A podcast about a documentary about radio? Only on this show! George spoke with the director of Sex and Broadcasting, Tim K Smith in Los Angeles.
Sex and Broadcasting is a 2014 documentary about New Jersey’s longstanding freeform radio station WFMU, and its struggles to stay afloat. Along the way we encounter Tom Scharpling’s Best Show, The Minutemen, Jack Kevorkian, Irwin Chusid, the recession, the Free Music Archive, pragmatic utopias, ant invasions, The Hound, and the singular Ken Freedman who’s made it his life’s mission to keep WFMU on the air. The film also features appearances by Paul F. Tomkins, John Hodgman, Matt Groening, Lee Ranaldo, and Adam Horovitz.
You can find Sex And Broadcasting on Netflix, Kanopy, and iTunes. It should be out on DVD in the Spring and it’s also playing at the Seeyousound International Music Film Festival in Turin, Italy.
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