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86 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Podcast #308 – Marking a Quarter-Century of MP3 (Replay)
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 online exhibit, “MP3 @ 25: The Anniversary Exhibition” at his Museum of Portable Sound. John joins this episode to explain why it’s important to observe this anniversary, and to recount some of the milestones in MP3’s history. From the somewhat apocryphal story of Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner” as the first MP3, to the introduction of the iPod, he helps us understand the role of MP3 in delivering us into the fully digital music universe we now inhabit. We also dive into his singular museum, which exists on a single iPhone 4s, with a printed catalog to guide the visitor. Because of COVID-19 John is now available to provide guided online tours of the many sound artifacts that Museum of Portable Sound has in its archives. Either way, it’s about experiencing sound directly and purely, without distraction. (And we are here for the love of Radio and Sound.) Show Notes: MP3 @ 25: The Anniversary ExhibitionThe Museum of Portable SoundAtlas Obscura: A Loopy Library of Sounds Features Sprinklers, Sirens, and Freud’s ToiletThe Diamond Rio was one of the first MP3 players, garnering a lawsuit from the recording industry10 Reasons Why CDs Are Still Awesome (Especially for Radio)Minidisc.orgPodcast #255 – ‘Geek of the Week’ and the Beginning of Internet RadioPodcast 253 – Sound Streams: Dissecting the History of Internet RadioPodcast #167 – Alternative Histories of Podcasting The post Podcast #308 – Marking a Quarter-Century of MP3 (Replay) appeared first on Radio Survivor.
103 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
Podcast #307 – Battling over Violence, Sex and Women’s Roles on Postwar Radio
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 from radio. Battles were also brewing over radio content, including violence, sex, and portrayals of family life. Our guest, scholar Catherine Martin, has been poring over FCC complaint letters from this period and explains what all the fuss was about. She is Visiting Assistant Professor in Media Studies in Denison University’s Department of Communication. Show Notes: Catherine Martin’s article Eliminating “Blood and Thunder” from Containment Culture: Audience Efforts to Censor Postwar Radio Programming in the Run-up to Television (U.S. Studies Online)Radio Preservation Task Force, a project of the National Recording Preservation Board of the Library of CongressJennifer Stoever’s book, The Sonic Color Line: Race and the Cultural Politics of ListeningPodcast #132: Sounding Out on the Cultural Politics of Sound & ListeningThe Television Code: Regulating the Screen to Safeguard the Industry by Deborah JaramilloGuiding Light is one of the longest running soap operas on radio and television, airing in some form from 1937 to 2009Mr. and Mrs. North radio show episodes on the Internet ArchiveThe Adventures of the Thin ManPodcast #14: Matthew Lasar Chats about Mae WestShould NBC Finally Apologize to Mae West?Radio Reader: Essays in the Cultural History of RadioVocal Tracks: Performance and Sound MediaDuMont Television NetworkHoney West was a television crime drama series that aired 1965-66Podcast #135 – Resurfacing Women’s Contributions in Podcasting History with guest Jennifer WangPodcast #289 – Celebrating Women in Sound with guests Jennifer Wang and Jennifer StoeverListening In: Radio and the American Imagination by Susan DouglasGeorge RR Martin talks about censorship on TV in the 90’s Image Credit: Stockton Helffrich, “Memo from Stockton Helffrich to John Cleary,” February 2, 1955, Folder 112; Box 349; National Broadcasting Company Records, 1921-1976, Wisconsin Historical Society. The post Podcast #307 – Battling over Violence, Sex and Women’s Roles on Postwar Radio appeared first on Radio Survivor.
75 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Podcast #306 – Radio Coincidences, from Easttown to Sutherlin
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 get the behind-the-scenes scoop. Paul recently experienced his own radio coincidence when he by chance discovered a storefront radio museum in the small Oregon city of Sutherlin. Although it was closed, the proprietor of the Radio Days Museum saw him outside and invited him in for a quick tour of the radio memorabilia collection. Paul also shares an orchestrated soundwalk he enjoyed down the road in Jacksonville, Oregon. Show Notes: Creating Haverford College Radio on Mare of EasttownPodcast #298 – College Radio at the End of the Academic Covid YearHBO series “Mare of Easttown”Jennifer’s Radio Station ToursRadio Days Museum in Sutherlin, OregonBritt Fest’s Ellen Reid SoundwalkPodcast #246 – Radio in the MoviesAn Even Bigger Songs about Radio Spotify PlaylistPodcast #297 – Radio Studies and Sound WorkCalifornia Historical Radio Society“On the Radio” Exhibit at San Francisco Airport Celebrates Radio HistoryPodcast #138 – Radio History on Display at the San Francisco AirportRadio History Imprisoned at Cork’s Radio Museum Experience The post Podcast #306 – Radio Coincidences, from Easttown to Sutherlin appeared first on Radio Survivor.
