Each year, the musician advocacy nonprofit group Future of Music Coalition holds a conference in Washington, DC, bringing together artists, executives, and policymakers. Reporting from this year’s Future of Music Summit, Tim Anderson finds that despite the music industry’s many troubles, much optimism still exists.
Can an Internet college radio station cultivate a local audience in today’s diffuse media environment? Some experience from Louisville’s Bellarmine University suggests that a local focus in an online context allows college stations to reach a variety of listeners who have community ties but who are presently located in far-flung locales.
By broadcasting exclusively online and abandoning space-based FM or AM broadcasting, college radio stations run the risk of losing the local focus that has been integral to the programming and operations of the campus and community radio sector.
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