Pete Tridish was a member of the founding collective of Radio Mutiny, 91.3 FM in Philadelphia. He went on to become a founder of the Prometheus Radio Project. In 1997, he was an organizer for Radio Mutiny’s demonstrations at Benjamin Franklin’s Printing Press — the station that broadcast in open defiance of the FCCs’ unfair rules that prohibited low power community broadcasting. He has organized “radio barnraisings,” in which a whole radio station is built by hundreds of volunteers in three days, in 11 communities around the United States.
He actively participated in the rule-making process that led up to the adoption of LPFM, and in the lawsuit Prometheus vs. the FCC, which held back a major round of media consolidation in the United States. Tridish has helped build a number of low power radio stations, and provided advice to hundreds. He has done radio trainings in Guatemala, Colombia, Nepal, Tanzania, Jordan and other countries.
Tridish has spoken at colleges, coffee shops, living rooms, and even the CATO Institute. He has been interviewed for dozens of periodicals, news shows, and documentaries, and contributed articles in the recently published books, News Incorporated, and Be the Media. He holds a BA in Appropriate Technology from Antioch College, and he is an SBE certified Broadcast Radio Engineer.