CBI convention session proposals, registration open
Also, submissions are being accepted for session proposals for the 2016 CBI National Student Electronic Media Convention in Philadelphia Oct. 20-22. For more information, visit the session proposal page.
KEXP’s digital Nirvana: Radio station bringing vast album collection into new era, comments included
With a new home and renewed focus on living up to its mission of the being the world’s greatest music discovery resource, KEXP is taking on the challenge of digitizing its vast archive of music. Along the way, it wants to provide online access to unique material, such as those DJ notes, to further enrich the connection between the station, the music it has played for more than 40 years, and its listeners.
UCLA professor reminisces the start of admiration for punk music
Rosenak was in San Francisco when he first heard punk music on his radio. Radio host Rodney Bingenheimer played the Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy in the UK” on his show “Rodney On The Roq.” Rosenak bought his first punk records in a small San Francisco record store during the summer of 1977.
When he returned to the University of Redlands in the fall, he played The Jam’s single, “In the City” for Reinhard, his high school best friend. Reinhard thought the song was raw and full of emotion, so different from the pop or rock that played on the radio.
“We were both so excited,” Reinhard said. “It was like the best stuff we’ve ever heard.”
Read more from The Daily Bruin.
GAB Radio Talent Institute returns to UGA
Bob Houghton, President of the Georgia Association of Broadcasters, commented, “We need this for radio, we need it for broadcasting…I knew we needed it, but even then didn’t realize how special it is until going through the experience of the Institute. Broadcasters from all over the state come and give their time and expertise. These students will be the leaders in our business 10, 20, 30 years from now; we have a great deal of pride in what we are accomplishing.”
To find out more about regional Radio Talent Institutes, visit their website.
Plus, Radio Survivor’s College Radio Watch column.