Radio Survivor Podcast
About This Show
The Radio Survivor podcast is a weekly show that explores the future of radio that matters, with a focus on community, college and low-power FM, along with podcasting and internet radio. Hosts Paul Riismandel and Eric Klein highlight the best and most innovative audio programming and keep you updated on the news that affects our ability to make, create and listen to great radio.
Most Recent Episode
Podcast #85 – Dreaming of a Better CPB
5 days ago
The president’s proposed budget would eliminate funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting by 2018. Radio Survivor’s own Matthew Lasar joins to help us put this attack on public broadcasting in historical perspective. He analyzes the inherent weakness in the design of the CPB and proposes ways in which the system could be both stronger and more independent.
Matthew also shares a couple of community radio nuggets he’s recently uncovered in the Internet Archive, including a bygone cable-radio station from Bloomington, Indiana, and late night broadcasts from Wichita, Kansas.
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* Sally Kane of the NFCB explained the importance of CPB funding for tribal stations on episode #81
* DJ “Gary Indiana” on WQAX-FM (“Quacks”), February 1981
* The Mumbles play on Sister Midnight: Wichita public radio, 1987
* 1951: Uncle Sam produces military training film on independent radio
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