Oracle Broadcasting

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Oracle Broadcasting Network
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The Home of Cutting Edge Talk Radio!

Existence 2008—2013
Type internet radio
Purpose Alternative media
Freedom of speech
Location United States
Affiliation Renegade Broadcasting
Leader Doug Owen
Lee Rogers

The Oracle Broadcasting Network was an internet radio network, covering topics in the alternative media, based in the United States. It was founded in 2008 and existed until April 2013. It competed in the field with Republic Broadcasting and Genesis Communications. Oracle (later nicknamed "Toracle" by detractors) had been essentially a more hardline take on the Genesis Communications Network and Alex Jones-style alternative media. Some of the archives have been preserved since going off air. It was founded by Doug Owen and Lee Rogers.

The project was dedicated to freedom of speech and while many of the hosts began in "Truther"-style "conspiracy" material (which had become popular after the 9/11 attacks), significant hosts became critical of Jewish influence and/or pro-European and came out openly as such on it around 2011. Some of the hosts included Kyle Hunt, Mike Sledge and The Celtic Rebel who founded Renegade Broadcasting. Others included Charles Giuliani and Dennis Fetcho.

Closure

According to Doug Owen in one of his final shows [citation needed], he and Lee Rogers had been funding the network out of their own pocket due to not actively recruiting sponsors. Lee Rogers left Oracle in Janurary 2013, leaving Owen with running costs of approximately $1000 per month. Rather than recruit sponsors or ask for donations, Owen decided to close the network as it had acheived the aims he and Rogers had set out when founding the network in 2008. The Oracle website with its free 16kbps archives was to be left active for one year after the closure (i.e. until April 2014). Higher quality archives remain exclusive to members only.

Kyle Hunt and Mike Sledge remained on a new network they had created in late 2012 called Renegade Broadcasting. Some hosts such as Dennis Fetcho, Charles Giuliani and Jason Erb joined other networks. Lee Rogers retired from activism, but returned with the founding of a website called The Daily Slave (rebranded Infostormer in September 2015). Doug Owen has continued to host a radio show on his website, Blacklisted News.

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