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Honoring Michele Hilmes’ Contribution to Radio Studies

Back in February, our Academic Series featured an interview with distinguished radio scholar Michele Hilmes. The interview touched on a variety of issues in Radio Studies, including the lost critical history of radio and the transnational production on sound media. What I find to be so great about this interview is the way that Michele […]

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Deezer rolls out podcasts, 20k shows on demand

The proverbial second shoe is dropping from Deezer’s acquisition of Stitcher. The #2 global streaming service bought the podcast rich audio platform last October. Now it has announced the release of 20,000 entertainment, news, sports, and comedy shows on demand. This will include lots of content from NPR, the Financial Times, WNYC, plus Monocle 24, […]

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College and community radio to FCC: no more payola!

Just one more noteworthy filing to mention in the Federal Communications Commission’s proceeding on whether to loosen up the agency’s “payola” rules. It comes from a group of college and community radio advocates, responding to a broadcaster petition asking to be relieved of the requirement that they immediately tell listeners when someone has paid a radio station […]

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Digital Watch: ISPs & Telcos Ask Court to Block FCC’s Open Internet Order Immediately

There is already a pile of lawsuits challenging the FCC’s Open Internet Order waiting for attention from appeals courts. On Wednesday all of the major telecom and cable industry groups made a volley to jumpstart this process. The U.S. Telecom Association, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, the CTIA, AT&T, the American Cable Association, CenturyLink […]

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College Radio Flashback: Covering Campus Disturbances in the 1960s and 70s

I’ve been thumbing through a couple of bound editions of IBS’ The Journal of College Radio from 1970 to 1972 and it’s an incredible look at college radio in that era. Concerns of the day included potential policy changes for carrier-current broadcasters, questions about the FCC’s rules on obscenity (not much has changed!), and excitement […]

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