found 57 audio documents tagged with Radio

Audio News: Senator Says She Wants the Fairness Doctrine Back

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) this morning told radio host Bill Press that she thinks that so-called "Fairness Doctrine" -- or something akin to it -- should be brought back to the airwaves. 

The Fairness Doctrine refers to an FCC policy, eliminated under Ronald Reagan, that requires broadcasters who use publicly owned airwaves to present both sides of controversial issues.  It was used during the civil rights era to keep radio in the Deep South from using their stations to oppose civil rights.

The basic concept is that the airwaves are a finite resource, owned by the public and, therefore, should not be used to promoted a biased point of view.  But some conservatives fear that the revival of the doctrine is an attack on conservative talk radio which came of age after the doctrine was abolished.

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Program: The Bill Press Show

RADIO NEWS -- Behind the Scenes: NPR to Revamp Web Presence?

The Current reports that NPR is looking to the web for its future.

 

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Technology, Radio

Sesame Street "Yip Yip" Aliens Discover Radio

Note the ultimate choice of programing...

 

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Is Hearing Better than Seeing?

Will something be lost as NPR and others move from all audio broadcasts to multimedia web sites?

 

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Internet, Radio, Hearing

Bob Fass Movie

Forthcoming movie about WBAI's Bob Fass.  This is a very longer trailer.

 

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History, Radio, Film

Bill Moyers: Hate Radio

Chilling story from Bill Moyers Journal about "right-wing" talk radio.

 

New Yorker on Savage

New Yorker audio interview with Kelefa Sanneh, who profiled the bombastic, enigmatic talk show host Micheal Savage for the magizine.  This piece is unique for the New Yorker in that it uses multiple clips from Savage's radio show.

 

New NPR Website

In case you haven't been over to see it.  New NPR website launched a couple days ago.  This video has NPR's Scott Simon explaining the new features.  One commenter on YouTube says "This is a beautiful web site! Will this help avoid layoffs?"

 

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Design, Internet, Radio, Technology

Hearing Jean Shepard

Long time New York Radio personality and voice of "A Christmas Story" on Hearing Voices.

 

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Radio, History, New York

New Book: Recording Culture Audio Documentary and the Ethnographic Experience

"the first book to explore audio documentary as a research method."

 

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Radio

DJ Sedaris

David Sedaris spins from the stacks of wax at KCRW

 

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Radio, Music

Studs Terkel

Apropos to nothing, really.  I like this 2000 Transom interview with the late Studs Terkel. 
"I'd gone to law school and it was a bleak horrendous experience.  Under no circumstances would I ever practice law."

 

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Interview, Radio, History, Hearing

Ira Glass Talks about the "Free" Internet

Search Engine with Jesse Brown with a unique interview of Ira Glass about the internet and public radio.  Search Engine is from TVO "Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires, and stimulates curiosity and thought."

 

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Under Stands

Producer Ronan Kelly leaves the bleachers during a match, to find who else has paid to go in, but isn't watching the big game…

– Audio Documentary London Bureau

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Playtime: 15 minutes 29 seconds

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Sound Rich, Radio, Religion, Sports

Death Diminishes Me

Six men who have become islands of loss, guilt, and illness, also live as islands of hope. Over twenty years, they've lost lovers and friends to HIV and AIDS. A beautifully crafted and engaging documentary in the 2009 Global Perspectives series. 

- Audio Documentary London Bureau

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Playtime: 28 minutes 8 seconds

Piers Plowright

An interview with the renowned BBC radio features producer, Piers Plowright. From the Radio Radio series, by PennSound at the University of Pennsylvania and Ubu. A masterclass, and insight into the mind of the man who forms the programmes.

- Audio Documentary London Bureau 

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Playtime: 44 minutes 58 seconds

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26 July – Revolt in Cuba

An old-school radio feature, with actorly presentation and interviews with Fidel Castro, from 1958. Brought to us by CBC's archive programme, Rewind.

- Audio Documentary London Bureau

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Playtime: 51 minutes 3 seconds

Wogan says Goodbye

After hosting the UK's most popular breakfast programme for 27 years, Sir Terry Wogan called it a day, on 18 December 2009. He says goodbye to his hugely loyal and involved listenership, on BBC Radio 2.

- Audio Documentary London Bureau

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Playtime: 52 minutes 43 seconds
Date: December, 2009

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Radio, History, Interesting

New Websites for Third Coast and This American Life

In case you didn't notice.  Cool new designs.  Third Coast's, in particular, is a really fun departure as they move to independent organization status (formerly a WBEZ entity).

 

TAL also lauched a newly designed site.

