“The best comic book superheroes all have great origin stories,” WFMU’s blog explains. “We are kicking things off with a discussion about Origin Stories with three radio superheroes.”
In mid-September, Radio Survivor’s Jennifer Waits interviewed WFMU manager Ken Friedman about the mission of the festival.
“I think it’s more important than ever to explore how radio is evolving and changing and taking on new forms,” Freedman explained. “The very question of ‘What is Radio?’ is now debatable, which it never was before. It’s exciting to discuss these ideas with radio artists and digital pioneers.”
The fest will take place in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion, and will begin on October 28 with a special opening night performance with Radio dramatist Joe Frank. Next day comes the superhero panel and other events, followed by “a hack day for programmers and digital media makers.”