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

Radio Survivor - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 18:26

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 […]

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College Radio Watch: AM Radio to End at Quinnipiac U, KDVS Tour and More News

Radio Survivor - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:41

Happy New Year! With many colleges still on winter break, things are fairly quiet on the college radio news front. A Visit to College Radio Station KDVS Still catching up on my radio station travels from 2018, on last week’s podcast/radio show I was happy to feature my visit to the University of California, Davis […]

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Radio’s Wheels of Steel Are Coming Back: The Technics SL-1200 Mk VII

Radio Survivor - Sat, 01/12/2019 - 19:05

If Jennifer’s radio tours and my recent visits to stations are any indication, it seems like a large percentage of the physical media being played on community and college stations are vinyl records. Since true broadcast turntables have been out of production for decades, a variety of reasonably sturdy DJ turntables have filled in the […]

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

Radio Survivor - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 18:40

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 […]

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How to turn card catalogue cards into community art

Radio Survivor - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 17:50

Check out this video (filmed and edited by me) in which Bob explains how thousands of old school card catalogue cards became beautiful little pieces of community based art.

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The Shortwave Radio of the Internet: Low Bitrate Streaming

Radio Survivor - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 09:23

While updating the 2004 podcast entries for my old radio show “mediageek” I was reminded that I used to post the episodes in both a 64kbps mono “broadcast quality” MP3 and a 16kbps. The reason why I posted such a low bitrate file, containing relatively low fidelity, was to make the show accessible to listeners […]

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Walking the Talk: Preserving ‘mediageek’ at the Internet Archive

Radio Survivor - Sun, 01/06/2019 - 09:03

We’ve talked a lot about archiving and preserving radio here at Radio Survivor, especially on our podcast. Inevitably during these discussions I’ll open my big mouth and muse about how I should archive my own work somewhere it’ll be in safe hands, like the Internet Archive. But up to now, it’s just been talk. Now, […]

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Podcast Prowler: History & Archiving with ‘Jason Scott Talks His Way Out of It’

Radio Survivor - Sat, 01/05/2019 - 16:05

I’ve been following the work of historian and archivist Jason Scott for more than a decade, ever since he released his film “BBS: The Documentary” (available on the Internet Archive). He’s known for relentless efforts to preserve digital artifacts and media, like the text files that were the stock-in-trade of the early internet, Usenet and […]

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