The Hip-Hop Radio Archive is bringing taped recordings out of collectors' basements and into a more secure and public home, tracing the spread of hip-hop by providing regional and historical context for the episodes.
Thank you, shiny MeFites, for all the great comments every day! Here are a few recent sparklers:
bonehead describes some of the challenges of search and rescue response to a large cruise ship going down in Arctic waters
citygirl on what it's like to work on a cargo ship
NotMyselfRightNow worked with Alvin Toffler: "He was probably the largest individual purchaser of filing cabinets in California"
What were new the hot bands in Vancouver in the 1980s? philip-random can help, because "I was doing radio there at the time. Still am."
flug bringing the amazing detective work in an AskMe about an old mystery play, David and Abigail
"William Carrà is a somewhat mysterious affiliate of Nicolas Jaar’s Other People record label who makes DJ mixes of eclectic sounds suited for late night."
Midnight Radio, A beautiful standalone comics story.
The range of modern SDR devices covers broad frequencies including Aviation and Marine tracking, decoding Trunked radio systems, downloading Weather Satellite images, reversing wireless protocols, hunting for Numbers Stations, or even watch the International Space Station broadcast Slow-scan TV
Eavesdropping on the Hidden World is endotoxin's excellent first post about the changes in tech and requirements that have led to a renaissance of scanning and ham radio, with many interesting tips from members in the comments.
I'm working on a performance bit that uses 1920s diction, but there's something I'm missing. What are the elements of the popular radio voice that make it distinctive?
Some interesting answers to monkihed's interesting question, Linguists: what makes the 1920s voice so distinctive?
Hallo, weenies! Mefi posters are celebrating spooky season with a hoard of horrorfying and macabre media. Hope you
Best Books To Read For Halloween (we love the member recommendations in comments, too)
The 25 best horror movies since 2000 (Mefites might have a few Opinions)
13 Old Time Radio dramas to scare the pants off you
1970s BBC Radio's The Price of Fear with Vincent Price
Grainy, Spooky, Streaming VHS rips of classic 80s horror movies
Triggerfinger's big collection of Horror and Chill
On the occasion of his new podcast launching, mefi's own Alex Goldman, formerly of NPR's On the Media, got his start in public radio soon after asking about the process on Ask MetaFilter here. I asked him how he connected the dots from Ask MeFi to getting internships to landing a job and he wrote the whole thing up on Medium. Anyone interested in working in public radio should definitely check it out, and congrats to Goldman and crew for the launch of their new Replyall podcast.