A site dedicated to format changes? Why not; what’s more historic than when something begins or ends? The Format Change Archive is your home for airchecks of the beginnings and endings of some of the most historic radio stations (and some you may never have heard).
Sarah Jeong: Internet Radio Copyright Is Bad and Dumb: A Comprehensive Explainer (VICE)
Pandora dominates this dismal, depressing, unpromising market completely, and it will continue to do so until Congress fixes the pre-1972 sound recordings issue. The next time you have a fleeting thought about how internet radio sucks, and could be better—well, now you know what’s to blame. It’s copyright. (You can always blame copyright).
Jon Caramanica: Rihanna and Chris Brown Appear on Each Other’s Songs (NYTimes.com)
‘If the songs were dull or disposable, they’d still be important, but they might matter less. But they’re both good, “Birthday Cake” very much so. The quality matters because they’re likely to lodge themselves in the public consciousness and seep onto radio playlists: this mess won’t just melt into the air.’
Zammuto: Sketches and fragments from "Bring Me the Head of Phillip K. Dick"
“These are some of the music and little recordings I made for Gregory Whitehead's BBC Radio Play ‘Bring Me the Head of Philip K. Dick’ from 2009. They feature the clavinet (often times feeding back like an electric guitar) and a 'nail violin' which Kelli Rudick let me borrow.”
The 'Live Audio' section in particular is nice, and is where the youarelisteningtolosangeles.com feeds are coming from.
“RadioReference.com is the world's largest radio communications data provider, featuring a complete frequency database, trunked radio system information, and FCC license data. RadioReference is also the largest broadcaster of public safety live audio communications feeds, hosting thousands of live audio broadcasts of Police, Fire, EMS, and other associated communications. With hundreds of thousands of members, RadioReference provides the most comprehensive collaboration platform for public safety communications professionals and hobbyists.”
“In early January, President Barack Obama signed the Local Community Radio Act of 2010, which is expected to create hundreds, possibly thousands, of noncommercial FM stations.”
A good overview of LPFM and how the recent legislation happened.
“Co-hosts Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa take a look at the latest tech news and happenings. Then they talk about HTML 5 with Dan Leuck and Matt McVickar.”
I was on Ryan and Burt's weekly show for my involvement with Ocupop's redesign of the HTML5 logo. It was my first time on live radio. Fun!
"The NATO phonetic alphabet, more formally the international radiotelephony spelling alphabet, is the most widely used spelling alphabet. ... The paramount reason is to ensure intelligibility of voice signals over radio links.
"Numbers stations are shortwave radio stations of uncertain origin. They generally broadcast people reading streams of numbers, words, or letters (sometimes using a phonetic alphabet)." Here's where that "yankee hotel foxtrot" sample came from.