 

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Radio, Internet, Design

Ireland's Sexiest Voice

National radio presenter Sean Moncrieff is awarded Ireland's Sexiest Voice.

 

- Audio Documentary London Bureau

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Playtime: 1 minute 49 seconds

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Radio

Irish Storytelling

Resonance FM's Voice on Record programme features an hour of Irish storytelling. Part two of three.

 

– Audio Documentary London Bureau 

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Playtime: 59 minutes 53 seconds

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Radio, History, poetry, Interesting

Your Audio Morning Paper

Collection of podcast and RSS feeds from the International Feature Conference.  Listen to all the latest from great radio from around the world without leaving a this single web page.  You can build you own, too!  Kind of like your own, on-going audio front page.

 

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Radio, Internet

The Sculptress of Sound

A rich profile of Delia Derbyshire, the 1970s electronic musician at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop who created the Dr Who theme. 

 

– Audio Documentary London Bureau

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Playtime: 58 minutes

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Sound Rich, Radio, History, Art

BBC Pick of the Week

Every Sunday, BBC Radio 4 presents a 45 minute selection of the week's best speech output. Most of it comes from three of the domestic networks, so provides a snapshot of BBC content largely unknown to listeners outside the UK. The usual mix includes factual, music documentary, comedy, and drama. For contractual reasons, each episode stays online for just one week. 

 

– Audio Documentary London Bureau.

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Playtime: 45 minutes

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Interview, Radio, Interesting

Pirate Radio London

Short documentary about contemporary pirate radio in London.

 

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Radio, Crime

420 Radio

Okay... in "honor" of April 20th -- 420 Radio.  Stoned out people doing radio.  Suprisingly high production quality.  Don't think.  Listen.  Enjoy.  Hilarious.  Colorado based.  I'd quote it but there are just so many great ones.

 

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Weird, Radio, Drugs

Shortwaveology

"Shortwaveology is an occasional rumination on the crackly sonics, history and cultural influence of shortwave radio."

 

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Sound Rich, Radio

The Sound of Noise

Pédilüv is a radio art programme, produced at Campus Radio in Paris. This episode, The Sound of Noise, has more English language content than usual, from a range of sources: The Global Theatre of the Air, Adam Boham, The Poo Lord,  John Cage, and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. It's curious, and curiously engaging.

 

– Audio Documentary London Bureau

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Playtime: 30 minutes

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All Things Considered

NPR's All Things Considered just turned 39.  Hard to imagine but it's first day it featured a 24 minute documentary of a war protest.  Click the link to listen.

 

Third Ear International

Danish features go North American – the Third Coast International Festival's Julie Shapiro guides a listening event in Denmark, with a selection of engaging radio from the USA and Canada. 

Third Ear is a Danish features project, and this is their first instalment entirely in English, under the banner of Third Ear International

 

Audio Documentary Europe.

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Playtime: 57 minutes 49 seconds
Date: May, 2010

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NPR of THE FUTURE!

This NPR video gives an insight into how the station is modernising NPRness. Click the "More on NPR.org" link to view it.

 

 

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Playtime: 3 minutes 31 seconds

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How they saw the radio

Frequencies is a four part series that celebrates the power of sound, as represented by radio, in the arts. 

 

Audio Documentary Europe.

 

Mine rescue, 1936

As the world's media watches the rescue of trapped miners in Chile, we look back to 1936, when the Canadian Radio Commission reported for six days the attempts to rescue three men trapped in a mine at Moose River, Nova Scotia. A selection of the reports, from the CBC Archives. 

 

Audio Documentary Europe

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Playtime: 11 minutes 44 seconds

Pigeons Fly Mid-West in Winter

Creative audio types from North America get Hackneyed. Award winning British radio producer Francesca Panetta interviews Award winning American radio producers Ira Glass and Jad Abumrad, along with Third Coast Festival directors Johanna Zorn and Julie Shapiro. It's a passionate sound love-in!

From The Guardian's Media Talk podcast.

 

Connor Walsh for AD, Brussels.

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Playtime: 24 minutes 8 seconds

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Radio, Interesting, Art

Radio the night John Lennon died

WFMU in New Jersey posts this recording of a sweep across the FM dial in New York, on the night John Lennon died there in 1980.

 

Rolling Stone magazine has also released audio of an interview with John Lennon, three days before. Listen here. Includes strong language.

 

Connor Walsh for AD, Brussels

 

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Playtime: 6 minutes

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Radio, Music, History, Death

NPR's Very Own Radio

PC Mag review's the NPR radio:

"With access to more than 800 NPR stations, 20,000 Internet radio stations, and Pandora, Livio's Radio isn't your dad's table-top radio"

Do you really need 800 NPR stations, though?  8... Hundred...  If you are in an iron lung, this is the radio for you.

