DIY Radio & Local Music Communities

With digital technologies evolving rapidly, opportunities emerge allowing average citizens to build their own DIY media outlets. However, with each advancement, we must be vigilant that attributes which made the old technologies unique are not lost in the process. In this talk, I will discuss methodologies used in leveraging the powers of both new and old media to create a DIY radio network that best serve the goals of creating community and shaping a freeform platform for artistic expression.

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  1. How can local music communities utilize a freeform DIY radio to create a counterpoint to traditional performance platforms?
  2. How has time-shifting displaced "liveness" in broadcasting, and why does this matter?
  3. How can learning to build DIY networks facilitats the ability to analyze and understand a complex media landscape?



Tom Tenney, Co-founder, Program Director, Radio Free Brooklyn

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