Posts tagged: radio

mediageek radioshow 15 October 2009: A Real Shot at LPFM Expansion?

On October 15 the House Commerce Committee passed the Local Radio Act by unanimous voice vote, potentially clearing the way for the best shot LPFM has had at being restored since 2000. We discuss this optimistic news along with the FCC clearing the way for noncommercial FM stations to move in on the space formerly occupied by analog TV channel 6.

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mediageek 23 July 2009: Matthew Lasar on Radio and the New FCC

Matthew Lasar, media historian and writer for ArsTechnica, joins again to discuss the future of radio and the new line up of commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission.

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mediageek 16 July 2009: The Value of College Radio

Jennifer Waits is a college radio enthusiast. From getting her start at Haverford College’s carrier-current WHRC to DJing at Foothill College’s KFJC Waits has worked at a variety of stations, always propelled by her love of independent music and media. She blogs about her passion at Spinning Indie where she posts reports from her tours of stations around the country, along with news of relevance to college radio. She joins the program this week to talk about the important place college radio has in our media environment.

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mediageek 18 June 2009 part 2: Jerry Del Colliano on Radio’s Future

On part two of the June 18 program Inside Music Media’s Jerry Del Colliano talks more about the importance of localism in radio and how Steve Jobs and Apple created the future of music media that commercial radio completely lost. I also read some listener comments on the future of radio.

This part 2 is not intended for syndication to mediageek affiliate stations.

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mediageek 18 June 2009: Inside the Consolidation and Decline of Commercial Radio

Jerry Del Colliano is veteran radio industry insider who watched as the industry consolidated at a rapid rate following the Telecommunications Act of 1996. He foresaw how that consolidation would jeopardize the business of radio built on local service and innovative programming, commenting in the industry newsletter Inside Radio. After leaving the industry to teach at the University of Southern California Jerry is back, publishing the blog Inside Media Media, where he covers the future of audio media. On this edition of the radioshow Jerry talks about the decline of commercial radio and how the industry lost an entire generation of new listeners.

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mediageek 21 May 2009 part 2: More with Daniel Gilfillan Discussing Radio

This is part two of my interview with Daniel Gilfillan, author of Pieces of Sound: German Experimental Radio. We bring our discussion of German radio innovators into the late 20th century with the emergence of pirate and commercial radio in Germany. We also discuss contemporary radio and its future in the internet age.

This part two comes from the live aircheck of the May 21, 2009 broadcast of mediageek on WNUR-FM and is not intended for syndication.

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On This Week’s Show: Clear Channel and the Decline of Commercial Radio

I’m excited to have as this week’s guest Alec Foege author of the book Right of the Dial: The Rise of Clear Channel and the Decline of Commercial Radio, now out in paperback. We’ll talk about how a little regional Texas broadcast company grew into the nation’s biggest radio owner, changing the fundamentals of the radio business in the process.

Tune in live this Thursday, June 4, at 9 PM Central to WNUR 89.3 FM in Chicago, or online live at WNUR.org. If you miss the live broadcast catch mediageek on one of the affiliate stations listed on the right sidebar, or download the podcast, posted by midnight Sunday, June 7.

mediageek 14 May 2009: Radio Performance Royalty Bill Passes House Committee

Satellite radio, internet radio, even radio in other countries have to pay royalties to the performers on the CDs they play, but not US broadcasters. That might change soon. A bill just passed a House committee that would end this decades old exemption. We discuss the question: should radio stations pay these royalties to artists and record labels, or is the promotional value of radio a sufficient quid pro quo?

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mediageek 20 April 2009: The Court Rules Narrowly on Indecency

John Anderson from DIYmedia.net joins to talk about some of the latest news or import to radio. The Supreme Court finally rules on fleeting indecency, slicing the decision so thin, you’d think they used a Ginsu. We also talk about commercial stations starting to beg for donations.

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mediageek 23 April 2009: Community Radio’s Founding Station Turns 60

This week Matthew Lasar, writer for ArsTechnica, returns. He’s in Washington DC right now, so he updates us on some hot communications topics in Congress. Then we reflect on 60 years of the first community radio station, KPFA in Berkeley, CA, and discuss the difficulty of building a democratic radio network.

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