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Podcast #154 – One Tape at a Time: Preserving Music Memories

8/15/2018
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There are undiscovered musical treasures potentially fading away in closets, basements and storage units around the world. Seattle radio station KEXP teamed up with local universities and media organizations to help save a little of this cultural history with the Pop-Up Music Memory Digitization Lab. For one day members of the public were invited to […] The post Podcast #154 – One Tape at a Time: Preserving Music Memories appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:51

Podcast #153 Licensed and Unlicensed Low Power Radio

8/7/2018
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Two interviews that cover the state of low power radio in the United States. Stations that are on the air without a license – also known as Pirate Radio – and the low power stations that have FCC permission to broadcast due in part to the hard work of the former pirates. This episode is […] The post Podcast #153 Licensed and Unlicensed Low Power Radio appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:51

Podcast #152 – The Longest Running Hip-Hop Radio Show in The World?

7/25/2018
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The Eclipse Show on community radio station KGNU in Boulder CO is celebrating 40 years on the air, making it quite possibly the longest running hip hop radio show in the world. Radio Survivor has been examining the role that community and college radio has played in the development of hip hop culture, especially in […] The post Podcast #152 – The Longest Running Hip-Hop Radio Show in The World? appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:51

Podcast #151 – The Wave Farm Grows Transmission Arts

7/18/2018
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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 […] The post Podcast #151 – The Wave Farm Grows Transmission Arts appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:10:05

Podcast #150 – Sympathy for Kenny G

7/10/2018
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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 […] The post Podcast #150 – Sympathy for Kenny G appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:01:26

Podcast #149 – How To Get Started Podcasting

7/3/2018
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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). […] The post Podcast #149 – How To Get Started Podcasting appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:43

Podcast #148 – Solving the Mystery of Summer Camp Radio

6/27/2018
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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 […] The post Podcast #148 – Solving the Mystery of Summer Camp Radio appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:00:19

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

6/19/2018
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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 […] The post Podcast #147 – Prison Radio Exhibit and a High School Station in a Band Room appeared first on Radio...

Duration:01:08:56

Podcast #146 – Volunteer Radio from Antarctica

6/12/2018
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We travel all the way to Antarctica to learn about mysterious community radio station, Ice Radio, which is the latest iteration of a radio station that began more than 50 years ago. Our guest Elizabeth Delaquess is a Broadcast Engineer at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, working at both the radio and television stations there. She […] The post Podcast #146 – Volunteer Radio from Antarctica appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:16:55

Podcast #145 – Hip-Hop Radio Archive

6/5/2018
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The Hip-Hop Radio Archive aims to digitize, preserve, share, and contextualize recordings of hip-hop radio from the 1980s and 1990s from commercial, college, community, and pirate stations of all sizes, telling the stories of the shows and the people that made them. Our guest is founder of the archive, Ryan MacMichael. Radio Survivor is a […] The post Podcast #145 – Hip-Hop Radio Archive appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:09:14

Podcast #144 – Standing Up for LPFM’s Slice of the Pie

5/30/2018
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Applications for 1,000 translator radio stations may pose a threat to low-power FM stations, say three community radio groups. So the groups filed informal objections against all of them, slowing down the FCC’s processing of these applications. This move has sparked controversy within the radio industry. The Center for International Media Action, Common Frequency, Inc. […] The post Podcast #144 – Standing Up for LPFM’s Slice of the Pie appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:51

Podcast #143 – The Fight for an Open Internet Advances on Many Fronts

5/22/2018
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The future of all communications is at stake, explains Tim Karr, Senior Director of Strategy and Communications for Free Press. On May 15 the Senate voted to restore Net Neutrality by overturning the FCC’s decision to undo the 2015 Open Internet order. Now the fight turns to the House. While victory is uncertain, Karr says […] The post Podcast #143 – The Fight for an Open Internet Advances on Many Fronts appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:01:42

Podcast #142 – Touring WHPK’s Bell Tower & YouTube’s ‘Pirate Radio’

5/15/2018
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Kanye West and Common had an epic freestyle rap battle on WHPK. That’s just one reason why the University of Chicago’s station is interesting and historic. Jennifer Waits takes us on a virtual tour of the studios, located in an actual working bell tower. Jennifer, Eric and Paul also discuss how college radio has played […] The post Podcast #142 – Touring WHPK’s Bell Tower & YouTube’s ‘Pirate Radio’ appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:09:02

Podcast #140 – From Podcasting to Virtual Reality, with Reagan Jackson and Sandy Cioffi

5/1/2018
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Our first live episode might just blow your mind. Recorded at the Alliance for Community Media Northwest Summit, it’s time to break down barriers between media platforms. That’s we’re tackling podcasting and virtual reality, and how they relate to social justice and equity. Our guests are writer, artist, teacher and activist Reagan Jackson and Sandy […] The post Podcast #140 – From Podcasting to Virtual Reality, with Reagan Jackson and Sandy Cioffi appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:19:19

Podcast #139 – Sinclair and the FCC: Opening the Door to Local Media Oligopoly

4/24/2018
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The Sinclair Group is all ready the largest TV owner by far in the U.S. and its’ editorial content makes it essentially a propaganda arm of the Trump Administration. Will the F.C.C. under Trump succeed in bending media ownership rules to allow Sinclair to grow to twice it’s current size? Under President Obama, the F.C.C […] The post Podcast #139 – Sinclair and the FCC: Opening the Door to Local Media Oligopoly appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:01:51

Podcast #138 – Radio History on Display at the San Francisco Airport

4/17/2018
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We visit the “On The Radio” exhibit on radio history at the San Francisco Airport Museum, where travelers can feast their eyes on 27 cases full of historical items related to radio’s past, ranging from 1920s crystal radios to 1970s novelty radios. And Paul brings us an update on where unlicensed radio, aka Pirates, stand […] The post Podcast #138 – Radio History on Display at the San Francisco Airport appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:04:12

Podcast #137 – Transmission Art with Zach Poff

4/10/2018
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On the Radio Survivor program today we are talking about making art with radio technology and listening to sound art. Our guest is media artist, educator and maker-of-things, Zach Poff. Show Notes Zach Poff’s Pond Station is broadcasting live during the day-light hours from just below the surface of a pond. Soundcamp is a network […]

Duration:00:59:57

Podcast #135 – Resurfacing Women’s Contributions in Podcasting History

3/27/2018
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Women made significant contributions to the initial development of podcasting that have been forgotten. Historian Jennifer Hyland-Wang has been resurfacing these contributions, and drawing parallels with women’s contributions to the formative years of radio. She joins us on this episode to share this history and examine the ways in which the structural biases of the […]

Duration:00:58:51

Podcast #134 – The KRAB-FM Archives

3/20/2018
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KRAB was the fourth-ever community radio station in the U.S., serving Seattle, WA from 1962 to 1984. Like any community station, it broadcast thousands of hours of original and important programming during that time, documenting important social movements and voices not heard, or not heard clearly, in mainstream media. Former volunteer and board member Chuck […]

Duration:00:58:43

Podcast #132 – Sounding Out on the Cultural Politics of Sound & Listening

3/7/2018
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How often do you think about how you listen? What assumptions do you make about a person’s voice, their pitch or accent? What sound is desirable, and what’s rejected as noise? Prof. Jennifer Stoever thinks about these questions, a lot. And so do a growing number of scholars working in a field called Sound Studies. […]

Duration:00:58:51