Announcement of national conference for the Radio Preservation Task Force of the Library of Congress, February 25-27, 2016.
Jason Loviglio reports from the Podcast Movement 2015 industry conference, providing a state-of-the-industry rundown that includes the divide between professional radio broadcaster “Pro-casters” and amateur “Podcasters” and the shared discourse of podcasting-as-rebirth.
Stephanie Sapienza, Project Manager at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), advocates for why the audio and paper materials of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB)’s radio collection – housed at the University of Maryland and the University of Wisconsin-Madison – need to be integrated online to maximize their usefulness for academic research.
Brian DeShazor discusses the origins of Pacifica Radio and the archival radio series, “From the Vault.” The Pacifica Radio Archives was established in 1971 to house a collection of over 60,000 reel-to-reel tapes, representing the last half of the 20th century as experienced and reported on by Pacifica Radio.
Laura Schnitker writes about the importance of saving college radio archives, as college stations have the built-in resources to both save their materials and provide public access to them.
The popular WNYC public radio program Radiolab weaves together interviews, historical records, artifacts, and music in the episode “Crossroads,” which explores the cultural history surrounding blues musician Robert Johnson.