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Six ways to make classical radio cool again

Here’s some encouraging news for classical music radio lovers. The Telegraph has an interview with renowned Welsh harpist Catrin Finch, who says she’s seeing lots of children turning their parents on to classical music. “Quite often it is the kids will come home and introduce classical music to their parents,” Finch noted. “It is something […]

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Sunday tweet tracker: @maledor’s 200th show, psychedelics, iPod Classic luv, and blues scales

Here’s are some Sunday tweets from our 1,753 Radio Survivor Twitter feed followers. Over at Radio Valencia in San Francisco, deejay @maledor celebrated his birthday and 200th show with a guest, Ben from the Humboldt Psychedelic label, Captcha Records. Captcha has a free sampler, BTW. Around the same time G-Town Radio (the Sound from Germantown) […]

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Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia

Foothill College Radio Station KFJC to Broadcast from Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia

As a long-time volunteer and DJ at Foothill College radio station KFJC-FM, I’m eagerly anticipating the station’s ambitious live remote broadcast from Liverpool, England, which begins today (within minutes of when I’m posting this article at 6:20AM Pacific time). On Friday, September 26th and Saturday, September, 27th, the station plans to broadcast up to 30 […]

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college radio station WPRN

Ripon College Turns Back License for College Radio Station WRPN-FM

Last week, the license for Ripon College radio station WRPN 90.1 FM in Ripon, Wisconsin was cancelled. In a letter dated September 11, the Ripon College Board of Trustees wrote, “The college has made the decision to cancel the license and the station will officially go off-air at 5:00pm on Monday, September 15, 2014. We […]

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Museum of Music, Seattle

If music curation isn’t the answer, what’s the question?

The RAIN newsletter has an interesting opinion post up by Mike Spinelli, formerly at SoundExchange, now in law school studying music licensing. Spinelli’s post is titled “The ‘me’ generation: why music curation isn’t the answer.” We are all individualists now, Spinelli says. Looking at various aspects of Beats Music, he contends that “human-curated playlist are not […]

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Radio Matters

Radio Matters: Pete Simon on “My Passion for Radio and Starting WXDR”

Radio Matters is a new feature on Radio Survivor in which guest authors share their thoughts on the relevance of radio. In this post, radio veteran Pete Simon writes about his passion for radio and his role in the development of college radio station WXDR at University of Delaware and reflects on the future of […]

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