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Here are some online radio stations and new applications worth exploring this weekend. oWow radio in Cleveland is getting a lot of positive media attention, and it’s all deserved as far as I can tell. oWow is basically a revival of your rock FM station station circa 1976 or so, with actual live local deejays, […]
TIDAL–recently acquired by rapper/entrepreneur Jay-Z–is one of two uncompressed streaming music services available in the US. Instead of serving up tracks compressed using so-called “lossy codecs” MP3, AAC or Ogg Vorbis like Spotify, Beats Music or Rdio, uncompressed services stream full CD-quality music for higher fidelity. Deezer’s Elite service beat TIDAL to the uncompressed punch […]
It’s not like we didn’t see it coming. The FCC is taking flak from Congress about its Open Internet rules passed last month, and this week the first wave of lawsuits has been filed. The United States Telecom Association is the biggest plaintiff, representing the nation’s largest broadband providers. The other suit was filed by […]
In the world of streaming music services Amazon Prime Music is more like the bubble gum in a pack of baseball cards. It’s not the reason you buy the pack, but you’ll probably chew it anyway. Introduced last year, Prime Music serves up commercial-free, on demand music to subscribers to Amazon Prime, which also has […]
Later this week, the annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference kicks off in Montreal, Quebec. This year’s conference is loaded with sound and radio scholarship, which is a great indicator of the state of radio and sound studies in academia today!
I spent last week at the SXSW conference in Austin. This post begins a series of articles about what I saw and heard, and what I think it might mean for radio. I’ll get to radio soon, but first I want to narrate my way through one of the conference’s highlights, a panel titled “The Celebrity Economy […]
Here’s the panel description: “BBC radio heavyweights Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens reveal how to get a foot in the door at UK radio.” I’ll be there and listening at five PM SXSW (Austin) time.
A big piece of college radio news this week was the announcement that students at WRAS-FM at Georgia State University (GSU) have filed an appeal with the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents, protesting the loss of daytime FM airtime for students over WRAS-FM and arguing that student funds were misappropriated. Last year, […]
It was a slow week in LPFM approvals, with just five construction permits issued. There’s one time-sharing arrangement in the bunch, with two Catholic-associated organizations broadcasting on 106.5 FM in Raleigh, NC. The Corporation for Educational Advancement will be on from 2 PM to 2 AM seven days a week, while the Columbus Club of […]