“When the piece was over the audience erupted with applause and cheers. I’m really happy that I attended.”
I’m glad that Saul Levine, fierce advocate for local radio, is still going strong at age 92.
What killed smooth jazz radio? Why aren’t there any commercial classical stations any longer? And, why do radio stations have a “format” to begin with? Matthew Lasar joins us to explore these questions about the fundamental organizing principle of most music radio. Matthew is a co-founder of Radio Survivor and the author of three important […]
Some of our perennially most popular posts are about smooth jazz radio in Chicago (and there’s a lot of different kinds of jazz on Chicago radio). After being bumped around the dial for the last five years, the format has emerged on a new station once again, this time broadcasting from a new translator station […]
As of today, 1468 new low power FM (LPFM) construction permits have been issued as a result of the fall 2013 application window. As 2014 draws to a close, we’re hearing more and more about the plans for many of these new stations. In case you missed our other LPFM coverage this week, be sure […]
Rough notes post here: some brainy podcasts that come to mind . . . The New Yorker podcast: Listen to John Cheever fiction read out loud, a reflection on the life of Nina Simone, a summary of the faceoff between feminism and transgenderism, and ongoing meditations about Ferguson, Iraq, and Gaza. The MIT courseware podcast. […]
Bay Area jazz aficionado Jim Bennett has an Indiegogo campaign going to boost his live jazz promotion work. Bennett has been producing acclaimed jazz programs for decades. He was a long time jazz deejay at KPFA-FM in Berkeley and its general manager during some of the station’s turbulent years in the late 1990s. Then he […]