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Podcast #120 – Have Your Own Tiny Radio Station

12/12/2017
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First conceived in the 1930s, there is a type of tiny little radio station that anyone can operate legally, without a license. Bill DeFelice of HobbyBroadcaster.net joins the show to tell us about so-called ‘Part 15’ radio stations, and how you can get on the air today, to broadcast around your house, or even your […] The post Podcast #120 – Have Your Own Tiny Radio Station appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration: 01:00:52


Podcast #119 – Chicago Independent Radio Project

12/5/2017
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The Chicago Independent Radio Project launched as an internet radio station nearly a decade ago, with a mission of bringing a truly independent music- and arts-focused community radio station to Chicago. Thanks to the Local Community Radio Act, which allowed the growth of low-power FM stations in the nation’s biggest cities—and a lot of hard […] The post Podcast #119 – Chicago Independent Radio Project appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration: 00:58:53


Podcast #118 – Making Sense of the FCC’s Effort to Kill Net Neutrality

11/28/2017
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The FCC is about to vote on rules that would reverse network neutrality protections that the Commission put in place just two years ago. The terms of this rollback were released right before Thanksgiving, and represent the FCC effectively abdicating its role in guaranteeing the free flow of information on the internet. Prof. Christoper Terry […] The post Podcast #118 – Making Sense of the FCC’s Effort to Kill Net Neutrality appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration: 01:02:11


Podcast #117 – Soundwork: Preserving the Legacy of Radio, Podcasts (& Alice’s Restaurant)

11/21/2017
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“Podcasts are luring people into listening,” Jennifer Waits reports, quoting the esteemed radio scholar Susan Douglas, from her keynote address at the recent Radio Preservation Task Force conference in Washington DC. Jennifer also relays some important reasons for studying radio history shared at the conference, especially to help understand the present and plan for the […] The post Podcast #117 – Soundwork: Preserving the Legacy of Radio, Podcasts (& Alice’s Restaurant) appeared first on...

Duration: 00:58:52


Podcast #116 – Community Podcasting in Community Radio

11/14/2017
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We’ve talked about community podcasting on the show, now we want to connect the dots to community radio. The apparent ubiquity of public radio podcasts makes it seem like a podcast of a radio show is just automatic. But, in fact, turning terrestrial shows into consistent podcasts requires work and thoughtful planning behind the scenes. […] The post Podcast #116 – Community Podcasting in Community Radio appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration: 00:58:52


Podcast #115 – The Federal Consolidation Commission

11/7/2017
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The Federal Communications Commission just proposed new ownership rules that would drastically loosen restrictions on broadcast station ownership limits. Prof. Christopher Terry from the University of Minnesota joins us again to help understand this proposal, and the threat to local journalism and broadcasting. He argues that it has be viewed in an historical context, with […] The post Podcast #115 – The Federal Consolidation Commission appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration: 00:58:51


Podcast #114 – A Common Sense Approach to Unlicensed Broadcasting

10/31/2017
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Journalism professor John Anderson has been tracking the FCC’s enforcement of unlicensed radio for 20 years, and has seen the agency have little success, despite the periodic uptick in policing the airwaves, such as we’re seeing now. He suggests there are common sense approaches to managing the FM broadcast spectrum that would address the underlying […] The post Podcast #114 – A Common Sense Approach to Unlicensed Broadcasting appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration: 00:58:43


Podcast #113 – Mutual Aid Saves College Radio Station

10/24/2017
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At the end of 2015, it looked like the University of Nevada-Las Vegas might hand over the keys to its radio station, KUNV-FM, to Nevada Public Radio. More than a year later the situation reversed course, with the university deciding to keep the station and increase student involvement. Our college radio watcher Jennifer Waits learned […] The post Podcast #113 – Mutual Aid Saves College Radio Station appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration: 00:58:43


Podcast #112 – Sinclair Could Become the Wal-Mart of TV

10/17/2017
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Ajit Pai was just renominated and confirmed as the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and there are a number of pivotal policy items ahead on his agenda. Our resident FCC watcher, Prof. Christopher Terry from the University of Minnesota, joins to help us understand what’s in store and what the stakes are. First, he […] The post Podcast #112 – Sinclair Could Become the Wal-Mart of TV appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration: 00:58:37


Podcast #111 – Celebrating College Radio Day 2017

10/3/2017
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Rob Quicke founded College Radio Day in order to celebrate this unique medium and service. This year’s College Radio Day happens Oct. 6. Now in its seventh year, the celebration has spread globally with hundreds of stations participating. Quicke, who is also the GM of WPSC-FM at William Paterson University, joins to share the story […] The post Podcast #111 – Celebrating College Radio Day 2017 appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration: 00:58:01


