Pete Tridish was a member of the founding collective of Radio Mutiny, 91.3 FM in Philadelphia. He is also 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 broadcast in open defiance of the FCCs’ unfair rules that prohibit low power community broadcasting.. He has organized “radio barnraisings” in 11 communities around the United States, in which a whole radio station is built by hundreds of volunteers in three days.
He actively participated in the rulemaking that led up to the adoption of LPFM, and on the lawsuit Prometheus vs. the FCC, which held back a major round of media consolidation of ownership in the United States. Tridish has helped to 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.
He 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. He contributed to articles in the recent 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. Over the years he has been a carpenter, an environmental educator, a solar energy system installer, a squatter, a homeless shelter volunteer and an activist in many social movements since the age of 16.