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The Radio Survivor podcast is a weekly show that explores the future of community media, with a focus on community radio, college radio, low-power FM and public access TV, along with podcasting and internet radio. Hosts Paul Riismandel, Eric Klein and Jennifer Waits highlight the best and most innovative audio programming and keep you updated on the news that affects our ability to make, create, hear and see great community media.

The Radio Survivor podcast is a weekly show that explores the future of community media, with a focus on community radio, college radio, low-power FM and public access TV, along with podcasting and internet radio. Hosts Paul Riismandel, Eric Klein and Jennifer Waits highlight the best and most innovative audio programming and keep you updated on the news that affects our ability to make, create, hear and see great community media.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Radio Survivor podcast is a weekly show that explores the future of community media, with a focus on community radio, college radio, low-power FM and public access TV, along with podcasting and internet radio. Hosts Paul Riismandel, Eric Klein and Jennifer Waits highlight the best and most innovative audio programming and keep you updated on the news that affects our ability to make, create, hear and see great community media.

Language:

English

Contact:

773-359-3054


Episodes

Podcast # 320 – How Hip-Hop Made it to Top 40 Radio

10/19/2021
On this week’s show, we return to the topic of hip-hop on the radio. While on Radio Survivor, we typically focus on non-commercial radio, like college and community stations; in this episode we look at why certain types of commercial radio stations were important to the growth in popularity of hip-hop music. Our guest, Amy […] The post Podcast # 320 – How Hip-Hop Made it to Top 40 Radio appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:10:42

Podcast #318: Battling the Zombie of the Fairness Doctrine

10/6/2021
The Fairness Doctrine – a Federal Communications Commission rule that’s been out of commission since the 20th century – just doesn’t seem to die, at least in the minds of politicians, the press and much of the public. Politicos of many political stripes trot out its specter as a bogeyman any time its convenient, while […] The post Podcast #318: Battling the Zombie of the Fairness Doctrine appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:29:46

Podcast #317 – How Radio Survived 18 Months of Pandemic (and Keeps Going)

9/29/2021
A year-and-a-half ago high school, college and community radio stations shut their studio doors in response to safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID. They quickly scrambled to find ways to stay on air, broadcasting archived programming, allowing DJs to pre-record or even broadcast live from home. We’ve dedicated several episodes to learning how […] The post Podcast #317 – How Radio Survived 18 Months of Pandemic (and Keeps Going) appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:54

Podcast #316 – How Radio Isn’t Done, According To Negativland’s Don Joyce

9/21/2021
Musician, DJ and radio artist Don Joyce passed away nearly six years ago, leaving behind a voluminous archive of his unparalelled collage radio program “Over the Edge.” The documentary “How Radio Isn’t Done” sheds light on this member of Negativland, his life and his work in recontextualizing the never-ending flow of media messages that flood […] The post Podcast #316 – How Radio Isn’t Done, According To Negativland’s Don Joyce appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:53

Podcast #315 – Mitch Jeserich

9/14/2021
Mitch Jeserich has been working as a host, producer and reporter for Pacifica Radio and KPFA for two decades. His career in radio was just getting started as a volunteer when 9-11-2001 changed everything. Host Eric Klein and guest Mitch Jeserich are friends and former co-workers at Free Speech Radio News in 2003, where Mitch […] The post Podcast #315 – Mitch Jeserich appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:29:55

Podcast #314 – Radio and the Lindbergh Kidnapping

9/7/2021
On the show this week we explore a pivotal period for radio news in the 1930s and learn why the Lindbergh kidnapping changed everything. Travel back in time with us. It’s March 1932 and a horrible crime has just occurred, the kidnapping of the 20-month-old son of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne […] The post Podcast #314 – Radio and the Lindbergh Kidnapping appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:27:23

Podcast #313 – PodcastRE’s Archive of Podcasting Culture

9/1/2021
On this week’s show, we revisit a topic that is near and dear to us, the preservation of sound. This time around the emphasis is on podcasts. Our guest Jeremy Morris is the founder of PodcastRE (which is short for Podcast Research), a searchable, researchable archive of podcasting culture. Morris is Associate Professor, Media and […] The post Podcast #313 – PodcastRE’s Archive of Podcasting Culture appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:22:22

Podcast #311 – Classic Films about Radio

8/17/2021
Portrayals of radio in popular culture provide an interesting glimpse at radio’s role in society. At Radio Survivor, we’ve long been fascinated by radio depictions on both the small and large screen; so it is a treat to dive into this topic with Hemrani Vyas, Programming Coordinator at Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Vyas curated an […] The post Podcast #311 – Classic Films about Radio appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:39

Podcast #310 – Radioee.net Celebrates 100 Year History of Wireless Communication (now 101 years)

8/10/2021
Today on the show we rebroadcast one of our favorite episodes from one year ago, which was described this way: On August 27, 2020, nomadic online radio station Radioee.net is presenting a live, translingual 24-hour broadcast, Wireless, featuring 24 radio stations from all over the world. Taking place on the 100th anniversary of the first […] The post Podcast #310 – Radioee.net Celebrates 100 Year History of Wireless Communication (now 101 years) appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:59:57

