporters who formerly
worked for Pacifica Network News (PNN). It was created in defiance of
the Pacifica Foundation's former Board of Directors and staff, who
imposed a gag rule and censorship restrictions on PNN reporters.
that time, FSRN has expanded to over 200 journalists who report from 40
states within the U.S. and 57 countries around the world, including
Israel/Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Argentina, Mexico and Nigeria.
journalist may pitch a news story to FSRN, and every reporter who
produces a story gets paid. FSRN actively recruits and trains people
throughout the U.S. and around the world, resulting in an ever-expanding
and broadened reporter base.
FSRN supports peace and social
justice. It emphasizes decentralized production, and the collective
input of Pacifica stations, affiliates and other community media. The
FSRN steering committee strives for diversity in ethnicity, gender,
class and sexual orientation in the staff and reporting pool.
is administered by Pacifica Reporters Against Censorship (PRAC), a
newly incorporated not-for-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt corporation. FSRN
is currently negotiating for union affiliation.Jade
, has been volunteering/working in community radio for over
She has a BA in radio and television from San Francisco State
University. She spent a year working with the Independent Media Center,
traveling around reporting and producing from major protests.
January of 2001 when it was a weekly newscast she started volunteering
with Free Speech Radio News. She has been the technical producer since
FSRN became a daily newscast on May 21, 2001. Producers:
Monica Lopez (Features Producer)
Simba Russeau (Assistant Features Producer)
Shannon Young (Headlines Producer)
Jade Pagette-Seekins (Technical Co-producer)
Eric Kline (Technical Co-producer)Email addresses:
Features producers: email@example.com
Headlines producers: firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical concerns and tech producers: email@example.comPhone number
(212) 209-2811For copies of the show:
Go to www.fsrn.org and listen on the Web or download an mp3 copy.