Our purpose is to serve the people of Gallup through radio programming that is unavailable elsewhere on the dial. The airwaves of electromagnetic power are community resources that belong to the people, ergo nobody has the right to use the radio spectrum in ways that harm the public or disrespect the common good.
Kaleidoscope Radio is committed to expanding the opportunities for local peoples to express themselves in peace on the radio.
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
ENFORCEMENT BUREAU / DENVER OFFICE
215 S WADSWORTH BLVD. SUITE 303
LAKEWOOD, CO 80226-1566
1 June 2002
Dear FCC Staff:
We have finally discovered that an existing licensed station will broadcast the Art Crawl Radio Show starting next month! This means that Kaleidoscope has no need to fill in that niche in such radio service to Gallupians. I wanted to let you know that Kaleidoscope Radio Under Gallup is no longer in existence, and a majority of the talented former-Kaleidoscope radio broadcasters are taking positions with other LICENSED stations!
KRUG, 104.7 FM is now defunct, disbanded, and void of any intent to resume broadcasting. Nonetheless, as the former owner of the station, my personal appeal to you all is that you remember these three things:
- The approval of local individuals whose bodies are subject to electromagnetic energy have the ultimate authority over who has the privilege to control such locally present energy, including FM radio transmissions.
- People of the USA have the constitutional right to freedom of speech regardless of social class or income level.
- The human conscience should be the guide to how one conducts oneself; we can indeed follow the mandate of humanity to uphold the higher laws pertaining to our behavior and work.
On that final point, I speak of standard ethics and morality. Adults have the responsibility to make decisions based on cultivating and protecting the goodness of our species. These values are often the basis for man-made laws and ironically cannot be bound by such institutions. I encourage you to vigorously hang on to your innate value for the sacredness of life and human dignity. Follow your hearts. For the sake of our country and your own individual integrity, I hope that each one of you will please take action based on your sense of duty to the common good.
Thank you for keeping track of all the mail we have sent to you.
Peace, Goodness, and All Due Respect,
Kaleidoscope Radio has been created to give the people of Gallup, New Mexico a forum for freedom of speech on the radio dial, limited only by the boundaries of nonviolence and love. This radio station aims to be free from fear. Our freedom enables our compassion and good will toward all. Kaleidoscope Radio will not tolerate hatred and violence in our programming, because the point of community radio is to hold eachother in high esteem and to share our resources. We come together in one radio station in mutual respect for each other, even when our attitudes and opinions are in conflict. We are committed to the good of all creation, including our own lives as humans.
Thus, our two shared values are NONVIOLENCE & FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
KALEIDOSCOPE RADIO UNDER GALLUP operates under the authority of mutual respect, maturity, egalitarianism, and technological decency. Broadcasters need to understand the basics of electromagnetic radiation and the serious responsibility of managing a public resource in the absence of external agencies. As a self-licenced entity, this station has similar duties to those of the FCC (i.e. contributing to safety and order within the local radio scene by acting in the best interests of the local public and avoiding technical conflict with other stations and broadcasters).
People interested in joining the cooperative project of Kaleidoscope Radio should know that this station operates "Under Gallupian control", so such folks should listen to a Kaleidoscope broadcast to discover how to contact the station. This is probably by writing to current station operators. Thereafter, potential volunteer station operators/broadcasters can be trained on the equipment. Upon achieving technical competency, agreeing with the station philosophy (including shared value of nonviolence) and promising to support the common good while on the air, individuals can assume responsibility for operating the radio station.
Since 1978 the FCC no longer offers licences for stations under 100 watts ("micro-power" or "low-power" fm ) so that all such licenced stations disappeared by the mid-1980s. This left the regulation of unlicenced low-power stations up to the decentralized responsibility of the local stations themselves. There is much more information on the micropower radio movement available by seeing the micro-power radio movement website: radio4all.org.