Dr. Andrew Bottomley, assistant professor of Media Studies in the Department of Communication and Media, is the special guest on this week’s Radio Survivor podcast. In a nearly two-hour interview, Dr. Bottomley and the Radio Survivor co-hosts discuss his new book Sound Streams: A Cultural History of Radio-Internet Convergence, published in June by University of Michigan Press. They cover topics including the emergence of internet radio and streaming audio in the early/mid-1990s, as well as recent developments in the radio and podcasting industries during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The episode is titled “Sound Streams: Dissecting the History of Internet Radio.”
Radio Survivor is one of the U.S. radio industry’s preeminent sources for news and discussion, especially concerning college and community radio in the public interest. The Radio Survivor podcast is a weekly show that explores the future of community media, with a focus on community radio, college radio, low-power FM and public access TV, along with podcasting and internet radio. Hosts Paul Riismandel, Eric Klein and Jennifer Waits highlight the best and most innovative audio programming and keep listeners updated on the news that affects our ability to make, create, hear and see great community media.
Dr. Bottomley will also be discussing his book on Aug. 23 as part of the University of Michigan Press Author Live Talk Series. Register here for the virtual talk. The Sound Streams book is currently accessible for free online via the Fulcrum platform until Aug. 31, 2020.