The latest ingenious bureaucratic decision following 8 days of flawless coordination between local and federal rescue efforts post-Hurricane Katrina: the Astrodome shall have no radio station. Radio nerds at the FCC teamed up with Houston independent media organizers, Democracy Now and Sony to construct a kamikaze LPFM station in the Astrodome and distribute 10,000 radios to boost the dissemination of critical information to displaced hurricane survivors. In spite of an FCC-issued emergency broadcast license and readily available hardware, the Joint Information Committee (JIC) apparently does not see the need for a centralized media resource in the Astrodome. As you can see in the photo to the left, the current system of post-it-cluttered bulletin boards appears to offer a superior method of mass-communication.
UPDATE 9/14/05: LPFM wins out at the Astrodome; KAMP (Katrina Aftermath Media Project) 95.3 FM is currently broadcasting 6 watts to folks still housed in the Astrodome and surrounding buildings.