“ Radio “ off our Album Keep Left gets a spin on Bay FM by the long running stalwart of garage, low fi and the punk DIY ethos, I’ve been Milked. You can stream this show from just about anywhere in Australia and you’ll find the independent gems that keep a person abreast of what’s going on in this genre around this little blue ball. It’s subscription time and I look at it from this angle, community radio, particularly specialist shows keep a crucial balance in our sometimes imbalanced media monopoly world. For those, ( and statistics would confirm that “ those “ are about 45% of the listening public on any one day ) who value diversity of opinion, art, culture etc so on and so forth, community radio provides the counter balance to the sludge ethos of “ if it bleeds it leads “ . It’s never been more important to have non scripted ground roots media, not just for artists ( although many of us would not survive without the support of the network) but for the local communities that rely on these stations for news and the general knowledge of what’s happening in the respective community that each station/program provides. So I would implore anyone who can afford to to subscribe, donate or contribute whatever is within your ability. The crews that keep the system rolling do so largely on a voluntary basis, donating massive chunks of their time for the love and betterment of all our lives, fueled by a desire to keep art/culture/politics visible for all of us. Now more than ever we need independent media representatives.