Archive for the ‘Radio’ Category

Ronnie Drew passes

Monday, August 18th, 2008

If ever you go to Dublin town, a hundred years from now... So that line's from Patrick Kavanagh, but it came to mind on hearing of the passing of Ronnie Drew today. The music of Ronnie and the Dubliners has been a constant in my music-focused radio shows, so it's poignant ...

Community radio podcasting in Namibia

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Many readers will know that my current research is focused on the ways that community radio stations are grappling with podcasting and similar technologies. I was excited, then, to see this story, about students from Utah Valley College, who travelled to Namibia to help the Katutura community radio station launch ...

DTV coming to Ireland – public platform plans announced

Monday, August 11th, 2008

As another follow-up - this time to my post on commercial DTV in Ireland - the plans for the publicly-operated multiplex have been announced. With transmissions expected from Autumn 2009 (and the analogue signals to be switched off by 2012), the roll-out will be phased in over time - 80% ...

GRC summary

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

I had planned to blog more from GRC, but my airport card stopped working on Friday, which was somewhat of an annoyance. I was pleased that my session on podcasting was reasonably successful - we didn't get into discussing much of the more arcane aspects of adopting podcasting for community ...

Grassroots radio

Friday, July 25th, 2008

I'm in Portland at GRC13 - the Grassroots Radio Conference. So far it's been a great experience. We're at lunch at the moment (2 hours, so plenty of time to meet people and chat, as well as enjoy the fantastic Middle Eastern food provided). The opportunity to meet with people ...

WRFU at the Farmers’ Market

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

WRFU had a stand at the Urbana Farmers' Market (video) today, and I was there from 10-12. It's really a nice atmosphere, and a good chance to meet with a range of people. It's still early - no corn that I saw (though of course there was kettle corn), more flowers than ...

Journal issue on community radio

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

The latest edition of WPCC, focused on community radio is now available. Some interesting papers for anyone interested in the area.

FCC developments on LPFM

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Below are the comments I submitted to the FCC as part of their second notice of proposed rule-making on LPFM:My name is Andrew Ó Baoill, and I am station manager of WRFU-LP, a radio station in Urbana, IL, that is one of the beneficiaries and progeny of the LPFM licensing ...

Contacting RTÉ about medium wave

Friday, February 15th, 2008

I've discussed the pending elimination of medium wave broadcasts a number of times here. If you're interested in contacting RTÉ to comment on the decision, their Information Office is the most readily available email address you can use.  I've already contacted RTÉ, and include the text of my email below.

Using Twitter to promote radio shows

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

I've recently started using Twitter for a number of different radio shows I'm involved with. For those who are interested, you can now follow A Critical Ear and Media Matters show updates via Twitter. There's also my personal Twitter stream, which is somewhat more established (though still rather eclectic in ...