Visit with KCSB

I visited Feb. 17 with UC Santa Barbara station KCSB during its membership campaign to talk about why community radio matters. KCSB describes it this way, “Community & public radio is the fabric of communities across America. These stations can be a lifeline to residents in areas that are not served by big-city radio and […]

Saving Radio History

I will be speaking in May at the 51st annual conference of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. Join me. I’ll be on the panel, “Saving Radio History: Challenges and Opportunities in Radio Preservation.” This panel presents work on radio preservation by partner institutions of the Library of Congress’s Radio Preservation Task Force. Created by […]

Re: Community Media Now

I’m a fan of the Radio Survivor podcast, which covers community media with aplomb. This conversation on community radio journalism and later on podcasting prompted me to share a lot of thoughts with hosts Paul Riismandel and Eric Klein, both of whom I like a lot. Here are my comments: Paul was kind enough to […]

Speaking at TMC

I will be speaking at The Media Consortium’s Transforming Media Conference on working with community media. From the conference organizers: Independent news media are the first defenders of free speech in the Trump Era. Our mission—to tell the truth, to be the voice of dissent, to be the conscience of the nation—is critically important. When […]

Radio White Paper

I have authored a white paper for the National Federation of Community Broadcasters on the post-election period. When emotions are high, I argue, organizations must respond with intelligence, strategic thinking and sensitivity. “Community Radio’s New Horizon” addresses several issues, including the Federal Communications Commission, Internal Revenue Service and Corporation for Public Broadcasting outlook for community media; how […]