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    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
    Podcast #323 – Hope Labor, Burnout, and Balance: Getting Real about Podcasting

    Podcast #323 – Hope Labor, Burnout, and Balance: Getting Real about Podcasting

    As the year and semester draws to a close, we get real on this week’s episode and talk about work, burnout, volunteer labor, and how podcasting is not immune to the everyday stressors and challenges that we are all feeling right about now! Two of our favorite scholars, Jennifer Lynn Stoever and Hannah McGregor, join us to lend their perspectives on the work of podcasting and sound studies. We touch on the often-under acknowledged labor behind this work, discuss ways to create personal boundaries around work expectations, and learn about the concept of “hope labor.” Jennifer Lynn Stoever is an Associate Professor of English at Binghamton University, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sounding Out!: The Sound Studies Blog, and the author of The Sonic Color Line. Hannah McGregor is Assistant Professor of Publishing at Simon Fraser University as well as co-director of the Amplify Podcast Network and co-creator of Witch, Please, a feminist podcast on the world of Harry Potter.







    Show Notes:







    * Jennifer Stoever’s website* Sounding Out! is a scholarly publication and podcast focused on sound studies * Jennifer Stoever’s book: The Sonic Color Line: Race and the Cultural Politics of Listening* Hannah McGregor’s website* Amplify Podcast Network* Witch, Please podcast* SpokenWeb Podcast* Secret Feminist Agenda podcast* Previous Radio Survivor episodes with Jennifer Stoever and Hannah McGregor* Podcast #132: Sounding Out on the Cultural Politics of Sound & Listening (Jennifer Stoever)* Podcast #275: Making Scholarly Podcasts Count (Hannah McGregor)* Podcast #284: SpokenWeb and Literary Sound (Hannah McGregor)* Podcast # 289: Celebrating Women in Sound (Jenny Stoever and Jennifer Hyland Wang)* Digital Sound Studies book* Not Sorry podcasting network* Patreon* Podcast #321: The Long Sordid History of Broadcast Indecency Enforcement* Journal of Popular Music Studies* Sounding Out! on Twitter* a href="https://soundstudiesblog.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Podcast #322 – College Radio History at WRAS

    Podcast #322 – College Radio History at WRAS

    On the show this week, we explore one of our favorite topics: college radio history. Our guest, Andreas Preuss, just completed a multi-faceted project about student radio station WRAS at Georgia State University in Atlanta for his master’s thesis: Left of the Dial: Right on the Music: 50 Years of Georgia State FM Radio. We dig into various aspects of the station’s past, as well as Preuss’ interesting path to this project, having worked in college radio in the past as well as in commercial media for decades.







    Show Notes:







    * College radio station WRAS-FM at Georgia State University* Left of the Dial: Right on the Music: 50 Years of Georgia State FM Radio (MA thesis)* From R.E.M. to GPB, A Student Documents the Bittersweet History of College Radio Powerhouse WRAS (Saporta Report) * Radio Survivor coverage of WRAS/GPB programming takeover and protests circa 2014-2015* Tulane University radio station WTUL-FM in New Orleans* Shortwave radio station WRNO (Wikipedia)* WRNO Worldwide website* Vanderbilt University’s college radio station WRVU* Katherine Rye Jewell website* Podcast #244: Exploring the So-Called ‘Golden Age’ of College Radio (with guest Katherine Jewell)* Podcast #164: College Radio and the Culture Wars (with guest Katherine Jewell)* WPRB-FM at Princeton University* College Radio Watch: WPRB Launches History Site* Jennifer Waits’ 2012 field trip report from visit to WRAS-FM* Jennifer Waits’ 2016 field trip report from visit to WRPB-FM

    • 1 hr 48 min

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