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

10/16/2018
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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 […] The post Podcast #163 – The Post-‘Radio Is Dead’ Era appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:03:19

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

10/11/2018
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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 […] The post Podcast #162 – The Future of Community Radio, Live from Grassroots Radio Conference appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:02:07

Podcast #161 – Happy College Radio Day 2018

10/3/2018
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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 […] The post Podcast #161 – Happy College Radio Day 2018 appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:03:06

Podcast #160 – Marking a Quarter-Century of Internet Radio

9/25/2018
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Internet radio is older than you think. In fact, it’s at least a quarter-century old… and maybe even a little older. That’s the history Dom Robinson uncovered, and he joins to tell the story. He’s the co-founder of online video company id3as and a contributing editor to Streaming Media, and he reveals how he discovered […] The post Podcast #160 – Marking a Quarter-Century of Internet Radio appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:43

Podcast #159 – Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes, in College Radio and Podcasting

9/18/2018
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Programming changes draw attention at one college station, while another might be close to the auction block, and a new San Francisco LPFM steps in to the spiritual space left behind by a beloved departed station. Team that with some big changes in the podcasting industry, and we’ve got a full episode. After hearing from […] The post Podcast #159 – Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes, in College Radio and Podcasting appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:56

Podcast #158 – Surveying Community Radio’s Deep Archives

9/13/2018
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More than 600 community radio recordings from 1965 – 1986 are archived at the University of Maryland. These tapes were shared through a program exchange operated by the National Federation of Community broadcasters. The breadth of programming contained in these programs is remarkable, and underscores the still-active mission of the NFCB to support and promote […] The post Podcast #158 – Surveying Community Radio’s Deep Archives appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:51

Podcast #157 – Restoring Net Neutrality, One State at a Time

9/6/2018
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California is on the cusp of restoring net neutrality. The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Katharine Trendacosta explains how this will happens, and what the implications are for the rest of the nation. Then Jennifer, Eric and Paul run down our slate of live podcast recordings coming up at this year’s Grassroots Radio Conference in Portland, OR […] The post Podcast #157 – Restoring Net Neutrality, One State at a Time appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:13:45

Podcast #156 – Can We Strengthen Audio’s Public Domain?

8/29/2018
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In the U.S. the copyright situation for music and sound recordings made before 1972 is a mess of different and conflicting state laws. That’s because there is no overarching federal law. The unintended consequence is that archivists, librarians and artists are often afraid to duplicate, distribute or repurpose very old recordings that – if they […] The post Podcast #156 – Can We Strengthen Audio’s Public Domain? appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:43

Podcast #155 – Connecting Podcasting’s Future to Radio’s Past

8/22/2018
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This week Paul reflects on insights gained at this year’s Podcast Movement conference, focusing on the opportunity for more people to be served by community podcasting. Jennifer reports back from Radio Day by the Bay, which included a live radio drama performance that connects up to the present-day explosion in scripted fictional podcasts. And then […] The post Podcast #155 – Connecting Podcasting’s Future to Radio’s Past appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:13:55

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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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 #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