Listen to “Radioed Voices,” a radio documentary/podcast paying tribute to media studies scholar and cultural historian Michele Hilmes on the occasion of her retirement.
The From Mercury to Mars series continues today with a new post from Murray Pomerance about Orson Welles’ voice.
The Antenna-Sounding Out! series From Mercury to Mars: Orson Welles on Radio after 75 Years continues on into the new year with a post on Sounding Out! from A. Brad Schwartz about the influence of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories on Orson Welles’ radio work.
The Antenna-Sounding Out! series From Mercury to Mars: Orson Welles on Radio after 75 Years continues today with a new post on Sounding Out! from Jacob Smith about the Mercury Theatre’s 1938 radio play “Hell On Ice” as a proto-environmental critique that is as relevant today as it was 75 years ago.
A full rundown of all the information you’ll need to know to participate in tonight’s #WOTW75 collective listening experiment, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles’ and the Mercury Theatre’s “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast.
Prepare yourself for the #WOTW75 invasion. Find out details here about the “War of the Worlds” worldwide collective listening experiment that is taking place on Wednesday, October 30th.
The Antenna-Sounding Out! series From Mercury to Mars: Orson Welles on Radio after 75 Years continues with a new post from Kathleen Battles about Fred Allen’s parodies of Welles.
The Antenna-Sounding Out! ongoing series From Mercury to Mars: Orson Welles on Radio after 75 Years continues with a new post from Debra Rae Cohen on the inaugural broadcast of the original Mercury series, Welles’s fascinating version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
The Editorial Board of The Velvet Light Trap has extended the deadline for its forthcoming “On Sound (New Directions in Sound Studies)” issue to September 1. In particular, VLT seeks sound-related research that addresses issues and topics in radio, television, video games, digital/new media, and other non-film media. Read on for the CFP.
The coordinating editors of The Velvet Light Trap are seeking submissions for a forthcoming issue that explores new directions in sound studies.
On Radio is a new Antenna column dedicated to contemporary radio programming and other issues surrounding the medium in all its forms. Here, in the series’ first entry, Andrew Bottomley offers a critical appreciation of the radio feature Radiolab.
Are lifestyle brands the new record labels? A new recording studio owned by Converse is offering musicians the opportunity to record their music for free, further reducing the need for artists to work with traditional record labels. There are, of course, some strings attached.
The documentary reality TV series American Pickers and Pawn Stars are two of this summer’s hottest original shows on cable. And yet, how is that shows about collecting really expensive stuff are so popular amidst an economic recession?
The music industry may be on hard times, but music festivals are booming. What gives?
Today is Record Store Day, a music industry event taking place at hundreds of independent record shops internationally. But is this “holiday,” intended to bolster record retailers, really better seen as an assertion of vinyl’s renewed importance in the industry?