Ooze Out Update: Tonight the music of Spencer Clark

January 26, 2010 by onair

Tonight in our second hour we will feature the whirling, swirling, trance inducing sounds of Spencer Clark. Recording as Monopoly Child Star Searchers, Black Joker, Vodka Soap and one half of the Skaters, Spencer has released a buhzillion tapes and CDR’s that sound as if they are on a barely tangible frequency from the outer limits. Tune in at 10pm for a heavy injection of analog ooze and get ready for our Spencer Special at 11.

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Do you want to volunteer with MAIN?

January 22, 2010 by onair

Do you want to volunteer with MAIN?

We are holding a volunteer orientation next Wednesday, January 27th from 5-6:30 at the MAIN-FM studio and you’re invited to attend.

The studio is located at 75 Haywood Street, between the Civic Center and the Pack Memorial Library in downtown Asheville. We’ll begin the orientation with a quick tour of the studio, watch a live show being produced, and tell you about MAIN’s mission.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend to Julie Coyle, Outreach Coordinator at Outreach@main.nc.us

Supreme Court lifts limits on corporate political speech

January 21, 2010 by Wally Bowen

Dear Friends of MAIN:

This morning, the United States Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision, lifted spending limits on corporate speech in political campaigns and elections.

This shocking decision reverses decades of efforts – and legal precedents – to limit the influence of money in the American electoral system.

The great American jurist, Justice Louis Brandeis, wrote: “We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.” Justice Brandeis also noted that: “The most important political office is that of the private citizen.”

With today’s Supreme Court decision, five justices (Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Kennedy and Alito) equated the speech rights of multinational corporations – like Exxon-Mobil and Monsanto – with the speech rights of individual American citizens. This decision repudiates the democratic idea that great concentrations of wealth should not have unlimited influence on our elections.

As one of America’s oldest media reform organizations, the nonprofit Mountain Area Information Network has long understood the power of corporate money and corporate media to control our public discourse, limit citizen speech, and thereby favor Wall Street over Main Street.

With this decision, MAIN’s media reform efforts – and those of our allies nationwide – become all the more critical, especially in limiting corporate control over the Internet and the public airwaves. Likewise, MAIN’s pioneering work in promoting local ownership of media infrastructure (public access TV, low-power FM radio, fiber and wireless broadband networks) has never been more important.

Please take a moment to consider the profound implications of today’s Supreme Court decision – and then make whatever tax-deductible donation you can afford to ensure that MAIN’s media reform work continues, both here at home and nationwide.

Platitudes like “the stakes have never been higher” do not express the injury that this decision has inflicted on our American political system.

Please continue to monitor the MAIN homepage – www.main.nc.us or follow us on Facebook – as we continue to cover this disturbing development.


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