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Podcast #112 – Sinclair Could Become the Wal-Mart of TV

Ajit Pai was just renominated and confirmed as the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and there are a number of pivotal policy items ahead on his agenda. Our resident FCC watcher, Prof. Christopher Terry from the University of Minnesota, joins to help us understand what’s in store and what the stakes are. First, he […]

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Broadcast the Radio Survivor Show on Your Station

We are very happy to announce that our weekly radio show and podcast is now available for broadcast to all non-commercial broadcast and internet radio stations. The show is available at no charge every week for all qualified stations, including college, community, public and LPFM stations as well as non-commercial internet-only stations. You do need […]

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College Radio Watch: Uncertainty at KUCR, New Stations, and Carrier Current History

There’s lots of college radio news this week, particularly following last Friday’s College Radio Day, which drew participation from 461 radio stations. Did you hear something particularly interesting or do something special at your college radio station? Since I got my college radio start at a carrier current station, I was excited to learn more […]

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College Radio Watch: Zombie Apocalypse, War of the Worlds and More News

Although college radio is my true love, community radio comes a close second. Local, independent radio stations in the United States are enjoying an unprecedented moment right now, as so many brand new stations are hitting the airwaves thanks to the Local Community Radio Act and the subsequent low power FM application window in 2013. […]

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Radio Survivor in the San Francisco Chronicle

Respected music and media journalist Ben Fong-Torres talked with my fellow Radio Survivors Jennifer Waits and Matthew Lasar for a piece about community radio in the San Francisco Chronicle. It’s online now and will appear in print in the Sunday, October 1 edition. While community radio stations get occasional news coverage when something notable happens–like […]

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College Radio Watch: KFJC in Liverpool, WXTJ’s Trash House, and More News

I’m in a musical haze because my home station KFJC is doing another live broadcast today, which began at around 7:30am PDT, this time from the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia. For more back story, tune in to this week’s Radio Survivor Podcast. In addition to my chatter about KFJC’s international broadcasts (including last week’s from […]

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College Radio Watch: KFJC in Iceland, WAER documentary and more news

As I cull through the week’s college radio news, I’ve been enjoying the sounds of  AAIIEENN, DOPUR, and Godchilla performing live in Reykjavik. Foothill College radio station KFJC, where I volunteer and DJ, is about to wrap up day one of its 2 days worth of remote broadcasts from Iceland, complete with video stream. This […]

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Podcast #107 – Exploring Community Podcasting

On this episode we revisit our features on Bainbridge Community Broadcasting, and our interviews with founders Barry and Channie Peters. BCB started out as a low-power community radio initiative, but pivoting into podcasting when the group discovered that would better serve their community. We’ll listen to our first conversation with them from July 2015, and […]

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