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The Radio Survivor podcast is a weekly show that explores the future of community media, with a focus on community radio, college radio, low-power FM and public access TV, along with podcasting and internet radio. Hosts Paul Riismandel, Eric Klein and Jennifer Waits highlight the best and most innovative audio programming and keep you updated on the news that affects our ability to make, create, hear and see great community media.

The Radio Survivor podcast is a weekly show that explores the future of community media, with a focus on community radio, college radio, low-power FM and public access TV, along with podcasting and internet radio. Hosts Paul Riismandel, Eric Klein and Jennifer Waits highlight the best and most innovative audio programming and keep you updated on the news that affects our ability to make, create, hear and see great community media.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Radio Survivor podcast is a weekly show that explores the future of community media, with a focus on community radio, college radio, low-power FM and public access TV, along with podcasting and internet radio. Hosts Paul Riismandel, Eric Klein and Jennifer Waits highlight the best and most innovative audio programming and keep you updated on the news that affects our ability to make, create, hear and see great community media.

Language:

English

Contact:

773-359-3054


Episodes

Podcast #327: Industrial Music Systems and Workplace Broadcasts

5/3/2022
On this week’s program, we turn our attention to the history of industrial music – not the noisy music genre – but music played in industrial settings for workers. A variety of services offered (and still offer) background music for workplaces. Muzak and the RCA Plant Broadcasting System are just a few of the products […] The post Podcast #327: Industrial Music Systems and Workplace Broadcasts appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:58

Podcast #326: The State of Listening and Broadcast Radio in 2022

4/14/2022
The annual Infinite Dial survey from Edison Research was recently released, showing what people in the US are listening to, and where. It even includes social media platforms like TikTok, which Eric observes young people often use like radio, playing in the background as they go about daily activities. We review the stats, and also […] The post Podcast #326: The State of Listening and Broadcast Radio in 2022 appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:57

Podcast #325 – Ukraine Radio, Int’l Women’s Day and Franken FMs

3/8/2022
The Radio Survivors return to their microphones to review what’s new in radio. Of course, the Russian invasion of Ukraine hangs heavy over our heads, and we review how the international community is leveraging radio to delivery needed communications and information to Ukrainians, as well as how radio is attempting to serve the Ukrainian diaspora. […] The post Podcast #325 – Ukraine Radio, Int’l Women’s Day and Franken FMs appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:59

Podcast #324 – Heartfelt XMAS Filler

12/20/2021
Your host Eric Klein has dug deep into some personal radio archives to produce this week’s episode. The post Podcast #324 – Heartfelt XMAS Filler appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:29:17

Podcast #323 – Hope Labor, Burnout, and Balance: Getting Real about Podcasting

12/14/2021
As the year and semester draws to a close, we get real on this week’s episode and talk about work, burnout, volunteer labor, and how podcasting is not immune to the everyday stressors and challenges that we are all feeling right about now! Two of our favorite scholars, Jennifer Lynn Stoever and Hannah McGregor, join us […] The post Podcast #323 – Hope Labor, Burnout, and Balance: Getting Real about Podcasting appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:39:26

Podcast #322 – College Radio History at WRAS

11/9/2021
On the show this week, we explore one of our favorite topics: college radio history. Our guest, Andreas Preuss, just completed a multi-faceted project about student radio station WRAS at Georgia State University in Atlanta for his master’s thesis: Left of the Dial: Right on the Music: 50 Years of Georgia State FM Radio. We […] The post Podcast #322 – College Radio History at WRAS appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:43:00

Podcast #321 – The Long Sordid History of Broadcast Indecency Enforcement

11/2/2021
Few topics create as much anxiety at college and community radio stations – not to mention many a commercial radio morning show – than broadcast indecency. Since the dawn of broadcast regulation in the US there have been legal restrictions on the kind of speech that may be broadcast on the public airwaves, with a […] The post Podcast #321 – The Long Sordid History of Broadcast Indecency Enforcement appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:44:40

Podcast # 320 – How Hip-Hop Made it to Top 40 Radio

10/19/2021
On this week’s show, we return to the topic of hip-hop on the radio. While on Radio Survivor, we typically focus on non-commercial radio, like college and community stations; in this episode we look at why certain types of commercial radio stations were important to the growth in popularity of hip-hop music. Our guest, Amy […] The post Podcast # 320 – How Hip-Hop Made it to Top 40 Radio appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:10:42

Podcast #318: Battling the Zombie of the Fairness Doctrine

10/6/2021
The Fairness Doctrine – a Federal Communications Commission rule that’s been out of commission since the 20th century – just doesn’t seem to die, at least in the minds of politicians, the press and much of the public. Politicos of many political stripes trot out its specter as a bogeyman any time its convenient, while […] The post Podcast #318: Battling the Zombie of the Fairness Doctrine appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:29:46

Podcast #317 – How Radio Survived 18 Months of Pandemic (and Keeps Going)

