AM radio is in trouble with the notable exception of the high-powered, heritage AM radio stations. Enter the Catholic Church buying up AM frequencies. Are the Catholics performing the last rites to AM radio? (more…)
Today Paste ran a list of the top 10 “music discovery” public radio stations in the country, and their list is as wonderfully eclectic as the format itself. In their article, “Top 10 Public Radio Stations You Wish Were in Your Town,” Paste bestowed the awards to a range of super local radio station from Boone, NC to New York and LA. They even included one AM station!
Here’s the Paste countdown: (more…)
PHILADELPHIA –May 15, 2014 — The Corporation for Public Broadcasting today announced a $750,000 grant for a historic collaboration between five public media stations to build a new, national, online music video showcase featuring exclusive live performances of new and emerging bands.
Code named the “Music X Project,” this service plans to launch by the end of 2014. The five founding stations are KCRW in Los Angeles, KTBG in Kansas City, KUTX in Austin, WFUV in New York City, and WXPN in Philadelphia.
Public radio stations are often the first stop for new artists and pioneering performers. They provide both a powerful platform and a deep relationship with a music-loving audience. Joining forces and sharing music video content in one place will be a better service to both the audience and the artists.
“As the arts and cultural voice of their communities, public media stations have always been discovery channels for emerging talent,” said Kansas City Public Television and KTBG CEO Kliff Kuehl, who is the fiscal agent of the CPB grant and a founding partner station of the Music X Project. “By showcasing our local artists on Music X, we can create a continual and curated source of never-before-seen music performances for national audiences.” (more…)