Radio headlines 20120515

May 14, 2012 9:21 pm

Radio returns to pop culuture
• "Corporate FM" movie aims to track industry after the Telecommunications Act of 1996 debuted in April at Kansas City Film Festival, faces June 2 Kickstarter funding deadline. Trailer above. (
• French film out there now called "Radiostars," about three DJs on road trip. (YouTube)
New radio on the TV: "Go On," with Matthew Perry of “Friends” as a radio host trying to deal with the loss of his wife by attending a counseling group; and “Next Caller,” from NBC next fall, with a foul-mouthed D.J. (Dane Cook) forced to host show with a young feminist fresh from NPR, both new TV shows next fall. (The New York Times)

• "FCC Commissioners Sworn In" Jessica Rosenworcel is the new Democratic commissioner, is taking over for her former boss, Michael Copps, while Ajit Pai took the Republican seat formerly held by Meredith Attwell Baker. (Broadcasting & Cable)
• "Stonehenge's eerie sounds revived" British researchers release technical analysis of Stonehenge sounds. (MSNBC)
• "CTIA Calls on President to Light Fire Under Government Spectrum Reclamation" Corporate wireless wants more spectrum. (Broadcasting & Cable)

free103point9 interview:
Interview with Kristin Thomson from the Future of Music Coalition, about their new report, "Does Radio Matter?" WGXC's Sara Kendall, Noah Reibel, and Melinda Braathen interview Thomson about musicians and the radio. Here's an excerpt from the report: "There’s been a shift in perceptions about broadcast radio. Some observers and music fans say that “nobody listens to the radio anymore,” suggesting that radio is overrated or unnecessary in a landscape that now includes Twitter, YouTube, iTunes and Spotify. But is this true? For musicians in 2012, does radio still matter?"
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