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Podcast 89 - Saving College Radio

Podcast #89 – How To Preserve Radio History

Laura Schnitker is an archivist and curator at the University of Maryland who has been active in preserving the legacy of college station WMUC, along with co-chairing the Library of Congress Radio Preservation Task Force (with Radio Survivor Jennifer Waits). Laura recently gave a talk about her radio preservation and archiving work at the “College […]

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Digital Watch: Net Neutrality In Effect; Apple Music Delivers Fewer Bits

Network neutrality is in effect, as of last Friday, June 12. That’s despite a request by major ISPs for the DC Circuit Court to put the FCC’s Open Internet Order on hold until their challenges get their day in court. Not unexpectedly, the DC Circuit denied that motion. Effectively, the Court wasn’t impressed with the […]

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Digital Watch: ISPs & Telcos Ask Court to Block FCC’s Open Internet Order Immediately

There is already a pile of lawsuits challenging the FCC’s Open Internet Order waiting for attention from appeals courts. On Wednesday all of the major telecom and cable industry groups made a volley to jumpstart this process. The U.S. Telecom Association, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, the CTIA, AT&T, the American Cable Association, CenturyLink […]

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Digital Watch: Four New Lawsuits Challenge Open Internet Order

The biggest news in digital and online radio in the last week was the US Patent and Trademark Office invaliding one of the key “podcast patents” which the company Personal Audio had used to sue podcaster Adam Carolla along with larger broadcast companies that also release podcasts. You can read my full report for more […]

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Digital Watch: East Village Radio Stages a Comeback

Just under eleven months ago pioneering internet radio station East Village Radio shut down after eleven years of operation. Station CEO Frank Prisinzano cited the costs of royalty payments and internet service as making it difficult for East Village Radio to even break even. Now, the station is poised for a comeback, promising a return […]

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