Skip to main content

Program National Recording Preservation Plan

Radio Preservation Task Force Conference (2016)

Radio Preservation Task Force Seminar (February 25-27, 2016)

In February of 2016, the Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF) held its first conference, a three-day event, headquartered in Washington, DC, to discuss issues or radio history, cultural significance and long-term preservation. An audio recording was made of many of its panel discussions.

RPTF: Broadcasting Gender in Intimate Settings

Read the full transcript (PDF, 219KB)

Panelists

  • Brent Malin, University of Pittsburgh (respondent)
  • Catherine Martin, Boston University
  • Jason Loviglio, University of Maryland/Baltimore County
  • Jennifer Wang, independent scholar
  • Mary Beth Haralovich, Arizona University (chair)

RPTF: Public Radio and American Cultural History

Read the full transcript (PDF, 166KB)

Panelists

  • Alan Stavitsky, University of Nevada (respondent)
  • Julie Rogers, NPR
  • Karen Cariani, AAPB
  • Mark Williams, Dartmouth College (chair)
  • Michael Huntsberger, Linfield College
  • Will Chase, NPR

RPTF: Radio Communities

Read the full transcript (PDF, 203KB)

Panelists

  • Christopher Terry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Elizabeth Hansen, independent scholar
  • Joseph Gallucci, Pacifica Radio
  • Susan Smulyan, Brown University (chair)
  • Will Floyd, Prometheus Project (respondent)

RPTF: Radio and National Heritage

Read the full transcript (PDF, 165KB)

Panelists

  • Aniko Bodroghkozy, University of Virginia (chair)
  • Ayda Poursasad, NPR
  • Chuck Howell, University of Maryland
  • Dan Streible, New York University/Orphan Film (respondent)
  • Jane Gilvin, NPR
  • Michael Keith, Boston College

RPTF: US Radio in Transnational Contexts

Read the full transcript (PDF, 203KB)

Panelists

  • Alex Russo, Catholic University (respondent)
  • Anne MacLennan, University of Toronto
  • David Goodman, University of Melbourne (chair)
  • David Jeneman, University of Vermont
  • Jenny Doctor, Syracuse University

RPTF: Race and Radio: Researching the Other

Read the full transcript (PDF, 184KB)

Panelists

  • Alejendra Bronfman, University of British Columbia
  • Darrell Newton, Salisbury University (chair)
  • Sonja Williams, Howard University
  • Suzanne E. Smith, George Mason University
  • Walter Forsberg, Smithsonian Museum of African American History (respondent)

RPTF: Radio Pedagogy Workshop

Read the full transcript (PDF, 213KB)

Panelists

  • Amanda Keeler, Marquette University
  • Cynthia Meyers, College of Mount St. Vincent
  • Daniel Marcus, Brandeis University (respondent)
  • Eric Rothenbuhler, Webster University (chair)
  • Jennifer Stoever, Binghamton University
  • Kathy Battles, Oakland University
  • Neil Verma, Northwestern University
  • Thomas Doherty, Brandeis University (respondent)

RPTF: Radio in the Public Service

Read the full transcript (PDF, 215KB)

Panelists

  • Alex Kupfer, New York University
  • Bill Siemering, Developing Radio Partners
  • David Goodman, University of Melbourne
  • Jack Mitchell, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Joy Hayes, University of Iowa

RPTF: Surprising Archives/Archival Surprises

Read the full transcript (PDF, 234KB)

Panelists

  • Bill Kirkpatrick, Denison University
  • Christine Ehrick, University of Louisville
  • David Weinstein, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Jennifer Wang, independent scholar
  • Kathy Fuller-Seeley, University of Texas at Austin
  • Michael Henry, University of Maryland
  • Tony Macaluso, Studs Terkel Archive (respondent)
  • Wendy Shay, Smithsonian (respondent)

RPTF: Archiving from Below

Read the full transcript (PDF, 213KB)

Panelists

  • David Walker, Smithsonian Folklife (respondent)
  • Edward Brouder, independent archivist
  • Henry Sapoznik, UW-Madison (respondent)
  • Janet Wasko, University of Oregon (chair)
  • Jenny Doctor, Syracuse University
  • Melissa Meade, Colby-Sawyer University
  • Michael Socolow, University of Maine
  • Shawn VanCour, New York University

RPTF: Contemporary Material Practices in Archives

Read the full transcript (PDF, 196KB)

