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Lorenzo Wilson Milam, born on August 2, 1933, in Jacksonville, Florida, is an American writer and activist who was instrumental in starting many of the first listener-supported community radio stations in the United States, beginning with KRAB-FM in Seattle in 1962.

Milam, who is credited with helping in the startup of at least 14 stations from the early 1960s through late 1970s, is often referred to as the "Johnny Appleseed" of community radio. He got his start in radio volunteering in 1958-1959 at Lew Hill's KPFA in Berkeley, California. He used a $15,000 inheritance to buy a small FM transmitter in 1959 and spent the next 3 years seeking a broadcasting license "anywhere in the US" from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which assigned him a frequency in Seattle.

With the help of volunteer engineer Jeremy Lansman he was able to get his antique Collins Radio transmitter on the air in 1962. Lansman later assisted him in launching other stations around the country, starting with KBOO in Portland, in a mini-network that was sometimes referred to as the "KRAB nebula". Mr. Milam authored the book Sex and Broadcasting, A Handbook on Starting a Radio Station for the Community.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorenzo_Milam

Further Readings:

Original Sex and Broadcasting: A Handbook on Starting a Radio Station for the Community by Lorenzo W. Milam
Paperback
Publisher: Mho & Mho Works; 4 edition (January 1987)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0917320018
ISBN-13: 978-0917320019
Amazon: Original Sex and Broadcasting: A Handbook on Starting a Radio Station for the Community

A facsimile edition of the classic monograph from twenty years ago. Although many of the technical references are dated, the passion and spirit remain. Selected for inclusion in The Reader's Catalogue of "the best books in print in 208 categories."

The Cripple Liberation Front Marching Band Blues by Lorenzo W. Milam
Paperback: 218 pages
Publisher: Mho & Mho Works (October 1983)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0917320093
ISBN-13: 978-0917320095
Amazon: The Cripple Liberation Front Marching Band Blues

A book about sickness, disease, hospitals, doctors, learning how to walk (again), learning how to love (again) as well as fear, anger, rage, passion, Spain, gay discovery and redemption.
It was featured on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," and included in Susan Stamberg's new book "Talk," drawn from her many years of interviewing for NPR.

The first chapter was also a winner of The Pushcart Prize, and parts of the book appeared in Hippocrates Magazine.

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