10/9/2017 – The BTR Weekly Newsletter was published and it discusses a university study that is predicting the death of terrestrial radio stations as a business model. Something I predicted in 2008 when founding the non-profit Black Talk Media Project. The number of people in the United States above the age of 12 yrs-old is increasingly consuming internet-based media over personal digital devices. This means that the radio industry is trending away from antenna transmitted signals over the radio airwaves to AM/FM radio receivers. Read more at madmimi.com/s/3c6eea
Also discussed is the September 2017 FBI report that attempts to define various “Black” Identities in extremist terms. The timing of the report seems suspect and may be an attempt to appease white supremacist and nationalist types who staged another comical tiki torch demonstration at the yet to be demolished statute of the racist slaver and traitor from Virginia Robert E. Lee. The city of Charlottesville is seeking to have criminal charges brought against the media spokesperson for would be insurrectionists and fascist elements in US society. Read more at madmimi.com/s/3c6eea
We had a chance to catch up with our UK agent M and was briefed on the suspected terrorist attack on the Grenfell Towers. According to reports, “The Grenfell Tower fire occurred on 14 June 2017 at the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block of public housing flats in North Kensington, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, West London. It caused an estimated 80 deaths and over 70 injuries”.
Related News on Grenfell Tower:
Safety cash not released, councils say: buff.ly/2xrExtB
Grenfell Tower: delayed backup engines ‘hampered rescue’, Fire Brigades Union says situation may have been worsened by closures of fire stations and safety deregulation – buff.ly/2xtd9uW
A chemist believes his experiment could explain why cladding on high rise towers was found to be a fire risk after the Grenfell blaze, despite having been previously deemed safe. Professor Laurence Harwood found that aluminium cladding panels, heated to more than 300 C, would ignite simply from having water sprayed onto it. – buff.ly/2y2wz9N
According to UK Agent M, the investigatory body investigating the fire has closed hearings to the public and have excluded former tenants and their representatives from attending. The body cited possible emotionalism on the part of the victims and their families as a reason to ban them from the proceedings.
At any time during the broadcast, we hope to be joined on the phone by one of our listeners in the occupied territory known as the US Virgin Islands. The islands have been ravaged by recent hurricanes and because of spotty cell phone service, he was not able to call in and give us a report from the field.