Radio Survivor Podcast
About This Show
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.
Most Recent Episode
Podcast #134 – The KRAB-FM Archives
4 days ago
KRAB was the fourth-ever community radio station in the U.S., serving Seattle, WA from 1962 to 1984. Like any community station, it broadcast thousands of hours of original and important programming during that time, documenting important social movements and voices not heard, or not heard clearly, in mainstream media.
Former volunteer and board member Chuck Reinsch is on a mission to preserve as much of the station’s legacy as possible. He created and administers the KRAB Archives website to house airchecks, recordings and other artifacts so that they’re accessible to the world. Chuck joins the show to discuss his efforts and shed light on the KRAB’s vital place in history.
Then we catch up with news about the nation’s largest radio owner, iHeartMedia, which just declared bankruptcy. It’s not a story about the decline of radio, but instead the story of a disastrous business model built on ownership deregulation and consolidation.
* KRAB-FM Online Archive
* An Online Archive of the Fourth Community Radio Station: KRAB
* Oregon Historical Society Commemorates 50 Years of KBOO Community Radio
* Podcast #130 – How To Preserve 50 Years of Community Radio History
* iHeartMedia Beyond Borrowed Time