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Announcement: Today We Launch the Radio Survivor Podcast

June 16, 2015


Covering all things radio, from podcasting to low power FM, to college radio and digital radio

San Francisco, CA & Portland, OR – Radio Survivor, an independent news website devoted to all things radio is debuting the premiere episode of the Radio Survivor Podcast on Tuesday, June 16th.

After covering radio news and culture for the past 6 years on, the founders of Radio Survivor are now bringing their radio insights and commentary to new audiences with a weekly podcast, one of the only podcasts to cover news about both college radio and the burgeoning low power FM (LPFM) scene.

A pilot episode of the Radio Survivor Podcast is available in iTunes and new episodes will debut every Tuesday.

Radio Survivor co-founder Paul Riismandel is producing and hosting the podcast, along with radio veteran Eric Klein. Every week the podcast will include commentary by Radio Survivor co-founders Jennifer Waits (reporting on college radio) and Matthew Lasar.

Riismandel explains that, “It’s good to practice what we preach by taking Radio Survivor into the realm of podcasting. The growth of podcasting has really helped to prove the durability of audio, so it’s fitting that Radio Survivor is expanding into this space and we hope to reach even more people who care about audio and radio as passionately as we do.”

The pilot episode of the Radio Survivor Podcast includes news about Santa Cruz, California community radio station KUSP, details about the growth of low power FM (LPFM), a feature on the Free Music Archive, as well as
commentary about the importance of college radio and about Pandora’s new radio station in South Dakota. It can be heard here:

Weekly episodes can be downloaded at


Radio Survivor was launched in 2009 as an independent radio news website founded by Jennifer Waits, Matthew Lasar and Paul Riismandel. Radio Survivor began as a response to the scarcity of radio coverage in the media. Over the course of six years, the Radio Survivor founders (along with numerous guest writers) have published more than 4500 posts that delve into every aspect of radio, including radio art, college radio’s triumphs and challenges, efforts to preserve radio history, the explosion of new low power FM stations, radio regulations (including the intricacies of FCC rules), the world of podcasting, radio’s role online and all of it digital manifestations, as well as the wide range of programming, personalities, and individual stations that inhabit the radio landscape.


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