Media Action Center is a group of of concerned residents throughout the U.S. led by former Emmy-winning broadcaster turned media reformer Sue Wilson. We have successfully influenced policy at the Federal Communications Commission and at local TV and Radio stations throughout the country for more than a decade to ensure We the People are truly served by the publicly owned airwaves. (See the archive of our work under "older posts.") We successfully forced Entercom to give up its $13.5 million license to KDND for killing a woman in a radio water drinking stunt. We have a long-running action to label Alex Jones' radio show as the fiction it is, which has taken Jones' program off dozens of radio stations nationwide. We educated the Supreme Court in FCC v Prometheus Radio on critical information to #SaveLocalNews.

Please see MAC's 2018 Comment to the FCC (below) to learn why these actions are crucial to Democracy. Find full journalistic coverage of the Supreme Court case and our Amicus brief, Sinclair Broadcasting's shell game, Alex Jones, the Strange v Entercom trial and other public interest media issues at For background on how we arrived in this era of disinformation and what to do about it, see Wilson's 2009 documentary Broadcast Blues.

See VIDEO from the 2011 Florida Media Reform Tour:

Wisconsin Media Watch

Thanks to Hannipocrisy, we now have an online space to keep track of Wisconsin media manipulation:

From this site:

"This is a Wisconsin-centric tool for sharing something heard on the radio, saw on TV or read on the internet. No registration is required.

It allows real people like you to document, timestamp and 'publish' examples of propaganda [which is actually prohibited in the US] as well as excessive bias, public manipulation and many other violations of advertising or electioneering statutes or inadequate representation of the community being served.

A running record will be created and archived for web searches and to share during the crucial one-year public commentary period before a station's FCC license is renewed. Despite the autonomy broadcasters (right and left) love to exploit, their exclusive license to use a particular radio or TV frequency and station call letters comes with a duty to act as a "trustee" of public airwaves, broadcasting in the public's interest. To prevent partisanship of licensing decisions, a one-year public comment period was established for 8 year renewals."