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Little Buddy Radio Gilligan’s LPFM Station

Bob Denver aka Gillian Farewell - Little Buddy RadioIt’s been seven years since our little buddy sailed off into the ether.  But many aren not aware that Gilligan (Bob Denver) had a passion for radio.  Today September 4, 2012 marks seven years since his passing, but Little Buddy Radio lives on!

Denver was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., on Jan 9, 1935. He discovered acting while studying law at Loyola University in Los Angeles in the 1950s. While struggling to make it as an actor, he taught private school and worked for a time at a post office.

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FM or TV System Gain-Loss Calculations – TPO for ERP, Coax System & Antenna Gain.

FM or TV System Gain-Loss Calculations – TPO for ERP, Coax System & Antenna Gain.

Nexus Broadcast has added a new free tool to help you calculate your FM or TV System Gain/Loss Calculations including TPO for ERP, Coax System & Antenna Gain. Check it out, more in the works!

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Blood Infection Treatments to be Discovered Using Crowdsourcing

The creators of mobile game Foldit are bringing scientists together to cure sepsis, also known as “blood poisoning.”

The condition causes one’s entire body to be inflamed as a result of an infection. It is the immune system’s response to bacteria in various tissues and fluids throughout the body. Sepsis occurs upwards of 100 million times a year and can be fatal.

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LPFM Radio Station Staffers Rescued in Rath of Hurricane Isaac

Radio Station Staff Rescued from Hurricane Isaac

Hurricane Isaac will be remembered for its heavy rains along the Gulf Coast. For Biloxi Mississippi low-power FM WQRZ-LP, which refers to itself as “Katrina Radio”, even a building nine feet off the ground wasn’t enough to stay dry. After eight inches of water filled the station, local emergency management officials were needed to rescue four WQRZ-LP volunteers. The Sun Herald reports the LPFM was honored by President Bush for its service after Hurricane Katrina.

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Shiver Me Timbers

Pirate Radio Station Tells FCC to go Walk a Plank

BY KEVIN BRASS

Deborah Stevens with radio co-host Randall Kelton at the Travis County courthouse

Nine months after the Federal Com­mun­i­ca­tions Commission moved to shut down an unlicensed Austin radio broadcast, the pirate station is still on the air, openly defying the government order.

“I’m not giving up, because this is about the truth,” said Deborah Stevens, the public voice behind the station, as she eats quiche at a South Austin diner. Her voice rises a couple of octaves when she mentions “the truth,” Barack Obama’s birth certificate, or “the cartel” – especially the cartel. “It’s all about the cartel, the monopoly cartel, the Texas Association of Broadcasters and the FCC protecting their cartel illegally,” said Stevens, part of a group loosely known as Radio Free Austin.For more than a decade, the group has used frequencies at 90.1FM and 100.1FM to broadcast shows discussing what they see as the government cover-up of 9/11, the growth of the police state, and the accuracy of various prophecies. Their guru is Alex Jones, self-styled leader of Infowars, man’s last hope against the much-discussed and constantly feared New World Order. Some commuters may know the station from the handmade signs touting liberty and the station’s frequency occasionally unfurled on a fence along MoPac, north of Downtown.

Last November the FCC ordered Stevens and her husband, Jerry, to pay a $10,000 “forfeiture” for operating the station without a license. Also fined was former Travis County Sheriff Raymond Frank, 84, who served as sheriff in the Seventies and ran for the post again in 2008 on a platform that included reducing penalties for marijuana possession. For many years, the station broadcast from a transmitter on an old 80-foot-tall wind tower on Frank’s Mount Larson property.

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