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Colin McLean on Thu, 12 Jun 2003 11:46:17 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> 100,000 ANTENNAS - FREE RADIO MANIFESTATION


 11th June 2003, Amsterdam

This is a call to all Free Radio makers, listeners and
sympathisers worldwide to support the Dutch Free Radios in
their protest against Dutch National Radio Frequency Policy
which currently threatens the very existence of Free Radio in
the Netherlands.

Please feel free to forward this message.

Messages of support and requests for further information will
be gladly received at.....
radiofestatie {AT} yahoo.ie
http://www.xs4all.nl/~artburo/cgi/r100/guestbook.htm

A further statement will released within the next few  days to
coincide with the 100,000 ANTENNAS FREE RADIO MANIFESTATION in
Amsterdam on June 14th. Please contact radiofestatie {AT} yahoo.ie
if you'd like to be kept informed of developments.

Please read on.....


100,000 ANTENNAS - FREE RADIO MANIFESTATION
JUNE 14 - AMSTERDAM 
http://www.vrijeradio.nl

The Dutch government's recently implemented Zerobase Radio
Frequency Policy is designed to control and regulate free use
of the ether by commercial radio stations. On May 23 this year
most available space on the Dutch airwaves was auctioned off to
the highest bidder. It should come as no surprise to anyone
that as a result of this auction it has become clear that for
the next eight years only the biggest, most commercially and
mainstream oriented stations will be able to exploit the
remaining Dutch frequencies. The government's claim to preserve
diversity in the new airwave distribution has proven to be a
fraud.

The ZeroBase Policy acknowledges only two kinds of radio:
public and commercial. Any radio formats that don't fit within
either of these categories have in effect become criminal
organisations. Zerobase's nasty little brother "Project
Etherflits", an initiative of the Department of Economic
Affairs, has since March of this year been pro-actively
identifying and tracking "illegal" broadcasters throughout the
North and East of the country, confiscating studio equipment
and imposing large fines. Many stations have already been
forced off the air. Recently strong rumours have been
circulating that the mayor of Amsterdam has granted permission
to use police and riot-control forces to get rid of the city's
Free Radio stations - Radio 100, Radio Patapoe and Radio de
Vrije Keyser. Although Free Radio culture in the Netherlands
has a long history and remains innovative, popular and highly
valued as an important cultural and political resource, Free
Radio is neither public or commercial. Thus, under the Zerobase
legislation these stations will never be granted a legal
broadcasting permit. Nowhere in Europe have legislators been so
blind to active, independent radio-making culture. This needs
to be changed.

During its twenty-five years of existence Dutch Free Radio has
been a beacon of Dutch and international fringe cultures,
alternative political action and social change. An
extraordinarily diverse range of radio makers have seized the
chance to express and promote their culture and present
[counter]information in a way that would be impossible under
the rules and regulations of the so-called "free" market. 

Free Radio is an initiator of and participant in an important
broad (sub)cultural coalition. Because of the ill-defined
definitions of legislators, THE CONTINUING EXISTENCE OF FREE
RADIO IN THE NETHERLANDS IS NOW UNDER SERIOUS THREAT. 

THE DUTCH FREE RADIOS NOW PROTEST AGAINST THIS SHOCKING
DEVELOPMENT.

WE URGENTLY DEMAND THAT THE DUTCH GOVERNMENT ACKNOWLEDGES
NON-COMMERCIAL, NON-PUBLIC FREE RADIO AS A SEPERATE LEGAL RADIO
CATEGORY WITHIN THE NATIONAL FREQUENCY POLICY. THAT IS TO SAY
THAT  LOW-COST, FREE-ACCESS DOMAINS IN THE ETHER MUST BE
CREATED.

To support this demand, to shed light on our situation, and to
discuss possible solutions, the Dutch Free Radios are
organizing a huge radio event in Amsterdam on June 14 at 5
different locations in and around the Vondelpark.....

100,000 ANTENNAS - FREE RADIO MANIFESTATION

.... to show that we are still alive and kicking, and how much
we will be missed if Dutch politicians fail to end the threat
to Free Radio stations in the Netherlands.


Spokespersons..... 
Erik Bout 0625 168 168 
Joop Ankerman 0618 855 348

General co-ordination......
Fransien van der Putt, 
Stichting Bevordering Vrije Meningsuiting
radiofestatie {AT} yahoo.ie 

Programme details, updates and info.....
http://www.vrijeradio.nl
radiofestatie {AT} yahoo.ie

Streaming info.....
http://www.indymedia.nl/live/



100,000 ANTENNAS - FREE RADIO MANIFESTATION
Programme Details


DE BALIE
11:00 – 13:00
Radio Text Mix Live: radiospeakers, readers and storytellers,
Herrie P, Markha Valenta, E Bout, M Maris, A Love Supreme,
Herbert Visser, Klaas K, Ruth D, Arie Altena, F Depuis, e.v.a.


VOORBEELD
11:00 – 17:00
Radio Kraakgeluiden Live - Anne LaBerge, Cor Fuhler, Colin
McLean.
Ruth Dreier’s Free Radio Sound Lounge - with soloists and
soundscapers including Oorbeek, Herrie, Beeldplaatje, NetEcht
and more.
Patapoe Sound System, Willy Wonka, Snail Surround System ,
Radio Worm, Meeuw Musak, DFM rtv (streams).


DE BALIE
13:30 – 16.30 
RADIO 100 DEBATE
A debate between local politicians, MPs, public, private and
commercial radio journalists, and spokespersons from the "free
space" movement, covering the following questions..... 

• What future does free space and access culture have in the
Netherlands? 
• Has the principle 'No culture without sub-culture' lost it's
value?. 
• Should organising free space be limited only to physical
space? 
• What are the consequences of the new Zerobase Radio Policy
for the quality of Dutch Radio? 
• Can non-commercial, non-public radio survive under the new
regulations? • What are politicians prepared to do to sustain
the long tradition of Free Radio in the Netherlands and counter
the cultural impoverishment of the Dutch radioscape? 

Speakers - Hansje Kalt (Amsterdam Anders), John Goring (VVD),
Hans Bakker (SP), Maik Ter Veer (ADM), Freek (Vrije Ruimte),
Kees Vendrik (2e kamer/GL), Remco Scha (Uva), Gerrit Kalsbeek
(Vpro - Radio1), Arthur Elsenaar (artist) and others.
Chairpersons - Erik Bout and Pieter Hilhorst.


VONDELPARK
13:00 – 1700
Amsterdam Klezmer Band + Bob Fosko, Willem de Ridder, Hartzeer,
Solbakken, MC Quajongen, Frank Starik, Bart Breij, Camiel
Proost, Armand, Ron Sekolsky, Lenny St Luce, Donald Gardner,
Iriel Sayeed, Rina Mushongha and Zoe, Jamaican Jukebox,
Kinderpret, Bakker Wieteke, DeauDeaux's actionpainting, DJ
Akla/Radio 100 invites all streetmusicians, eva.


OCCII
21:00 – 01:00
Ilse Lau, Liana Flu Winks, Thom Revolver


VOORBEELD
19.00 – 04.00
Party Zone! with Funk the System, Mugezond, La Clica, Shen,
PowerxPower, DJ Hassan, DJ Meeuw, Li-Z, 3-1 (live-act), Dope
Selecta Special with Koldun + guest DJ's + MC Headhuntah +
XelaVision Image Attack.


http://www.vrijeradio.nl

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