59 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Podcast #305 – Radio History on the Northern Border of Mexico
Border radio is one of our favorite topics at Radio Survivor and on this week’s episode we dig into the history of radio broadcasting on the northern border of Mexico. Scholar Sonia Robles shares the stories of some of the lesser-known, small broadcasters whose histories are often overshadowed by the wild tales of higher power border blaster stations. Robles is the author of Mexican Waves: Radio Broadcasting along Mexico’s Northern Border, 1930-1950 and Assistant Professor of History at University of Delaware. This episode was originally broadcast in August, 2020. To hear the original, longer version click here. Show Notes: Mexican Waves: Radio Broadcasting along Mexico’s Northern Border, 1930-1950Podcast # 212 – Border Radio in North AmericaDX Adventures at 1700Confirmations of 1700 (AM)Podcast #184 – Hidden Women’s Radio History in UruguayPodcast #186 – African-American Preachers on WaxPodcast #252 – Exploring the Seeds of Public Radio in Educational Radio ArchivesPodcast #250 – Aimee Semple McPherson and the Early History of Radio Evangelists The post Podcast #305 – Radio History on the Northern Border of Mexico appeared first on Radio Survivor.
102 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Podcast #304 – Lesbian Radio History in Canada
As we wrap up Pride Month, our podcast discussion turns to queer spaces and queer community on the radio and in podcasting, specifically lesbian broadcasters in Canada. Our guest, Stacey Copeland is a media producer and Ph.D. candidate at Simon Fraser University’s School of Communication in Vancouver, Canada. Stacey has been researching the history of lesbian radio shows, including The Lesbian Show and Dykes on Mics. Community radio played an important role in welcoming gay and lesbian programming, with shows airing on stations like Vancouver Co-op Radio and campus-community radio station CKUT. Bringing the conversation to 2021, we also talk about connections between these early shows and current-day queer podcasts. Show Notes: Stacey Copeland‘s websiteSpokenWeb podcastAmplify Podcast NetworkPodcast #284 – SpokenWeb and Literary SoundPodcast #275 – Making Scholarly Podcasts CountPodcast #297 – Radio Studies and Soundwork with Michele HilmesThe Archives of Lesbian Oral TestimonyFemRadio at CJRUVancouver Co-op RadioDykes on Mykes on CKUTListen to The Lesbian Show on Co-op Radio in The Archives of Lesbian Oral TestimonyPride FM TorontoPodcast # 187 – Archiving LGBTQ Radio HistoryThis Way OutThe World Soundscape Project was established by R. Murray Schafer at Simon Fraser UniversityHildegard Westerkamp is a composer, radio artist, and sound ecologistBarry Truax is a composer and acoustic communication researcherThe Heart podcastProcyon Podcast NetworkBC Gay and Lesbian ArchivesQueer FM on CITRCountry Queers podcastPodcast #302 – Feminista Frequencies with Monica De La TorreKPFA show Lesbe Friends in the American Archive of Public BroadcastingPodcast #135 – Resurfacing Women’s Contributions in Podcasting History with Jennifer Hyland WangThe ArQuives – Canada’s LGBTQ2+ ArchivesMermaid PalaceWarriors Bards ‘n Brews podcast about Xena: Warrior Princess Image Credit: Graphic for The Lesbian Show in Vancouver Gay Community Centre Newspaper from City of Vancouver Archives AM1675-S1-F1433 The post Podcast #304 – Lesbian Radio History in Canada appeared first on Radio Survivor.
