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Previous issues of the Media Forum - Below
These web pages track my adventures and misadventures in and out of several different media projects in Mendocino County. I hope it will be useful and sometimes entertaining to those who care about investigative reporting, free speech and public disclosure. King Collins, hereafter, the Editor or our Hero, or more formally, our Heroic Editor, or simply "Agent."
The Media Forum was born out of our hero's experience at Mendocino College 1996-99 and as a board member at KZYX from 2003 - 2005. The first three issues (above) highlight the prospects for community control at KZYX. Follow his adventures starting with the publishing of The Secret Life Of KZYX (Issue 1) and the discussion it brought about (Issue 2 and Issue 3). Discouraged by the sidetracking of the Ukiah studio and by the defeat of the the "egalitarians" in the board elections, our hero turned his attention to the MEC and KMEC the new low power radio station in Ukiah (Issue 4 and Issue 5) cover revealing and some unfortunate developments at the MEC and KMEC which turn out okay in the end, I hope.
Issue 6 (above) features candid interviews with Alicia Littletree and Dan Hamburg. Issue 7 returns to KZYX to document sudden changes in management there and an increasingly opaque board. Issue 8 Spring 2011 follows Collins, agent of change, as he runs for the board on the notion that "Transparency Makes Good Radio." In Issue 9 Spring 2012 he transforms himself and repents for his sins of anti-authoritarianism in his famous speech "Transparency Kills". His performance at the Candidates Forum was so engaging that the broadcast was banned.
In Issue 10 Spring 2013 our agent is back to his same old egalitarian self, running again to keep alive the "impossible dream of MEMBER CONTROL" And now in Issue 11 our hero claims that the "winds of change are blowing through the board..." Issue 12 Complaints to the FCC stall renewal of KZYX license; and it looks like there will be a real election, maybe.
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