New York Times: Ties Between Alex Jones and Radio Network Show Economics of Misinformation

New York Times: Ties Between Alex Jones and Radio Network Show Economics of Misinformation. “Ted Anderson, a precious metals seller, was hoping to rustle up some business for his gold and silver dealership when he started a radio network out of a Minneapolis suburb a couple of decades ago. Soon after, he signed a brash young radio host named Alex Jones. Together, they ended up shaping today’s misinformation economy.”

Current: How ‘This Way Out’ is preserving its collection of historic audio from the LGBTQ movement

New-to-me, from Current: How ‘This Way Out’ is preserving its collection of historic audio from the LGBTQ movement . “The collection reflects the technical evolution of radio production. It is divided between reel-to-reel tapes from 1988 to 2000 that are held in the Pacifica Radio Archives on-site and off-site storage facilities and digital files from 2000 to present, which have been saved on various digital storage devices, including Jaz discs and external hard drives sequestered in producer’s closets.”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Radio professionals launch Friends of Georgia Radio

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Radio professionals launch Friends of Georgia Radio. “A group of former and current radio professionals have launched a nonprofit organization Friends of Georgia Radio to provide scholarships for would-be broadcasters, chronicle Georgia radio history and hold social events…. [Dennis] Winslow said they want to create social activities and build an online museum to ensure Georgia radio history is honored.”

Digital Archive Being Created To Protect Old Data Of Radio Pakistan: Fawad (UrduPoint)

UrduPoint: Digital Archive Being Created To Protect Old Data Of Radio Pakistan: Fawad. “Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday informed the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting that a digital archive would be created in Radio Pakistan to protect and maintain its old data. Old data of Radio Pakistan got wasted due to unavailability of the storage space, he told meeting of the committee chaired by Mian Javed Latif.”

University of Maryland: The (Digital) Sound of History

University of Maryland: The (Digital) Sound of History. “Nearly 600 tapes from the late 1950s and 1960s have been newly digitized and made available in an online archive at the University of Maryland, ranging from short interviews of newsmakers and collections of daily stories to longer reviews of and debates on events. They were produced by the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, a division of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation that launched a Washington, D.C.-based radio news bureau in 1957 and provided syndicated material to stations across the country like the Associated Press did for print newspapers.”

Daily Beast: Inside the Truly Warped World of Texas Lt. Gov’s Radio Station

Daily Beast: Inside the Truly Warped World of Texas Lt. Gov’s Radio Station. “On Jan. 21, around 6:30 p.m. central time, Houston radio host Frank Spagnoletti made a stunning claim to the listeners of KSEV 700 AM—stunning even for this fevered era of paranoia and mass disinformation. ‘They’re already among us, cyborgs,’ declared Spagnoletti. He returned to the theme repeatedly in his hour-long program. ‘Cyborg supersoldiers—we see them around, we’ve seen some of them.’”

Gambit: Tune into recordings of Vernon ‘Dr. Daddy-O’ Winslow, New Orleans’ first Black radio DJ

Gambit: Tune into recordings of Vernon ‘Dr. Daddy-O’ Winslow, New Orleans’ first Black radio DJ. I’ve been listening to a lot of New Orleans bounce lately so I’m delighted to find this. “One night in 1949, Vernon Winslow, a Black man, took to the New Orleans radio airwaves — and was fired…. Still, one night he hosted a show and became the city’s first Black radio disc jockey. And he was noticed: Within just a few months, rival radio station WWEZ AM hired Winslow to host ‘Jivin’ with Jax,’ a full-length radio program sponsored by Jackson Brewery and the city’s first program to feature a Black DJ.”

Tom’s Hardware: Nostalgic Raspberry Pi Radio Tunes to Music From Past Decades

Tom’s Hardware: Nostalgic Raspberry Pi Radio Tunes to Music From Past Decades. “The Raspberry Pi makes an excellent gift on its own, but getting one in a custom Time Machine Radio is remarkably fulfilling. This holiday, a maker known as Byte-rider created a custom Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W-powered radio for his father. This custom radio has a professional design and clean finish that we think looks fantastic. There is a dial on one side that can tune into different decades. The Pi reads this input to play only music from the selected decade.”

New York Times: On Podcasts and Radio, Misleading Covid-19 Talk Goes Unchecked

New York Times: On Podcasts and Radio, Misleading Covid-19 Talk Goes Unchecked. “Scientific studies have shown that vaccines will protect people against the coronavirus for long periods and have significantly reduced the spread of Covid-19. As the global death toll related to Covid-19 exceeds five million — and at a time when more than 40 percent of Americans are not fully vaccinated — iHeart, Spotify, Apple and many smaller audio companies have done little to rein in what radio hosts and podcasters say about the virus and vaccination efforts.”

Flood Magazine: KCRW Announces Audio Documentary Series on Deirdre O’Donoghue

Flood Magazine: KCRW Announces Audio Documentary Series on Deirdre O’Donoghue. “Hosted by Tricia Halloran of KCRW’s ‘Brave New World,’ the series will feature interviews with artists recollecting their time on the DJ’s original radio series ‘SNAP!’ (an acronym for “Saturday Night Avant Pop”), including Julian Cope, Michael Stipe, Henry Rollins, Syd Straw, Glass Eye’s Brian Beattie and Kathy McCarty, Dave Newton of Mighty Lemon Drop, David Lowery of Camper Van Beethoven, and many of the other artists who squeezed into her studio to perform on her late night show.”

Tubefilter: TikTok’s Just-Launched SiriusXM Station Marks Sonic Extension Of Its ‘For You Page’

Tubefilter: TikTok’s Just-Launched SiriusXM Station Marks Sonic Extension Of Its ‘For You Page’. “TikTok Radio, as the station is called, will also feature guest-hosting gigs by top native TikTokers and music superstars who boast a substantial following on the platform. These figures will host Creator Invasion, including Alex Warren, Ashnikko, Bella Poarch, Dillon Francis, Dixie D’Amelio, Ed Sheeran, Just Stef, JXDN, Lil Nas X, Loren Gray, Noah Beck, Normani, Spencer X, Tai Verdes, and Walker Hayes.”

Engadget: Lucille Ball’s radio show is now a ‘podcast’ on SiriusXM

Engadget: Lucille Ball’s radio show is now a ‘podcast’ on SiriusXM. “Lucille Ball sadly passed away long before podcasts became a reality, but that isn’t stopping her from joining the modern phenomenon. The LA Times reports that SiriusXM is turning Ball’s Let’s Talk to Lucy radio show into a ‘pop-up’ satellite radio station for three weeks. Once that stint is over, all 240 episodes of the 1960s-era show will be available as podcasts through both SiriusXM’s app, Stitcher and other common platforms.”