87 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Podcast #303 – Radio on TV, Magazines and Tape
Just when we thought the Franken FM era might be over for good, the FCC grants “Special Temporary Authority” to a LPTV channel 6 in San Jose, California to keep its analog signal – heard on the FM dial – on the air while transitioning its video signal to digital. We review this news, along with a proposal in front of the FCC to boost low-power FM stations to 250 watts. We also take a look at the most recent issue of The Wire magazine, dedicated to radio in both broadcast and internet forms. Dedicated to “Adventures in Sound and Music,” the journal looks at stations that share experimental and forward-looking sounds, highlighting Radio Survivor favorites like Wave Farm and the Pirate Radio Sound Map, alongside community-oriented stations in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, South Africa and Palestine. Then Jennifer shares her experience taking the cassette-hacking course that Eric discussed in episode #299, as we analyze the intermixing of radio, physical and digital media in the 21st century. Show Notes: It’s Alive! FCC Authorizes Last-Minute Franken FM ExperimentTime Is Running Out for FrankenFMs – Just 4 Months LeftSt. Francis High School Files Paperwork to Sell KSFH to Group Focused on South Asian CommunityREC LPFM Advisory Letter #11 – LP250 Upgrade: Technical Planning Considerations for LPFM StationsSee if your LPFM station might be eligible for a power upgrade at check.LP250.comThe Wire #449: Radio Activity / On AirDogbotic: Cassette Hacking: A Modern Musician’s Guide to Mangling Magnetic TapePodcast #293: Exploring Radio Art and Transmission Art with Anna FrizPodcast #292: The History of Sound Art with Judy DunawayRadio Survivor Podcast #190: Radio Spectrum and Transmission Art with Amanda Dawn ChristieRadio Survivor Podcast #193: Wavefarm, Reveil and Transmission ArtsRadio Survivor Podcast #289: Celebrating Women in Sound with Jennifer Hyland Wang and Jenny StoeverRadio Survivor Podcast #151: The Wave Farm Grows Transmission ArtsSisters with TransistorsPodcast #163 – The Post Radio is Dead Era The post Podcast #303 – Radio on TV, Magazines and Tape appeared first on Radio Survivor.
80 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Podcast #302 – Feminista Frequencies
This week, we take a close look at the history of an influential Spanish language community radio station: KDNA. Located in Washington State, the station launched in 1979 and serves a rural community which includes farm workers and immigrants. Our guest, Monica De La Torre, is Assistant Professor at the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University and is the author of a forthcoming book about KDNA called Feminista Frequencies: Community Building through Radio in the Yakima Valley. Show Notes: Monica De La TorreFeminista Frequencies: Community Building through Radio in the Yakima ValleyChicana Radio Activists and the Sounds of Chicana Feminisms on SoundingOut! Looking Back on the Lesser-known Histories of Chicano Public Radio on CurrentKDNA radio stationSoul Rebel Radio on KPFK in Los AngelesBilingual community radio station KBBF-FM in Santa Rosa, CaliforniaKRAB Archive for Seattle community radio station KRAB-FM (1962-1984)Womxn Who Rock collectiveKRZA community radio station Related Episodes: Podcast #260: Radio History on the Northern Border of Mexico with guest Sonia Robles (1930-1950)Podcast #184: Hidden Women’s Radio History in Uruguay with guest Christine Ehrick (Radio Femenina, founded in 1935)Podcast #134: The KRAB-FM ArchivesPodcast #72: Pete Tridish Celebrates an LPFM Success Story (KPCN-LP, run by Oregon’s farmworkers union) The post Podcast #302 – Feminista Frequencies appeared first on Radio Survivor.
