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    Podcast #339- 75 Years of Listener Supported Radio

    Podcast #339- 75 Years of Listener Supported Radio

    Matthew Lasar talks with Brian Edwards-Tiekert, host of KPFA’s Upfront to commemorate the Birthday of Pacifica Radio.

    • 59 min
    Podcast #338 – YouTube, Video and Podcasting

    Podcast #338 – YouTube, Video and Podcasting

    In the last few years YouTube has become one of the most popular platforms for consuming podcasts, even though it’s a primarily a video platform, and podcasts have traditionally been an audio-first medium. This fact has raised both questions and concerns with podcasters. Paul has worked on research studies intended to better understand why and how people use YouTube to consume podcasts. He shares that data along with analyses and thoughts on how podcasters might think about YouTube and video.







    Show Notes:









    * Sounds Profitable’s Sound You Can See study







    * The Download on Podcasts, Fall 2023







    * YouTube and Video Will Grow Podcasting in 2024







    * Podcasting on YouTube









    Show Credits:









    * This episode was produced by Paul Riismandel







    * Hosted by Jennifer Waits, Eric Klein and Paul Riismandel







    * Edited by Eric Klein

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Podcast #337 – Catching up on Radio News including LPFM, a College Radio Archive, Documentaries, and More

    Podcast #337 – Catching up on Radio News including LPFM, a College Radio Archive, Documentaries, and More

    The Radio Survivor team returns for a new episode, during which Jennifer, Eric and Paul recap some of the latest radio news. Topics this week including LPFM, college radio history, radio documentaries, expanding and returning radio stations, and a slow radio broadcast for Earth Day.







    Jennifer talks about her new gig working on a college radio history collection that is part of the Digital Library of Amateur Radio and Communications (DLARC) on the Internet Archive.







    Additionally, we cover some updates to the radio landscape, including details about the most recent low-power FM licensing window, during which 388 groups (and counting) have been awarded construction permits for new LPFM stations. In San Francisco, streaming radio station BFF.fm is the recipient of one of these coveted spots on the dial.







    Also coming to the San Francisco airwaves is Seattle-based non-commercial radio station KEXP, which acquired the former KREV full-power FM commercial frequency in a bankruptcy auction. Across the country in New York City, streaming community radio station East Village Radio is returning after it ceased operations nearly a decade ago.







    A few radio stories are coming to the big screen. 35,000 Watts, a documentary about college radio, has made its debut and is initially hitting the college radio circuit. Jennifer will be in attendance at a 35,000 Watts screening and panel discussion at Pomona College on March 28th as part of a fundraising event for college radio station KSPC. Another radio film in the works, 40 Watts to Nowhere, recounts the story of pirate radio station KBLT, which ran out of founder Sue Carpenter’s home in Silver Lake near Los Angeles in the late 1990s.







    Finally, we alert stations to an opportunity to participate in the annual Earth Day radio event: Wetland Project Slow Radio Broadcast on April 22, 2024. Stations can air all or part of the 24-hour broadcast featuring the sounds of nature, including birds, frogs, insects, and airplanes.







    Show Notes:









    * Podcast #335 – Digital Library of Amateur Radio and Communications (DLARC)







    * DLARC on the Internet Archive







    * College Radio Collection on DLARC







    * Website for the college radio documentary 35,000 Watts







    * 35,000 Watts screening dates







    * Pomona College radio station KSPC-FM website (and see Jennifer’s tour of KSPC)







    * BFF.fm on LPFM (Bff.fm)







    * Jennifer’s tour of BFF.fm







    * KEXP Coming Soon to the Bay Area (KEXP)

    • 59 min
    Podcast #336 – Educational Radio and the Beginnings of Public Radio

    Podcast #336 – Educational Radio and the Beginnings of Public Radio

    On this edition of the show, we explore public radio history, specifically the origins of public radio in the United States, including the important role played by college and university-based stations. Josh Shepperd joins to talk about his new book, Shadow of the New Deal: The Victory of Public Broadcasting, which examines the intersections between the media reform movement, public broadcasting, educational technology and communications policy and research. Josh is an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder and is Director of the Radio Preservation Task Force at the Library of Congress.







