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This forum might be interested in an old TV series called Radio Free Roscoe
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This forum might be interested in an old TV series called Radio Free Roscoe

Quote:Radio Free Roscoe centred on four high school students — plucky Lily, goofy Ray, thoughtful Robbie and brainy Travis — who, dissatisfied with the dogmatic propaganda on their school’s radio station, form their own underground station as an alternative.

If this were a typical teen show, that feature might have been abused in the name of petty hijinks, but instead, RFR’s DJs aimed their magnifying glass at anything that threatened their freedom to be themselves, from the oppressive politics of lunchroom cliques to their school administration’s ban on headphones.

My recommendation: Watch seasons 1 and 2 only, because they are the ones that focus on the issues. The others aren't that interesting. This TV show probably couldn't exist today because we live in an era of censorship and political correctness.
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This forum might be interested in an old TV series called Radio Free Roscoe

That sounds interesting! I'm watching this. <3

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