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    Podcast #329: New York College Radio Tours

    Podcast #329: New York College Radio Tours

    The Radio Survivors return with a new podcast episode! Jennifer reports on her visits to four college radio stations in New York state in November, 2022. Part of a longtime project to document radio station field trips, these recent tours are her first since 2019. As COVID-19 restrictions have loosened, stations are largely back to normal operations, with many on an upswing, with more active participants. Jennifer also shares some radio history tidbits, as each of the stations that she visited has fascinating back stories. At Union College, students began broadcasting music over amateur radio in 1920. A trip to the Union College archives was like a dream for our resident college radio historian.







    Show Notes:









    * Peruse all of Jennifer’s Radio Station Tours







    * Radio Station Visit #166: College Radio Station WCDB at University at Albany







    * WCDB-FM at University at Albany







    * WRUC-FM at Union College







    * WRUC in the Union College Archives & Special Collections







    * WXBC at Bard College







    * WRPI-FM at Rensselaer Polytechnic University







    * Wave Farm







    * Underground (Codes) piece at Wave Farm by Yvette Janine Jackson







    * Freeform Portland







    * Podcast #41: Raising the Antenna (Eric attends antenna-raising at Freeform Portland)







    * Radio Station Visit #151: Freeform Portland







    * Scumbag Radio







    * Podcast #95: Mixcloud can be Community Radio, Too







    * Is YouTube the Home of the New Radio Pirates?

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Podcast #328: Media Archaeology and Other Networks

    Podcast #328: Media Archaeology and Other Networks

    The Radio Survivors return with a new episode! For this edition, recorded in July, 2022, our guest is Lori Emerson, Founding Director of the Media Archaeology Lab (the MAL). She’s also an Associate Professor in the English Department and Director of the Intermedia Arts, Writing, and Performance Program at University of Colorado at Boulder.







    Lori joins us to chat about her current research into “other networks” and her work at the Media Archaeology Lab, which she started in 2009. Full of media from the past (computers, phones, radios, recording devices, books and more), the MAL “is a place for cross-disciplinary, experimental research, teaching, and creative practice using one of the largest collections in the world of still functioning media.” In our discussion, we also explore technology history, talk about Lori’s recent broadcasting experiments, and learn about the ways that experimental poetry is connected with vintage computers.







    Show Notes:







    * Lori Emerson‘s website* Other Networks exploration on Lori’s website* Media Archaeology Lab website* Lori Emerson’s Twitter* Sarah Grant, “Plant Nodes” * Danja Vasiliev, “Netless“* Emulated versions of bpNichol’s “First Screening” (1982-83, written in Apple Basic for Apple IIe)* One Laptop Per Child Mesh Network Wiki* libi striegl and Lori Emerson article “Anarchive as technique in the Media Archaeology Lab | building a one Laptop Per Child mesh network” (PDF download, requires Academia.edu registration)







    Show Credits:







    * This episode was produced by Jennifer Waits* Hosted by Jennifer Waits and Paul Riismandel* Edited by Eric Klein

    • 59 min
    Podcast #327: Industrial Music Systems and Workplace Broadcasts

    Podcast #327: Industrial Music Systems and Workplace Broadcasts

    On this week’s program, we turn our attention to the history of industrial music – not the noisy music genre – but music played in industrial settings for workers. A variety of services offered (and still offer) background music for workplaces. Muzak and the RCA Plant Broadcasting System are just a few of the products that were sold to companies in the hopes of increasing morale and/or efficiency. Our guest, Alix Hui is associate professor of History at Mississippi State University and has been studying the history of industrial music systems, as well as background music generally.







    Show Notes:







    * Alexandra Hui profile at Mississippi State University website* Alix’s paper at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference: “Laboring Sound: Industrial Music Systems, Worker Morale, and Pan-Aural Listening”* Walter Van Dyke Bingham, industrial psychologist (Wikipedia)* Muzak history (Wikipedia)* Mood Media website* Attention K-Mart Shoppers: K-Mart radio/audio collection on Archive.org* Muzak to Get Mutated To: E-Z Listening with DEVO (article on Dangerous Minds)* Scholar Emily Thompson

    • 59 min
    Podcast #326: The State of Listening and Broadcast Radio in 2022

    Podcast #326: The State of Listening and Broadcast Radio in 2022

    The annual Infinite Dial survey from Edison Research was recently released, showing what people in the US are listening to, and where. It even includes social media platforms like TikTok, which Eric observes young people often use like radio, playing in the background as they go about daily activities. We review the stats, and also get into the FCC’s latest count of radio stations. Spoiler alert: there are more than ever.







    Jennifer shares her recent visit to the Pyrite Radio art installation, featuring radios using fool’s gold as their crystal.







    Show Notes:







    * Edison Research Infinite Dial 2022* FCC Broadcast Stations Totals for Q1 2022* For comparison, Radio Station Totals for Q1 2012* Jennifer’s dispatch on Pyrite Radio for Hii Magazine

    • 58 min
    Podcast #325 – Ukraine Radio, Int’l Women’s Day and Franken FMs

    Podcast #325 – Ukraine Radio, Int’l Women’s Day and Franken FMs

    The Radio Survivors return to their microphones to review what’s new in radio. Of course, the Russian invasion of Ukraine hangs heavy over our heads, and we review how the international community is leveraging radio to delivery needed communications and information to Ukrainians, as well as how radio is attempting to serve the Ukrainian diaspora. Unfortunately, independent voices inside Russia are also being repressed.







    March is Women’s History Month, and the 8th is International Women’s Day. Jennifer participated in a special panel on “Gender Dynamics and Industry Barriers in Podcasting, Broadcasting, and Beyond,” airing on affiliate station XRAY.fm in Portland, Oregon.







    We also touch on the Franken FMs that refuse to die, the anticipated LPFM application window, and SPIN magazine’s coverage of ICE FM at Antarctica’s McMurdo Station.







    Show Notes







    * XRAY’s 5th Annual Amplify Women Teach-In* Polish Radio 1 is serving news to Ukraine with a Ukrainian-language news broadcast on longwave * WRMI Radio Miami International has resumed rebroadcasts of Radio Ukraine Int’l on shortwave daily, except Friday, at 1200 – 1230 UTC on 7570 kHz.* NY Times: BBC revives shortwave radio dispatches in Ukraine, and draws ire of Russia* The Guardian: State communications watchdog Roskomnadzor restricted access to BBC Russia’s online presence, as well as Radio Liberty and the Meduza media outlet* Reuters: Liberal Russian radio station is taken off air* Inside Radio: NAB Says Russian-Sponsored Programming Should Be Off U.S. Radio* College Radio Stands With Ukraine* About a “half-dozen” Franken-FMs remain on the air* SPIN: ICE FM: The World’s Most Remote — And Coldest — Radio Station* Podcast #146 – Volunteer Radio from Antarctica* Audium* World According to Sound* Jennifer’s review of World According to Sound

    • 58 min
    Podcast #324 – Heartfelt XMAS Filler

    Podcast #324 – Heartfelt XMAS Filler

    Your host Eric Klein has dug deep into some personal radio archives to produce this week’s episode.

    • 1 hr 29 min

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