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Radio Preservation Society Mentorship Program

The Library of Congress Radio Preservation Task Force has created a new program to place graduate students and junior scholars with mentors working in their area of radio studies and history.

BEA On-Location Goes Fully Virtual

We had our hearts set for this year’s BEA On-Location, and until an hour ago, we had every intention of moving forward.  However,  due to the recent surge in the Delta variant and the effects on all facets of our lives, as partners of the NAB Show we are forced to cancel the on-site portion of this year’s conference.  We are sorry for all the inconveniences this causes.  We are figuring out the answers as we speak, and will keep you posted about all aspects of the conference including refunds and adjusting on-site sessions to be programmed virtually.  Visit for more information.

Music Licensing: How to Avoid Copyright Claims on YouTube

YouTube is the most popular video streaming website in history– almost 5 billion videos are watched every day. Whether you’re making ads or promo videos for a product or service, have your own channel with thousands of followers, or want to share your video portfolio with the masses, YouTube is the place to have your content seen and heard around the globe. Though it was initially the Wild West when it came to audio copyrights, YouTube has since restricted the use of unauthorized copyrighted music. If you don’t follow their legal guidelines, your project will get flagged with a claim, which will prevent you from sharing it with your audience. This makes music licensing for YouTube videos important; violate the copyright rules three times, and your channel will be removed. Read More…


Congratulations to the of 2020 Journal of Radio & Audio Media’s “Outstanding Articles of the Year”

This past year, we were pleased to award two articles with the distinction of  2020 Journal of Radio & Audio Medias“Outstanding Articles of the Year.”  A Curriculum for Blackness: Podcasts as Discursive Cultural Guides, 2010-2020 by Kim Fox, American University in Cairo; David Dowling, University of Iowa; and Kyle Miller, University of South Dakota and Fifty Years of Resistance and Representation: A Historical Account of Australian Community Radio, written by co-authors Heather Anderson, Griffith University; Bridget Backhaus, Griffith University and community radio broadcasters Juliet Fox and Charlotte Bedford are the 2020 Outstanding JRAM Article recipients. Our authors presented their award winning research at our spring convention.  In case you missed it please feel free to watch their presentation by visiting the BEA2021 virtual platformClick here for the full release.


Broadcasting in (De)Colonial Settings -- Call for Papers – Journal of Radio & Audio Media Symposium

Deadline: October 1, 2021

The emergence of radio introduced profound changes in public communication, changing patterns of information dissemination at local, national and international levels. In the case of the Imperial nations this role was extended overseas with radio becoming the most important medium for uniting the home countries with the expats living in the far reaches of the empires, though not unproblematically. Read More…

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