David Maxon AD - Hanoi

 

Audio Doc on Freedom of Expression in SE Asia to play on BBC

This should be interesting.  I know in Vietnam, there are instances of lines being crossed (or trying not to cross).  Often, it's not the politcal things that a westerner would expect but maybe just a strong sense of pride or tradition.  And the standards can vary depending on who is delivering the message. Vietnamese people will tell you straight, there is not freedom of the press here - it goes through the Ministry of Culture.  It's a matter of fact.  I find, frankly that people don't expect to be able to say whatever they want.   Could that be considered more respectful toward the power of words?

David Maxon AD - Hanoi

 

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Radio, Politics, Asia

When Wells met Welles

Two years after Orson Welles adapted H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds for radio, causing panic across the United States, the two men met, on the radio.

The result was short, charming, and discussed two of the most influential radio and film dramas ever.

Connor Walsh, AD, London.

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Playtime: 7 minutes 27 seconds

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Clocks & Clouds – Exclusive AD blog

Thursday 3 March 2011 Noon GMT (more or less)

So, I caught-up with some of the Clocks and Clouds crowd yesterday. Julie Shapiro is indeed here and as lovely as everyone says. However if it's possible to kill with kindness, or by over-radio-ing, we might just find out by the end of Saturday's event. 

Moving on to the other guests:

They include something rather rare: a sound artist who's been accepted into the radio establishment. John Wynne skips between Resonance FM (the radio-art community station in London), and BBC Radio 3, the highest-brow radio station around (whatever about the minging website). 

It can be tough to gauge the BBC's documentaries as many of them disappear off-line after one week, for contractual reasons. So we have quite a rare opportunity when Laurence Grissell roots out some picks of the BBC archives for us. For me this is possibly the biggest deal of the event!

But as a boy, I do like a bit of a tech, so Peter Nash's session should satiate the geek-monster within. He's from SADiE, which is the audio editing system used by many of the finest radio makers outside North America. Looking forward to it, and if you're there, say hi!

Connor Walsh, AD, London

 

 

Tuesday March 1 2011

There's a one-day crafted radio event coming up in London, and I'll be bringing you updates from it, here on AudioDocumentary.org. The event, on Saturday, is called Clocks & Clouds, and is organised by In The Dark (disclosure: I volunteer for In The Dark as well as AudioDocumentary.org). Guests include Julie Shapiro, well known to radio listeners in the USA from The Third Coast Festival. It's linked there over there in the sidebar on the right, see? This tweet would suggest she's already in town:

@ThirdCoastFest Third Coast representing at the BBC tomorrow, noon. What should we wear?

There are three other guests providing opportunities that we can't really get online, however I will write about those for you on the day, assuming you can't make it there in person – I'm told there are some tickets still to be had. The day will close with Julie Shapiro and Francesca Panetta premiering "When an Angel Passes…" a radio feature, about the the radio feature, made by producers all around the world. If it goes online, I'll share it with you here, because it would take a miracle for those two to work together and produce something not worthy of listen by you lot. Keep checking back, and I'll update this post with good audio finds on Saturday.

Connor Walsh, AD, London.

 

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When An Angel Passes

An update on AudioDocumentary.Org's exclusive blogging of London's radio features shindig last week. Clocks & Clouds was great. The speakers were delightful, and so were their selections of audio. I came away with lots of good new places to look for interesting documentaries, and will be sharing those with you here over the next few weeks. To start us off, When An Angel Passes, a delicious montage of the passion for great radio, by some of its greatest practitioners, which premiered at the conference. Outside the scheduled sessions, producers paid and unpaid, students formal and informal mingled and learned from one another. It was also good to see staff from the BBC World Service, where hundreds of redundancies have been announced, escaping that worry for a day of positivity and encouragement. 

Connor Walsh, AD, London

 

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Playtime: 10 minutes 23 seconds

Long Form for Short Attention Spans

Some of the masters of long form story telling were on hand at The New School in NYC for a panel hosted by Pro Publica. I watched the first 45 seconds. It was okay. Just kidding. They promise to have the whole video posted today sometime. So put down your smart phone, get off facebook, stop your tweeting and listen, whippersnappers. In the mean time I found it here:

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Date: March, 2011

Slate: Audio Horror Resurgence

"These days, radio drama is as dead as disco, kept on life support mostly by the BBC. But it shouldn’t be this way. Sound has a way of slithering into our ears and burrowing deep down into the folds and wrinkles of our brains in ways that sight does not."

