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Podcast #189: No Locked Grooves for Podcasts

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 23:37

Jennifer, Eric and Paul sit down to review the latest research on podcasts from the Infinite Dial and Podcast Consumer reports, which leads to consideration of the transition between analog and digital media, inspired by Vinylthon. From 78s to CDs, and music memories to smooth jazz, just how great is this episode? Ask Dr. Science. […]

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When it comes to classical music (and classical radio), don’t mess with (San Antonio) Texas

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 18:19

KPAC is another reason why San Antonio, Texas is a great place for classical music and classical radio.

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College Radio Watch: Vinylthon and More News

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 16:32

At Foothill College radio station KFJC-FM where I am a volunteer DJ and Publicity Director, we are in the midst of 100+ hours of all-vinyl programming as part of College Radio Foundation’s 4th annual Vinylthon. As Paul outlines in his post this week, the official Vinylthon celebration of vinyl records is scheduled for Saturday, April […]

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This Concise History of LPFM in the U.S. Is a Must-Read

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 14:59

Most press coverage of low-power FM focuses on particular stations, or the flourishing of the medium in the last half-decade. Not unexpectedly, rarely do articles delve into the deep history, which goes all the way back to 1948, with mileposts in the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s, leading up the FCC’s eventual creation of the […]

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140 Stations Celebrate Vinylthon this Saturday

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 23:56

It started in college radio and now is sweeping stations around the world. No, I’m not talking about R.E.M. It’s Vinylthon! This Saturday, April 13 – which, not coincidentally, happens to be Record Store Day – 140 stations will feature programming with only vinyl records, some going all day long. The ones that clock in […]

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Podcast #188 – Hip-Hop Radio Archive (rebroadcast)

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 03:00

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. This is a rebroadcast […]

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College Radio Watch: Moonies, Nirvana, and Trent Reznor’s College Radio Ties

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 16:55

This week, so many fascinating college radio stories caught my eye. We learn about college radio’s profound influence on music culture in the 1980s and 1990s in a piece about the marketing of Nirvana as well as in Trent Reznor’s recent speech at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Reznor explains that college radio […]

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Podcast #187 – Archiving LGBTQ Radio History

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 01:00

This week our guest is Brian DeShazor, an independent radio researcher and founder of the Queer Radio Research Project. Formerly the Director of the Pacifica Radio Archives, DeShazor has taken a special interest in uncovering and highlighting the LGBTQ voices that have graced the community radio airwaves. On the episode, we discuss the history of […]

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