The Open Media Project is a non-profit that provides tools and support for local and state governments to put meetings and events online. This makes government more accessible to the public, but also to journalists, community radio producers, and podcasters. Gavin Dahl, the project’s leader for government, guests to discuss the group’s work.
In the College Radio Watch segment Jennifer Waits previews the upcoming Library of Congress Radio Preservation Task Force Conference, and reports on the reduction of community volunteer time and Polka programming at University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s WMUA. Then Paul and Eric discuss the implications of this situation, and review the tremendous flowering of low-power FM community radio that happened in 2015.
- The Open Media Project
- The Tony Martignetti Show
- College and community stations catch flak for Polka cuts and homeless tweets
- WMUA Polka Lovers Keep Fighting; UMass Admin Sticks to Script
- College Radio Watch: College Radio’s Part in Local Music Scenes, Controversies over Non-Students in College Radio, and More
- Library of Congress Radio Preservation Task Force
- 2015 in Review: LPFM Made it Community Radio’s Biggest Leap Forward