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Radio Survivor Podcast #1: The Free Music Archive

On this first edition of the Radio Survivor podcast we introduce the team: hosts and producers Paul Riismandel and Eric Klein, along with editors and correspondents Jennifer Waits and Matthew Lasar.

We review news about community station KUSP in Santa Cruz, CA and discuss the ongoing rollout of new low-power FM stations. We check in with Jennifer to learn why college radio is a vital and important medium, and Eric shares a feature segment on the Free Music Archive. Finally, Matthew tells us about the unexpected localism coming from Pandora’s new radio station in South Dakota.

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3 Responses to Radio Survivor Podcast #1: The Free Music Archive

  1. Stephen Steck June 11, 2015 at 6:56 am #

    Help. Can’t find your new podcast on iTunes. Eager to subscribe ans listen.

  2. Paul Riismandel June 11, 2015 at 9:35 am #

    Hi Stephen,

    Glad you found our first episode. The show was just approved for listing in iTunes. You can find it here:

  3. Rachel Duchak June 16, 2015 at 1:13 pm #

    Hi Eric and Paul.

    Thanks for the podcast.

    Please consider doing a story on 97.3 The Rock (KEBF), an LPFM out of Morro Bay, California. We’re community based with a 100 watt signal that also streams online around the world. Our station has over 50 volunteer air talent who do shows across the spectrum. Our Central Coast area used to have KOTR out of Cambria which was a groovy, fun FM commercial station that was bought by KPIG out of Freedom, California, which eventually became an average old commercial station without as much personality. Our KEBF station was able to attract 5+ retired DJs from KOTR to volunteer as well as a number of newbies (including myself). It’s been an electrifying experience. We’re a good story!

    Incidentally, KCPR the Cal Poly college radio station out of San Luis Obispo just let go all of their alumni DJs. KEBF was able to absorb one alumni show into our schedule as well as get vacation coverage for air talent that need coverage by other former KCPR DJs who know radio. Flutter ByCam who does the Massive Cure Power Lunch every Wednesday also used to volunteer at KCPR and she made the initial contact with the deposed DJs to bring them into our fold.

    We definitely develop and present home-brewed content on our station. On my sustainable foodie show “X Marks the Spot,” we’ve done shows with worker songs for May Day, peace songs for when there’s something violent and awful happening in US communities, and lots of Fela Kuti and Afrobeat, one of my favorite genres.


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