[joe-frank-list] Re: Joe Frank heard on the radio in Chicago 24 hours a day

Robert Holland rholland356 at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 28 10:13:58 PDT 2004

Whew! You protest too much! And you sure know a lot
about what's going on there. You know, for a cabbie,
that is...

I consider you one lucky guy to be able to dial in Joe
Frank on the radio, and your fares are even luckier,
getting to listen to Joe during your ride. I'm sure
that makes for a pleasant ride, and -hey- if they ask
you to keep the meter running while they listen to a
full piece, so much the better! Har!


--- Jargonym at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 10/27/2004 2:00:44 PM Central
> Daylight Time, 
> joe-frank-list-request at armory.com writes:
> > I wonder how they are paying Joe for the use of
> his
> > material.
> > 
> OK  I got the skinny on this broadcast from of
> friend of a friend; the 
> broadcast is being done by an artist (or group of
> artists, my source didn't know) in 
> Chicago who have done other "electronic free speech"
> and "nonlinear radio" 
> things in Chicago.  I understand that all the
> material being aired was purchased 
> from Joe Frank on CD, and that since this is a
> noncommercial use there's not 
> a question of "someone making money off Joe's work."
> I'm sure Joe's staff reads these email postings,
> perhaps they have some 
> opinion on this. Or maybe the people responsible for
> this will come forward.....
> Don't forget to keep this in perspective- this isn't
> someone ripping Joe off 
> and playing his stuff to make money for him/herself
> that Joe will never see, 
> not to mention the fact that it's only covering a
> certain area on the North 
> side of Chicago, not the country or even the whole
> city. Also, I'm sure it will 
> only be on for a limited duration. If 30 people ever
> hear this broadcast it'd 
> be a lot.  I mean, who besides radio hobbyists and
> lonely cabbies sit there 
> tuning around on their radios?  Most people set the
> station memories and leave it 
> at that.
> I've heard quite a bit of this Joe broadcast - I
> drive a cab in the broadcast 
> area- and I have heard SOME repeated material now
> over the past two weeks, 
> but not that much.  I'd say there is about 50- 100
> hours of Joe material here, 
> and at $15 an hour (which is about the cost of CDs,
> when you figure shipping) 
> that's $750-$1500 spent on Joe Frank recordings, not
> to mention who knows how 
> much for the transmitter.  I don't know about you,
> but I've not spent $750 on 
> Joe Frank CDs, I have listened mostly to MP3's which
> used to be available and 
> WBEZ here for my weekly one-hour fix.  I'd say
> whoever is doing this has 
> offered at least some financial support to the
> artist.... more than I have, anyway.
> In my opinion, this is NOT one of those MP3 radio
> deals, because the signal 
> comes in too well over too large an area.  The
> coverage area is about the same 
> as some 100-watt college stations here in Chicago, 
> and the audio quality is 
> really good, so I'd say this is more than some
> jury-rigged setup.
> I have to say, the effect of listening to these
> shows end to end is kind of 
> profound, it certainly has more impact than just the
> usual one-hour-a-week 
> format.
> As far as the FCC is concerned, I don't see them on
> the Joe Frank discussion 
> EMAIL mailing list so unless John Ashcroft is
> reading all my EMAIL I think 
> this "Radio Free Joe" operation is safe for the
> period of time they are likely to 
> be running.
> It's inspired me, I really enjoyed what I heard
> today and I am for sure gonna 
> subscribe to the Joe Frank website.
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