Mad and Non-Mad Radio: Some Different -- Very Different -- Radio Shows
Here are several Mad radio shows and one Non-Mad radio show you may listen to about changing the mental health system, all hosted by MindFreedom members who are psychiatric survivors! All may be heard on the web.
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That's one... here are three more!
NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts, USA:
Listen to Madness Radio: Voices and Visions from Outside Mental Health, produced by Freedom Center and the Icarus Project. Madness Radio is broadcast weekly on Pacifica affiliate WXOJ-LP FM Wednesdays at 6 to 7 pm Eastern Standard Time in Northampton Massachusetts.
Their podcast can be heard at:
Listen live and to archived shows and podcasts at madnessradio.net.
Mary Van Pelt has done a number of radio productions... For info about the link to her web site, click here.
PORTLAND, Oregon, USA:
Talking about "being nuts" on Portland, Oregon radio
By Rick Snook
It all started when I was in the 5th grade and Dan Flessas was my best friend. Our favorite activity was to get on the radio by making prank calls to talk radio stations, usually with the intent (and some success) of getting some racy language or crude joke past the 3 second bleeper. Time flies and years later Daniel became a host of a regular Friday night program on KBOO- The Outside World. He has been doing the show for at least 23 years.
In the fall of 2006 I suggested to him that we start having a monthly feature on his show where we would discuss mental health related topics and request callers to join in with their stories of struggle with the system. He said- “great”- so we did it.
So, on the Friday following the full-moon the lunatics take over KBOO and talk about being nuts. I usually bring some news items to read, sometimes some poetry related to the subject or a personal story. We often have guests. The show is from 1 am to 2 am (approximately- sometimes longer and we rarely start right on time). We are gradually gathering steam; more callers each month. KBOO is streamed on the internet so we can get some calls from far away places.
We play some music that seems appropriate. We sometimes have live music in the background (folks who stop by the station after their club sets).
For more information see http://www.kboo.fm/
Or contact me.
Rick Snook email@example.com
The following radio show host, who is a psychiatric survivor, prefers that his show not be called "mad" radio... Host Don Weitz is a and legend in Toronto and internationally for his decades of work against psychiatric human rights violations, so his preference is fine with us.
Says Don, "Antipsychiatry should not be confused or conflated with madness!" Don's biography describes some of his writing to newspapers as "angry," so duly noted, Don can be angry, but not mad!
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada:
by Don Weitz
Antpsychiatry Radio is a unique and powerful program on CKLN (88.1FM, http://www.ckln.fm, an independent community radio station in Toronto.
It airs on the last Friday every month at 6:30-7pm (EST).
and produced by antipsychiatry activist and psychiatric survivor Don
Weitz, the program features interviews with psychiatric survivors re
their personal stories of psychiatric abuses including electroshock,
forced drugging and involuntary committal; victories over human rights
violations in the psychiatric system; grassroots resistance, and
Don can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org