Featured Collection: The Arthur B. Church KMBC Radio Collection at the University of Missouri-Kansas City

The Preservation Division of the Radio Preservation Task Force is launching a series of blog postings to feature radio collections around the United States in order to illustrate the variety these collections offer, and the cultural history they preserve. The first such collection is the Arthur B. Church KMBC Radio Collection, located in the SpecialContinue reading “Featured Collection: The Arthur B. Church KMBC Radio Collection at the University of Missouri-Kansas City”

Launching La TopoRadio

The RPTF is pleased to announce the launch of La TopoRadio— the best place on the web to explore historical research about Spanish-language radio. La TopoRadio is an interactive map that lets users discover publications about historic and contemporary stations. The project supports the goal of the RPTF to bring attention to the multifaceted historyContinue reading “Launching La TopoRadio”

Two new projects join the Task Force

We are pleased to announce the RPTF’s newest partnerships! The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive and the Radio Spectrum Archive are spearheaded by Thomas Witherspoon, a longtime RPTF contributor. The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive (SRAA) is a curated collection of primarily homemade shortwave radio recordings. The SRAA specializes in the archivingContinue reading “Two new projects join the Task Force”

Radio Preservation Task Force Announces Launch of New Digital Preservation Initiative

Radio Preservation Task Force Announces Launch of New Digital Preservation Initiative The Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF) of the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Board is pleased to announce the launch of Sound Submissions, a digital humanities program in the Recorded Sound Section of the Library’s National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC). The RPTF isContinue reading “Radio Preservation Task Force Announces Launch of New Digital Preservation Initiative”

Black Women in Radio joins the Task Force

The Library of Congress’s Radio Preservation Task Force is excited to announce a new partnership with Black Women in Radio (BWIR). This organization has successfully connected thousands of minority women and celebrated their professional contributions to Black radio culture on a national platform. This month, we spotlight BWIR: When Felèsha Love kicked off the BlackContinue reading “Black Women in Radio joins the Task Force”

Article: Radio Preservation and the Orphan Agenda

Director Shawn Vancour and Chair Josh Shepperd have written a new article about the Radio Taskforce and the impact of copyright policy on cultural memory and preservation. “Radio Preservation and the Orphan Agenda” explains just how the expanded orphan agenda has been central to the RPTF’s work. Vancour and Shepperd’s article foregrounds the social andContinue reading “Article: Radio Preservation and the Orphan Agenda”

Plans shaping up for RPTF Conference

Thanks to everyone who submitted a panel or workshop proposal for the February 26-27 2016 RPTF conference, “Saving America’s Radio Heritage: Radio Preservation, Access, and Education.” More than 130 participants are anticipated to attend, with upwards of 25 panels, workshops, and working caucus meetings scheduled over the two-day period. Official acceptances and invitations will goContinue reading “Plans shaping up for RPTF Conference”

CALL FOR PAPERS

Saving America’s Radio Heritage: Radio Preservation, Access, and Education A conference sponsored by the Radio Preservation Task force, in cooperation with the Library of Congress and Special Collections in Mass Media and Culture at the University of Maryland, College Park 26-27 February 2016, Washington, DC In order to consolidate and advance the efforts of theContinue reading “CALL FOR PAPERS”