The Portland Radio Project is Portland, Oregon’s newest low-power FM station. However, it started as an online station, with no plans for a terrestrial broadcast. On this episode we learn why PRP made this pivot, and the philosophy behind its public service approach to broadcasting. Paul and Eric run down the top radio news stories, […]
The Radio Survivor podcast is a weekly show that explores the future of radio that matters, with a focus on community, college and low-power FM, along with podcasting and internet radio. Hosts Paul Riismandel and Eric Klein highlight the best and most innovative audio programming and keep you updated on the news that affects our ability to make, create and listen to great radio.
We examine digital radio in Norway, where the biggest FM stations will go away in 2017, and in the US, where the adoption of HD Radio has been slow. We also assess Apple’s new, and underwhelming, Beats 1 Radio. In college radio news Jennifer reviews the upcoming CBI conference and podcasts at WMSE in Milwaukee, […]
Can public and community radio find ways to innovate with podcasting, and reach new audiences, rather than mostly repackage what’s on air? Ernesto Aguilar, program director of Pacifica station KPFT-FM in Houston, joins to tackle that question. Our college radio correspondent Jennifer Waits joins as third co-host to run down our radio news headlines, and […]
The FCC Enforcement Bureau and pirate radio are the topics of the day, as Prof. John Anderson of Brooklyn College joins us to discuss the broadcast industry’s furor over the Commission’s plans to ratchet down its resident field agent presence around the country. We also tackle the FCC’s $100 million fine levied against AT&T, House […]
On this episode hosts Paul Riismandel and Eric Klein talk with Sabrina Roach, a “doer” with Brown Paper Tickets who has focused her efforts on helping to coordinate and encourage low-power FM stations in Washington State’s Puget Sound region. First, Eric tries to define “great radio.” Then Paul and Eric catch up on news from […]
On this first edition of the Radio Survivor podcast we introduce the team: hosts and producers Paul Riismandel and Eric Klein, along with editors and correspondents Jennifer Waits and Matthew Lasar. We review news about community station KUSP in Santa Cruz, CA and discuss the ongoing rollout of new low-power FM stations. We check in […]