Re: fwd new radio station info

Subject: Re: fwd new radio station info
From: Kevin Austin (
Date: Thu Aug 04 2005 - 09:05:45 EDT

Could anyone explain the comment ... "Please send your work to us and
specify any FCC violations to help us save time in review."

Is this the equivalent of a "Parental Warning" or a form of
pre-self-censorship ... from the Land of the Free and home of the



At 00:14 -0400 2005/08/04, Nadene wrote:
>Hi all
>I'm forwarding this out to you as a possible station that will play
>your works. Steven is very enthusiastic about anything outside the
>ordinary. The station had the Deep Wireless CDs in the top 10 for a
>few weeks in May.
>Greetings, my name is Steven Howard. I'm the 1st music director at
>the very young WPVM-LP, in Asheville, NC. In our short time on the
>air we have done a nice job bringing independent under-represented
>artists to the air waves. It is in fact our mission to do so.
>As the MD here, I seek to air the best in experimental, spoken word,
>sound collage, free folk, free jazz, electronic and electronica. In
>addition to those genres, we also air indie rock, jazz, reggae,
>world traditional and beat, dub, hip hop, lounge, funk, soul ,
>classic country, garage, and r&b.
>We report to CMJ (jazz, top 200, RPM) and WIRE UK. We get good
>distribution service but we may miss your project. Please send your
>work to us and specify any FCC violations to help us save time in
>Feel free to get in touch. I keep office hours from 5pm -8pm Fridays
>75 Haywood St.
>Asheville, NC. 28801
>attn. Steven
>828 258 0085

Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2005 by the Financial Times/UK

World Turning Its Back on Brand America

by Kevin Allison in New York

The US is increasingly viewed as a "culture-free zone" inhabited by
arrogant and unfriendly people, according to study of 25 countries'
brand reputations.

The findings, published online today, will add to concerns that
anti-Americanism is hurting companies whose products are considered
to be distinctly "American".

Right now the US government is not a credible messenge r.

Keith Reinhard, president, Business for Diplomatic Action
The Anholt-GMI Nation Brands Index found that although US foreign
policy remained a key driver of hostility, dissatisfaction with the
world's sole superpower might run deeper.

"The US is still recognized as a leading place to do business, the
home of desirable brands and popular culture," said Simon Anholt,
author of the survey. "But its governance, its cultural heritage and
its people are no longer widely respected or admired by the world."

Keith Reinhard, president of Business for Diplomatic Action , a group
of business leaders dedicated to improving the US's image overseas,
said help from the private sector was needed to repair Brand America.

"Right now the US government is not a credible messenger," said Mr
Reinhard, chairman of DDB Worldwide, the advertising group. "We must
work to build bridges of understanding and co-operation and respect
through business-to-business activities."

Such initiatives could include lobbying for less stringent visa
requirements for foreign students entering the US, increased cultural
exchanges between US businesses and their foreign counterparts, and
courses in diplomacy and foreign languages at business schools.

The US ranked 11th in the Brands Index, which asks people around the
world to rate 25 countries according to their cultural, political and
investment potential and other criteria. Australia received the
highest overall score, with respondents expressing "an almost
universal admiration of its people, landscapes and living and working
environment", according to the report.

Although the US received high marks for its popular culture, it
ranked last in cultural heritage, a measure of a country's "wisdom,
intelligence, and integrity", according to Mr Anholt.

That the world takes a dim view of the US people will surprise most
Americans themselves: the study's American respondents consistently
placed the US at the top of all six categories polled.

Copyright The Financial Times Ltd 2005

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