67 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Podcast #301 – Digitizing & Transcribing the Archives of NYC Progressive Church Radio
From 1961 to 1976 WRVR-FM broadcast a progressive slate of social justice and jazz programming from the Riverside Church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Beginning in 2018 those archives are being digitized and transcribed by the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, and on June 17 they’re asking volunteers to help correct those transcriptions in a “Transcript-A-Thon” event. We welcome guests Vincent Kelley, Archivist at The Riverside Church Archives, and Ryn Marchese, Engagement and Use Manager for the American Archives of Public Broadcasting, to dig into the history of WRVR and its deep archive of truly historical audio. IN 1964 it was the first radio station to win a Peabody for its entire programming, which included coverage of the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama. Among the famous figures who appeared on air are Pete Seeger, Malcolm X, Bob Dylan, Indira Gandhi, Aldous Huxley and Margaret Mead, while Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his pivotal “Beyond Vietnam” speech at the Riverside Church over WRVR-FM on April 4, 1967. Show Notes: The WRVR-FM (Riverside Radio) Collection at the American Archives of Public BroadcastingThe Riverside Church in the City of New YorkJoin the Transcript-a-thon on June 17 at 1:00pm EDTWRVR Fix-IT+ Transcript EditorPress release about us recovering the original recording of Beyond VietnamFrom the archive: The Homosexual: A New Minority Changing Attitudes Towards WomenPodcast #250 – Aimee Semple McPherson and the Early History of Radio EvangelistsPodcast #186 – African-American Preachers on Wax The post Podcast #301 – Digitizing & Transcribing the Archives of NYC Progressive Church Radio appeared first on Radio Survivor.
59 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Podcast #300 – How to Get a Noncomm FM License in 2021 (Replay)
The Federal Communications Commission recently announced that November 2, 2021 will mark the opening of the next licensing window for full-power non-commercial / educational (NCE) FM radio stations. The Commission first hinted at this chance back in fall of 2020. Given how often our listeners ask how and when they can get a radio license, we immediately dedicated an episode to that topic. Now that more is known we decided to revisit it. Even though the application window dates have not yet been announced, now is the time to get prepared. Broadcast attorney Frank Montero guests to help us understand the process of applying for an FM broadcast license. He’s a partner with Fletcher, Heald and Hildreth, which also publishes the CommLawBlog. He explains who qualifies to apply and other requirements to keep in mind. License application windows are the only time when an organization may apply for an FM radio license, and they don’t happen frequently. The last full-power NCE window was more than a decade ago, and the last chance at an LPFM was 2013. As the FM dial fills up in cities and towns across the country, this may be the last opportunity for a new station in many regions. If you’re interested in operating a full- or low-power non-commercial station we we hope this episode helps get you started. Even if you’re not interested, it’s important to understand just how stations get on the air in the 21st century. Show Notes: CommLawBlog – The Upcoming FCC Noncommercial FM and LPFM Filing Windows: What You Need to KnowThe Next Noncomm FM License Opportunity Opens November 2NFCB: Primer On The NCE Radio Filing WindowFCC Chair: New LPFM & Noncomm License Opportunities Coming SoonFCC Awards Full-Power Licenses to 5 LPFMs, Plus 52 More Orgs (2010)FCC’s LPFM order will make 2013 a good year for community radio (2012)Radio Survivor documented the roll-out of new LPFM stations beginning with the most recent 2013 application window Feature image adapted from “The FCC’s front door” by Rob Pegararo / flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) The post Podcast #300 – How to Get a Noncomm FM License in 2021 (Replay) appeared first on Radio Survivor.
93 minutes | May 26, 2021
Podcast #299 – Cassettes for Art, Radio and Recording TV
It seems like physical media continues to have a hold on humans, even while most of us in the West engage with online, streaming and virtual media for much, if not most, of our time. Audiocassettes are like radio, in that they have been declared dead multiple times in the last three decades, yet continue to be found, employed and enjoyed by new generations who insist on keeping them alive. Eric just completed a weekend-long cassette hacking workshop, joined by a diverse group of musicians and sound-makers of a variety of ages. He shares that experience as we discuss conjoined histories of cassettes and radio. That leads us into a presentation Jennifer watched at this year’s virtual Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, where she learned about a pre-VCR underground of people who recorded the audio of television shows onto cassette. It turns out some of these recordings may be the only surviving artifacts of some broadcasts that were not preserved, or have never again been seen or heard in their original form. We show how cassettes are for everyone who cares about sound in its myriad forms. Also under discussion: the shutdown of internet radio directory service Reciva, and the perilousness of proprietary platforms. Show Notes: Dogbotic’s Cassette Hacking WorkshopSociety for Cinema and Media StudiesBroadcast Historian Nora PattersonPodcast #297 – Radio Studies and SoundworkNegativland: Tiny Desk (Home) ConcertWobbly (Jon Leidecker)Wikipedia: Iannis XenakisPodcast #145 – Hip-Hop Radio ArchiveRadio World: Reciva Internet Radio Platform Shutting Down“Electronic project kits: hands on with a vintage 160-in-1“Mystery Show Case #6 KotterThe Real World Homecoming: New YorkBillboard: ‘Beavis and Butt-head’ to Return With Fewer Music Videos Due to Licensing Constraints“The State” FAQPodcast #141 – How Radio Isn’t Done, According To Negativland’s Don JoyceAn Affectionate & Honest Filmic Portrait of Negativland’s Don JoyceRadio Garden Exploring Radio Garden on World Radio DayRadio Preservation Task ForcePodcast #133 – Preserving Brooklyn Pirate RadioSoundtap’s College Radio Discovery Tool82 Best Freeform College Radio StationsRIP: Podcast #125 – Radio Free America Is an Online Hub for Noncomm RadioInternet ArchivePodcast #168 – A Time Machine for All the Radio plus Shortwave The post Podcast #299 – Cassettes for Art, Radio and Recording TV appeared first on Radio Survivor.
