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Podcast #159 – Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes, in College Radio and Podcasting

Programming changes draw attention at one college station, while another might be close to the auction block, and a new San Francisco LPFM steps in to the spiritual space left behind by a beloved departed station. Team that with some big changes in the podcasting industry, and we’ve got a full episode. After hearing from […]

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Digital Watch: Net Neutrality Ready for Vote, Slate Debuts Podcast Network, BBC Upsets Internet Listeners

The most significant digital radio news this week is the FCC’s vote on Open Internet rules happening at Thursday’s open meeting. The proceedings begin at 10:30 AM EST, and will be streamed live. I posted an overview on Tuesday, and things haven’t changed much since then. The House Communications and Technology Subcommittee held a hearing […]

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Will podcasting kill the video star?

The New York Times and Boston Globe online are all about video these days. But at Slate, the energy is on audio. Consider this meditation at on Slate’s podcast prowess. Apparently everyone at the news/blog was spending so much time pondering the Serial series out loud that the staff just decided, what the hell, […]

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Slate Goes All Out for Special Podcasting Issue

Slate jumps to the head of the pack for mainstream podcasting coverage with a “special issue” this week, featuring eight articles dedicated to podcasting, under the heading “Ten Years in Your Ears.” Business writer Alison Griswold does one of the best jobs I’ve seen so far covering the money and advertising angle. She correctly traces […]

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Podcast Survivor July 23, 2014

Podcasting News: Anticipated Overcast App Drops

In this week’s podcasting news: Connecticut’s WNPR-FM dedicates an hour to “the culture and design of podcasts”; the anticipated Overcast app is released. WNPR-FM Explores the “Culture and Design of Podcasts.” Public station WNPR-FM dedicated the Tuesday edition of its morning talk show Where We Live to the topic of podcasts this week. Host John […]

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The Week’s Podcasting News: Listen to BBC’s Doc & Carolla’s Save My Podcast Event, more

If you haven’t yet caught part 1 of the BBC’s radio documentary that I mentioned last week you only have until Thursday to listen. Veteran podcasters Helen Zaltzman and Olly Mann put together an engaging half-hour that covers podcasting’s birth and early growth as a medium, talking with prominent hosts from both sides of the […]

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Read some of the best writing about talk radio

Read some of the best writing about talk radio

Every weekend Slate shares a Longform-curated selection of non-fiction pieces about a common topic. This weekend the topic was talk radio, and all of these articles should be of interest to Radio Survivor readers. I’m still working through the list myself, including the history of the fundamentalist Christian settlement of Zion, Illinois and its pioneering […]

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