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The ‘Destination DIY’ Podcast Is Now ‘Rendered’

Portland-based podcaster Julie Sabatier has been producing the Destination DIY podcast for going on five years. The show highlights people and groups who are doing all sorts of things themselves, from making music to butchering meat. I first talked with Sabatier in November 2013, when she was conducting a crowdfunding campaign to cover monthly production […]

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The FCC Passes Network Neutrality, Kills Internet “Fast-Lanes”

In a party-line three-to-two vote, today the FCC passed open internet rules that reclassifies internet service as a public utility. Here are some key provisions of the Open Internet Order that are of particular interest to consumers and internet broadcasters. It’s important to note that these provisions apply equally to mobile broadband–3G, 4G and LTE–as […]

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UK to community radio: sign up for a digital experiment

The United Kingdom’s broadcast regulator has announced trials to help smaller, community based radio stations access the UK’s digital audio broadcasting (DAB) system. According to Ofcom, nearly half of adults in the UK (48.9 percent) say they own a DAB radio set. But getting access to a DAB “digital multiplex” service area is expensive; most […]

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Digital Watch: Net Neutrality Ready for Vote, Slate Debuts Podcast Network, BBC Upsets Internet Listeners

The most significant digital radio news this week is the FCC’s vote on Open Internet rules happening at Thursday’s open meeting. The proceedings begin at 10:30 AM EST, and will be streamed live. I posted an overview on Tuesday, and things haven’t changed much since then. The House Communications and Technology Subcommittee held a hearing […]

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My trip to The Tower, San Francisco Art Institute’s College Radio Station

In November, 2014 there was a fascinating exhibit at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) that was part of the week-long Haunted Reflections: Walter Benjamin in San Francisco event. In the course of researching the exhibit, I ran across some information about the unknown-to-me radio station at the San Francisco Art Institute known as The […]

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FCC Enforcement Against Pirate Radio Lowest Since 2005

FCC actions against unlicensed broadcasters hit their lowest point since 2005 last year. That’s according to John Anderson at DIYMedia.net. He’s been tracking enforcement actions against pirate radio since 1997. FCC Actions include station visits by Enforcement Bureau field agents, as well as more mundane things, like Notices of Unauthorized Operation, which are essentially letters […]

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