Podcast #309 – Ear Retraining with Dogbotic

8/3/2021
What do home made short wave radios, flexi discs, and cyanotype photography have in common? Kirk Pearson is a composer and founder of Dogbotic, a full service music and sound studio, a radical multimedia arts workshop, and open source creative technology lab. Kirk joins us today to share the planning and thinking behind their next […] The post Podcast #309 – Ear Retraining with Dogbotic appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:29:41

Podcast #308 – Marking a Quarter-Century of MP3 (Replay)

7/28/2021
Shortly after its 26th birthday, we revisit this interview celebrating a quarter-century of the MP3. On July 14, 1995 the file extension .MP3 was chosen and set in place for an audio format that would go on to change music. Artist, scholar and curator John Kannenberg marks the 25th anniversary of this event with an […] The post Podcast #308 – Marking a Quarter-Century of MP3 (Replay) appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:25:46

Podcast #307 – Battling over Violence, Sex and Women’s Roles on Postwar Radio

7/21/2021
On this week’s show, we take a trip back in time to look at radio in the 1940s and 1950s. During this post-war period, women’s roles were shifting in the workplace and in popular media. Television arrived on the scene, bringing with it some, but not all, of the programming that people knew and loved […] The post Podcast #307 – Battling over Violence, Sex and Women’s Roles on Postwar Radio appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:42:41

Podcast #306 – Radio Coincidences, from Easttown to Sutherlin

7/13/2021
What are the odds that a popular television series would feature your college radio station as a backdrop for two episodes? That’s exactly what Jennifer found, when HBO’s “Mare of Easttown” employed a set that accurately recreates Haverford College’s station as a location for the limited-run drama. Jennifer talked with the show’s production designer to […] The post Podcast #306 – Radio Coincidences, from Easttown to Sutherlin appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:14:49

Podcast #305 – Radio History on the Northern Border of Mexico

7/6/2021
Border radio is one of our favorite topics at Radio Survivor and on this week’s episode we dig into the history of radio broadcasting on the northern border of Mexico. Scholar Sonia Robles shares the stories of some of the lesser-known, small broadcasters whose histories are often overshadowed by the wild tales of higher power […] The post Podcast #305 – Radio History on the Northern Border of Mexico appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:51

Podcast #304 – Lesbian Radio History in Canada

6/29/2021
As we wrap up Pride Month, our podcast discussion turns to queer spaces and queer community on the radio and in podcasting, specifically lesbian broadcasters in Canada. Our guest, Stacey Copeland is a media producer and Ph.D. candidate at Simon Fraser University’s School of Communication in Vancouver, Canada. Stacey has been researching the history of […] The post Podcast #304 – Lesbian Radio History in Canada appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:41:58

Podcast #303 – Radio on TV, Magazines and Tape

6/23/2021
Just when we thought the Franken FM era might be over for good, the FCC grants “Special Temporary Authority” to a LPTV channel 6 in San Jose, California to keep its analog signal – heard on the FM dial – on the air while transitioning its video signal to digital. We review this news, along […] The post Podcast #303 – Radio on TV, Magazines and Tape appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:27:17

Podcast #302 – Feminista Frequencies

6/15/2021
This week, we take a close look at the history of an influential Spanish language community radio station: KDNA. Located in Washington State, the station launched in 1979 and serves a rural community which includes farm workers and immigrants. Our guest, Monica De La Torre, is Assistant Professor at the School of Transborder Studies at […] The post Podcast #302 – Feminista Frequencies appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:19:54

Podcast #301 – Digitizing & Transcribing the Archives of NYC Progressive Church Radio

6/8/2021
From 1961 to 1976 WRVR-FM broadcast a progressive slate of social justice and jazz programming from the Riverside Church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Beginning in 2018 those archives are being digitized and transcribed by the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, and on June 17 they’re asking volunteers to help correct those transcriptions in a […] The post Podcast #301 – Digitizing & Transcribing the Archives of NYC Progressive Church Radio appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:06:54

Podcast #300 – How to Get a Noncomm FM License in 2021 (Replay)

6/2/2021
The Federal Communications Commission recently announced that November 2, 2021 will mark the opening of the next licensing window for full-power non-commercial / educational (NCE) FM radio stations. The Commission first hinted at this chance back in fall of 2020. Given how often our listeners ask how and when they can get a radio license, […] The post Podcast #300 – How to Get a Noncomm FM License in 2021 (Replay) appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:59:00

Podcast #299 – Cassettes for Art, Radio and Recording TV

5/26/2021
It seems like physical media continues to have a hold on humans, even while most of us in the West engage with online, streaming and virtual media for much, if not most, of our time. Audiocassettes are like radio, in that they have been declared dead multiple times in the last three decades, yet continue […] The post Podcast #299 – Cassettes for Art, Radio and Recording TV appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:32:31