81 minutes | May 12, 2021
Podcast #297 – Radio Studies and Soundwork
Renowned radio scholar Michele Hilmes is Professor Emerita, Media and Cultural Studies in the Department of Communication Arts at University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been a long time proponent of the importance of studying radio and sound, which have often been neglected in the broader field of media studies. She joins us on the show to discuss radio studies, her call for new terminology surrounding audio works, and the growing interest in sound studies. Show Notes: Michele Hilmes website at University of WisconsinMichele Hilmes piece Soundwork: Something to Work With in Resonance: The Journal of Sound and CultureRadio Preservation Task ForcePodcast #135: Resurfacing Women’s Contributions in Podcasting HistoryPodcast #167: Alternative Histories of PodcastingThe Music Theory of TikTok Sea Shanties – A YouTube essay by Adam NeelyPodcast #141: How Radio Isn’t Done According to Negativland’s Don Joyce and the archives of Over The EdgeHave You Heard George’s Podcast?Eric realized during the editing process that the best example of the experimental sound documentary format he was struggling to name is probably The Kitchen Sisters. The post Podcast #297 – Radio Studies and Soundwork appeared first on Radio Survivor.
59 minutes | May 5, 2021
Podcast #296: Radio Spectrum and Transmission Art – rebroadcast
Amanda Dawn Christie is an artist enamored with radios and radio waves. The Assistant Professor, Studio Arts at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) joins us on the show to discuss her most recent transmission art project, Ghosts in the Airglow, in which she created work at the HAARP facility in Alaska. Christie also shares with us the backstory of how she starting working with radio and radio waves, describing her fascination with radio towers and shortwave and recounting her numerous radio-related art projects. This episode first aired in April of 2019. To hear the longer verson click here. Show Notes: Amanda Dawn Christie’s websiteFaculty page for Amanda Dawn Christie at Concordia UniversitySpectres of ShortwaveSpectres of Shortwave InstallationsThis New Brunswick Town Was Literally Haunted by the Radio (CBC Arts)Podcast #92: Conspiracy Theory & Community RadioPodcast #168: A Time Machine for All the Radio plus ShortwaveSpies Still Using RadioThe Secret Machine Behind Soviet Numbers StationsPodcast #86: Radio Resistance from an Alternate UniverseResistance Radio: Mesmerizing Dystopian Pirate RadioGenetrix ProgramMystery Solved: ‘Thing in the Woods’ Revealed As… (CBC News)Ghosts in the Air GlowConcordia Transmission Artist Launches a High-Frequency Project – in Alaska (Concordia University)Audio from Ghosts in the Air Glow The post Podcast #296: Radio Spectrum and Transmission Art – rebroadcast appeared first on Radio Survivor.
77 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Podcast #295 – High School Podcasting with the Hosts of Rice and Shine
This week, we are joined by the hosts of the podcast Rice and Shine. Led by four Seattle-area teenagers, the chat-style program provides a glimpse into the lives of 9th graders beginning high school from a distance during a pandemic. Rice and Shine is an incredible time capsule of the current school year, as hosts Lauren, Sophie, Ava and Grace talk pop culture, discuss the challenges of remote learning, address anti-Asian American violence during the COVID-19 outbreak, and share their experiences as Asian-American girls. They launched the podcast in 2020 as part of their participation at high school radio station KMIH-FM. Show Notes: Rice and Shine podcastHigh school radio station KMIH 88.9 FM The BridgeJennifer’s tour of KMIHPodcast #177: Seattle’s Rich High School Radio ScenePodcast #263 – Broadcasting High School Radio through Wildfires and a Pandemic The post Podcast #295 – High School Podcasting with the Hosts of Rice and Shine appeared first on Radio Survivor.
