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Happy National Radio Day!

Once again it’s the day to celebrate the most enduring electronic medium: radio. In particular it’s time to recognize the stations, programmers, DJs and volunteers who make vibrant, relevant local radio, that informs, entertains and enriches communities. Make a point to tune in your favorite local stations today, and maybe give ‘me a quick call […]

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Podcast 95 - Mixcloud + Little Records

Podcast #95 – Mixcloud Can Be Community Radio, Too

After covering the comeback of the live streaming radio platform Live365 two episodes ago, listeners asked us to check out MixCloud, which offers free streaming of music radio shows, DJ sets, mixtapes and podcasts for anyone, including radio stations and independent producers. So this week we talk with Xanthe Fuller, Head of Community for Mixcloud. […]

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The Gas Pipe Networks back cover

The Gas Pipe Networks is eighty

I own a lot of books about the history of radio. Unique among them is Louis M. Bloch Jr.’s charming and strange volume titled The Gas Pipe Networks: A History of College Radio, 1936-1946. Every now and then I open its pages and am transported to a distant world of struggling collegiate stations. The tome chronicles lads and […]

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LPFM Watch

LPFM Watch: AM Revitalization and LPFM, Firefighter DJs, and more news

As we reported earlier this week, the FCC just released its report and order about the revitalization of AM and its recommendations have implications for low power FM (LPFM) radio stations. One of the policy changes involves expanding the reach of AM stations through FM translators. This would lead to the opening up of an […]

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