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Podcast #185 – Funding Change Threatens Canadian Community Radio Stations

3/20/2019
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A change in Ontario university funding rules threatens more than a dozen campus community stations in Canada. Barry Rooke, executive director of the National Campus and Community Radio Association is our guest to help explain the situation. He explains how the structure of Canadian community and college radio stations differs from those in the U.S. […] The post Podcast #185 – Funding Change Threatens Canadian Community Radio Stations appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:06:06

Podcast #184 – Hidden Women’s Radio History in Uruguay

3/12/2019
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We celebrated International Women’s Day by recording a fascinating interview about women’s radio history with University of Louisville Professor of History Christine Ehrick. Author of Radio and the Gendered Soundscape: Women and Broadcasting in Argentina and Uruguay, 1930-1950, Ehrick schools us on the hidden history of a pioneering women’s radio station in Uruguay. Founded in […] The post Podcast #184 – Hidden Women’s Radio History in Uruguay appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:51

Podcast #183 – Can Congress Stop Pirate Radio?

3/6/2019
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The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the “Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement Act,” but does it actually have a chance at putting a dent in unlicensed broadcasting? We review the provisions of the the bill – called the PIRATE Act for short – and wonder if an uptick in the war on pirates […] The post Podcast #183 – Can Congress Stop Pirate Radio? appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:05:13

Podcast #182 – Volunteer Radio in Antarctica (rebroadcast)

2/26/2019
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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 […] The post Podcast #182 – Volunteer Radio in Antarctica (rebroadcast) appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:52

Podcast #181 – Visiting Community Radio Stations Around the World

2/19/2019
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Julia Thomas visited over a dozen community radio stations over the course of a year. Stations in Nepal, India, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Ecuador “Often times by talking to community media makers,” Julia Thomas told Radio Survivor, “you’re meeting some of the most passionate, involved community members who have seen so much, who are so […] The post Podcast #181 – Visiting Community Radio Stations Around the World appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:51

Podcast #180 – Net Neutrality Back in Court Again

2/12/2019
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The Federal Communications Commission was back in court on Feb. 1, called on to defend its decision to overturn the 2015 Open Internet Order in December 2017. It seems like the FCC lawyers didn’t have the best day in front of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, and Prof. Christopher Terry from the University of […] The post Podcast #180 – Net Neutrality Back in Court Again appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:03:11

Podcast #179 – Don’t Throw Your CDs Away in 2019

2/6/2019
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This episode is dedicated to the compact disc. Paul recently published an article outlining 10 reasons why CDs are awesome, and it seems to have hit a nerve, turning out to be one of our most popular. So we dive into these reasons, and even talk to a Millennial, Jacob Choplin, who also loves CDs […] The post Podcast #179 – Don’t Throw Your CDs Away in 2019 appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:51

Podcast #178 – Irish Pirate Radio Archive

1/30/2019
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For about a decade, ending in 1988, pirate stations dominated the Irish radio bands, exploiting a loophole in the law that made punishments for unlicensed broadcasting on par with a speeding ticket. Now the sounds and artifacts of this cultural movement are being preserved online in the Irish Pirate Radio Archive. Archive co-founders Brian Greene […] The post Podcast #178 – Irish Pirate Radio Archive appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:01:30

Podcast #177 – Philosophies of Podcast & Radio Editing; Seattle’s Rich High School Radio Scene

1/22/2019
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In addition to co-hosting the show, Eric Klein edits most episodes, and is a professional freelance audio editor. He put some of his philosophies of editing radio and podcasts in writing for last year’s Grassroots Radio Conference, and for a recent post at Radio Survivor. On this episode Eric elaborates on his advice to “know […] The post Podcast #177 – Philosophies of Podcast & Radio Editing; Seattle’s Rich High School Radio Scene appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:51

Podcast #176 – Audio Fiction’s very long history of innovation

1/15/2019
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From the “Classical Radio Era” to today’s hottest podcasts, we’re here for the love of radio drama and fictional sound-art. Our guest is Neil Verma, author of a book and teacher of classes on the subject, although as he tells us on today’s episode, the class became a lot more popular with students after he […] The post Podcast #176 – Audio Fiction’s very long history of innovation appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:51

