10-Codes - There are 200 10-Codes in current usage, approximately 50 of these are used by the police, fire and other types of radio operators, while others have combined meanings depending on the service. Also see Wikipedia.
A-Infos Radio Project - Formed by grassroots broadcasters, free radio journalists and cyber-activists to provide the means to share radio programs via the Internet. Archived material is available to anyone who wants it free of charge. Visit latest program links.
Air America Radio - Wikipedia backgrounder to the American radio network specializing in progressive talk programming that was on the air from March 2004 to January 2010. Also see the full presentation of HBO's documentary on Air America,America Undercover - Left of the Dial."
Airwaves - Dedicated to the business, art and science of U.S. broadcast radio since 1991.
America Public Media - The largest owner and operator of public radio stations and a premier producer and distributor of public radio programming in the nation. It is also the largest producer and distributor of classical music programming in the United States.
Arbitron - An international media research firm providing information services that are used to develop the local marketing strategies for electronic media and their advertisers and agencies.
AudioFind - Music and talk radio compilation of links.
Bay Area Radio Museum - An online collection of audio recordings, documents and photographic images pertaining to the history and development of radio broadcasting in the San Francisco Bay Area. The materials found within the collection were contributed from a variety of sources, including local radio stations and private collectors, and are intended for the non-commercial use of the public.
Broadband-Television - A comprehensive directory of live and on-demand broadband broadcasts. Enjoy international television and CD quality radio using your computer and free software. A high speed internet connection such as cable, ADSL, ISDN or TI is required. Broadcasts are available in English and other languages.
Broadcastify - The radio communications industry's largest platform for streaming live audio for public safety, aircraft, rail, and marine related communications, a collaborative solution for collecting and disseminating radio communications data for public safety and hobbyist users.
Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) - Responsible for all U.S. government and government sponsored, non-military, international broadcasting, the result of the 1998 Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act (Public Law 105-277). While the BBG is the legal name given to the Federal entity encompassing all U.S international broadcasting services, the day-to-day broadcasting activities are carried out by the individual BBG international broadcasters: the Voice of America (VOA), Radio Sawa, Radio Farda, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), Radio and TV Marti, and WORLDNET Television, with the assistance of the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB).
Broadcast Software International (BSI) - From Peru to Pittsburgh, the Outback to Oslo, more than 6000 organizations in 44 countries rely on BSI products for their radio automation software, broadcasting and audio production needs.
Center for Communication - An independent media forum, founded in 1980 by former CBS president Dr. Frank Stanton and Museum of Television & Radio president Dr. Robert Batscha, to bridge the gap between the communications industry and students interested in media careers.
Center for Native American Radio - A centralized service bureau that will provide technical, fundraising and programmatic support to nearly 30 public radio stations serving Native American listeners.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) - CPB funds over 1,000 public television and radio stations nationwide using an annual appropriation from Congress along with producers, educators and technology specialists for the development of new public television and radio programming.
Cover to Cover - Reviews and discussions with authors on literature, poetry, and passion.
Creating an Internet Radio Station - This article describes a simple and comparatively inexpensive way to build an Internet radio station that streams live audio over the Internet.
European Audiovisual Observatory - Information portal for the audiovisual sector: Media, film, braodcasting (radio and TV), multimedia, Internet, media law, intellectual property, production, transmission and equipment, advertising, print publicatons, online services, and more.
European Broadcasting Union (EBU) - The largest professional association of national broadcasters in the world. The Union has 71 active Members in 52 countries of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, and 46 associate Members in 29 countries further afield.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC): Media Bureau (MB) - Develops, recommends and administers the policy and licensing programs relating to electronic media, including cable television, broadcast television, and radio in the United States and its territories. The Media Bureau also handles post-licensing matters regarding Direct Broadcast Satellite service.
