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Radio Survivor Podcast

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The Radio Survivor podcast is a weekly show that explores the future of community media, with a focus on community radio, college radio, low-power FM and public access TV, along with podcasting and internet radio. Hosts Paul Riismandel, Eric Klein and Jennifer Waits highlight the best and most innov… read more


Podcast #185 – Funding Change Threatens Canadian Community Radio Stations

A change in Ontario university funding rules threatens more than a dozen campus community stations in Canada. Barry Rooke, executive director of the National Campus and Community Radio Association is our guest to help explain the situation.

He explains how the structure of Canadian community and college radio stations differs from those in the U.S. and elsewhere, and why these differences make some stations north of the border vulnerable to changes in the way student fees are allocated. Barry also offers advice to campus stations on how they can better gird themselves to survive funding threats. It’s advice that’s useful to community and college stations anywhere.

Our Patreon supporters can hear more of our conversation with Barry in a bonus episode. We get nerdy about Canadian radio arcana, like networks of unlicensed stations broadcast by First Nations.

The 20th anniversary of birth of Indymedia at the Battle of Seattle is coming this November.

Underlying this is a nearly forgotten history of independent media that connects unlicensed radio, pre-social media open publishing on the internet and the birth of LPFM. With your help we want to record and document this important history at Radio Survivor.

To do this we need to get to 100 Patreon supporters by July 1. That will help give us the resources we need to begin this work in time for the N30 anniversary.

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