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"Archived Important Files" post on cabinet at college radio station WMCN. Photo: J. Waits

Podcast #32 – FBI Files, Public Files, and Winter Storms

The FCC just ruled that radio stations will have to upload their public files into an online database, making certain records much more accessible. We discuss what this means for both stations and listeners, and why, even though it seems like an extra burden, this can be a good thing for college and community radio.

College radio correspondent Jennifer Waits tells us how one college radio station weathered 26 inches of snow piled on by winter storm Jonas, and reports on the mysterious disappearing online stream of Columbia University’s WKCR.

And Matthew Lasar digs into the FBI’s vaults to uncover its files on prominent radio personalities.

Show Notes:

  • College Radio Watch: KZSU’s Day of Noise, WSOU Blizzard Coverage and More News
  • College Radio Watch: WRPI’s DJ Hairman, D.C. Studio for Michigan LPFM, and Teen DJ at Dartmouth Station
  • The FBI’s Radio Files: A Quick Guide
  • How the FBI Worked with Radio to Investigate the Song ‘Louie Louie’
  • FCC: Online Public File Expands to Radio, Cable and Satellite
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