In the world of Netflix, iTunes and Facebook, how does community radio compete? Why should community radio compete? Local community radio coordinator Ophira Horwitz broadcasts her journey from biology student to Peach City, illustrating the bedrock community radio provides in isolated communities as an accessible, reliable communication platform to share and build art, vitality and culture, and the potential to build those things here in Penticton. Yes, there are pirates.
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A Look Behind The Mic at WERU
BY SEAN GAMBREL
@ VOL 12
ON APR 11, 2014
Sean Gambrel is the host of “High on a Mountain”: a weekly program of Old-time Appalachian music on WERU and serves on WERU’s Board of Directors. Sean is a Bangor resident, and earns his living making maps. Sean presents on the past, present, and future of WERU, offering a look inside the studios and organization of Maine’s foremost Community Radio station.
Mighty Low Power Radio
BY CORY EBERHART
Cory Eberhart stands up in front of her community to talk about the Mighty low power radio, which is 100 watts or less. Think of Low Power public radio as a selfie of a community. In an era where Clear Channel reigns supreme and programming is controlled by mega corporations, community radio can be a lot more personal. The wattage sends the signal only as far as your arm can reach, and it gets directed right back at you. More about a start-up lpfm in Goldendale, WA.
Bottom-up video - the social tool
BY TIMO EKHART
@ VOL 29
ON FEB 29, 2016
What is the goal of establishing a regional television network? How can this platform make contributions to the local community? What is the most effective and efficient way of realising this goal?
Timo Ekhart is the presenter of Children’s Television at the Maastricht hospital, video maker, camera journalist, radio producer, host and interviewer. He tells us how he connects people with each other and empowers them through the use of media such as internet video, radio and television.
Making the Lake Better
BY WILLIAM KIRWAN
@ VOL 5
ON FEB 18, 2016
How can we make our lake community better? Architect, William Kirwan, uses examples of successful lake communities and how Deep Creek Lake can use these ideas to make business owners, community members, and tourists enjoy the lake even more.
BY MARÍA JULIANA SOTO
@ VOL 13
ON MAR 03, 2016
María Juliana Soto and her friends from the city of Cali have been empowering people from different places of Colombia with radio projects that preserve and stimulate oral tradition and the undeniable importace of listening to one another.
The Power of Radio
BY CARLOS CHIRINOS
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan - and most recently worked to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa that was featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC and CNN, for which he received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID.
Currently, Professor Chirinos collaborates with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, curating music performances to engage the Latin community living in New York City. He is also involved in projects in the UK, Tanzania, Cuba and other countries, looking at the role of music industries in economic development, tourism and social entrepreneurship. He also runs New York University's Music and Social Change Lab.
Early Days: Building a Community Radio Station From the Ground Up - Progress.
BY JEZ RUSSELL
@ VOL 13
ON JUL 18, 2017
Jez Russell brings you up to date with the developments of Two Rivers Radio - York's very own community radio station. This includes a brief review of their first ever live transmission on FM (87.7) at Staxtonbury Festival, and a look to the future as Two Rivers Radio seek new presenters, producers and team members. Keep your ears peeled as there will be much more news from Two Rivers over the coming months...