is the founder of Free Radio Berkeley
in Berkeley, California
. Free Radio Berkeley, an unlicensed micropower pirate radio
station, was involved in a protracted legal case with the Federal Communications Commission
in the mid-1990s They were eventually acquitted of all charges, marking a major victory for micropower radio
. FRB eventually stopped broadcasting and turned all their resources to developing new micropower technology and training activists in the use of pirate radio. They were replaced on the dial by Berkeley Liberation Radio
, which has also been a target of the federal government. Stephen Dunifer is also author of several books on the micropower movement. He was coeditor along with Ron Sakolsky
of Seizing the Airwaves.
Stephen Dunifer offers a variety of radio broadcast kits and accessories for sale through his Freedradio
website. The shipping of orders is often slow
, self described by Stephen Dunifer as glacial.