9/29/2021
A year-and-a-half ago high school, college and community radio stations shut their studio doors in response to safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID. They quickly scrambled to find ways to stay on air, broadcasting archived programming, allowing DJs to pre-record or even broadcast live from home. We’ve dedicated several episodes to learning how […] The post Podcast #317 – How Radio Survived 18 Months of Pandemic (and Keeps Going) appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:54

Podcast #316 – How Radio Isn’t Done, According To Negativland’s Don Joyce

9/21/2021
Musician, DJ and radio artist Don Joyce passed away nearly six years ago, leaving behind a voluminous archive of his unparalelled collage radio program “Over the Edge.” The documentary “How Radio Isn’t Done” sheds light on this member of Negativland, his life and his work in recontextualizing the never-ending flow of media messages that flood […] The post Podcast #316 – How Radio Isn’t Done, According To Negativland’s Don Joyce appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:53

Podcast #315 – Mitch Jeserich

9/14/2021
Mitch Jeserich has been working as a host, producer and reporter for Pacifica Radio and KPFA for two decades. His career in radio was just getting started as a volunteer when 9-11-2001 changed everything. Host Eric Klein and guest Mitch Jeserich are friends and former co-workers at Free Speech Radio News in 2003, where Mitch […] The post Podcast #315 – Mitch Jeserich appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:29:55

Podcast #314 – Radio and the Lindbergh Kidnapping

9/7/2021
On the show this week we explore a pivotal period for radio news in the 1930s and learn why the Lindbergh kidnapping changed everything. Travel back in time with us. It’s March 1932 and a horrible crime has just occurred, the kidnapping of the 20-month-old son of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne […] The post Podcast #314 – Radio and the Lindbergh Kidnapping appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:27:23

Podcast #313 – PodcastRE’s Archive of Podcasting Culture

9/1/2021
On this week’s show, we revisit a topic that is near and dear to us, the preservation of sound. This time around the emphasis is on podcasts. Our guest Jeremy Morris is the founder of PodcastRE (which is short for Podcast Research), a searchable, researchable archive of podcasting culture. Morris is Associate Professor, Media and […] The post Podcast #313 – PodcastRE’s Archive of Podcasting Culture appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:22:22

Podcast #311 – Classic Films about Radio

8/17/2021
Portrayals of radio in popular culture provide an interesting glimpse at radio’s role in society. At Radio Survivor, we’ve long been fascinated by radio depictions on both the small and large screen; so it is a treat to dive into this topic with Hemrani Vyas, Programming Coordinator at Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Vyas curated an […] The post Podcast #311 – Classic Films about Radio appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:58:39

Podcast #310 – Radioee.net Celebrates 100 Year History of Wireless Communication (now 101 years)

8/10/2021
Today on the show we rebroadcast one of our favorite episodes from one year ago, which was described this way: On August 27, 2020, nomadic online radio station Radioee.net is presenting a live, translingual 24-hour broadcast, Wireless, featuring 24 radio stations from all over the world. Taking place on the 100th anniversary of the first […] The post Podcast #310 – Radioee.net Celebrates 100 Year History of Wireless Communication (now 101 years) appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:00:59:57

Podcast #309 – Ear Retraining with Dogbotic

8/3/2021
What do home made short wave radios, flexi discs, and cyanotype photography have in common? Kirk Pearson is a composer and founder of Dogbotic, a full service music and sound studio, a radical multimedia arts workshop, and open source creative technology lab. Kirk joins us today to share the planning and thinking behind their next […] The post Podcast #309 – Ear Retraining with Dogbotic appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:29:41

Podcast #308 – Marking a Quarter-Century of MP3 (Replay)

7/28/2021
Shortly after its 26th birthday, we revisit this interview celebrating a quarter-century of the MP3. On July 14, 1995 the file extension .MP3 was chosen and set in place for an audio format that would go on to change music. Artist, scholar and curator John Kannenberg marks the 25th anniversary of this event with an […] The post Podcast #308 – Marking a Quarter-Century of MP3 (Replay) appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:25:46

Podcast #307 – Battling over Violence, Sex and Women’s Roles on Postwar Radio

7/21/2021
On this week’s show, we take a trip back in time to look at radio in the 1940s and 1950s. During this post-war period, women’s roles were shifting in the workplace and in popular media. Television arrived on the scene, bringing with it some, but not all, of the programming that people knew and loved […] The post Podcast #307 – Battling over Violence, Sex and Women’s Roles on Postwar Radio appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:42:41

Podcast #306 – Radio Coincidences, from Easttown to Sutherlin

7/13/2021
What are the odds that a popular television series would feature your college radio station as a backdrop for two episodes? That’s exactly what Jennifer found, when HBO’s “Mare of Easttown” employed a set that accurately recreates Haverford College’s station as a location for the limited-run drama. Jennifer talked with the show’s production designer to […] The post Podcast #306 – Radio Coincidences, from Easttown to Sutherlin appeared first on Radio Survivor.

Duration:01:14:49