Research Division Resources

The Research Division of the RPTF promotes and encourages the academic study of radio and its archival preservation. The resources on the page are intended to aid faculty, students, archivists, and industry professionals in such endeavors.


The RPTF has a quarterly newsletter, Recent Transmissions. Read current issues here.

Conferences and Journals

Some prominent venues for radio scholarship.

Database of Radio Scholarship

This is not a comprehensive database, but does contain information of many works of radio scholarship. Thanks to Journal of Radio and Audio Media for compiling much of this information.

Sound Collections Database

This database of sound collections is a project of the Library of Congress, NRPBRPTF, and ARSC.