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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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REC Networks Questions 245 LPFM Applications Filed by Hispanic Christian Community Network President

LPFM advocate REC Networks has been cranking out reports and analysis in order to make sense of the nearly 3,000 LPFM applications that were filed in the October-November, 2013 window. In the course of that, it has been flagging applications that seem to have errors or that look to be masquerading as local applicants. Today […]

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UK radio listeners: we want our morning hosts local

Britain’s broadcasting regulatory agency has released a new survey on listener attitudes towards radio. Among the bullet points: more than half of the nation’s local radio listeners want local presenters (radio hosts) between six and 10 a.m. “Considering the role of sharing programming across stations, 59% of BBC local/nations listeners and 52% of local commercial […]

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Chicago's WBEZ is the 4th station to drop Smiley and West

Chicago’s WBEZ is the 4th station to drop Smiley and West

Chicago’s public radio station WBEZ quietly dropped the syndicated Smiley and West program from its Sunday line-up at the end of September. This stands in contrast to the station’s decision to drop Car Talk reruns from its Saturday line-up, which management communicated in an email to donor members explaining the decision and soliciting feedback (full […]

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Corporate FM Premieres at Kansas City Film Fest

At Radio Survivor we obsess about radio consolidation every day of the year, but this topic isn’t pervasive across mainstream popular culture. Because of that, I was excited to hear about a new film, Corporate FM, which delves into the “downfall of commercial FM.” The movie premieres tonight at 8:30pm at the Kansas City Film […]

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Could a Community Radio Station Save Your Life? Hurricane Irene’s Radio Heroes

It’s really no surprise to Radio Survivor readers that terrestrial radio is vital during an emergency. We’ve seen some amazing stories about how stations have stepped up to provide needed information and help after disasters around the world, such as in the wake of recent tornados in Joplin and Tuscaloosa and after the 2010 earthquake […]

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