GRC 2010 (6)
This section contains information about the Grassroots Radio Conference Hosted by KMUD in May 2010.
KMUD and the GRC-2010 Organizing Committee would like to thank all the Conference Participants as well as the SoHum Community for helping to make GRC-2010 an exciting and successful Grassroots Radio Conference!
Approximately 46 people were involved in presenting 40 different workshops during the four day conference with approximately 150 people in attendance. The links below supplement the information about the conference contained in these GRC-2010 web pages.
Read an article written about the conference by Gavin Dahl of RawStory.com (includes an audio clip of Laura Flanders Keynote Address.)
Post -Conference Facebook Page in Development
GRC 2010 was pleased to feature Laura Flanders as the Friday night Keynote Speaker.
Laura Flanders, host of the current events show GRITtv, has written for The Nation, In These Times, The Progressive and Ms. Magazine and is the author of several books, including Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians and BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species. She was the founding director of the Women's Desk at the media watch group, FAIR and for more than ten years she produced and hosted CounterSpin, FAIR's nationally-syndicated radio program.
Schedule of Keynotes, Music, and Other Events
Thursday, May 13, afternoon and evening:
Featured finger food and live music, including "Tesla Duo" (Lorna & Stephen Brown- Accordion and Guitar) during the Opening Reception from 5 - 7 PM and Registration from 3-9 PM at KMUD in Redway.
Friday, May 14, Evening, Garberville Theater:
- Brief welcome.
- Keynote address by Laura Flanders.
- Showing of the film: Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad (A Little Bit of So Much Truth) by Jill Freidberg. This documentary film highlights the key role of media in the Oaxaca uprising. A discussion facilitated by Maka Muñoz of Palabra Radio and Gary Hughes, KMUD programmer and activist, followed the film.
Saturday, May 15, evening, Garberville Vets’ Hall:
- This program included: A commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the May 24, 1990 bombingof Earth First! activists Darryl Cherney (darrylcherney.com) and the late Judi Bari (www.judibari.org), who were organizing Redwood Summer. We celebrated their very successful lawsuit against the FBI and Oakland Police, and enjoyed live music by Darryl Cherney, Francine Allen, Nymiah and Alicia Littletree and others.
- Opening the Saturday event was the "Fabulous Resinaires"- a colorful, local group musically paying homage to Southern Humboldt Culture while poking fun at KMUD.
- There was an open mic starting at 10 PM.
Additional Saturday event: At the Mateel Community Center in Redway: KMUD broadcast live a variety show: “Bandwagon” - a benefit for school music programs, which featured student musicians and their teachers. Producer Andy Barnett also offeried a workshop on the production of this type of event during GRC.
Sunday, May 16, Garberville Vets’ Hall:
- A closing plenary took place just after lunch.
The GRC 2010 Organizing Committee thanks everyone who submitted proposals and gave wonderful workshops. There was a full offering of fine Workshops, Roundtables and Demonstrations, abbreviated (W); (RT) and (D) in the list below, offering topics in five tracks abbreviated as follows for the listing below:
(T) = Technical, (P) = Progamming, (SC) = Social Change Through Media, (N) = News,
(AFR) = Administration/Fund Raising. There was a final Workshop "Look-at-a Glance" Schedule and Program Guide available at GRC Check-in and Registration and also available throughout the Conference. Unless otherwise noted, all workshops were held at venues within short walking distance in Garberville.
Draft GRC 2010 Workshop Schedule
Friday, May 14-Breakfast 7:30-9 AM
- Julia Minton: "Using the Internet to Organize for your Cause." (W/T)
- Maka Muñoz: "Organizing a Network of Immigrant Radio Stations & Programs." (W/SC)
- Michael Papadopolous: "Would Your Station Drop Social Activism to Stay Afloat?" (RT/AFR)
- Govinda Dalton and Christina Aanestad: "The Earthcycles Media Bus/Low Power FM Set-Up and Demonstration." (W/T)
- Terri Klemetson & Christina Aanestad:"The Skills and Concepts of Being a Community Journalist." (W/N)
- Maggie Avener and Pete Tridish: "The Future of Broadcasting." (W/P)
- Michael Couzens: "Low Power FM Applications." (W/AFR)
- Paul Bame: "Management vs. Dissent – A Radio Classic!" (W/AFR)
Friday, May 14-Lunch 12:30-2 PM
- Al Davis: "Demystifying Audio Signal Processing." (W/T)
- Laura Flanders: "New Media/New Movements: Can They Build Each Other? " (W/N)
- Clay Leander and Michael Couzens: "Harmonic Frequencies:Community Radio and Independent Musicians’ Rights." (W/P)
- Sean McLaughlin: "Community Broadband and Media Access – Future Trends." (W/T)
- Dan Roberts and David Pakman: "Creation and Online Distribution of Independent Radio Programs." (W/P)
- Maggie Avener: "Streaming Radio for Community Stations." (W/T)
- Jimmy Durchslag and Halimah Collingwood: "Getting Great Guests for Talk Shows." (W/P)
- Deena Kolbert: "Lifting the Veil in Team Relationships:Boards, Staff, Volunteers, Committees." (W/AFR)
- Govinda Dalton and Christina Aanestad: "The Earthcycles Media Bus/Webcast Set-Up and Demonstration." (D/T)
Also On-Going Fri:
- Simon Frech, James Ficklin and others: " Demonstration of a Portable Emergency Broadcast Studio” (D/T)
