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A Passion for Radio
Radio Waves and Community

Edited by Bruce Girard



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  1. Table of Contents  
  2. Contributors
  3. Preface: A Network of International Exchange – Michel Delorme
  4. Preface to the Electronic Edition – Bruce Girard
  1. Introduction – Bruce Girard


  1. Radioproeflokaal Marconi (The Netherlands) – François Laureys
  2. To Tell the People – Wawatay Radio Network (Canada) – Lavinia Mohr
  3. Lessons from a Little-Known Experience – Radio Candip (Zaire) – Eugénie Aw
  4. How KPFA found a New Home (USA) – Bill Thomas
  5. Inventing and Experimenting (Canada) – Radio Centre-Ville


  1. The Stubborn Izote Flower (El Salvador) – José Ignacio López Vigil
  2. How to Make an Echo… of Moscow (Russia) – Serguei Korzoun
  3. A New Dawn for Freedom of Speech (Haiti) – Joseph Georges
  4. Zoom Black Magic Liberation Radio (USA) – Ron Sakolsky
  5. The Feminist Radio Collective of Peru (Peru) – Tachi Arriola


  1. The Hard Lesson of Autonomy – Kayes Rural Radio (Mali) – Pascal Berqué
  2. Mahaweli Community Radio (Sri Lanka) – MJR David
  3. Pluralist Responses for Africa (Africa) – Eugénie Aw
  4. New Voices (Mexico) – Eduardo Valenzuela


  1. Radio Asé Pléré An Nou Lité (Martinique) – Richard Chateau-Dégat
  2. Radio Gazelle – Multi-cultural radio in Marseille (France) – Radio Gazelle
  3. Offbeat, In-Step – Vancouver Co-operative Radio (Canada) – Dorothy Kidd


  1. The New Wave (Argentina) – Arturo Bregagliolo & Sergio Tagle
  2. Radio Stalin to Radio One (Czechoslovakia) – Stanislav Perkner & Barbara Kent
  3. Radyo Womanwatch (The Philippines) – Anna Leah Sarabia
  4. Making Waves with CASET (South Africa) – Edric Gorfinkel


  1. Radio Chaguarurco: Now you're not alone (Ecuador) Bruce Girard 

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A Passion for Radio: Radio Waves and Community
Electronic Edition © 2001 Bruce Girard
ISBN 90-5638-0834
185 pages
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The stories in this book are both moving and inspiring / Media Development

Some will find the stories disturbing, but all will learn of the power of the medium / Monitoring Times

This impressive book is an exciting window into the increasingly diffuse world of participatory media / Media Information Australia

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