    Show Notes:









    * Josh Shepperd’s website at University of Colorado Boulder







    * Radio Preservation Task Force of the Library of Congress







    * Shadow of the New Deal: The Victory of Public Broadcasting (affiliate link on Amazon)







    * Association of College and University Broadcasting Stations (ACUBS) evolved into the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB)







    * Unlocking the Airwaves collection of NAEB materials







    * Robert McChesney’s book: Telcommunications, Mass Media, and Democracy: The Battle for the Control of U.S. Broadcasting, 1928-1935 (affiliate link on Amazon)







    * What is Low Power FM? (page on Radio Survivor)







    * Podcast #333 – Low Power FM for Dummies (LPFM window opens Dec. 6, 2023)







    * Prometheus Radio Project







    * Common Frequency









    Show Credits:









    * This episode was produced by Jennifer Waits







    * Hosted by Jennifer Waits, Eric Klein and Paul Riismandel







    * Edited by Eric Klein

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Podcast #335 – Digital Library of Amateur Radio and Communications

    Podcast #335 – Digital Library of Amateur Radio and Communications

    On this week’s show, we peek behind the scenes of The Digital Library of Amateur Radio and Communications (DLARC). A project of the Internet Archive, the DLARC collection includes a range of amateur radio-related materials, including magazines, ham radio newsletters, podcasts and even discussion forums. Within the expansive library are items generally categorized as non-commercial radio, including pirate radio, shortwave, numbers stations, experimental radio, and “radio weirdness.” Additionally, every episode of the Radio Survivor Podcast was recently added to DLARC, which is how we learned about this archive. DLARC’s Curator Kay Savetz joins us on Radio Survivor to talk about not only the archive, but also how you can contribute.







    Show Notes









    * The Digital Library of Amateur Radio and Communications (DLARC)







    * Kay Savetz website







    * Radio Survivor Podcast episodes archived on DLARC







    * October 2022 announcement about launch of DLARC







    * Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC)







    * Internet Archive







    * Podcast #178: Irish Pirate Radio Archive (with guests Brian Greene and John Walsh)







    * Podcast #212: Border Radio in North America (with guest Kevin Curran)







    * Podcast #260: Radio History on the Northern Border of Mexico (with guest Sonia Robles)







    * Look out FCC Part 15 Devices: AM radio is gonna getcha! (learn about Matthew’s Part 15 spider)







    * Radio4All







    * The Shortwave Report







    * Mediageek radio show









    Show Credits:









    * This episode was produced by Jennifer Waits







    * Hosted by Jennifer Waits, Eric Klein, Matthew Lasar, and Paul Riismandel







    * Edited by Eric Klein

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Podcast #334 – College Radio’s Hidden Early History

    Podcast #334 – College Radio’s Hidden Early History

    World College Radio Day takes place on October 6, 2023 and in honor of that, we dig into the early history of college radio on our latest episode of the show. Jennifer Waits walks us through her research about college radio in the 1920s and earlier, sharing details from a paper that she presented this past spring at the Radio Preservation Task Force Conference at the Library of Congress. In that paper, she argues that we should be broadening our definitions of what college radio is, pointing out examples of radio clubs, radio experiments, and amateur radio activities that mirror the activities of future “broadcast” stations.







    Jennifer recounts stories from more than 100 years ago, pointing out the incredible contributions that students have made to radio history. Along the way, we hear tales about early student radio practitioners at places like Haverford College, Union College, Harvard University, and Columbia University. Jennifer also asks for listeners to share details that they may have about very early college radio (1920s and earlier) at other schools.







    Show Notes:









    * College Radio Day







    * World College Radio Day is October 6







    * College radio history resources on Radio Survivor’s “About College Radio” page







    * College Radio Watch: College Radio is Older Than You Think







    * Radio Preservation Task Force







    * 2023 Radio Preservation Task Force Conference







    * Jennifer’s radio station tours







    * College radio history on Radio Survivor







    * Union College (WRUC) radio tour







    * Making Waves: Race, radio and the legacy of Wendell King (Union College)







    * From Wireless Experiments to Streaming: The Secret History and Changing Role of College Radio at Haverford College, 1923-2014







    * Haverford on the Radio (Jennifer’s piece in Haverford Magazine)







    * WHRC – Haverford College Radio Tours from 2009 and a href="http://spinningindie.blogspot.com/2014/10/radio-station-field-trip-165-whrc-at.

    • 59 min

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