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.
Bruce Lenthall discusses the challenges and opportunities of teaching radio history to a generation of students for whom even the metaphors we often use to think about radio’s early history no longer resonate.
Peter Schaefer writes about the public face of radio preservation, making a case for acknowledging what’s been lost to the ages while simultaneously showcasing what’s been found.
How did post-World War II female detectives balance authority and femininity on the radio? Catherine Martin writes about knowledge of urban geography as the source of a detective’s power in “Candy Matson.”
In this seventh post in our “Honoring Hilmes” series, Jennifer Hyland Wang contends that Michele Hilmes’ greatest contribution to media history is her feminism, including her focus on the many women who operated in and around broadcasting as well as her mentorship of female graduate students.
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.
In the first post in our “Honoring Hilmes” series, Bill Kirkpatrick argues that the quality of Michele Hilmes’ scholarship is undisputed, yet the example of her great work alone is not why Radio Studies is now thriving. It is also because Hilmes has done the (arguably much harder) work of field-building.
Bill Kirkpatrick continues our week-long series of reports from the SCMS 2015 conference. He argues that radio studies within SCMS is coming into its own, and the Society is better for it.
Alex Russo previews the radio oriented papers, workshops, and presentations at this week’s upcoming Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Montreal.
In this final post in our series From Mercury to Mars: Orson Welles on Radio after 75 Years, Jennifer Hyland Wang analyzes how responses to the War of the Worlds broadcast exposed much of the gender and class discourses underpinning the American Broadcasting system.
The From Mercury to Mars series continues today with a new post from Murray Pomerance about Orson Welles’ voice.
In this latest post in our ongoing series From Mercury to Mars: Orson Welles on Radio after 75 Years, Michele Hilmes ponders the relative absence of innovation in American radio drama over the past three decades.