Media and Broadcasting Policy

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    ACLU Sues City of Miner on Behalf of Homeless Couple Forced Out of Town with Fake Laws

    Early this fall, Brandalyn Orchard and Edward Gillespie were on the road again. The couple, who are homeless, make their way around the state by hitchhiking and found themselves at an intersection near the outskirts of the tiny town of Miner (population 979). There, they took out a simple sign. "T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Prosecutors Drop Charge Against Marijuana Petitioners

    ​Looks like peaceful protest still works. On Saturday morning, St. Charles City Attorney Mike Valenti officially dropped charges against two Show-Me Cannabis Regulation volunteers who were cited by police for "soliciting without a permit" on Sunday, January 15. The two were in fact gathering signa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Child Nutrition Bill Passes House of Reps, Headed to President

    Despite being blocked by an unrelated amendment on Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the Child Nutrition Bill yesterday. The AP gives the details of the final bill, and explains that the added amendment, pertaining to background checks for child care workers, was passed in a separate bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Anti-Semitic Senate Hopeful Silenced by FCC, But Not Why You Think

    whty.orgGlenn Miller a.k.a. Frazier Glenn Miller​Remember Missouri's U.S. Senate candidate Glenn Miller? A former KKK leader, Miller made a big splash this spring when he began airing his anti-Semitic campaign ads on radio stations across western Missouri. Dozens of headlines followed, as did gues ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    FCC Approves Sale of St. Louis' Only Classical Station, KFUO

    ​The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod cleared the last hurdle this week in its attempt to sell Classic 99.1 (KFUO-FM) when the Federal Communications Commission approved the sale. Friends and financial backers of KFUO have been waging a year-long battle to save the station and had hoped that the FCC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Tomorrow is D-Day (Digital Television Conversion)

    Tomorrow broadcast TV is going all digital on your ass, when analog television signals are switched off and replaced with digital signals. Hopefully you've heard about this already and have purchased a converter box if you aren't already using cable or a satellite service. Just in case you've b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Can't Install Your Digital TV Converter? Call the Fire Department! all know how the fire department will rescue kittens from trees, but this one seems to go beyond the call of duty. According to an FCC press release, the St. Louis Fire Department is now teaming up with KETC (Channel 9) to provide in-home D-TV installation for inept city r ... More >>

  • News

    August 8, 2007

    Can You Hear Me Now?

    When you dial 911 on your cell phone, there's a good chance dispatchers will have no idea where you are.

  • Music

    January 12, 2005

    Kelly Clarkson

    Breakaway (RCA)

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Citizen

    Micheal Ocello

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Radio Station

    KWUR (FM 90.3)

  • Music

    April 9, 2003

    Radioactive Waste

    Washington University student radio station wants to make a change -- but is KWMU-FM standing in the way?

  • Music

    February 26, 2003

    Shortwaving Radio

    Proposed legislation by the U.S. Senate aims to deter the spreading radio empire. Good luck.

  • Music

    August 7, 2002

    The Old College Try

    Washington University's KWUR-FM seeks to upgrade its signal but is getting opposition from an unlikely source

  • Culture

    February 13, 2002

    Net Loss

    The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse

  • Music

    January 26, 2000


    Depending on whom you believe, the FCC's new ruling permitting low-power FM stations will either put radio in the hands of the little people or clutter up the dial

  • News

    December 1, 1999


    City Hall makes a quick pick in an ugly battle over Internet and phone service. Prepare to pay the price.

  • News

    November 25, 1998

    Frequent Fire

    A lawsuit is the latest salvo in the continuing battle over a donated AM radio station