 

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Radio, History, Hearing, Death

Contemporary Wax Cylinder Recordings

Phonographies Archive by phonographies

Wax Equations is a gem from Resonance FM in London. Aleks Kolkowski uses some of the oldest recording technology, wax cylinders, to make new recordings of speech and music and crazy stuff today. He presents programmes of them on Resonance FM in London. These aren't available to listen to on-demand, so you can dive into the livestream for a serendipituous earfull of the programme, or you can admire the individual recordings and photos of their production on his own website, phonographies

 

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Sound Rich, Radio, History, Hearing, Art

Follow @AudioDocs on Twitter

Be like Radiolab, On The Media, Public Radio International, RTE DocOnOne, PRX, Third Coast Festival and many more. Join us on Twitter @AudioDocs! You could win 1 MILLION DOLLARS (not from us but, you know, you could somehow).

 

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Pearl Harbor News on the Radio


Radio Days' collection of the news breaking on various radio stations. In one, the operator seizes the phone line during a live broadcast from Honolulu (which the announcer pronounces HOE-nah-lu-lu).

 

North Korean Radio in English

Via Shortwaveology these incredible recordings of English broadcasts from behind the North Korean information blackout.

 

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AD Hearts AF

After three years of linking in the wilderness, AudioDocumentary.org has company! We would like to offer a full-throated endorsement to the new audio curating site, Audiofiles. In case you haven't seen it (or read about it), Audiofiles is similar in concept to AudioDocumentary.org in that it is an independant site that curates links to radio and audio pieces available free online (you'll even see a number of things AD has featured on there). It doesn't feature any original content like AD and perhaps tends more toward main-stream American public radio ala NPR. Audiofiles, however, adds crowd-sourcing via Twitter integration so that the curating spigot is turned to 11. It also allows users to save links by signing in with Twitter. It's a cool twist on the idea of audio links curating and we hope everyone will check it out!

 

Life and Death of Arissat-1 by Reni Hofmüller

Ham radio operators can build satellites, that can get thrown into orbit from the International Space Station. This item from Radia is more than a factual narration from NASA, it's a building of tension and wonder, a tie between humans on the ground and somehere out there.

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Playtime: 28 minutes 30 seconds

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Give Me Your Answer Do

This American Life's gutsy and thorough, 1-hour redaction of their wildly popular episode "Mr. Daisey Goes to the Apple Factory." An insightful and probing meditation on the difference between fact and fiction. TAL lays out its own mistakes nakedly and outlines everything they can discern about the story's truth or falsity.

 

You can hear the original story (removed from the TAL website) here.

 

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Technology, Radio, Interesting, Asia

Romantic Red Love, But Not in Sweden

This 3-minute audio hors d'oeuvre is an entry in the Third Coast Festival's 2012 Short Docs Challenge.

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Playtime: 3 minutes

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Sound Rich, Radio, Interesting

This was London – Night Night, Bush House

The BBC World Service has left its famous home, Bush House. For 70 odd years tourists would turn to snap photos of the imposing art deco builing that overseas was known as the home of the BBC. All the while, the the lease was ticking down… 

The staff who work there hold the buildiong in great affection, as suggested by this short feature made oduring night shifts by a sound engineer there.

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Playtime: 8 minutes 7 seconds

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Stephen Glass on This American Life

 

TAL does not have audio of Glass's work for them online because Glass made up so much of his work whole clothe. But here one is on Youtube.

Hindsight is 20/20 so it's impossible to listen and not feel like you can sense that Glass (Stephen, not Ira. No relation) is lying. In his pauses and his bursts of details, his seemingly affected emotions...

Despite the fact -- or maybe because of the fact -- that we are probably hearing unadulterted bullshit, this is really compelling audio.

[quality is not great, sorry. email or tweet if you find something better]

 

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New Links In 'Links'

 

Adding 2 new (long overdue) links to the top of our links section (Look to the right. Over there -->)

99% Invisible and Love + Radio are great podcasts. I am not breaking news here. But if you haven't listened to them your really gotta check them out. 

99% Invisible is about design the way that Radiolab is about science. Love + Radio, I am not sure how to describe without sounding stoopid. It's fun and interesting and edgy (see?).

Anyway, I hope you like them in your ears.

 

 

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Radio, Design

Ghost of Podcast Past

You don't have to go that far back to find quaint explanations of podcasting that sound like late-80s reports trying to describe the internet. Check this one out from CNN, 2006.

 

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Technology, Radio, Internet

Casey Kasem Blooper Reel

Shocking, funny Casey Kasem outtakes. Lots of profanity.

 

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Radio