Lorenzo Milam, Media Pioneer Passes

Wake for Saturday, 8/15/20 Planned.

Lorenzo Milam- A Wake for an Inspiring Rapscallion!

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Sat, August 15th, 4 p.m. Pacific Time til the wee hours

We will hold an online wake to memorialize community radio legend Lorenzo Milam. Lorenzo passed away at the age of 86 on July 19th in Pueblo Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico. Lorenzo was a leader in community radio, disability rights, publishing, and half a dozen other pursuits. There are many radio stations still broadcasting today which he helped to launch either directly or through the guidance of his writings.
We will be using Zoom for the event, and (since Lorenzo was a radio guy, and a bunch of people attending are radio people) you are welcome to take the audio from that and project it through the aether even beyond the videoconference. Use your imaginations!
There will be an open time for everyone to share their memories. If you have something particular you would like to have a few scheduled minutes for on the program, drop us a line.
Lorenzo touched a giant heap of people’s lives. A lot of people will probably want to share something. For the open period, please pick one story to tell, and try to keep it to 87 seconds— one second for every year of his life. We will not be time-fascists about it… but please be considerate to the many people who will likely have something to share, and won’t get to be heard if we have too many ramblers in our midst. If you’d like to share a longer story in writing, you can send it to: petri@imarad.io and we can compile them together to share.
Questions? Want to receive further notifications about this? Want to join the ad hoc committee organizing this event? contact: petri@imarad.io
thanks,
pete tridish
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Grassroots Radio Conference

Lorenzo Milam Has Died.

Lorenzo Milam inspired people to start KKFI community radio in Kansas City. He challenged the FCC with his petition against duopoly years ago. He maintained that radio should be a medium for everyone and every point of viewl

This petition to the FCC generated more than 4 million responses

He also wrote a manual on starting a community radio station called “Sex and Broadcasting”.

The book that launched a hundred radio stations.

New York Times Reports McClatchy Sale

The largest family-owned group of newspapers, McClatchy, which also owns the Kansas City Star, has been sold to a hedge fund company that also owns the National Enquirer one of Trump’s supporters.

“McClatchy, the publisher of The Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, The Charlotte Observer and its flagship publication, The Sacramento Bee, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February. Chatham, an investor in the company since 2009, is its largest creditor. In recent months it put together the bid that has been declared the winner in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court auction supervised by Judge Michael E. Wiles, a McClatchy spokeswoman said on Sunday.