‘If we can imagine it, why don’t we do it?’

Posted: June 20, 2012

It was raining in Baltimore Sept. 23 when independent producer Jay Allison delivered his “benediction,” the traditional closing speech of the Public Radio Program Directors annual conference. The bleary, conferenced-out audience listened closely. Allison, who learned the nonfiction radio craft … Continue reading

Film explores influence of WBAI freeform pioneer

Posted: June 11, 2012

A documentary on this year’s film festival circuit examines the legacy of a New York countercultural legend whose techniques for mixing music and conversation in live radio shows had a profound influence on noncommercial broadcasting and the musical sensibilities of his generation. Continue reading

“Click and Clack” announce retirement

Posted: June 8, 2012

The hosts of Car Talk, the popular pubradio show celebrating its 25th season this fall, are retiring, they announced to listeners today (June 8). Tom and Ray Magliozzi, aka Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers, actually started the show 10 … Continue reading

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