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Radio Guide to SXSW 2014: Part Two – Radio Showcases and Broadcasts

South by Southwest (SXSW) attendees are furiously mapping out a busy schedule of live music, panel discussions, films, and parties in Austin as the festival kicks into high gear this weekend. Radio fans will have plenty to choose from, including numerous panel discussions and meet-ups as well as podcasting-related broadcasts and events. This year, numerous […]

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Podcast Survivor: Stitcher Awards 2013 open for nominations, Tom Scharpling turned down a Best Show paycheck, +more

In this week’s podcasting news we learn some new data about podcast listening, Stitcher opens award nominations, Tom Scharpling almost got paid for The Best Show, and the A/V Club drops its top podcasts of 2013. Tom Scharpling Turned Down a Salary at WFMU? Current writer Andrew Lapin catches up with Tom Scharpling to discuss […]

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Podcast Survivor: Scharpling passes the torch, Stitcher announces 2nd annual awards

This week’s biggest podcasting news is that WFMU has found a suitable personality to take over The Best Show’s soon-to-be-vacant timeslot, but there’s more for the podcast enthusiast and producer alike. Scharpling Passes the Best Torch to Hill It’s a changing of the guard at New Jersey’s freeform WFMU. Last month Best Show host Tom […]

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“More dirtbags” on public radio podcasts & more podcasting wisdom from RadioVision

Here at Radio Survivor we firmly believe that podcasts are a form of radio, and for many listeners that’s how they hear their favorite broadcast shows, from This American Life to Elvis Duran. Podcasting also was a prime topic at this year’s WFMU RadioVision festival, held this past Saturday, October 19 in New York City. […]

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WFMU’s RadioVision Festival to explore new routes to produce and sustain radio

WFMU’s RadioVision festival enters its third year this October 19 at the Scholastic auditorium in Manhattan’s SoHo. Curator Benjamen Walker said the overarching focus this year is, for radio producers and artists, “How can you stay true to yourself and find the right path?” One successful path is “what someone like (keynote speaker) Laurie Anderson […]

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Weird but good holiday radio stuff

Here we are in the middle of the Holiday season, and here’s some of the stuff coming through my RSS reader: WFMU Manager Ken Freedman has released his favorite gifs of the year image map. Looks like you have to go to his blog to access the image linking dots. Meanwhile, Merry Christmas from the […]

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Sandy update: how to help WBAI and WFMU

East coast community radio stations WBAI-FM in New York City and WFMU-FM in New Jersey are still trying to dig themselves out of the Hurricane Sandy swamp. Yesterday, all the Pacifica stations ran a network-wide emergency fundraiser for lower Manhattan’s ‘BAI. Here’s an excerpt from Pacifica Executive Director Summer Reese’s appeal: When Superstorm Sandy hit […]

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Two weekends of radio, podcast and sound arts conferences

I’m a little bummed and surprised that I only found out these two radio and sound art conferences this afternoon. free103point9 is hosting the Transmission Arts Colloquium this weekend at its Wave Farm Study Center in New York State’s Hudson Valley. The Center is home to community radio station WGXC which dedicates much of its […]

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