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Category Archives: Communication Studies

Thinking through Radio History with John Durham Peters

by bf on March 13, 2015, no comments

As part of Radio Survivor’s Academic Series, I’m happy to share an interview with media historian John Durham Peters. The interview is broken up into two posts which have been shared over the course of a week. You can read part one HERE and part two HERE. Below is a short excerpt from Peters that […]

Radio Studies Deadlines, an Interview with Michele Hilmes, and some new reviews for Weird Canada

by bf on March 4, 2015, no comments

I’m a bit late in posting updates here on the blog, but I have a few new posts to share over on Radio Survivor. The first highlights a few fast approaching deadlines for Radio Studies conferences and publications. The second is an interview with Michele Hilmes, who was my postdoctoral supervisor at UW-Madison. Michele discusses […]

“Ideas” on Digital Music Exchange for Weird Canada

by bf on January 29, 2015, no comments

Recently, an “Ideas” post I wrote for Weird Canada went live on the site. The post, titled “Designing a Stewardship Model for Digital Music Exchange” presents a more succinct version of a journal article I co-wrote with Andrew deWaard and Ian Dahlman for IASPM@Journal. You can check it out HERE. Also, a few more reviews […]

Satellite footprint to cultural lifelines: Sirius XM and the circulation of Canadian content

by bf on January 13, 2015, no comments

Happy new year! I have a few radio and music related articles that will be coming out in the next few months. The first has just been published online although I am not yet sure which print issue it will be assigned to. It’s titled “Satellite footprint to cultural lifelines: Sirius XM and the circulation […]

More Radio Survivor posts, Including an Interview with Kenneth Goldsmith

by bf on November 28, 2014, no comments

My most recent post for Radio Survivor features an interview with former WFMU host, Kenneth Goldsmith. We discuss archives and access and the curatorial role of radio in the digital age. Goldsmith also shares some sound-related excerpts from his upcoming work, Capital, which is a re-writing of Walter Benjamin’s The Arcade’s Project set in New […]

Radio Preservation Task Force and Radio Survivor

by bf on October 30, 2014, no comments

A few exciting updates on the radio front as of late: I’ve posted my first contribution to Radio Survivor‘s Academic Series and will be posting another soon. I’ll be using this space to share some updates about another very exciting initiative, the Radio Preservation Task Force, of which you can learn more about here. I’ve […]

Sirius XM and the Governors Ball

by bf on June 11, 2014, no comments

Over at Antenna Blog I’ve posted on Sirius XM’s coverage of the Governors Ball in New York City this past weekend. Its an interesting example that highlights the prominence of place in the satellite radio universe and one that carries on a long tradition of radio connecting listeners to cultural centres.

On studying radio

by bf on May 14, 2014, no comments

A few of my thoughts on the scholarly study of radio are posted on Radio Survivor today. The post covers some exciting developments in the noncommercial radio sector and in the Radio Studies Scholarly Interest Group at SCMS. (Also, I hope the post serves as a nice answer to that persistent “Isn’t radio dead?” question).

SCMS 2014 in Seattle

by bf on March 17, 2014, one comment

Back in Madison, for a day, between IASPM and SCMS. This year’s IASPM, like all IASPMs, was a lot of fun. And it’s not just the events that were fun, but there were range of panels on fantastic topics were presented in exciting and engaging ways. Also, because it is a smaller conference, discussions extend […]


by bf on March 13, 2014, no comments

Today I’m off to Chapel Hill, North Carolina for this year’s IASPM-US conference. This is my first time back at the American chapter of IASPM since Cincinnati in 2011 and I’m excited to be going back! I’ll be presenting with Andrew deWaard on CultCap, specifically its stewardship platform for digital music exchange, on a panel […]