Rangers in Radioland
"Radio holds a unique place in American cultural history, and in the
shaping of popular culture in particular. It is the bridge between the
two halves of this century, the memory trace from one generation to
the next, traversed by world leaders, sportscasters, crooners, comedians,
cowboys, private eyes, and space travelers, voices imprinted into the
American psyche resonating across time and space...."
Apple, Jacki: New
American Radio and Radio Art
"The works created by the artists who participated
in New Radio and Performing Arts' (NRPA) New American Radio series during
the 1980s and 90s characterize a uniquely American sensibility, culture
and landscape, and their diverse voices and visions represent a cross-section
of our individual and collective histories and experiences..."
Into the Air Junior Birdmen
"My generation grew up without television. We
were a radio generation and our lives, by comparison with those who
came after, were still relatively free of the images and messages of
the mass media..."
Other Articles on Radio
"In the beginning there is always the story to tell and the words to
write it. I try to make of any story a smooth precious thing, a globose
of language, like a pomegranate to be split open and privately consumed..."
Moss, David: The
Beat and the Box
"Radio as a broadcast medium and the drum set as a musical instrument
began their American evolution during the first decade of the twentieth
of the Dark: Notes on the Nobodies of Radio Art
"For most of the wireless age, artists have found themselves vacated
(or have vacated themselves) from radiophonic space -- the history of
radio art is, in this most literal sense, largely a history of nobodies..."
Perspectives on the Politics of Public Broadcasting
Barliant, Claire: Stationary
Flow-Process and Politics in Audio Art On the Air and Online
"The expansion of the NAR website provides
a good opportunity to examine reasons why radio has held such fascination
as a medium for many artists, and how relocating to the Internet affects
work designed specifically for radio. Part of the appeal of art made
for radio is in the tension created when an experimental artist tries
to subvert the medium's mainstream status while simultaneously leveraging
its capacity to reach a wide audience..."
Power & the Right-Wing Takeover of Public Broadcasting
"The current assault on the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and
its associated entities, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), and National
Public Radio (NPR) is part of a broad range attack to dismantle and
roll back a number of the programs, some of them dating to the New Deal...
Singer, Kevin: Transition
"One of my favorite Public Radio Conference
moments occurred several years ago when keynote speaker Nicolas Negroponte
began his address by confessing that he didn't listen to radio. His
remarks outraged many in the audience. From their point of view, the
speech went downhill from there..."