The radio revolution is the single greatest communications policy issue of the coming decade, and perhaps the coming century.
The economics of entire industries could be transformed. Every significant public policy challenge could be implicated: competition; innovation; investment; diversity of programming; job creation; equality of access; coverage for rural and underserved areas; and promotion of education, health care, local communities, public safety, and national security. Yet the benefits of the paradigm shift are not guaranteed. Exploiting the radio revolution will require creativity and risk-taking by both the private and public sectors. At every step, there will be choices between preserving the status quo and unleashing the forces of change. The right answers will seem obvious only in hindsight.
posted by halekon
on Feb 21, 2005 -
The latin lover
Father Reginald Foster, the Pope's own Latinist has a weekly show on Vatican radio, they are always informative and often hilarious (Real player required).
posted by johnny novak
on Dec 19, 2003 -
From crematorium scandals
to pimp suits
and Ben Curtis
in between, the Chattanooga area has it all. Enter our latest wonder: Beer for the Homeless.com
. Created by a local Talk Radio DJ or two, the site is a serious attempt (ok, it's kinda tongue-in-cheek) to stop homeless citizens from hassling people for beer money. Well, they made their first delivery last week and have some photos and quote from their "clients".
posted by mkelley
on May 23, 2003 -
Silly listeners. Payola in radio isn't "back", it's just back in the news
Read how more than ever radio airplay is not determined by you, creativity, inspiration, nor musical genius, but by the big green. More reasons to try xm
posted by omidius
on Mar 3, 2003 -
Quanto putas mihi stare hoc conclave ?
That's "How many prostitutes does it take to change a lightbulb?" in Latin. No, actually it's "How much do you think I paid for this apartment?". Here's hoping, in the wake of the BBC's superb The Roman Way
series, written and presented by David Aaranovich, that good old Latin is on its way back, albeit in an Internet, soundbitey way. Those intending to smuggle some into MetaFilter should definitely start here
. The owner, for instance, might find Ne ponatur in mea vicinitate
useful - "Not in my backyard". And Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione
- "I'm not interested in your dopey religious cult" should prove popular in the God threads. Vale
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Feb 3, 2003 -
FM morning radio show comedy at it its finest. Of course, in Pittsburgh we appreciate the finer things in life. Sadly, this is the only episode I could find on the web.
posted by Recockulous
on Sep 25, 2002 -
" as the singer for Brazilian rockers ACC
storms the studio, so to speak, and forces a DJ to play his band's record over and over for an hour. Are things really this desperate?
posted by mikrophon
on Sep 19, 2002 -
Don & Mike v. Opie & Anthony.
O&A are hot in New York, but D&M are doing poorly there. The opposite is true here in DC. At the risk of perpetuating a lie by posting this story here, I can't help but think that the on-air fight between these two radio programs from Infinity Broadcasting seems a little contrived. Anyone on metafilter, or any other online forum, knows that a flamewar and controversy breeds interest.
posted by crunchland
on May 28, 2002 -
This evening 20/20
broadcast a report on the new payola
.Names are named. This explains a lot about the current state of music radio. Ironically, one of those complaining the loudest was good ol' Hilary Rosen of the RIAA
who are doing their damnedest to destroy internet radio
, along with college and public radio, the only alternative to the institutional corruption she decries. But in this case, she's on the side of the angels, it would seem. This report is timely though and does illustrate what's wrong with concentrating media power in too few hands.
posted by jonmc
on May 24, 2002 -
Here's a nice, nice internet radio station that may keep you from your work for the rest of the day. I just got through listening to Boards Of Canada, now its playing Destroyer! Wow. listen
posted by protocool
on Apr 19, 2002 -
Mullah Omar speaks
to the people of Afghanistan and Muslims around the world. But Voice of Shariat
was destroyed in the bombing. So a tape of his speech was delivered to Voice of America
and the BBC World Service,
and they both broadcast it
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Oct 10, 2001 -
So I had a big fight in the car tonight with my friend Lisa over an issue I brought up on an earlier MeFi thread--(that issue being those Titanic-radio-remixes of news soundbites with popular songs). See, her dad works on the radio and she was saying that putting those things together was a way for the radio community to acknowledge last week's tragedy. "It comforts people," she argued. I argued back that packaging it like that minimalizes it and makes it too easy to digest. I conceded, though, that if someone were to write a song about what went on---a tasteful, appropriate song---I'd be all for them playing that on the radio. And then there was the Magi with his gift---the completely cringe-worthy Crosby, Stills & Nash song that they performed tonight on Jay Leno
. What was that? Did anyone hear it? Did anyone like it? WHY?
posted by adrober
on Sep 18, 2001 -
Highway to Hell
billboard depicts Satan giving McVeigh his lethal injection. This is an advertisement for the same Dallas radio station that employs the DJs responsible for the recent Spears/Timberlake car-crash rumor. What's the difference between political propaganda and savvy demographic pandering? Via davezilla.com
posted by johnnyace
on Jun 18, 2001 -
New Bose radio hooks up to PC.
I just saw their ad in wired and when to check the site. It had some popups so I turned webwasher off and reloaded the page. When I did, I was just redirected to a teaser. So I turned webwasher back on and was able to get to this site, which shows off a new radio that connects to the PC. The funny thing is to try going to http://wavepc.bose.com/
with and without webwasher
yields different results.
posted by TNLNYC
on May 7, 2001 -
Find out how many radio stations in your area are owned by the same company.
Here in Dallas Texas Clear Channel
owns six. Then there's four other radio stations owned by Susquehanna Radio
which used to be owned by AM/FM Incorporated but they merged with *guess who* Clear Channel last year. So it looks like Clear Channel either directly or indirectly controls almost a dozen radio stations in north Texas alone. How much control do they have over your airwaves? Ever wonder why radio stations all sound
the same? Cuz they ARE
posted by ZachsMind
on May 5, 2001 -
If only all radio DJ's were as diligent as this one
. One radio DJ pushed over the edge of commercial B.S. overkill. Hundreds more to go.
posted by Qambient
on Apr 17, 2001 -
Is Radio on the Web Doomed?
Does anyone have any thoughts on the legal developments described in this article? I had hoped the Web might be a defense against the downward, ownership concentration spiral of radio; now what?
posted by ParisParamus
on Apr 13, 2001 -
is what happens when it gets dark at the renaissance faire and the wizards and wenches start getting loose. madmartigan! madmartigan!
posted by subpixel
on Aug 18, 2000 -