|6-17-1998, Oakland, CA
(AP) A federal judge allowed the FCC to shut down "Free Radio Berkeley,"
the unlicensed low-power broadcaster who has fought a five-year guerrilla
war against the way federal authorities regulate the airwaves.
U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken declined to rule on most of Stephen
Dunifer's free-speech challenges to Federal Communications Commission restrictions
because Dunifer never applied for an FCC license. She rejected Dunifer's
argument that federal law fails to set standards for the FCC's decisions
on licensing so-called microbroadcasters.
the micropower movement . . .