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Podcasting News: Sound Levels are Important, Maron vs. Radio

This week’s podcasting news is mostly just light and fun. Though I’ll start with the very serious business of sound, which is pretty essential to podcasting. Though not expressly about podcasting, per se, public radio producer and journalism professor Adam Ragusea just published a well-researched commentary piece for Current all about audio levels, and why […]

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Live Internet radio’s case for the reclassification of broadband

I continue to scan the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality proceeding for radio related comments, and came across this interesting filing (reposted below), submitted on July 11. The author identifies himself as a radio host who, unable to obtain reliable ISP service for live streaming, resorts to an ISDN connection: “I host a radio show […]

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Will SoundCloud pay rent to labels as the price for existing?

I apologize for what some might experience as the presumptuous headline query, but I am unable to interpret the latest SoundCloud news otherwise. Here is the lead paragraph in last week’s Bloomberg report: “The largest record labels are closing in on a deal for a stake in buzzy digital-music service SoundCloud Ltd., in exchange for […]

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College Radio Watch: Protests over Future of WRAS Continue, With WABE Critiquing the Deal as Well

As I composed this post, supporters of student radio programming on WRAS-FM were assembling at a protest at Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) headquarters in Atlanta. The peaceful protest by SaveWRAS supporters is part of a larger effort to spread the word about changes at the Georgia State University radio station in order to either stop […]

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FCC Reports that the Number of Radio Stations in the U.S. Increased last Quarter

The FCC released its quarterly list of the total number of broadcast stations this week and once again the number of radio stations increased from the prior quarter. As of June 30, there were 15,425 licensed full power radio stations in the United States. The only categories that were on the decline were AM stations […]

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