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.
Posts Tagged: Radio
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....more
Last year we did something called Letters to Each Other, where Rumpus readers sent us a letter, and we sent you back six letters from other people. We think we want to make a radio story about it—if you participated and would be willing to participate in this story, will you email Karen at email@example.com?...more
In an interview with their father two young girls, age three and five, explain the worst haircut ever....more
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.
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.”...more
A new transnational, Spanish-language, radio program seeks to share human stories throughout Latin America and the U.S. In the last year, Radio Ambulante has built a production network throughout the Americas and begun production on the first three episodes. To propel the project to the next stage, donations are being accepted through Kickstarter....more
Allen Ginsberg claimed that his reading voice was an imitation of the voice with which William Blake spoke to him in his visions and dreams. Once you hear Ginsberg read, you are stuck in his dream forever.
Javier Marias, the prolific Spanish author who blends wit and private conspiracies in unparalleled ways, was on KCRW’s Bookworm yesterday....more