100 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Podcast #294 – Reading the PIRATE Act / FCC & the Supremes Pt. 2
The PIRATE Act was signed into law more than a year ago, but the rules governing increased fines for unlicensed broadcasting are about to go into effect on April 26. The Act is intended to give the FCC additional tools for tamping down pirate radio activity in hot beds like Boston and Brooklyn, NY, but there are reasons to be skeptical. Brooklyn-based writer, post-production mixer and field recordist David Goren joins to help us tease out the real-world implications. Goren is also the creator of the Brooklyn Pirate Radio Sound Map and has been monitoring and recording unlicensed radio activity in the borough for decades. Also joining the show is Dr. Christopher Terry from the University of Minnesota. A professor of media law, he helps illuminate some of the legal and bureaucratic elements that complicate the Commission’s efforts. He also catches us up on the latest development in the battle over media ownership rules, with the Supreme Court issuing a narrow unanimous ruling in favor of the FCC’s most recent changes, but not quite addressing the decades-long gridlock in that policy area. Show Notes: David GorenThe Brooklyn Pirate Radio Sound MapThe PIRATE ActRadio World: FCC Can Use New Pirate Radio Fines Starting April 26FCC: Enforcement Bureau Warns Property Managers That Tolerate Pirate RadioNew York City’s Pirates of the AirPodcast #133: Preserving Brooklyn Pirate RadioLibrary of Congress’ Radio Preservation Task ForceRadio Survivor’s most recent episode on Wave Farm, inluding numerous links.KCRW: Outlaws of the Airwaves: The Rise of Pirate Radio Station WBADWVIPPodcast #168: A Time Machine for All The Radio Plus ShortwavePodcast #3: FCC Paper Tiger Teams vs Pirate Radio (episode with John Anderson)Listen to this BBC Documentary about 5 Community Radio Stations around the WorldPodcast #282 – New FCC, Who Dis?Podcast #277 – How Does the FCC Solve Anything? The post Podcast #294 – Reading the PIRATE Act / FCC & the Supremes Pt. 2 appeared first on Radio Survivor.
93 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Podcast #293 – Exploring Radio Art and Transmission Art
What is radio art? What is transmission art? We discuss the experimental side of radio and artistic uses of radio transmissions on our show this week, looking at historical and contemporary examples. Artist and scholar Anna Friz joins us to chat about these concepts, sharing how her college/community radio past in Canada inspired her to immerse herself in the practice of sound art and radio art. Friz is Assistant Professor, Film and Digital Media at University of California, Santa Cruz and also serves on the board of Wave Farm. Show Notes: Anna Friz’s websiteJennifer Waits’ article about Anna Friz’s UC Radio Network presentation about the history of radio art and transmission art Anna Friz radio art piece “Collecting Clocks and Losing Time” on Wave Farm’s The Radio Art HourUniversity of British Columbia’s campus-community radio station CiTRWestern Front, an artist-run centre in Vancouver, BCKunstradio in AustriaNegativland websiteDelia Derbyshire and the History of the BBCDaphne Oram, electronic music pioneerTetsuo Kogawa‘s Radio Art worksVideo of Tetsuo Kogawa performaingThe Joy Channel release by Anna Friz and Emmanuel MadanSolar Radio/Embedded Radio Device piece by Absolute Value of Noise and Anna Friz CWCH CollectiveNRRF B RadioTransmission Art in the Present Tense – article by Anna FrizMore about the little people in the radio Related Episodes about sound art, transmission art, women in sound: Radio Survivor Podcast #292: The History of Sound Art with Judy DunawayRadio Survivor Podcast #190: Radio Spectrum and Transmission Art with Amanda Dawn ChristieRadio Survivor Podcast #193: Wavefarm, Reveil and Transmission ArtsRadio Survivor Podcast #289: Celebrating Women in SoundRadio Survivor Podcast #151: The Wave Farm Grows Transmission ArtsRadio Survivor Podcast #137: Zach Poff Build a Radio Station Inside a PondRadio Survivor Podcast #105: Incoming Wounded – Interview with WEFT late-night DJ Ed Hadley The podcast began with a discussion of this recent piece of sound collage https://youtu.be/hhirSscNuuc The post Podcast #293 – Exploring Radio Art and Transmission Art appeared first on Radio Survivor.
