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Inaugural Cascade Radio Network Summit Happens Sept. 17

Taking root from the Cascade Media Convergences held in Portland, OR in 2014 and 2015, the inaugural Cascade Radio Network Summit is happening Saturday, September 17 in Tacoma, WA. The summit will bring together audio and radio producers to exchange ideas, network and support community radio and podcasting endeavors throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Cascade […]

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Paul Riismandel leads discussion at CMJ College Day on Tour in Portland. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Participants Meet Up at CMJ’s Inaugural College Day on Tour in Portland

On Saturday, November 7, Paul Riismandel and I represented Radio Survivor at CMJ’s first College Day on Tour. The all-day event took place at the club Holoscene in Portland, Oregon and featured panel discussions, roundtable chats, as well as live music performances at lunch and at the end of the day by several Portland bands, […]

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See Jennifer Speak about College Radio History and Culture at the National Student Electronic Media Convention

I’m looking forward to meeting Radio Survivor readers this week at College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI)’s National Student Electronic Media Convention in Minneapolis. I’ll be doing two different presentations on Thursday, October 22nd, one focused on college radio history (at 11am) and another in which I’ll share tidbits from my radio station tours. (more…)

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Radio Preservation Task Force

Announcing the RPTF Conference: Saving America’s Radio Heritage

Over the past few months the Radio Preservation Task Force (now with a brand new website) has worked to expand its list of affiliate archives. A number of big organizations have also become recently affiliated with the RPTF, including NPR, the Pacifica Radio Archives, the Prometheus Radio Project, and the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and […]

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Celebrate National Radio Day on August 20

This year broadcasters, producers and listeners are planning to make National Radio Day the biggest yet. On August 20 stations around the country will broadcast special programming and hold events to celebrate this most enduring electronic medium. Sabrina Roach, the Radio Doer for Brown Paper Tickets, has helped organize a diverse group of people to […]

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Record Store Day Radio

Record Store Day Radio Launches in Time for Record Store Day 2015

Ever since the early days of Record Store Day (RSD for short), I’d wondered why there weren’t more collaborations between record stores and radio stations on a day heralding the importance of local, independent businesses and media. Over the years various radio stations did set up tables at record shops during Record Store Day and […]

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SXSW

SXSW cometh . . . Radio Survivor will be there

SXSW gets started on Friday, and Radio Survivor will attend. I’ll fly in to Austin from San Francisco early next week and catch many of theĀ event’s music days. Here are some of the key radio focused presentations. Thursday, March 19: Redefining Radio for the Digital Age: “How will radio listeners experience music in 5 years?” […]

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Thanksgiving 2014 Brings Another Chance to Hear Alice’s Restaurant on the Radio

Catch Alice’s Restaurant this Thanksgiving 2016. See our updated list. Once again it’s time for my annual run-down of some of the radio stations playing the Arlo Guthrie epic “Alice’s Restaurant” as part of an annual Thanksgiving Day tradition. There’s no exhaustive list of stations that plan to air the song, so I suggest you […]

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