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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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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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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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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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Locating Radio History in Ontario, Canada

Since my first post for the Radio Survivor Academic Series, the Radio Preservation Task Force has started to accumulate finding aids from regional archival collections. Just prior to the deadline for Research Associates to submit their finding aids to their Regional Directors, it was reported that approximately 250 archives and contacts had been aggregated, which […]

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With the ham radio “pumpkin patrol” in Saugerties, NY

A nice piece in the Saugerties Times about the continuing popularity of ham radio in that upstate New York town. The article profiled the activities of the Overlook Mountain Amateur Radio Club, which offers a variety of public safety and emergency communications services to the area, especially during the Kingston Classic running marathon. The group […]

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Radiotopia’s Kickstarter & Gimlet Media Pose Podcast Funding Options

Alex Blumberg’s podcasting company Gimlet Media just crowd-funded $200,00 in less than two days. Only the company didn’t use Kickstarter, Indiegogo or another familiar platform. Instead Gimlet invited qualified investors to become actual equity stakeholders under a provision of the 2012 JOBS Act. Gimlet ran this campaign using the help of a new platform called […]

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