U.S. Federal Communications Commission

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    There is Enough Content: How to Decentralize South Florida's Radio Markets

    Photo by Stephanie Rae Berzon​Evan Rowe is a local songwriter and performer best known as Catalonia, a professor of political science and history at Broward College, and a small democratic strategist with no party affiliation. From time to time, we will surrender our space for his thoughts on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz Calls for Greater Broadband Access to All

    ​As the former president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, ex-mayor of Miami Manny Diaz was able to squeeze himself into national issues in a way few of his predecessors did. Now that he's out of office, he's taken on the role of vice chairman of the Alliance for Digital Equality, which calls for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Neil Rogers is Toast. Fuck the FCC. Fuck Beasley Broadcasting.

    WQAM- 560 just announced that Neil Rogers is leaving the station for good. Rogers was suspended in May when he said "Fuck Joe Bell," on the air. Bell, the station's general manager, had fired Rogers' producer and fill-in host, Jorge Rodriguez, the week before. Callers were angry. Beasley Broadcastin ... More >>

  • News

    March 20, 2008

    Shock Jocks Enrique and Joe Return

    They crank-called Fidel Castro and got busted. Now they're back on the air.

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    Free Form

    Tired of the FM radio grind, DJ Affect hits the virtual airwaves

  • News

    January 25, 2007

    Cut and Run

    Hundreds of mostly poor investors taken for millions? Say it ain't so.

  • Music

    October 20, 2005
  • News

    May 19, 2005

    The New Shock Jocks

    Internet broadcasting allows the Smut Doctors to wallow in pure porn -- at least for now

  • News

    March 17, 2005

    The Bitch


  • Year End

    December 23, 2004


    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.

  • News

    December 16, 2004

    The Bitch

    One Ninety Eighty-Sixed

  • Music

    June 17, 2004

    Death Becomes You

    For the hip-hop generation, Reagan's demise marks the end of an era of political naiveté

  • Diversions

    May 13, 2004


    Enrique Santos and Joe Ferrero

  • News

    September 5, 2002

    Is Jilda Unruh Getting Stiffed?

    After Channel 10's reporter angered UTD's Pat Tornillo, her education stories stopped appearing

  • News

    March 28, 2002

    Incessant Static

    Every year millions of your dollars are pumped into Radio and TV Martí. What do you get in return?

  • Culture

    February 14, 2002

    Net Loss

    The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    You Coulda Called Him Al

    Pirate radio terrorism claims its first victim

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    Espionage Is in the Air

    As Miami's Cuban spy trial makes clear, the airwaves are full of intrigue, and all you need is a radio

  • News

    December 28, 2000

    Turn On, Tune In

    Miami is about to find out if it can support its first Haitian-owned radio station

  • Diversions

    May 11, 2000

    Best New Broadcasting Trend

    Noncommercial pirate radio

  • News

    August 26, 1999

    Pestering the Pirates

    The Federal Communications Commission can't seem to keep illegal broadcasters off the air

  • Music

    August 12, 1999

    Radio Goo Goo

    Miami's newest addition to the radio dial

  • Music

    June 3, 1999
  • Music

    March 4, 1999
  • News

    January 28, 1999

    A Pirate's Mutiny

    Miami's unlicensed radio stations are pumping up the jams despite the FCC's efforts to shut them up

  • News

    October 15, 1998
  • News

    October 1, 1998

    Making Airwaves

    This summer the FCC pulled the plug on the county's most innovative radio stations. Some are already back on the air.

  • News

    October 1, 1998

    Do-It-Yourself Radio

    To start your own station, all you need is a little space, ingenuity, and chutzpah

  • News

    February 6, 1997

    The Phone Is Mightier Than the Sword

    Just ask WQBA's feisty Ninoska Perez, whose crank calls to Cuban officials have infuriated Fidel's minions. Miami's exiles love it!

  • News

    January 16, 1997

    No, You Listen to ME!

    Wanna get in touch with South Florida's rage? Read through the complaint letters to local radio stations.

  • News

    January 2, 1997

    Juris Without Prudence

    What litigant is willing to take Madonna, the CIA, and Governor Chiles to court? It's Alfredo F. de Castro, Miami's one-man suit factory.

  • News

    September 19, 1996

    Shillin' with Mike and Don

    A WTVJ sports reporter plugged the TysonSeldon pay-per-view deal in exchange for his airfare to Vegas and other perks

  • Music

    December 28, 1995
  • News

    November 23, 1995
  • News

    November 16, 1995

    Breach of Faith

    Radio journalist Emilio Milian's persistent denunciations of Miami's exile terrorists almost cost him his life in 1976. Now he's fighting for his career.

  • News

    October 26, 1995

    There Must Be More to Life than Cable TV

    As nationwide deregulation looms, Morton Towers becomes Dade's first battleground in an escalating cable war

  • News

    October 19, 1995

    Count the People Who Count

    A trio of exile groups mounts a new challenge to monopoly control of local Spanish-language radio

  • News

    January 26, 1995

    Reach Out and Really Touch Someone

    Late last year thousands of people learned that the "free" calls they'd been making to Cuba weren't really free. Now the bills are arriving.

  • News

    January 12, 1995
  • News

    November 10, 1993

    That Sinking Feeling

    For two weeks something different made waves on local radio. Then the FCC heaved-ho.

  • News

    October 27, 1993

    Shiver Me Timbers!

    Turn to 88.3 on your FM dial, where a pirate radio station is flying the Jolly Roger on Miami's broadcast seas and making plenty of waves

  • News

    May 19, 1993

    The Songs Remain the Same

    Rejecting young talent in favor of dinosaurs with proven track records, classic rock radio rakes in the ratings and the cash A along with a severe case of geezer burn

  • News

    March 3, 1993

    Call While You Can

    Much to AT&T's dismay, foreign companies have found a way around the restrictions on calling Cu ba from the U.S. -- for now, at least

  • News

    December 16, 1992

    Jammin' In Havana

    How did two Miami radio stations end up broadcasting Radio Marti programs to listeners in Cuba? Hint: It's curious, but it's classified.

  • News

    July 22, 1992
  • News

    July 8, 1992

    The Silence of the Amps

    Beset by technical snafus and logistical problems, WDNA-FM remains off the air. But avid listeners are still waiting for the Pakistani Hour.

  • News

    June 10, 1992
  • News

    April 8, 1992

    Captains Outrageous

    The FCC attempts to fend off Dade's motley crew of FM radio pirates

  • News

    November 21, 1990
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    November 21, 1990
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