Friday, April 22, 2005
After the FCC cracked down on a pirate radio station in Philadelphia several years back, the pirates decided to become players. They reinvented themselves as the Prometheus Radio Project to lobby for the rights of community broadcasters around the country. Seven years later, Prometheus is still at work in Washington, having successfully challenged their former foes in federal court. Rick Karr compiled this profile of the group for an upcoming issue of The Nation, and filed this report.