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By the way, not an indictment of that individual station. Almost ALL webcasts are too bad quality 
for me to stand listening to. I don't do AM radio either, but for different reasons. Actually, I do 
very little FM, either, because it sounds mostly terrible due to bad content and bad processing.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 5:54 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Community Radio


> Unfortunately, even its "higher quality" webcast is full of digi-swish and hiss. Unlistenable to 
> my ears. I just can't do digital noise and distortion. It's like hands scraping on the blackboard 
> to me. Others don't seem to mind it as much.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Russ Hamm" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 10:57 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Community Radio
>
>
>> My local favorite is KSDS - Jazz 88.3 broadcast from the campus of San Diego City College. They 
>> have been broadcasting jazz (yes, real jazz) 24/7 for the past 30 years or so. Every Tuesday 
>> evening since 1977 they have broadcast a live performance show called "Jazz Live". On July 25, 
>> the show will feature pianist and singer Floyd Dixon and will honor my friend Lou Curtiss who has 
>> hosted his Sunday evening radio show "Jazz Roots" for 20 years now. By the way, they webcast 24/7 
>> also at  http://www.jazz88online.org/
>>
>> Just click on the "Listen Now" link.
>>
>> Russ
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>>>There might very well be one. They are scattered all over, tiny little
>>>stations with low watt transmitters generally, although some have fairly
>>>strong signals - you can pick up WAIF on the outskirts of Cincinnati even a
>>>little better than in the city. There is WFMU in NYC, which is by no means a
>>>small player in the game. The politics of many of these stations tend to
>>>veer to the left, which is one reason why they don't get listened to as much
>>>as maybe they should. Music programming is all over the map, and you might
>>>tune in one time and hear something you really, really hate, but on the same
>>>station there might be some old timer spinning records from the 1920s, say,
>>>on a Sunday afternoon.
>>>
>>>Jerry Fabris, on this list, has an excellent show on WFMU, which plays
>>>records from the Edison National Historic Site. I love it and listen to it
>>>when I can.
>>>
>>>I was hoping to find some single listing of all the various "community" (i.e
>>>as opposed to "public") radio venues, but there isn't one. There is a
>>>listing at the NFCB (National Foundation of Community Broadcasters) site,
>>>but not all stations are necessarily members of this organization - WCBN and
>>>WFMU are not, for example. It doesn't matter now as to low wattage - if you
>>>have a web-stream, that levels the playing field, as anyone with a computer
>>>can listen to the programming.
>>>
>>>These stations, in a lot of cases, have been around for decades, a leftover
>>>from the 60s and 70s approach to expanding access to media in the public
>>>interest. The RIAA have not come after us full-bore quite yet - I don't know
>>>the details, but right now a decision as how to collect from stations like
>>>WCBN is tabled. We're such small potatoes, raising our own money from
>>>donations and a slim amount of underwriting, that it isn't a priority. And
>>>it is a problem in terms of enforcing the DMCA; a fair number of community
>>>stations are based on Indian Reservations, and to pay to the RIAA the
>>>equivalent of what they want could consume the entire revenue stream for an
>>>Indian station for a calendar year, and he government didn't want to do
>>>that. So now the decision is on hold.
>>>
>>>We have set up a system whereby we record every music track played into a
>>>database, so if they come calling, we're ready. So far as I know, no one has
>>>shown up from the RIAA or any other concern at WCBN just yet. Is there
>>>anyone else on this list who volunteers on community radio?
>>>
>>>By the way, my show airs every other Thursday morning from 6-9am ET at
>>>www.wcbn.org
>>>I do it next week, my collaborator Keith Larsen does it this week, and he
>>>also plays a lot of obscure stuff. I'm hoping to sign him up with ARSC this
>>>year as he is very interested in attending the Wisconsin conference.
>>>
>>>David N. Lewis
>>>Assistant Classical Editor, All Music Guide
>>>
>>>My life is the clearest proof that if you have talent, determination and
>>>luck, you will make it in the end: Never Give Up. - Sir Georg Solti
>>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
>>>[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Fine
>>>Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 10:37 PM
>>>To: [log in to unmask]
>>>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mercury co-founder Irving Green passes
>>>
>>>How do these stations afford to pay the yearly royalties to ASCAP and BMI?
>>>Very curious -- and sure
>>>wish there was one in this neck of the woods!
>>>
>>>-- Tom Fine
>>>
>>>----- Original Message -----
>>>From: "David Lewis" <[log in to unmask]>
>>>To: <[log in to unmask]>
>>>Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 3:29 PM
>>>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mercury co-founder Irving Green passes
>>>
>>>
>>>I'm a community volunteer radio programmer on WCBN-FM 88.3 in Ann Arbor,
>>>based out of the University of Michigan. Many might feel that this is "there
>>>for the grace of God go I" type radio, but I have been on community radio,
>>>off and on, for a period of nearly 28 years - I was on WAIF-FM Cincinnati
>>>for many years before I joined WCBN.
>>>
>>>If you show up, have a broadcast license and can operate the gear, then they
>>>don't worry about what you play, as long as there's no foul language.
>>>Musically you can play practically anything. We do play a lot of classical
>>>music on the station, it takes up roughly half of my bi-weekly three-hour
>>>program, and others will even mix it in with the pop, jazz and other things
>>>that they play.
>>>
>>>My program is on the web, and I have listeners both locally and abroad. I
>>>get fan email from places like Taiwan and Scotland.
>>>
>>>David N. Lewis
>>>Assistant Classical Editor, All Music Guide
>>>1168 Oak Valley Dr.
>>>Ann Arbor, MI 48108
>>>734 887 8145
>>>
>>>My life is the clearest proof that if you have talent, determination and
>>>luck, you will make it in the end: Never Give Up. - Sir Georg Solti
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>> Russ Hamm
>> Ed Tech Specialist
>> National School District (http://nsd.us)
>> San Diego County, California
>> tel. (619) 336-7752
>> FAX (619) 336-7551