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Speaking of unions… KBOO employees ratify 1st contract

A little while after I hit publish on the post about Chicago Public Media workers seeking SAG-AFTRA representation, this report from NW Labor Press came across the transom. On October 8 employees at community radio KBOO-FM in Portland, OR ratified their first contract as a collective bargaining unit. The employees joined the Communications Workers of […]

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Pacifica to carry Feature Story News to fill void left by FSRN closure

With the closure of Free Speech Radio News this past Friday, Pacifica stations and some 100 community radio affiliates are left with a half-hour hole in their schedules. This weekend Pacifica announced that beginning today the network will be carrying a half-hour broadcast of Feature Story News where FSRN used to be. For some community […]

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KCRW makes YouTube radio with live video of Morning Becomes Eclectic

Last week Matthew asked the question “When does YouTube become radio?” He answered his own question with, “when it’s on plug.dj” a social media music service where you use YouTube music to create your own live mix. YouTube became radio in another way today when Santa Monica public station KCRW began live streaming performances from […]

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Don’t miss out – subscribe to the free Radio Survivor Bulletin newsletter

Issue number four of the our new weekly email newsletter shipped this week. This edition of the Radio Survivor Bulletin featured Matthew’s, Jennifer’s and my favorite radio items and stories from July, along with a pointer to a cool radio museum submitted by a reader. Each issue also has a wrap-up of the week on […]

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Radio Survivor’s summer status update – stay connected with us

As you may have noticed, we at Radio Survivor are not taking it easy this summer. We’re increasing our posting activity, interacting more on twitter and facebook, and we launched our weekly newsletter. That’s because we want Radio Survivor to be an even more reliable source of news, analysis and opinion for radio lovers from […]

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What’s news in transmission arts: Dark Scotland forest hosts 24-hour broadcast; Radius playlists at Free Music Archive

Transmission art is about using broadcast technologies in new and often ingenious ways, breathing life into technology. Here are a couple of recent stories of interest. A remote and dark forest in Scotland will be the site of a one-time-only radio broadcast of new unheard works, that will never be heard again. Wired UK reports […]

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The podcast patent troll speaks (to Planet Money)

In March we told you about the SHIELD Act which was introduced into Congress to help reform patent laws, particularly targeting patent owners who are “non-practicing,” meaning that they aren’t actually making use of their patents. One such “non-practicing” patent owner is Jim Logan, whose company Personal Audio is suing podcasters like Adam Corolla, claiming […]

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Slacker Radio adds 6 million users since February relaunch

On Thursday Slacker Radio announced that it added 6 million listeners since the service relaunched with a new design in February. That’s when Slacker upped the ante with unlimited free listening to its streaming, curated stations on PCs and mobile devices, in addition to an interface overhaul. These stations include news and sports from ABC […]

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2nd Annual High School Radio Day Returns on April 24

In 2012, the first annual High School Radio Day took place on May 16. The day was established in order to celebrate high school radio and raise awareness about the small number of remaining high school radio stations. This year, High School Radio Day is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24. According to a press release, […]

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Voice of Russia broadcasting to the US on HD Radio

Looking for an alternative perspective on world news on your FM dial? If you live in Chicago or Washington, DC you can now tune in the Russian government’s Voice of Russia service, which began broadcasting English language programming at the beginning of March on the HD2 channel of WTOP-FM in DC, a news-talk station, and […]

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