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Radio Art and New Media in Radio Studies: An Interview with Magz Hall – Pt. 2

We’re happy to return to the second part of our interview with radio scholar and radio artist Magz Hall. In the first part of the interview, Hall detailed the many ways in which we can understand radio, in both a contemporary and historical context, through the lens of radio art. She introduced us to a […]

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The Radio Conference heads to Utrecht in 2016

From July 5 to July 8, 2016 radio researchers and practitioners will gather in Utrecht, Netherlands for the next Radio Conference in a series of Transnational Radio Forums. This year’s conference has a special focus on the transnational nature of these meetings and the organizers have invited participants to emphasize the ways in which research […]

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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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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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Sound History is Cultural History: Primary Documents and Progressive Radio Research

A few weeks ago, FlowTV published a special issue devoted to the Radio Preservation Task Force. The issue features articles on a range of topics in radio history. In the coming days, we will share a brief reflection of all the articles in the issue, but for now, we would like to share (or, rather, […]

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Honoring Michele Hilmes’ Contribution to Radio Studies

Back in February, our Academic Series featured an interview with distinguished radio scholar Michele Hilmes. The interview touched on a variety of issues in Radio Studies, including the lost critical history of radio and the transnational production on sound media. What I find to be so great about this interview is the way that Michele […]

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College Radio Watch: College Radio Scholarship Featured in Special Issue of Interactions

Scholars focused on college radio are a pretty tiny subset of the already small universe of radio scholars, so I am thrilled to see the publication of a student radio-themed issue of Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture this week. Brian Fauteux shared the news yesterday on Radio Survivor and he and I also have […]

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college radio station WHRC in 2014

Free Access to Special Journal Edition on College Radio

A special journal edition devoted to college, student, and university radio has just been published by Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture. Excitingly, the issue is open access and available to all readers. This is also a special issue as it features original articles by Radio Survivor’s Jennifer Waits as well as by me. Given […]

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