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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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.
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.
College Radio: Alive and Kickin'
BY JULIANNA TULLOS
@ VOL 23
ON MAY 11, 2017
Julianna Tullos gives an in-depth look at Knoxville's only terrestrial college radio station, WUTK, and discusses that not all radio is created equal. While working at the University of Tennessee college radio station, WUTK, in college in 2005, Julianna grew to appreciate the eclectic environment of radio, and odd-balls that fill it. Over a decade later, college radio is still just as relevent and important, providing a creative outlet, promoting community awareness, and providing a platform of expression for students and Knoxvillians.
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...
Painting with Radio Control Cars
"Generally I paint cars ...with cars ...because that makes sense."
In Painting with Radio Control Cars from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 34, Ian Cook presents his long and highly entertaining career in painting artwork with actual radio-controlled cars for some of the world's most known brands. Be sure to check out his studio Popbang Colour for more inspiring works!