Kanye West and Common had an epic freestyle rap battle on WHPK. That’s just one reason why the University of Chicago’s station is interesting and historic. Jennifer Waits takes us on a virtual tour of the studios, located in an actual working bell tower.
Jennifer, Eric and Paul also discuss how college radio has played a formative and supporting role in the development of hip-hop, by providing an open, often uncensored platform for new and emerging artists. Then we dig into a recent New York Times story that proclaims YouTube as the new platform for pirate radio. Paul offers his cranky take on this proclamation.
Now you can catch this episode on YouTube, along with some of Jennifer’s tour photos:
- Radio Station Visit #143: College Radio Station WHPK at University of Chicago
- Podcast #141 – How Radio Isn’t Done, According to Negativland’s Don Joyce
- Kanye West vs. Common Freestyle Rap Battle at WHPK on YouTube: Part 1 | Part 2
- Podcast #136 – Storied College Stations WIIT & WKCR
- Radio Station Visit #142: College Radio Station WIIT at Illinois Institute of Technology
- Inside Paul’s Boutique: Interviews with The Dust Brothers
- Rock Radio’s War Against Disco
- Visiting University of Washington, Bothell’s College Radio Station UWave
- Is YouTube the Home of the New Radio Pirates?
- ______ is an Internet Radio series on Radio Survivor
- Plunderphonics, or Audio Piracy as a Compositional Prerogative
- Culture Jamming and Meme-Based Communication
- Artists’ Television Access
- Wet Gate: The All-16mm Projector Ensemble
- Superstar: Todd Haynes’s Banned Karen Carpenter Movie is Visionary