First Voice International (FVI) - FVI transmits many channels of high-quality audio and data programming all day and every day in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. This gives us the unmatched ability to serve up life-saving news and information to over a billion of the most isolated people in Africa and Asia. We sit down with community groups, government outreach workers and international organizations who want to boost the reach and impact of their existing relief and development efforts - and reach the most people possible, in the most isolated communities. We then put together a customized communications strategy to allow you to reach rural, remote, cross-border and large geographic areas - combining existing systems and technologies with new ones where necessary. By combining multiple Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), including satellite radio, AM/FM radio, Very Small Aperature Terminal (VSAT), High Frequency (HF) email, mobile phones, alternative energy, and ruggedized computer systems, FVI will ensure you have the most efficient, cost-effective and sustainable system for communication. Then, FVI installs the new communications system and trains you to use it - thus building local capacity and ensuring sustainability.
First Voice Media - An apprenticeship program at KPFA 94.1 FM, Berkeley, designed to provide comprehensive broadcast, technical, and administrative skills training in radio.
How To Create Your Own Streaming Internet Radio Station - Have you been thinking about starting up your own streaming Internet Radio station but you still have questions about costs, procedures, legalities, attracting listeners, and maybe even what kind of station you might want to run? The information here will help you answer those questions and give you a solid push in the right direction.
Library of American Broadcasting - Part of the University of Maryland Libraries, the Library of American Broadcasting holds a wide-ranging collection of audio and video recordings, books, pamphlets, periodicals, personal collections, oral histories, photographs, scripts and vertical files devoted exclusively to the history of broadcasting.
Listenlive.eu - A web radio directory showcasing over 4000 radio stations from across Europe streaming live on the internet.
Low Power FM Broadcast Radio Stations (LPFM) - The Low Power FM (LPFM) radio service was created by the Commission in January 2000. LPFM stations are authorized for noncommercial educational broadcasting only (no commercial operation) and operate with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 100 watts (0.1 kilowatts) or less, with maximum facilities of 100 watts ERP at 30 meters (100 feet) antenna height above average terrain (HAAT). The approximate service range of a 100 watt LPFM station is 5.6 kilometers (3.5 miles radius). LPFM stations are not protected from interference that may be received from other classes of FM stations. A construction permit is required before an LPFM station can be constructed or operated. The mere filing of an LPFM application does not authorize any construction or operation.
Mass Media Bureau (MMB) - Regulates the television and radio stations in the U.S. The Bureau issues broadcast licenses specifying the community of license, the channel and operating power of the station.
Media UK - Media directory for radio, magazines, newspapers and television in England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland.
Mulcher Broadcasting - Information on how to start up a FM radio station in the United States, including details on broadcasting equipment and licences you need, and more.
Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) - Located in the Chicago Cultural Center on Michigan Avenue at Washington Street since the summer of 1992, this extensive public archives collection houses more than 70,000 radio and television programs and commercials.
National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) - NFCB is national membership organization of community-oriented, non-commercial radio stations. Large and small, rural and urban, eclectic or targeted toward specific communities, the member stations are distinguished by their commitment to localism and community participation and support.
National Translator Association (NTA) - Dedicated to the preservation of free over-the-air TV and FM in all geographical areas. It works to improve the technology of rebroadcast translators and the regulatory climate, which governs them.
National Youth in Radio Training Project (NYRTP) - Brings young people working in radio and their adult leaders together once a year for skills and leadership training, and for the joy and inspiration of meeting other young people producing radio.
NewsLab - A non-profit resource center for television and radio newsrooms, focused on training and research. Offers workshops on writing, storytelling, ethical decision-making, and other topics.
Pacifica Radio Archives - The Pacifica Radio Archives Collection of 50,000 plus audio tapes is the oldest collection of public radio programming the United States. The collection includes speeches, public affairs programs, documentaries, musical performances, commentaries and news coverages, some of which dates back as far as the 1950's. Programming formats include: documentaries, interviews, live performances of literary readings, comedy, drama, and music, news, oral histories, panel discussions, reports, speaker platforms, and more recently the radio magazine format. Also see Browse and Buy and Search Our Collection pages.
Pacificana - Collects and distributes timely and historical information about the Pacifica Foundation, its governance bodies and operating divisions.
