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Low Power Radio and Media Activism: An Interview with Christina Dunbar-Hester

Here at Radio Survivor we are committed to weekly coverage of low power FM radio, so we’re very pleased to feature an interview with Christina Dunbar-Hester for our Academic Series. Dr. Dunbar-Hester is an Assistant Professor in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University and she recently published a fascinating book on media activism and […]

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Radio Survivor Academic Series 2014 Year in Review

Earlier this year I wrote my first post for Radio Survivor following the annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference that took place in Seattle in March. In this initial post, I pointed to an increase of Sound Studies research at the conference and located within this field a vibrant cohort of radio researchers […]

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Radio’s Top 40 Democracy: A Q&A with Author Eric Weisbard

There are a number of radio and music scholars who write for both academic and non-academic audiences. Eric Weisbard is one example of that. In the 1990s, he made his living as a rock critic for publications such as Spin and the Village Voice and today he is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at […]

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New Book Chronicles LPFM Activism & Organizing

A new book chronicles “the practices of an activist organization focused on LPFM” during the first low-power licensing window at the turn of the century. Low Power to the People: Pirates, Protest, and Politics in FM Radio Activism is written by Christina Dunbar-Hester, a professor of Journalism and Media Studies in the School of Communication […]

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Even More Radio History Books for the Holidays

Constant critic that I am, I recently tweeted Radio Survivor to comment on a recent post about their radio history book recommendations, and the focus on the US experience of radio. They offered me a shot at sharing my own list, so I’ve compiled a somewhat eclectic list of books about radio from across the […]

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2012 Radio Survivor Gift Guides

Happy Holidays! Over the past month we’ve been compiling gift suggestions for our radio-obsessed fans. Here’s the complete run-down of ideas for your end of year shopping. As a bonus, if you make purchases using the Amazon links on Radio Survivor, you’ll be helping to support our efforts as well. 1. Radio Gifts from Whimsical […]

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