As the Federal Communications Commission meets today to develop some "rules of the road" for the Internet, U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Sarah Palin) has thrown up a roadblock.The bitter, defeated presidential nominee today introduced legislation that would block the FCC from creating new "net neutral ... More >>
When someone from the Federal Communications Commission called the newsroom this morning, I was hoping it was because one of us Weekly-ings were being fined for indecency or something cool like that. Nope. The gub'ment was just checking in to make sure our readers knew about the final, nationwide sw ... More >>
What are you doing here?UPDATED WITH COMMENT FROM THE CITY...Weekly editor Ted Kissell encountered more than the usual wet heads, skinned knees and freckled faces scooting into his neighborhood Harbour View Elementary School in Huntington Beach this morning. He also ran into parents pissed off not a ... More >>
Photo by Gregory MiguelA hand-cuffed activist is led away from an anti-abortion protest at Cypress College last year.The independently funded Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression cites the administration of Cypress College on its 18th annual list of the "best" Muzzlers of Fr ... More >>
Cebada, in happier times, railing against whites instead of Jews**Updated, with new info on the bottom...Oh, happy day! KPFK-FM 90.7 management has suspended the anti-Semitic hatefest called "La Causa" for six weeks for the obvious reasons, a week after the Jewish Journal published a devastating exp ... More >>
A telecommunications executive today resigned from his director's seat at Newport Beach-based Mindspeed Technologies to work at the White House as Barack Obama's director of presidential personnel.Obama can thus expect heavy scrutiny from net-neutrality advocates fearful of Donald H. Gips' closeness ... More >>
Edit: As you can see, the shock of this news has affected more than one of us here on staff...Acclaimed LA/OC radio station Indie 103.1--which attracted nationwide attention due to their deep playlists and unconventional specialty shows in the face of increasingly uniform FM radio formats--is abando ... More >>
Frequent listeners of Le Show on KCRW (or podcast ... or satellite ... or short-wave radio) know that host Harry Shearer has long had a bug up his ass about broadcast television's midnight Feb. 19 switch from analog to digital signals. Shearer's tales of looming digital woe are generally summe ... More >>
Well, then, you should probably attend KUCI's DJ Training Class, which begins July 8 at 7 p.m. in HICF 100-P on the University of California Irvine campus (map here). You don't have to be a student at the school to participate; you just need a powerful urge to become a component of what the Weekly h ... More >>
The Fall: Lawrence's—and John Peel's—favorite band. In this week’s Sprawl of Sound, I feature KCRW DJ/librarian Eric J. Lawrence. As is often the case, there was not enough space in the print version of the paper to run the entire interview. However, I think that this one is interesting eno ... More >>
The New York Times reports that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is going mining for new fines by trolling broadcasts of live sporting events and other spectacles where coaches, fans, players and performers may have uttered forbidden expletives picked up by microphones. This, of course, w ... More >>
Manners, shock value, traditional values and freedom of speech all collide in Fuck: A Fuckumentary
Lucky theres a Family Guy
Is Snoop selling out or just selling?
The religious broadcaster fighting for KOCE is already under federal investigation for abuse of the airwaves
Irvine Valley Colleges PG-13 should have aimed for the R
From the OC Weekly Archives - Jan. 3, 1997
A year in Dubya-dumping by his conservative critics . . . and Howard Stern
Why youd have to be a freaking idiot to vote for this guy
Is ex-Sex Pistol Steve Jones helping Indie 103.1 become cool or corporateand does it matter?
Is Dora the Explorer turning baby minds to crap?
Former Buffy stars new film is a long way from Sunnydale
Lets hang around and raise tomatoes instead
Bonus: All the dives we love to love!
The presidents conservative critics
A local minister has his sights on Orange County community radio
The Year in Your Hateful Letters
The Year in Music
90.9 was a radio station too good to be true
Orange County, California: 2001
Always bizarre, TBNs Crouches are on a crazy roll
Surviving the Bush years, part I
Lou Sheldon mistakes Internet for reality, panics, declares world ending!
Cable TVs Huntington Street TV pushes a little too far, gets canned
And other perils of modern life
Senate takes another whack at free speech online