Saturday May 15-Breakfast 7:30-9 AM
- Beth Rogers: "Volunteers: The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful." (RT/AFR)
- Paul Bame: "How Community Radio Stations can use Web Sites to more Effectively Communicate with theirAudience." (RT/T)
- Stephen Dunifer and Jim Ellnger: "Do It Yourself Radio in Developing Nations and Disaster Areas." (W/T)
- Mark Drake, Elizabeth Robinson, Rip Robbins: "Some Limits to On-Air Expression." (RT/AFR)
- Antonia Lamb: "EMF, Wi-Fi, & Electronic Safety for Radio Persons." (W/AFR)
- Claude Marks: "Using Archives: Preserving the Past, Iluminating the Present, and Shaping the Future." (W/SC)
- Al Davis: "Antennas, Interference,and Your FCC Application." (W/T)
- Ani Raven: "Staff Structures for Community Radio." (RT/AFR)
- Barry Vogel: "Interviewing Skills." (W/P)
- Terri Klemetson, Ali Lightfoot and Diana Montaño: "Audio Editing: Something for Everyone." (W/N)-At KMUD in Redway
Saturday, May 15-Lunch-12:30-2 PM
- Malihe Razazan and Sahahram Aghamir: "The Do’s and Don’t’s of Reporting on the Middle East and North Africa." (W/SC)
- Maka Muñoz: "Radio as a tool to community organizing." (W/SC)
- Dave Adelson: "How Digital Distribution Changes the Game for Community Radio – the Challenge to Open Up." (W/T)
- Terri Klemetson and Brandy Doyle: "Community Journalism: Its Relevance in Radio and How to Bring it to your Newsroom." (W/N)
- Behr, Liz Davidson, and Ani Raven: "Pledge Drives." (RT/AFR)
- Adrienne Lauby,Leah Gardner and Chandra Hauptman: "From Hero Worship and Pity to Respect and Friendship: Disability and Radio." (W/SC)
- Ana Martina: "Flujos Vivos, Broadcast Internet Radio! Open Source and Free Software in Grassroots Organizations." (W/T)
- Brandy Doyle and Pete Tridish: "The D.C. Report: Community Radio, Politics And Policy." (W/SC)
- Maria Gilardin: "Can a Radio Station Build a House or Restore a River?" (W/SC)
- Bob Froehlich: "What Makes for Compelling Radio?" (RT/P)
Saturday, May 15-Dinner 5:30-7 PM
- 6-7:30 PM Pacifica Affiliates Meeting
Sunday, May 16-Breakfast 8-9:30 AM
- Jim Ellinger and Elizabeth Robinson: "AMARC and Community Radio Around the World." (W/SC)
- Dave Adelson: "How the Licensing of Community Radio Content Affects Distribution, On-Air and Online, Now and in the Future." (W/T)
- Andy Barnett: "Producing Live Variety Shows for Community Action." (W/P)
- Anna Hamilton and David Cobb: "Building Community Through Radio." (W/P)
Closing Plenary-12:30-1:45 PM
- Included a talk from Petri Dish, of Prometheus Radio.
Sunday, May 16 - Lunch 12-1:30 PM
Guided Field Trips with Locals at around 2:00 PM:
Getting To and Around the Garberville/Redway Area
On this page we listed information about travel to the Garberville/Redway area, Car, Airline and Bus information and links to schedules, travel hints and a link to our Rideshare Blog Page.
Registration for GRC 2010
The $125 fee for the Conference included meals (hors d'oeuvres on Thurs.; 3 meals on Fri. and Sat. and Breakfast and Lunch on Sun.) Also included were workshops and entertainment. Attendees were responsible for costs of their transportation to and from the Conference and for their lodging. There was also an option for "Day Only" registration.
Questions relating to registration for GRC 2010 were e-mailed to:
Attendees could register for the conference by or register by e-mail and pay using Pay Pal. To request scholarship assistance to help pay conference expenses attendees were required to download (see below) a Conference Funds Request Form which was to be submitted and approved in advance of the Conference. The deadline for submission of this form was noted on the form.
Instructions for Mail-in Registration were as follows:
Fill out and mail the Registration Form along with $125 ($50 if under 21) Payable to GRC 2010 and your registration is complete. If you are requesting financial assistance to help pay conference expenses then you must download (see below) a Conference Funds Request Form which must be submitted and approved in advance of the Conference. The deadline for submission of this form is noted on the form.
Instructions for e-mail Registration were as follows:
Click on the link to download the E-mail Registration Form: doc
Fill out and e-mail the Registration Form (either as an attachment or by cutting and pasting into the body of the e-mail) and use the PayPal link to the left to pay $125 ($50 if under 21) registration fee payable to GRC 2010 and your registration is complete. If you are requesting financial assistance to help pay conference expenses then you must download (see below) a Conference Funds Request Form which must be submitted and approved in advance of the Conference. The deadline for submission of this form is noted on the form.
Instructions for the Conference Request Form were as follows:
Click on the link to download the Conference Funds Request Form - use the "doc" version to fill out and send via e-mail as an attachment or to fill out and cut and paste into an e-mail. The deadline for submission of this form is noted on the form. Use either the "doc" or the the "pdf" version if hand printing and sending by snail mail: doc pdf
Lodging, Camping and Home Stays in the Garberville/Redway Area.
Below we listed the contact information, room prices, and links to the web sites for motels in Garberville and nearby Campgrounds as well as information about the Home Stay option.