Posts Tagged: Radio

Writing about Music, Dancing about Architecture

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Radio is undergoing the sort of DIY revolution that journalism faced with the advent of blogs. If ‘Out on the Wire’ helps convince the legions of amateur podcasters that good radio is far more than recording hour upon hour of unedited gabbing, it will be not only useful and fun but that much rarer thing: a public service.

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The Rumpus Interview with Banning Eyre

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Producer, senior editor, Afropop expert, and author Banning Eyre talks about his new book, Lion Songs, a 15-years-in-the-making biography of Zimbabwe’s legendary musician Thomas Mapfumo. ...more

Whistling in the Dark

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Every generation has its reservations about popular music—all the same, the last few market-driven decades have undoubtedly left their own, new, unique mark on its most contemporary manifestations. Still, there are radio programs out there dedicated to music as such.

This Thursday, our very own Allyson McCabe will be joining radio host Binnie Klein on WPKN 89.5FM in Bridgeport to “spin some favorite covers, rarities, outtakes, and demos, and of course, to tell stories.”

If you live outside the Connecticut area, tune in here.

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Help Us Make A “Letters to Each Other” Radio Story

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Wayne Coyne’s Human Head-Shaped Tumor Radio Show

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Next week, on November 24 and 25, at 5pm, KCRW will be broadcasting (and streaming on KCRW.com) a radio show created by our pal Rickard Parks.

The show was first featured in McSweeney’s and includes helicopter crashes, “murmuring tumors,” and original performances by:

Wayne Coyne, Michelle Martin Coyne, Steven Drozd, and Scott Booker (Flaming Lips), Will Sheff (Okkervil River), Eleanor Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces), Jack Hitt (This American Life, Harper’s), Paul F.

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Car Talk Retirement

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Tom and Ray, NPR’s Car Talk brothers, have announced that they’re retiring come October. The good news is there will continue to be a weekly program pulled from the archives.

But to our fans, don’t be sad. We’ve managed to avoid getting thrown off NPR for 25 years, given out tens of thousands of wrong answers, generated lawsuit threats from innumerable car companies, and had a hell of a lot of fun talking to you guys.”

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