Beating On, Boats Against The FCC Current

Sometimes, it seems as if the battle against corporate domination of the media is a futile one, waged by a few hardy souls who simply don’t know when they’re beat. And it may be true that the fight for radio as a useful public medium (as opposed to a cash cow for giant conglomerates) has already been lost to the likes of Clear Channel and the ex-CEOs currently running the FCC. But to some activists and consumer advocates, the issue is so important that they simply cannot back down, even in the face of almost-certain defeat.