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Podcast 237 - community radio and COVID-19

Podcast #237 – How Community & College Radio Can Deal with COVID-19

Community and college radio stations are unique in broadcasting because in addition to being important community services, many are also a community crossroads, hosting dozens or hundreds of people in their studios and spaces in any given week. That means the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic poses a specific challenge for these broadcasters. KPFA’s “UpFront” co-host […]

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Podcast 162 - Grassroots Radio Conference 2018

Podcast #162 – The Future of Community Radio, Live from Grassroots Radio Conference

What will community radio sound like in 2023? Will the death of net neutrality make radio even important? Will analog FM radio even exist anymore? Two active and insightful community media activists joins us to tackle these questions and more, live from 2018 Grassroots Radio Conference held in the Native American Student & Community Center […]

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WGTB-FM Art Radio sticker on wall of the station. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: WGTB’s 1976 Shutdown, KXSF-LP Launch and More News

On this week’s Radio Survivor show and podcast we delve into some recently digitized recordings, including some focused on college radio, that are part of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters Archive. Of note for college radio historians, our guest Laura Schnitker points out a recording focused on the story behind a temporary shutdown of […]

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Podcast 158 - NFCB archives

Podcast #158 – Surveying Community Radio’s Deep Archives

More than 600 community radio recordings from 1965 – 1986 are archived at the University of Maryland. These tapes were shared through a program exchange operated by the National Federation of Community broadcasters. The breadth of programming contained in these programs is remarkable, and underscores the still-active mission of the NFCB to support and promote […]

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Podcast #81 – To Thrive in 2017 Put the Community in Community Radio

Sally Kane, the CEO of The National Federation of Community Broadcasters, joins the podcast to discuss the threats and opportunities for community radio in the current political environment. In the months, since the election of Trump, the NFCB has received a lot of questions from community radio stations about how to respond and what comes […]

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NFCB Holding Regional Summits for Community Radio Stations

This year the National Federation for Community Broadcasters is holding regional summits instead of one big national conference. The registration price is lower, and travel should be easier and less expensive for most people. Therefore they’re great opportunities for community broadcasters, especially new LPFM stations, to meet likeminded radio-makers and take advantage of what the […]

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