radio

This American Life
3:17 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Public Radio's Pied Piper Ira Glass Talks Storytelling

"This American Life" host Ira Glass.
Flickr Photo/Ricky Montalvo (Cc-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with Ira Glass, host of This American Life, about his career and the art of radio storytelling.

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Radio Retrospective
9:15 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Female Pioneer Credited With Bringing Sound Effects To Radio

Ora Nichols, left, works on the sound effects for "The March of Time" news reenactment.
From Wikipedia

It’s no secret that radio in the early days was a man’s game. Men were the directors, the producers, the composers and the sound effect technicians. But it was a woman who was a major influence in the sound effects profession.

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Two-Way Radio
8:43 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Dead Air, Garbled Transmissions Trouble Washington Troopers

One of the new Washington State Patrol portable radios by Motorola. It’s a digital radio to replace the previous analog system.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 4:12 pm

For most of us, our smartphones have become our figurative lifelines. For state troopers their literal lifeline is still the two-way radio.

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FCC
4:31 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Starting Your Own Low Power FM Radio Station

The FCC is currently accepting applications for new low-power FM radio stations. The Record's Marcie Sillman speaks with Sabrina Roach of Brown Paper Tickets about what groups are applying for licenses.

Online To Airwaves
3:49 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Vashon's Dream For A Low-Power FM Radio Station

Audio engineer Michael Golen-Johnson, Voice of Vashon co-founder Susan McCabe and jazz DJ Bill Wood.
KUOW Photo/Joshua McNichols

David Hyde speaks with Voice of Vashon co-founder Susan McCabe. The online radio station is applying for a new low-power FM station.

Fiction Podcast
4:17 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Community Radio Enters The Supernatural With "Welcome To Night Vale"

A loyal "Welcome To Night Vale" fan used the show's trademark image to inspire a pumpkin carving.
Flickr Photo/Rowan

Steve Scher talks with Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, the creators of a podcast that centers around a small desert town where many strange and unusual events occur: Welcome To Night Vale.

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Teaching Radio
5:52 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Group Wants To Start Low-Power Radio Station In Ballard

Correction 9/9/2013: A previous version of this story said this year would be the first time that the Federal Communications Commission would issue low-power licenses in urban areas. The FCC started issuing these licenses under a program that launched in 2000. Also, the original version of this story said the community meeting would be held on Friday, 9/6. That is also inaccurate, the meeting will be held Monday 9/9/13. We regret the errors. 

A group in Ballard is meeting Friday to discuss plans for a low-power FM radio station — a small-scale station that broadcasts in a radius of about three miles.

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Broadcast News
12:00 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Is The KOMO Sale An 'Oh No!' Sale?

Seattle TV and Radio is about to experience some big changes. Yesterday the Sinclair Broadcast Group announced that it was buying Seattle-based Fisher Communications for about $373 million. Fisher owns 20 television stations including KOMO in Seattle, and four Fisher radio stations in Seattle, including KOMO. Other stations include KIMA and KEPR in Yakima and the Tri-Cities, KATU in Portland, KVAL in Eugene and KBOI in Boise. Ross Reynolds gets the skinny on Sinclair from Northwestern University professor Dan Kennedy.