Peabody Awards - While the intent of the Peabody Awards is to recognize outstanding achievement in broadcasting and cable, the competition is open to entries produced for alternative distribution, including corporate, educational, home-video release, CD-ROM and World Wide Web. Personal Peabody Award winners over the years have included Rod Serling, Walter Cronkite, Orson Welles, Studs Terkel, Charles Kurault, Norman Lear, Pauline Fredrick, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey and Christiane Amanpour. In addition to broadcast entertainers and reporters, individual winners have included former FCC Chairman Newton Minow for castigating the industry for being a vast wasteland; rock musician Bob Geldof for organizing Live Aid, the massive fund-raising effort on behalf of victims of starvation in Africa; and investigative reporter Carol Marin for taking a stand against the tide of sensationalism in television news.
Pirate Radio - Pirate Radio is the easiest way to broadcast any kind of radio show over the Internet from your personal PC. All you need is a Windows-based PC, sound card and a connection to the Internet and something to blast out to reach listeners all over the Internet. The RadioDestiny Broadcaster allows you to play any combination of live input and digital audio over the Internet in a few easy steps. Broadcast MP3s, .wavs; hook up your microphone and mix between the sources. The Destiny Media Player plays all popular audio file formats and connects listeners to the Pirate Radio Network, a directory of broadcasters just like you. Destiny Media Player's easy-to-use and powerful interface allows you to organize and arrange all your digital audio files into playlists, libraries - all easily accessible from anywhere on your computer.
Prometheus Radio Project - A non-profit organization created by radio activists to facilitate the growth of the Free Radio Movement and present an organized demand for the democratization of the airwaves. Serves as a microradio resource center offering legal, technical, and organizational support for the non-commercial community broadcasters.
Public Radio Exchange (PRX) - An online marketplace for distribution, review, and licensing of public radio programming. PRX is also a growing social network and community of listeners, producers, and stations collaborating to reshape public radio.
PublicRadioFan - A database of program listings for hundreds of public radio stations around the world.
Radio 4 All - How to start a micro station. Links, resources, and information on the movement to reclaim the airwaves for people and communities, not corporations or corporate paradigms.
Radio Boredcast - All 744 hours of Vicki Bennett's Radio Boredcast have been archived online to listen again on WFMU. Bennett broadcast 24 hours a day for the whole of March on basic.fm, and the program for the month included contributions from David Toop, Daniela Cascella, Touch music, Chris & Cosey, Daniel Menche, Chris Watson, Jem Finer and Longplayer, Ergo Phizmiz, Matmos, Radio Web MACBA, Mark Gergis and Porest, Jez Riley French, Dylan Nyoukis, Felix Kubin, Gudrun Gut, Leif Elggren, Ken Freedman, BJNilsen, Caroline Bergvall, Tapeworm, Sharon Gal, DJ/rupture, Kenneth Goldsmith and others.
Radio Free Asia - Broadcasts in Tibetan, Cantonese, Uyghur, Burmese, Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer (to Cambodia) and Korean (to North Korea). Radio Free Asia came into being in March 1996 as a private corporation with funding from the U.S. Congress.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Inc. - A private, international radio service funded by the U.S. Congress and broadcasting to countries stretching from Poland to the Pacific and from the Arctic to the Persian Gulf.
Radio Hall of Fame - Recognizes and showcases contemporary talent from today's diverse programming formats, as well as the pioneers who shaped the medium during its infancy.
Radio Online - Extensive radio links and resources and industry news source.
Radio Spark - A community-powered site for groups that want to apply for low power FM (LPFM) community radio licenses and for those who want to support them. As early as October 2013, community groups will be able to apply for low power FM (LPFM) community radio licenses.
Radio Station World - An informational directory covering radio broadcasters worldwide. Lists local radio stations on the web, radio stations that offer streaming webcast services, and in depth listings of local radio broadcast stations including digital radio throughout North America. Also featured are national and regional broadcast networks, shortwave radio, satellite radio, hospital radio, cable radio, closed circuit/campus radio and radio service providers, as well as a growing list of links to sites that deal with the radio broadcasting industry.
