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Streaming Uncompressed Music Is Here: A Review of Deezer Elite

In September European music streaming platform Deezer entered the US with its Deezer Elite service which delivers true CD-quality uncompressed sound. Currently Deezer Elite is only available to owners of Sonos wireless audio systems. The Sonos system has been around more than a decade. It consists of speakers and audio components that connect wirelessly to […]

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Touring College Radio Station WLOY at Loyola University Maryland

My final radio station visit during my trip to the D.C. area in April, 2014 was to see WLOY at Loyola University Maryland. I’ve known WLOY’s Operations Manager John Devecka for a few years now, so I took a quick side-trip to Baltimore in order to see the station before heading to the airport.

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Equipment for Digitization at University of Maryland

The Importance of Radio History in the On-Demand Digital Age

A fantastic article was recently posted on Antenna Blog – a media and cultural studies blog operated by graduate students and faculty in Media & Cultural Studies at UW-Madison – that makes a number of strong claims about the need to study old media, including radio history. Its author, John McMurria, is an Assistant Professor […]

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New LPFM will bring alt/public bilingual mix to Bisbee, AZ

Congratulations to Borderlands Community Media, which has won a construction permit for a Low Power FM station in Bisbee, Arizona. One of the most interesting things about Borderlands application is that the non-profit published its proposed schedule. An interesting mix of public, alternative, and local bilingual programming in the lineup, including the Moth Radio Hour, local music […]

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You too can quit the Chinese Communist Party and get a Low Power FM station

About a year ago, just as the Federal Communications Commission was approving applications for Low Power FM construction permits, I wrote up a list of contenders with the most attention grabbing names. These include Bakersfield Burrito, Shaggers, Electron Benders, and Rusting Sprocket Art. But the most intriguing applicant, at least for me, was the Global […]

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Spinning Indie Field Trip 66 – College Radio Station WMUC at University of Maryland

WMUC graffiti at station. Photo: J. Waits Back in April, I was fortunate to speak at the Saving College Radio Symposium at University of Maryland. Held in conjunction with the exhibit Saving College Radio: WMUC Past, Present and Future, the event definitely piqued my interest about University of Maryland’s storied college radio station WMUC-FM. So, […]

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Spinning Indie Field Trip 65 – College Radio Station WRGW at George Washington University

Wall at WRGW. Photo: J. Waits In April 2014, I had the pleasure of presenting at the Saving College Radio symposium at University of Maryland. While in the area, I took the opportunity to visit a few nearby stations, including college radio station WRGW at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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College Radio Watch: Protesting College Radio Takeovers + A Few New LPFM College Stations

As the end of the year approaches, I’m already starting to think about what the overarching themes of 2014 were for college radio. Like many recent years, it’s been a mix of good and bad news this year. The situation at Georgia State University’s WRAS-FM is a high profile example of public radio’s ongoing interest […]

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LPFM Watch: 10 More LPFMs + Get Ready for KZIT, WSAX and WXOX

As of today, 1468 new low power FM (LPFM) construction permits have been issued as a result of the fall 2013 application window. As 2014 draws to a close, we’re hearing more and more about the plans for many of these new stations. In case you missed our other LPFM coverage this week, be sure […]

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