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Dash Radio Investment Demonstrates Interest in ‘Real’ Internet Radio

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 19:46

News about Dash Radio crossed my transom the other day, as the growing internet radio operation announced that it secured $8.8 million in seed funding. It’s interesting to see this sizable of an investment made in pureplay internet radio operation that isn’t attached to an on-demand service, like Spotify, or a personalized service, like Pandora. […]

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College Radio Watch: Radio Survivor at CBI, Culture Wars, and More News

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 08:37

On this week’s episode of Radio Survivor, the topic is college radio and the culture wars. Our guest, historian Kate Jewell, shares with us her research delving into college radio history and its intersections with activism, controversies, and institutions. She also reveals some of her research finds, including stories that she’s unearthed from university and […]

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Podcast #164 – College Radio and the Culture Wars

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 00:22

When Tipper Gore and the PMRC called rock and rap stars to testify in front of Congress about explicit lyrics, did this affect college radio? How could it not? Prof. Kate Jewell is examining the relationship between college stations and the culture wars as part of a new book project. Jewell is Associate Professor of […]

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College Radio Watch: WUEV’s Murky Future, KFJC Broadcasts from Berlin and More News

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:45

On Tuesday, supporters of college radio station WUEV gathered at University of Evansville to speak out against a rumored sale of the station’s FM license. I’m glad they are keeping up the fight, as WUEV was my shining example of how college radio stations could successfully convince and educate university administrators about the relevance and […]

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Podcast #163 – The Post-‘Radio Is Dead’ Era

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 23:56

Radio Survivor co-founder Matthew Lasar declares we’re in the post-“Radio Is Dead” era, during a time when audio media has survived and thrived, whether you listen over the broadcast airwaves, podcast, satellite or internet stream. Jennifer Waits and Paul Riismandel join Matthew live in San Francisco for a discussion about radio’s recent evolution, including the […]

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WUEV Supporters Gather Today Amid Rumored College Radio License Sale

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:02

Today, supporters of University of Evansville’s college radio station WUEV (see our recent coverage, as well as the story of how WUEV fought off a possible sale many years ago) congregated on the Evansville, Indiana campus for a “Fight for WUEV” rally. “This gathering, organized by students, matters given new unconfirmed updates from multiple sources […]

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College Radio Watch: Old Cart Art, Leo Blais Under Lock and Key, and More News

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 06:38

I hope you had a fantastic College Radio Day last Friday. I spent the day at the Grassroots Radio Conference in Portland, Oregon. While mostly community radio stations were in attendance, I shared “Happy College Radio Day” greetings with colleagues from University of California, Santa Cruz station KZSC (see my tour) and Portland State University […]

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Podcast #162 – The Future of Community Radio, Live from Grassroots Radio Conference

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 12:43

What will community radio sound like in 2023? Will the death of net neutrality make radio even important? Will analog FM radio even exist anymore? Two active and insightful community media activists joins us to tackle these questions and more, live from 2018 Grassroots Radio Conference held in the Native American Student & Community Center […]

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How SiriusXM won me over with its “Jzz/Stndrd/Clscl” zone

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 15:35

What won me over is that the service has concatenated a gaggle of music channels into a section that the LED on my SiriusXM interface calls “Jzz/Stndrd/Clscl.”

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College Radio Watch: Happy College Radio Day

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 03:01

Happy College Radio Day! Today is a celebration of all things college radio and in honor of that, we devoted this week’s Radio Survivor syndicated radio show/podcast to the topic of college radio. Touring WVKR and KDVS Tune in to this week’s Radio Survivor show to hear not only about College Radio Day, but also […]

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Former FCC Commissioner Clyburn To Address Grassroots Radio Conference Friday

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 23:47

Community radio staff, volunteers, advocates and activists will gather this weekend in Portland, OR for the 2018 Grassroots Radio Conference. On Friday evening they’ll be treated to an opening keynote by former FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. She’s renowned for her public interest advocacy during her nearly nine years on the Commission, as a strong supporter […]

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Podcast #161 – Happy College Radio Day 2018

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 22:38

College Radio Day is October 5, and on this episode we reflect on the value of this special brand of radio, and Jennifer shares her tour of Vassar College’s station, WVKR. Radio Survivor is a listener-supported podcast. You can support us two ways: Make a monthly contribution through our Patreon campaign. Make a one-time or […]

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Radio Station Visit #149 : College Radio Station KDVS at UC Davis

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 09:02

The stereotypical college radio station that I conjure up in my mind looks a lot like KDVS at University of California, Davis. Its spacious digs are full of musical ephemera, from posters of bands that I’ve loved over the years to packed shelves housing recorded material on every format imaginable (even carts). Rumored to have […]

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