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What is the Future of CMJ?

This week Stereogum’s Managing Editor Michael Nelson penned an in-depth piece called CMJ Sure Seems to be Over. So How Come Nobody is Talking About It? In the article, he outlines the history of college radio stalwart CMJ (it dates back to 1978, when it began as a college radio chart report called College Media […]

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Maximum RockNRoll Crowdfunding to Create Ultimate Punk Archive

The long-standing punk rock magazine Maximum RockNRoll has launched a crowfunding campaign to create the ultimate punk archive. The organization has been documenting punk rock since 1977 by producting a radio show, releasing records, putting on shows, and publishing a monthly magazine, which began in 1982. It’s hard to overstate the massive cultural impact punk […]

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Classical Moonlighters Competition

WQXR unveils “classical moonlighter” semi-finalists (and they’re really good)

My favorite classical radio station has released thirty Vimeos of the semi-finalists for its “classical moonlighters” competition. I wrote about this when WQXR in New York City first announced the contest last year. These folks have posted vids of themselves playing various masterpieces and they’ve made it to first cut. The final finalists in this event will […]

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Independent Internet Radio Still Imperiled

Internet radio expert Kurt Hanson declared January 31 to be Sunday Bloody Sunday for the medium. Most significantly, that was the day that Live365 turned off 5000-some internet radio streams it hosted for broadcasters large and small. The shutdown comes after several other internet stations announced their closure, and countless more quietly went away. The […]

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College Radio Watch: KZSU’s Day of Noise, WSOU Blizzard Coverage and More News

For the past few years I’ve been an avid listener of KZSU’s “Day of Noise,” a celebration of live experimental music. The tightly scheduled 24-hour broadcast features non-stop live performances from Stanford University’s college radio station. (more…) Discuss this topic in our forums.

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I Pity The Fool Who Listens To This (trash and treasure from the KZSC library #5)

Most people remember 80’s icon Mr. T. either for pitying fools, or lovin’ his mama. Some might have even remembered his time as one of the first memes back in the internet dark ages. What you may not have known is that he released a deeply religious, for-children rap album. (more…) Discuss this topic in […]

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Apple Ends Free iTunes Radio – Not All Curation Is Created Equal

On Friday Apple sent an email to iTunes Radio listeners announcing that the free ad-supported version of the service will shut down January 29. Thereafter iTunes Radio will only be available to Apple Music subscribers, without any advertising. Beats 1 Radio will remain Apple’s only non-subscription music service. This announcement follows news that Apple shut […]

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