Podcast #175 – Awakening to Sound plus a tour of KDVS

1/8/2019
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What can a careful study of sound teach us about our listening? Listening to the media we choose as well as listening to the place where we live and the people who’s voices we encounter? Prof. Jennifer Stoever thinks about these questions, a lot. And so do a growing number of scholars working in a […] The post Podcast #175 – Awakening to Sound plus a tour of KDVS appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:56

Podcast #174 – Preserving Brooklyn Pirate Radio

1/2/2019
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There are more unlicensed pirate radio stations in New York City than licensed stations. The borough of Brooklyn is a particular hotspot. Producer and journalist David Goren has been researching and recording these stations so that their ephemeral nature isn’t lost to history. To help preserve this legacy and make it accessible to a wider […] The post Podcast #174 – Preserving Brooklyn Pirate Radio appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:52

Podcast #137 – Zach Poff Built a Radio Station Inside a Pond

12/25/2018
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Zach Poff put a radio station inside a pond. Poff is a media artist, educator and maker-of-things, and he explains that project and talks about making art with radio technology and listening to sound art. This is a re-broadcast of our episode from April, 2018. Show Notes Zach Poff’s Pond Station is broadcasting live during […] The post Podcast #137 – Zach Poff Built a Radio Station Inside a Pond appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:06:22

Podcast #172 – The FCC at the End of 2018, with Prof. Christopher Terry

12/19/2018
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As 2018 draws to a close the FCC is poised to throw another death blow at radio, proposing to allow complete ownership monopolies in hundreds of radio markets. At the same time the Commission has to defend its decimation of network neutrality in court, even after the DC Court of Appeals ruled the earlier open […] The post Podcast #172 – The FCC at the End of 2018, with Prof. Christopher Terry appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:48

Podcast #171 – It’s the End of 2018 and Radio Is Thriving

12/11/2018
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At the end of 2018 all indicators are that radio is thriving. From community radio to podcasting, internet radio to college radio, we’re seeing new stations, new listeners and new ideas. It’s all more evidence that we’re in the post-‘radio is dead’ era. All four Radio Survivors join together to dig deeply into the year […] The post Podcast #171 – It’s the End of 2018 and Radio Is Thriving appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:40

Podcast #170.5 – Bonus: São Paulo FM Bandscan

12/5/2018
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Paul shares a few more details of his trip to Brazil, and then he and Eric listen to a bandscan of the FM dial recorded on a Sunday night in São Paulo, the country’s largest city. Christian radio? Check. Bad 80s pop music? Yep. One takeaway is that commercial radio everywhere kinda sucks, in general. […] The post Podcast #170.5 – Bonus: São Paulo FM Bandscan appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:48:16

Podcast #170 – Community Radio in Brazil

12/5/2018
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Álvaro Burns is a community radio broadcaster in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, where he hosts a local sports show on Rádio Paraty FM and he produces the podcast “A Hora do Cafezinho.” Álvaro is a long-time friend of the show, and Paul recently traveled to Brazil and was able to meet up with him […] The post Podcast #170 – Community Radio in Brazil appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:04:07

Podcast #169 – The Free Music Archive is Dead, Long Live the Free Music Archive

11/27/2018
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The Free Music Archive is shutting down. A website attached to the listener-sponsored radio station WFMU, the FMA expanded the role community radio played in the online space. It was a library of a huge and always growing amount of free mp3’s that spanned every genre of music. Cheyenne Hohman is our guest. Radio Survivor […] The post Podcast #169 – The Free Music Archive is Dead, Long Live the Free Music Archive appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:51

Podcast #168 – A Time Machine for All the Radio plus Shortwave

11/20/2018
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Perhaps you are like me and you have wished that you could go back in time and spin a radio dial and just listen to and browse the full radio spectrum from another time and place. Our guest on the show, Radio Anthropologist Thomas Witherspoon, is building a website for just such a thing. It’s […] The post Podcast #168 – A Time Machine for All the Radio plus Shortwave appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:24:15

Podcast #167 – Alternative Histories of Podcasting

11/13/2018
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Do you remember audioblogging? Prof. Andrew Bottomley does, and he’s here to tell some alternative histories of podcasting. From “Geek of the Week” to Odeo, he illuminates many more bygone shows and platforms from the 1990s and early 2000s that gave rise to what we’ve now settled on calling “podcasts,” for better or worse. Bottomley […] The post Podcast #167 – Alternative Histories of Podcasting appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:23:00