Radio Survivor - News blog about radio's present, past, and uncertain future run by Matthew Lasar (author of two books, Pacifica Radio: The Rise of An Alternative Network and Uneasy Listening: Pacifica Radio's Civil War), Paul Riismandel (founder of mediageek blog), and Jennifer Waits (founder and editor of SpinningIndie).
Radio World Online - Definitive source for information on technology, industry news, management techniques, applications-oriented engineering and production articles, and new product information.
Radio-Locator - The most comprehensive radio station search engine on the internet. We have links to over 10,000 radio station web pages and over 2500 audio streams from radio stations in the U.S. and around the world.
radio-portal - Bilingual search engine for ham radio operators, shortwave listeners and people interested in worldwide wireless communication and broadcasting, terrestrial or via satellite. Searchable database contains more than 28,000 links.
RadioReference - World's largest radio communications data provider, featuring a complete frequency database, trunked radio system information, and FCC license data. RadioReference is also the largest broadcaster of public safety live audio communications feeds, hosting thousands of live audio broadcasts of police, fire, EMS, railroad, and aircraft communications. Also see The Radio Reference Database (United States).
radioShark - Adds an AM/FM radio to any Mac or PC so you can record any AM or FM radio broadcast in real time. You can also program it to record a scheduled show, or to 'pause' live radio so you can return right where you left off moments or even hours before.
Russia: Radio - Directory of Russion and Russian-language radio stations.
Shadow, The - A collection of serialized dramas, originally in pulp magazines, then on 1930s radio and then in a wide variety of media, that follow the exploits of the title character, a crime-fighting vigilante with psychic powers. One of the most famous pulp heroes of the 20th century, The Shadow has been featured in comic books, comic strips, television, video games, and at least five motion pictures. The radio drama is well-remembered for those episodes voiced by Orson Welles. Introduced as a mysterious radio narrator by David Chrisman, William Sweets, and Harry Engman Charlot for Street and Smith Publications, The Shadow was fully developed and transformed into a pop culture icon by pulp writer Walter B. Gibson. The Shadow debuted on July 31, 1930, as the mysterious narrator of the Street and Smith radio program Detective Story Hour. After gaining popularity among the show's listeners, the narrator became the star of The Shadow Magazine on April 1, 1931, a pulp series created and primarily written by the prolific Gibson.
SHOUTcast - SHOUTcast is Nullsoft's Winamp-based distributed streaming audio system. Now you can listen to live streaming audio, and even broadcast your own SHOUTcast station from the comfort of your regular Internet connection.
Simply Scripts - Links to hundreds of free, downloadable scripts, movie scripts, screenplays, and transcripts of current, classic and maybe a few soon-to-be-released movies, television, anime, unproduced and radio shows.
Talk Radio News Service - Talkers Magazine, Audiocast.net, and TalkAmerica Radio Network. An information, news booking and host service dedicated to serving the talk radio community with a Washington office that includes White House, Capitol Hill and Pentagon staffed bureaus.
TimeWarner - Global company delivering entertainment, news and Internet brands across rapidly converging media platforms. The company's unique combination of businesses, consumer relationships and growth opportunities span interactive services, cable systems, publishing, music, cable networks and filmed entertainment.
Transom - Channels new work and voices to public radio and public media. Provides tools, advice, and community.
TuneIn - Find streaming talk radio and streaming music radio. A guide to 50,000 radio stations worldwide -- every type of radio: conservative, progressive, public, news, sports, religious, jazz, classical, rock, country, business, latin, hip-hop, pop, adult contemporary, and more.
U.S. Early Radio History - Articles and extracts about early radio and related technologies, concentrating on the U.S. in the period from 1897 to 1927.
Writing for Radio - Provides creative suggestions and ideas to radio news reporters, writers and anchors.
Yes - Find songs that have played within the past 7 days on the nation's top 2,600 radio stations, CMT, FUSE, MTV, and VH-1.
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