59 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Podcast #292 – The History of Sound Art
What is sound art? And what do we know about its origin story? We explore this question and more with our guest this week, artist and educator Judy Dunaway. An adjunct professor in the History of Art Department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Dunaway’s recent article, “The Forgotten 1979 MoMA Sound Art Exhibition,” is a fascinating look at the history of sound art and highlights important contributions by female artists. In our wide-ranging discussion, we also hear about Dunaway’s own artistic practice, from her work with latex balloons to transmission art to a “phone improv” show over BlogTalkRadio a decade ago. Show Notes: Judy Dunaway’s websiteAmplified Tenor Balloon workThe Forgotten 1979 MoMA Sound Art Exhibition appears in Resonance: The Journal of Sound and CultureMaggi Payne’s websiteConnie Beckley’s artwork at MoMAJulia Heyward bio on Electronic Arts IntermixJudy Dunaway’s Duo for Radio Stations was simultaneously performed over college radio stations WFMU and WKCRPhone Improv ShowSound artist Nam June Paik created the transmission art piece Good Morning Mr. Orwell using TV stations in Paris and New York CityCellist Charlotte Moorman was Paik’s muse and he made the “TV Cello” for her over which he would broadcast live videoMax Neuhaus, most known for his piece Times Square, did an early work, Drive-In Music, using radio transmissions as well as other transmission works, including Public Supply I (using listener phone calls to WBAI) and Radio NetAlvin Lucier‘s oft-cited piece I am Sitting in a Room can be heard on YouTubeArtist Rie Nakajima‘s piece Wind TouchSound sculpture organization PowlandMinimalism (art)Minimalism (music) Related Episodes about sound art, transmission art, women in sound: Radio Survivor Podcast #190: Radio Spectrum and Transmission Art with Amanda Dawn ChristieRadio Survivor Podcast #193: Wavefarm, Reveil and Transmission ArtsRadio Survivor Podcast #289: Celebrating Women in SoundRadio Survivor Podcast #151: The Wave Farm Grows Transmission ArtsRadio Survivor Podcast #137: Zach Poff Build a Radio Station Inside a Pond The post Podcast #292 – The History of Sound Art appeared first on Radio Survivor.
77 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Podcast #291 – The New Adventures of Super Indian
A super hero comic is at the heart of The New Adventures of Super Indian, a forthcoming audio drama from Native Voices at the Autry. Our guests on the show include Super Indian’s creator, playwright and director, Arigon Starr (an enrolled member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma) and artistic director DeLanna Studi (an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation). Super Indian actually began as a radio serial in 2006 and was transformed into a full-blown comic by 2012. As Native Voices at the Autry looked to its next production during the pandemic, it jumped at the chance to do another audio version of Super Indian. Although theater is quite different in a remote context, the folks behind Super Indian are also relishing the fact that an online audio serial will be accessible to audience members from all over the world. The New Adventures of Super Indian is a 4-part serial. The first episode premieres on April 14, 2021, with subsequent episodes debuting once a week. Show Notes: New Adventures of Super Indian from Native Voices at the AutrySuper Indian ComicsArigon StarrDeLanna StudiEric referenced this article at the end of the podcast: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/theater/mta-plays-subway-rattlestick.html?referringSource=articleShare The post Podcast #291 – The New Adventures of Super Indian appeared first on Radio Survivor.
