KUSF update: Week two at City Hall, donations needed


The battle to save KUSF reached City Hall for the second consecutive week yesterday, with a rally including music, and Board of Supervisors discussion of the resolution asking USF and the FCC to rescind the sale of the station. Outside, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi spoke to the crowd, placing the sale of KUSF within the context of a larger attack on public access to media in the city, state, and country, and asking those present to be "warriors on behalf of public access" in the event that the resolution doesn't pass with unanamity and an emergency committee hearing must be held. KUSF Music Director Irwin Swirnoff also spoke, and then introduced new Drag City artist Ty Segall, a former USF student whose albums have been KUSF mainstays. On its Facebook page, the campaign to Save KUSF is directing people to www.savekusf.org to make contributions towards the $10,000 needed by the end of this week for it to retain its FCC lawyer. (As of Wednesday, $3000 has been raised.) A look at some of yesterday's events after the jump.

KUSF Music Director Irwin Swirnoff speaking outside City Hall:

Ty Segall at Save KUSF rally, February 1, 2010 (part one):

Ty Segall at Save KUSF rally, February 1, 2010 (part two):

Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi speaking outside City Hall:





Neither over the airwaves (which are owned by the FEDERAL government) nor over a private educational institution.

More pontificating which in the end will result in ZERO action - courtesy of your friends on the left of the board of supervisors.

Posted by Lucretia Snapples on Feb. 02, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

2/18/11 noon 3pm Amoeba Records SF

WFMU/Amoeba Records Producing Special KUSF Show with SIMULCASTS from:

WFMU FM 91.1, Jersey City, NJ
KXLU FM, 88.9 Los Angeles, CA
KZSU FM 90.1 Stanford, CA
WXYC FM 89.3 Chapel Hill, NC
KFJC FM 89.7 Los Altos Hills, CA
WREK FM 91.1 Atlanta, GA
WITC FM 88.9 Cazenovia, NY
KDVS FM 90.3 Sacramento, CA
KVRX FM 91.7 Austin, TX
KALX FM 90.3 Berkeley, CA
WCBN FM 88.3 Ann Arbor MI


12 Noon to 12:30 PM DJ Schmeejay
12:30 to 1 PM DJ Irwin
1:00 to 1:30 PM Harry D
1:30 to 2 PM Carolyn
2 to 2:30 PM Jantine B
2:30 to 3 PM Stereo Steve

Posted by Guest on Feb. 17, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

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