Engadget spotlights two of radio's 'digital age' survivors: KCRW and WFMU

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 1:50pm

New Jersey's WFMU and Santa Monica's KCRW alike "have managed to weather a storm of media consolidation and survived an internet revolution that has completely altered the way we consume entertainment over several decades -- particularly in recent years, as unique voices have disappeared almost entirely from the radio dial."

That's from an piece on the two stations (along with a video segment), and it's a great read about two stations still creating wonderful radio in the digital age.

"It may well be the stations' willingness to embrace technology that has allowed them to survive -- and, arguably, even thrive -- while so many of their peers have simply faded away," the site's Brian Heater wrote.

Read (and watch) about WFMU's online Free Music Archive, KCRW's efforts in digitizing their vast library, and more, here.

WFMU to host radio "Hack Day" with Echo Nest, Zeega, Free Music Archive

Monday, October 24, 2011 - 10:50am

WFMUNew Jersey-based independent radio station WFMU will host a radio "Hack Day" as part of its upcoming Radiovision festival.

On October 30, WFMU -- along with Free Music Archive, the Echo Nest and Zeega -- "invite hackers, musicians, digital storytellers and DIY media-makers to devote a day to reinvent radio using images, social media, and open archive materials."

You can find out more and register to attend here.

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