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Now Streaming: ‘Corporate.FM’ Clearly Explains the Decline of Commercial Radio

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 08:01

“The radio industry… is an example of an industry that was doing pretty well, and they gutted it.” The “they” is the private equity industry, which provided the financing to companies like Clear Channel (iHeartRadio) and Cumulus to go on the epic buying sprees that resulted in today’s enormously consolidated commercial radio landscape. Investigative reporter […]

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Join the Radio Survivor Facebook Community

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 00:48

If you use Facebook, we invite you to join our new group to discuss, learn and share information, thoughts and ideas about community media. Given recent controversies about Facebook’s management of user data you might wonder why we chose Facebook, and why we don’t host the community on our own website. Please let me explain. […]

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Radio Review Follow-Up: The Tivdio V-115 – Still Great, But Not a DX Champ

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 21:14

Back in March I released a video review of the Tivdio V-115 portable digital radio. I praised it for being very nice sounding – especially for being so small – having decent reception, and for being able to record airchecks to a microSD card. After using the radio during some travels I decided to record […]

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Minnesota’s classical safe harbor hour; cellos and weddings (sacred and profane)

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 13:36

On Wednesday, into my classical/radio newsfeed fell this notification about Minnesota Classical Radio (MPR)’s playlist for May 23, 2018. Through the day you get the usual stuff: Schubert, Elgar, Vivaldi. Then the 10 PM hour arrives, and  . . . KABOING: Refuge Baljinder Sekhon Robert McCormick McCormick Percussion Group Gumboots David Bruce Carducci Quartet Julian […]

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College Radio Watch: WUEV Sale?, Radio Conferences, and More News

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 08:23

In 2011, I wrote about the heroic efforts in 2006 that resulted in college radio station WUEV being saved from a potential sale by University of Evansville. It was a shining example of how an open-minded university president involved students, alumni and fans of college radio station WUEV in the discussion about its future. The […]

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

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 20:30

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 […]

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The Podcast Patent Troll Is Dead and Buried

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 01:00

The final nail in the coffin of the so-called “podcast patent troll” has been struck. Last week the Supreme Court declined the petition for review filed by Personal Audio, the company holding the original patent for “a system for disseminating media content” that it claimed applied to all podcasts. Personal Audio was challenging a 2015 […]

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KGNU, KMUD Celebrate Big Anniversaries; BBC Head Says Streaming Could Kill Radio; Prison Radio Exhibit | Around the Web May 13 – 20, 2018

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 21:51

Every week we share dozens of interesting radio and community media stories from all over the web on Twitter. Because we don’t want you to miss them, here’s some of the best, for the week ending May 13, 2018: "The co-founder and owner of the only African American radio station in east central Illinois announced […]

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College Radio Watch: WONC at 50, Radio Journalism, and More News

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 08:15

My tour of college radio station WHPK at University of Chicago is one of the main topics on this week’s Radio Survivor podcast/radio show, so take a listen to hear more about this historic station in a Gothic bell tower. Also this week, Radio Survivor has started a new “Around the Web” feature, highlighting interesting […]

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

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 04:01

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 […]

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30th Anniversary of Irish Pirate Closure; 24-hour Radio Free Palestine Special – Around the Web May 7 – 13, 2018

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 00:16

Every week we share dozens of interesting radio and community media stories from all over the web on Twitter. Because we don’t want you to miss them, here’s some of the best, for the week ending May 13, 2018: A new exhibition in Dublin is to officially commemorate the 30th anniversary of the closure of […]

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College Radio Watch: The 2000 KTRU Shutdown, CKUT Radio Camp, and More News

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 18:52

With the spring semester rapidly drawing to a close, college radio stations are wrapping up the year, hosting spring concerts (WHPK’s Summer Breeze festival is tomorrow, Saturday, May 12 in Chicago), and making preparations for the fall. With finals, papers, and graduations; it’s a hectic time. Some stations are also running summer camps for kids […]

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Podcast #141 – How Radio Isn’t Done, According To Negativland’s Don Joyce

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 20:23

Musician, DJ and radio artist Don Joyce passed away nearly three years ago, leaving behind a voluminous archive of his unparalelled collage radio program “Over the Edge.” The documentary “How Radio Isn’t Done” sheds light on this member of Negativland, his life and his work in recontextualizing the never-ending flow of media messages that flood […]

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Is YouTube the Home of the New Radio Pirates?

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 20:08

“Will performance royalties create a new class of radio pirate?” That was the question I posed in early 2016 after the music royalty rates for small internet radio webcasters skyrocketed with the expiration of the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009. In essence I wondered if some webcasters would just choose to keep on broadcasting online […]

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College Radio Watch: Chicago Radio Tours, Lip Sync Battle, Swag, and More News

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 15:03

In the fall, I had a great visit to see college radio station WHPK at University of Chicago. The focus of my 143rd station tour report (posted this week); WHPK just celebrated its 50th anniversary of FM broadcasting, although radio history at University of Chicago stretches back further. Chicago College Radio Tours I feel lucky […]

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Grassroots Radio Conference 2018 To Be Held Oct. 5 -7 in Portland, OR

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 00:53

Community radio KBOO-FM is hosting this year’s Grassroots Radio Conference on the occasion of the station’s 50th anniversary. The conference is happening October 5 – 7, 2018 and registration is open now. Founded in 1996, the GRC is intended to be a space where broadcasters, producers and supporters can share skills, discuss important issues and […]

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

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 04:01

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 […]

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