I am writing a book on New Jersey independent listener-supported freeform radio station WFMU and the rise of online music. I post my writing and archival finds here.

Upcoming Talks:

June 30. “From ‘Save WFMU’ to ‘WWOZ in Exile’: Mutual Aid in U.S. Independent Music Radio,” XXII Biennial IASPM (International Association for the Study of Popular Music) International Conference, Minneapolis, MN. June 26–30, 2023.

Essays:

Freeform Radio and the History of Music Streaming.” Preprint. Forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Radio Studies, edited by Michele Hilmes and Andrew Bottomley (New York: Oxford University Press, 2023). – about WFMU’s early experiments in “streaming” music via telephone, gopher, and the web in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Provincializing Spotify: Radio, Algorithms and Conviviality,” Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media, 18, no. 1 (2020): 29-42. – about the Free Music Archive.

The Past and Future of Music Listening: Between Freeform DJs and Recommendation Algorithms,” in Radio’s New Wave, ed. Michele Hilmes and Jason Loviglio (New York: Routledge, 2013), 62-76. – about WFMU’s relationship with music recommendation apps.

Archives:

Check out this program and catalog for the WFMU Music/Art Convergence silent and live auctions and benefit performances at the Germans van Eck Gallery, May 26-30, 1992. It includes interviews with Cindy Sherman and Jim Jarmusch.

Joe Biden bails out venture capitalists but leaves independent media to fend for themselves. Keep WFMU on the air!