Library of Congress launches local radio archive project - Page 2
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18

Thread: Library of Congress launches local radio archive project

  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by diymedia View Post
    At present, we're looking for archives of recorded broadcast material, primarily from 1920-1980 (though these numbers are pretty arbitrary).
    Not all. Radio pretty much went down the toilet after 1980.

    You mean the Museum of Broadcasting/Paley Center in New York or the Museum of Broadcast Communications doesn't already have such collections? Typical of the g'ummit to think it has to reinvent the wheel. And to ignore broadcasters as sources.

    Also typical that they waited 95 years to consider doing something like this.

  2. #12
    diymedia
    Guest
    Paley and the Museum are big on archiving commercial media at the network level. This effort, as of now, is an attempt to uncover archives of noncommercial/educational and primarily local station recordings.

    While this may be a project affiliated with the Library of Congress, none of us are working for the "g'ummit" directly. We're interested in radio history and would like to try and find a way to preserve as much of it as we can. The industry's had 95 years to do something like this....

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by diymedia View Post
    The industry's had 95 years to do something like this....
    As you say, the industry already HAS done something like this. The only difference here is using the Library of Congress.

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    10,948
    Nice if the LOC could keep reelradio.com's archives going

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by gr8oldies View Post
    Nice if the LOC could keep reelradio.com's archives going
    Good point. I agree. If you want to know what was happening in local radio anytime in the 70s or 80s, a complete collection of American Aircheck would do it.

  6. #16
    diymedia
    Guest
    I've reached out to Rick for an inventory...no response so far.

  7. #17
    I'll bump this - dlymedia - if you would like to connect regarding reelradio, please email me at kip.wahlers@icemiller.com. I am on the board.

  8. #18

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Bellingham WA
    Posts
    6,070
    Quote Originally Posted by KWahlers View Post
    I'll bump this - dlymedia - if you would like to connect regarding reelradio, please email me at kip.wahlers@icemiller.com. I am on the board.
    Personally, it's high time we seriously started archiving these collections for posterity. Tapes don't last forever.
    To the person who stole my antidepressants; I hope you're happy now.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  




     
Our Conferences
Useful Contacts
Community


Contact Us