Radio Survivor→ WQXR’s Meet the Composer podcast: the first six months

2014-11-10 WQXR-FM’s Meet the Composer podcast is now around half a year old, and it has already become a wonderful resource. I just finished listening to the latest episode, focusing on the Brazilian composer Marcos Balter. “As a composer, [B …›

PRX→ A Radiotopia Surprise…

2014-11-07 Dear Diary, I can’t believe I am going to stand on a stage and read aloud our secrets. Am I nuts? Will you, or technically me, embarrass me? Will I be mortified? You, our wonderful fans, are giving Radiotopia such an incredible Kickstarter campai …›

PBS Stations Blog→ Best of DEG: KQED’s Deep Look

2014-11-07 See the unseen at the very edge of our visible world. Get a new perspective on our place in the universe and meet extraordinary new friends. Explore big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small with Deep Look, a new ultra-HD (4K) short video seri …›

10,000 Words→ Jill Abramson, Steven Brill Back Long-Form Journalism Start-Up

2014-11-07 A new start-up venture spearheaded by former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson and award-winning journalist/Court TV founder Steven Brill focusing on long-form journalism says it will advance writers around $100,000 to produce substantial, …›

Radio Survivor→ New Mexico “ghost town reborn” gets Low Power FM station

2014-11-07 The Prometheus Radio Project has a blog post about its efforts on behalf of a fledgling Low Power FM radio station serving the hallowed town of Madrid, New Mexico. The LPFM station in question is KMRD, 96.9-LP, aka “Madrid Community Radio …›

Radio Survivor→ LPFM News: New Stations Include Movie Theater & Library

2014-11-06 First off, be sure to read contributor Gavin Dahl’s awesome article on budgeting for new LPFM stations. Advice comes from some great people at KDRT-LP, KIDE-FM, WRIR-LP and KYRS-FM. A fair number of construction permits were issues in the …›

Radio Survivor→ Your New LPFM Needs An Operating Budget

2014-11-06 Budget planning is one of the keys to success for community radio stations. You will need to assess your revenue sources, account for all expenses, pay careful attention to your bookkeeping and be prepared for unforeseen circumstances. Some stat …›

10,000 Words→ Enter Your Work for Free in Smithsonian Photo Contest

2014-11-06 Calling all photographers: the 12th annual Smithsonian Photo Contest deadline is coming up on November 28th. Have you entered yet? It’s free, so you should probably get on it. Entries fall into six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, T …›

CPB Ombudsman Reports→ Roosevelt Preemption

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Transom→ Sounds Good! Tape Syncs

2014-11-06 What the hell did I just watch? “Sounds Good” is not actually a production of the Canadian Audio Council. The Canadian Audio Council doesn’t exist, though Mr. Sub does. No – this video came about partially to spoof the videos I grew up watching …›

Transom→ Get Good Tape (Sync)

2014-11-06 Getting Tape At A Distance. Tape syncs make the radio world turn. It’s kind of our dirty little secret: we’re often not in the same room with the person we’re interviewing. I’ve recorded a lot of tape syncs and I really love doing them. I love …›

AIRmediaworks→ Public Media Scan: Oh, How We Share

2014-11-06 When we think about sharing, we think about space. (That is sort of a joke, about which more in a moment.) This week's Scan is about sharing stories within constraints  -- whether those limits are set by the attention-shredding cacophony of the Inter …›

PBS Stations Blog→ People Spend More Time in a Year on Digital Media than Everything Else Combined

2014-11-06 Several different American and British research studies, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Independent, and market research firm show a fairly depressing outlook on what people do with their days: people spend more time on TV, cel …›

AIRmediaworks→ East Coast, West Coast, Third Coast

2014-11-05 by Bec Feldhaus AdamsAIR Talent Director Buckle up, AIRsters: There will be nearly 250 of us in Chicago next week — that's 44 percent of the attendees, a record turnout. The question is: Does the other 56 percent know what it's missing?  We've go …›

