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Podcast #151 – The Wave Farm Grows Transmission Arts

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 02:01

Radios in the trees, a transmitter in the pond, and a weather-driven synth. These are just some of what you’ll find on The Wave Farm, a 29-acre property in New York’s Hudson Valley dedicated to radio and transmission arts. It’s anchored by community radio station WGXC, accompanied by a cornucopia of additional tiny terrestrial and […]

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Radio Day by the Bay in Alameda on July 21

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 15:14

The California Historical Radio Society (CHRS) will be presenting its annual Radio Day by the Bay this Saturday, July 21st in Alameda, California. Always a draw for radio enthusiasts and history buffs, the event will include a live auction of antique radios and electronics, a live radio play (“Pat Novak for Hire”), a surplus vintage […]

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Every Community Radio Programmer Must Be a Publicist

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 13:56

It is long past time when a community or college radio DJ or programmer can simply show up to do their show and expect to have an audience. Everyone who has a radio show bears the responsibility to build an audience for that show, and their station. Audience building is a challenge for every radio […]

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Podcast #150 – Sympathy for Kenny G

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 05:01

What killed smooth jazz radio? Why aren’t there any commercial classical stations any longer? And, why do radio stations have a “format” to begin with? Matthew Lasar joins us to explore these questions about the fundamental organizing principle of most music radio. Matthew is a co-founder of Radio Survivor and the author of three important […]

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Attention all classical radio stations: humans cough, deal with it

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 21:42

Attention all classical radio presenters: don’t deny your listeners live classical recordings because of a few tickled throats!

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Radio Survivor Recommends: How To Start Podcasting

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 05:02

On this week’s show Eric and I answer another frequently asked question we hear: how do I start podcasting? We give some basic advice to get started, focused on the basic gear you need, along with hints and tips along the way. To complement that segment I’ve put together some of that advice here, along […]

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Podcast #149 – How To Get Started Podcasting

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 05:01

How do I start podcasting? That’s one of the questions we field most frequently. So we answer it, in this second installment of our “Frequently Asked Questions” series. But first we do some follow-up about phone phreaker ‘Captain Crunch’ Draper (#147) and the nearly 1,000 challenges filed against applications for FM translator repeater stations (#144). […]

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The Brooklyn Pirate Radio Sound Map Is Now Online

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 00:01

Brooklyn, NY has one of the densest populations of unlicensed pirate radio stations in the U.S. As he explained on episode #133 of our radio show, journalist David Goren has been tracking and recording these stations for two decades. Now you can sample his archive of pirate airchecks with the interactive Brooklyn Pirate Radio Map, […]

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College Radio Watch: State of College Radio, Alum Success Stories, and More News

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 08:39

The Economist features a piece about college radio this week, with the headline How is College Radio Faring in the Streaming Era? – Not Signing Off Yet. It takes a cursory look at the state of college radio, unfortunately recycling stereotypical themes about the decline of college radio and its imagined heyday in the 1980s […]

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New music for Paddle to the Sea + nobody told me that smooth jazz died

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 18:15

I recommend a visit to Second Inversion radio for their wonderful video of the Third Coast Percussion ensemble’s new soundtrack to the 1966 Canadian short feature titled Paddle to the Sea. It is quite something. The musicians deploy skittering wood blocks and water-filled wine glasses to create a beautiful nature-filled sound environment. Paddle to the Sea was […]

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Podcast #148 – Solving the Mystery of Summer Camp Radio

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 00:55

Did you know that upwards of 350 radio stations were established at summer camps across the United States? Dan Braverman, President of Radio Systems, Inc., joins us to share the history of summer camp radio, including his own experience setting up a camp radio station when he was just nine years old. Still involved with […]

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LGBT Radio in Tunisia; LGBTQ Podcasts; Bar Inspired by Nikola Tesla | Around the Web June 17 – 24, 2018

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 00:05

Every week we share dozens of interesting radio and community media stories from all over the web on Twitter. Because we don’t want you to miss them, here’s some of the best, for the week ending June 24, 2018: “I was the first person to annoy people in the media and speak openly about LGBT […]

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College Radio Watch: GRC Portland and CBI Seattle Proposals Due Soon and More News

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 18:31

It’s transition time at many college radio stations, as volunteers and staff members from the academic year graduate and pass the torch to new leadership. With these shifts, summer can be a good time for station projects and for making plans for the fall. A couple of fall radio conferences in the Pacific Northwest should […]

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Podcast #147 – Prison Radio Exhibit and a High School Station in a Band Room

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:13

On this week’s episode we venture to prison and to a very unusual high school radio station. Members of the artist collective Provisional Island (Heidi Ratanavanich, Eileen Shumate, and Michael McCanne) speak with us about their prison-radio-themed exhibit, An Electric Kite, which is on view at the historic site/museum Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia through […]

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Somebody stop killing jazz radio please

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:05

Oh for goodness sake would you people stop killing jazz radio already? You know who you are. And we know who you are, too. In North Carolina there’s Fayetteville State College’s Board of Trustees, who sold WFSS-FM back in 2015. Of late somebody wrote into the Fayetteville Observer and asked: “The Fayetteville State University public radio […]

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Radio remembers Lorraine Gordon, impresaria of The Village Vanguard

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 11:59

Lorraine Gordon has died. She operated the world’s premier jazz club, the Village Vanguard in Greenwich Village, for almost 30 years. Gordon ran the place like a clock. The New York Times obituary gives you the picture: Ms. Gordon, often nursing a glass of vodka, presided over the scene with a personal brand of tough […]

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College Radio Watch: Antarctica, 80s Flashbacks, Radio Camp and More News

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:01

Broadcasting to a minuscule potential audience of around 130 people during the dark days of winter, Ice Radio has much in common with my own college radio show that beamed into my school’s cafeteria at mealtimes. Similar to a college radio station in the pre-internet days, the community radio station at McMurdo Station in Antarctica […]

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Podcast #146 – Volunteer Radio from Antarctica

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 15:10

Inspired by an episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, we travel all the way to Antarctica to learn about mysterious community radio station, Ice Radio. Sadly, we learned of Anthony Bourdain’s death on the day that we recorded this episode. Ice Radio is the latest iteration of a radio station that began more than 50 […]

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Net Neutrality Is Over (For Now) – What It Means for Radio

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:01

Monday, June 11 was the day the FCC’s repeal of the Open Internet Order took effect. That means federally mandated network neutrality is over. Internet service providers are now free to throttle or block specific sites or services, or to offer paid prioritization to others, with the only proviso being that they disclose it. (For […]

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Radio Drama Changing Attitudes in South Sudan; Smartphone FM Chip a ‘Potential Life Saver’; On the Radio It’s Always Midnight | Around the Web June 4 – 10, 2018

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 01:12

Every week we share dozens of interesting radio and community media stories from all over the web on Twitter. Because we don’t want you to miss them, here’s some of the best, for the week ending June 10, 2018: "Fifty years ago this spring, a small, unlicensed radio station signed on in the Chestnut Hill […]

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