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Radius creates an on-air exhibition space for transmission art in Chicago

Several times a month, mysterious and unique sounds appear on the Chicago airwaves. Listeners might hear the rumble and pop of very low frequency signals generated by environmental electromagnetic fluctuations, or collaged field recordings from distant city streets. Some may mistake these transmissions for strange interference, or a broken radio, while others may be briefly […]

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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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Common Frequency Event Brings Together Community and College Stations for Education and Discussions on Future of Radio

Common Frequency Event Brings Together Community and College Stations for Education and Discussions on Future of Radio

On Saturday I headed out to Davis, California for a full day of radio immersion thanks to Common Frequency. I’ve been a fan of Common Frequency for awhile, so it was great to be able to not only learn more about their organization, but also meet some of the radio groups who they are helping. […]

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Radio's Fall - Part One: No Money, Mo' Problems

Radio’s Fall – Part One: No Money, Mo’ Problems

Editor’s Note: Radioactive Gavin has collected more than 300 articles on radio and digital music over the past 3 months for Common Frequency. This is the first of a series of seven posts he will be contributing in the coming weeks, looking back at the end of a rough year in radio. Conservatives crying “Defund NPR” […]

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Prometheus and WGXC heat up the participatory radio movement

Prometheus and WGXC heat up the participatory radio movement

Sunday’s WGXC Parade at the Radio Barnraising Photo by Gavin Dahl People-powered radio is buzzing in upstate New York thanks to the dedicated volunteers launching WGXC in Greene and Columbia counties. The twelfth barnraising organized by the mighty Prometheus Radio Project took over forgotten factories, a youth center and a Catholic academy in downtown Hudson […]

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