PRX→ PRX at Third Coast Fest

2014-11-05 The countdown to Third Coast Fest begins! PRX will be in full-force, so if you have any questions, suggestions, funny jokes or great dance moves, we want to hear and see them! PRX happenings at TCF2014: PRX Dance Party. Put on your dancing pants an …›

Radio Survivor→ Wellesley College Radio Station WZLY Says it Will Sell its FM License

2014-11-05 Last December I reported that students at Wellesley College radio station WZLY 91.5 FM were concerned about forthcoming changes to the station related to campus construction and a reduction in space. Well, now we are hearing that students may be …›

AIRmediaworks→ New Grants Fund Localore Expansion

2014-11-05 We are proud to announce the creation of the New Enterprise Fund, a grant distribution that will spread new models and best practices from three Localore productions to stations and producers across the public media system. Principal funding for the g …›

PRPD News for Programmers→ AIR to Expand Localore Projects

2014-11-05 The Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) has received funding to expand three of its Localore projects - Curious City, iSeeChange and Sonic Trace.  The funding will allow producers of those projects (located at Chicago Public Media, KVNF, Pa …›

10,000 Words→ Mashable Wins Election Night With #LegoSenate

2014-11-05 The real winner of yesterday’s mid-term elections was Mashable, who tracked the Senate seats with a #LegoSenate. It’s exactly what it sounds like. Behind the scenes of #LegoSenate — Amanda Wills (@AmandaWills) N …›

Transom→ Story Workshop Spring 2015: Apply

2014-11-05 Applications for the Spring 2015 Transom Story Workshop are now available. The Workshop will take place from March 30th – May 21st here in Woods Hole. Lead radio instructor Rob Rosenthal will run the 8-week program for nine beginning producers al …›

Transom→ Strangers

2014-11-05 Lea Thau, host of the "Strangers" podcast on podcasting, journalism, and turning the mic toward yourself. …›

PBS Stations Blog→ Behind the Screens: Meet Pat Yack

2014-11-05 Pat Yack joined the team at Alaska Public Media almost six years ago. In his time there, he's spearheaded a number of digital projects, including their hit digital video series, Indie Alaska. Pat also serves on the PBS Station Digital Advisory Council …›

Radio Survivor→ A Year of Podcast Survivor: More than Surviving; Thriving

2014-11-05 I would be remiss if I did not mention yesterday’s debut of Wolfpop, the new popular culture podcast network from Earwolf that is curated by actor/comedian/podcaster Paul Scheer. I also must point out that I work for Earwolf/Wolfpop parent …›

PRPD News for Programmers→ Joyce Mac to CPB

2014-11-04 Continuing the changes at NPR, Joyce MacDonald has accepted the position of VP of Journalism at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  According to a note to the NPR Areps from Jarl Mohn:"In this role, Joyce will be able to amplify what she has …›

Radio Survivor→ FCC Fines WAIC at American International College for Late License Renewal and Public File Violations

2014-11-04 The FCC has issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture to American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts for late renewal and public file violations at WAIC-FM. Additionally, the license renewal term was shortened in resp …›

10,000 Words→ Deca Journalism Co-op Caters to Global Audience

2014-11-04 Cooperative journalism startups are all the rage these days, and Nov. 6, NYU’s journalism program will celebrate another one being added to the list. The concept behind global journalism cooperative Deca isn’t totally unique, but I like its …›

Nieman Storyboard » Storyboard Posts→ Annotation Tuesday: Jonathan Goldstein and The Little Mermaid

2014-11-04 Annotation Tuesday ventures into a new medium today with our first annotation of a radio story. It’s a natural fit. The human voice is, of course, the original storytelling instrument. Plus, some of the most innovative narrative work out there th …›

PBS Stations Blog→ See the New Features on PBS’ Apple TV App

2014-11-03 We are excited to share details of the upcoming updates to our Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV PBS apps with you, our local station partners. A major update to our Apple TV app will roll out to users this morning, and a smaller update to the Amazon Fire TV …›

PRPD News for Programmers→ Car Talk’s Tom Magliozzi Dead at 77

2014-11-03 Co-host of the popular program Car Talk program has passed away at the age of 77. Tom Magliozzi had been battling Alzheimer's for some time.  Much more at …›