Podcast #110 – Grassroots Radio Conference Preview

9/26/2017
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The Grassroots Radio Conference is an annual meeting of community, college and other non-commercial radio stations for the purpose of skill-sharing, training and strengthening ties. We talk with Caitlin Reading, a LPFM station startup specialist who is helping to organize this year’s GRC, happening Oct. 6 – 9 at WCAA-LP in Albany, NY, to learn […] The post Podcast #110 – Grassroots Radio Conference Preview appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration: 00:58:56


Podcast #109 – News From Bainbridge Island to Reykjavík

9/19/2017
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As autumn kicks off in the northern hemisphere Jennifer, Eric and Paul circle back to share responses to last week’s episode, all about community podcasting, and look forward to what’s in store for community media this fall. Jennifer lets us know about two international festivals being broadcast by her home station KFJC, and reports on […] The post Podcast #109 – News From Bainbridge Island to Reykjavík appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration: 01:07:01


Podcast #108 – Advice for Launching a Hit Podcast

9/12/2017
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Zahra Noorbakhsh and Tanzila ‘Taz’ Ahmed started using the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim hashtag as a joke on twitter. When they started a podcast using the same name it became an instant hit. They were getting positive press coverage before they had even recorded their first episode. Zahra joins to discuss the show, and the things she has […] The post Podcast #108 – Advice for Launching a Hit Podcast appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration: 00:58:40


Podcast #107 – Exploring Community Podcasting

9/5/2017
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On this episode we revisit our features on Bainbridge Community Broadcasting, and our interviews with founders Barry and Channie Peters. BCB started out as a low-power community radio initiative, but pivoting into podcasting when the group discovered that would better serve their community. We’ll listen to our first conversation with them from July 2015, and […] The post Podcast #107 – Exploring Community Podcasting appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration: 00:58:22


Podcast #106 – Not Yet Big Enough to Fail

8/30/2017
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Paul reports back from the Podcast Movement 2017 conference with some fresh facts about this growing medium, along with observations and advice from speakers and keynotes. There are definitely nuggets of information that will be useful to community and college podcasters and podcasters. Radio Survivor is a listener-supported podcast. You can support us two ways: Make […] The post Podcast #106 – Not Yet Big Enough to Fail appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration: 00:59:06


Podcast #105 – From the Princeton Review to Incoming Wounded

8/22/2017
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The Princeton Review’s annual list of top college radio stations is out, and college radio expert Jennifer Waits joins to deconstruct the list, its methodology, and the notion of “best” college radio stations in the first place. Then Paul talks with Ed Hadley, who has been producing the overnight radio show “Incoming Wounded” on community […] The post Podcast #105 – From the Princeton Review to Incoming Wounded appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration: 01:01:45


Podcast #104 – Soundcloud, Patent Troll & the Legacy of Talk

8/16/2017
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We catch up on news that’s important to podcasters and broadcasters. Soundcloud received emergency investment to keep running, but is it still a sustainable host for podcasts? The podcast patent troll is totally dead, finally. And, responding to reader and listener questions, Paul reviews the history of proposals to create a low-power AM radio service […] The post Podcast #104 – Soundcloud, Patent Troll & the Legacy of Talk appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration: 00:58:26


Podcast #103 – The Popular Community Radio Movement in Argentina

8/9/2017
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Anita Pouchard Serra traveled across Argentina helping to set up new community radio stations with the DTL! collective. A photojournalist, she also documented the building of these stations, that are officially unlicensed, but operate in the spirit of a communications law that passed, but never went into effect. Anita joins to tell us about this […] The post Podcast #103 – The Popular Community Radio Movement in Argentina appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration: 01:10:26


Podcast #102 – How Inclusive Is Community Media, Really?

8/1/2017
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Sally Kane, CEO of the National Federation Community Broadcasters, has a question for community media: How inclusive are we, really? That’s the jumping off point for our conversation with Sally and her colleague Ernesto Aguilar, as they report back from the NFCB 2017 Conference, held in Denver, CO July 17 – 19. We discuss the […] The post Podcast #102 – How Inclusive Is Community Media, Really? appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration: 00:57:56


Podcast #101 – Racist Sandwich

7/25/2017
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Racist Sandwich is a Portland, Oregon based podcast that tackles the intersection of food, race, class and gender. Started by journalist Zahir Janmohamed and chef Soleil Ho, both with no prior podcasting experience, the show has received recommendations from outlets like the CBC and The New York Times. Zahir joins us to talk about learning […] The post Podcast #101 – Racist Sandwich appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration: 00:58:51

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