60 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Podcast #290 – Aimee Semple McPherson and the Early History of Radio Evangelists
One of the biggest celebrities in Los Angeles in the early part of the 20th century was Aimee Semple McPherson. She inspired scandalous headlines and fictional depictions, including the character Sister Molly on the Showtime series, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels and Sister Alice McKeegan on the 2020 HBO reboot of Perry Mason. Yet the story that is less frequently told is McPherson’s embrace of radio. She built her own powerful station, KFSG, in Los Angeles in the 1920s, which operated from the grand Angelus Temple, where her Foursquare Church was headquartered. On this episode, scholar Tona Hangen joins us to shed more light into the radio work of Aimee Semple McPherson and to also provide some context about the early days of Christian radio evangelists in the United States. Hangen is the author of Redeeming the Dial: Radio, Religion and Popular Culture in America and is Professor of History at Worcester State University. Show Notes: The original broadcast of this episode, which includes 30 additional minutes of the interview with our guest. (The unheard portion begins after the initial 59 minutes.) Episode #250 of Radio Survivor Tona Hangen Redeeming the Dial: Radio, Religion, and Popular Culture in America Radio Reader: Essays in the Cultural History of Radio (Good Reads) Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Penny Dreadful: City of Angels – Sister Molly Explained (Den of Geek) Will Aimee Semple McPherson Win the Low Power FM Sweepstakes (Radio Survivor) Old Time Radio and the Power of Faith (Radio Survivor) Radio Survivor Podcast #186 – African-American Preachers on Wax Foursquare ChurchHistory of KFSG, Los Angeles (Jeff Miller website) There was a musical: Scandalous The post Podcast #290 – Aimee Semple McPherson and the Early History of Radio Evangelists appeared first on Radio Survivor.
111 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Podcast #289 – Celebrating Women in Sound
In honor of Women’s History Month, this week’s episode focuses on women in sound. Our guests, Jennifer Hyland Wang and Jenny Stoever, return to the show to discuss sound studies, the cultural politics of listening, the history of women’s voices on the airwaves and on podcasts, as well as broader issues of representation. Jennifer Hyland Wang is an Adjunct Professor at University of Wisconsin, Madison. Jenny Stoever is Associate Professor of English at Binghamton University and Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sounding Out!: The Sound Studies Blog. Show Notes: Sounding Out!The Sonic Color Line: Race and the Cultural Politics of Listening, by Jennifer StoeverJennifer Hyland Wang piece “Producing a Radio Housewife: Clara, Lu ‘n’ Em, Gendered Labor, and the Early Days of Radio” Podcast #132: Sounding Out on the Cultural Politics of Sound & ListeningPodcast #135: Resurfacing Women’s Contributions in Podcasting HistoryPodcast #186: African-American Preachers on WaxPodcast #250: Aimee Semple McPherson and the Early History of Radio EvangelistsThe ReadLocatora RadioSounding Out! Podcast #63: The Sonic Landscapes of Unwelcome: Women of Color, Sonic Harassment, and Public SpaceWaiting to X-haleUnladylikeZigzagWhy Aren’t There More Female Producers? – A Youtube essay by Benn Jordan about women in music productionhttps://www.womeninsound.com/https://womensaudiomission.org/https://sammusmusic.com/The episode of the podcast in which a younger person tells the hosts about their thoughts on physical music – Podcast #179 – Don’t Throw Your CDs Away in 2019https://www.standforsonicdiversity.com/ The post Podcast #289 – Celebrating Women in Sound appeared first on Radio Survivor.
62 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Podcast #288 – Eagle vs. Transmitter
This week we share more evidence of how broadest radio is an important informational lifeline and human connection for so many people. As most of the country enters year two of the pandemic, we catch up again with Becky Meiers, General Manager of community radio station KCAW-FM in Sitka, Alaska. We last spoke with Becky at the end of March 2020, before any cases of COVID-19 had been diagnosed in this remote community, though she shared the station’s preparedness plan. KCAW serves a vital communications role in Southeastern Alaska where small communities are spread out without overland connections, and the only travel is by air or by sea. Becky tells us how the station has gotten through the last year, bringing local broadcasters back to the air as possible, while also growing its local news coverage. Becky also regales us with stories from her journeys to isolated “translator communities” where local repeater transmitters (a/k/a “translators”) required emergency repairs and maintenance. Show Notes: KCAW-FM Raven RadioPodcast #239 – Hunkering Down with Raven Radio in Sitka, AlaskaTouring KCAW, Sitka Alaska’s Raven RadioPodcast #197 – Raven Radio in Sitka, AlaskaReport for AmericaMt. Edgecumbe High School The post Podcast #288 – Eagle vs. Transmitter appeared first on Radio Survivor.
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