Panelists

  • Allison Schein, Studs Terkel Radio Archive
  • Carlene Stephens, National Museum of American History
  • Derek Vaillant, University of Michigan
  • Erika Dowell, Indiana University
  • Karma Foley, Smithsonian Network (respondent)
  • Laura LaPlaca, Northwestern University
  • Lynn Spiegel, Northwestern University (chair)
  • Neil Verma, Northwestern University
  • Patrick Feaster, Indiana University

RPTF: Committee on Education and Outreach

Read the full transcript (PDF, 216KB)

Panelists

  • Alison Perlman, UC-Irvine (chair)
  • Christopher Cwynar, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Eleanor Patterson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Kit Hughes, Miami University at Ohio
  • Laura Bratslavsky, Illinois State University
  • Lisa Rabin, George Mason University
  • Mary Ann Watson , Eastern Michigan University
  • Michael Brown, University of Wyoming
  • Nicole Hemmer, Miller Center for Public Affairs/”US News & World Report”
  • Rose Melnick, US-Santa Barbara
  • Thomas Doherty, Brandeis University

RPTF: Caucus on College, Community and Educational Radio

Read the full transcript (PDF, 247KB)

Panelists

  • Alex Russo, Catholic University
  • Brian Fauteux, University of Alberta
  • Brian Gregory, Pace University
  • David Suisman, University of Delaware
  • Elena Razlogova, Concordia University
  • Feliks Banel, University of Washington
  • Glenda Balas, University of Texas-Dallas
  • Jennifer Waits, Radio Survivor
  • John Nathan Anderson, CUNY-Brooklyn
  • Kyle Barnett, Bellarmine University
  • Laura Schnitker, University of Maryland
  • Mike Lupic, WPRB-Princeton, NJ
  • Nick Rubin, WTJU and College Radio History
  • Tim Anderson, Old Dominion University
  • Tim Brooks, independent scholar

RPTF: Caucus on Gender, Feminist and LGBT Radio

Read the full transcript (PDF, 178KB)

Panelists

  • Allison McCracken, DePaul University
  • Jennifer Wang, independent scholar
  • Kathy Battles, Oakland University (chair)
  • Mary Beth Haralovich, University of Arizona
  • Phylis Johnson, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • Susan Brinson, Auburn University

RPTF: Introducing RPTF Caucuses

Read the full transcript (PDF, 193KB)

Panelists

  • David Jenemann, University of Vermont
  • Ines Casillas, UC-Santa Barbara
  • Janet Waits, Radio Survivor
  • John Nathan Anderson, CUNY-Brooklyn
  • Josh Shepperd, Catholic University
  • Kathleen Battles, Oakland University
  • Laura Schnitker, University of Maryland
  • Mary Beth Haralovich, University of Arizona
  • Michael Stamm, Michigan State University
  • Sonja Williams, Howard University

RPTF: Radio Archivist Committee

Read the full transcript (PDF, 198KB)

Panelists

  • Alan Burdette, Indiana University
  • Curtis Fletcher, University of Southern California
  • David Hunter, University of Texas
  • David Seubert, UC-Santa Barbara and ARSC
  • Jeanette Berard, Thousand Oaks Library
  • Jerry McBride, Stanford University
  • John Vallier, University of Washington
  • Jonathan Hiam, New York Public Library
  • Laurie Sather, Hagley Museum and Library
  • Mary Huelsback, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Patrick Feaster, Indiana University (chair)
  • Ruta Abolins, University of Georgia

RPTF: Committee on Metadata and Digital Archiving

Read the full transcript (PDF, 231KB)

Panelists

  • Andrew Bottomly, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Casey Davis, American Archive of Public Broadcasting
  • Cynthia Meyers, Mount St. Vincent (chair)
  • David Pierce, Media History Digital Library
  • David Walker, Smithsonian Folklife
  • Eric Hoyt, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Jack Brighton, PBCore
  • Jeremy Morris, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • John Passmore, New York Public Radio/WNYC
  • Ken Freedman, WFMU
  • Marit MacArthur, UC-Bakersfield
  • Mark Williams, Dartmouth College
  • Mary Kidd, New York Public Radio/WNYC
  • Rachel Curtis, American Archive of Public Broadcasting
  • Stephanie Sapienza, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
  • William Vanden Dries, Indiana University

RPTF: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and Funding for Radio Archive Project

Read the full transcript (PDF, 205KB)

Panelists

  • David Weinstein, NEH
  • Jesse Johnston, NEH
  • Joshua Sternfeld, NEH

RPTF: Caucus Radio Journalism

Read the full transcript (PDF, 213KB)

Panelists

  • Bill Siemering, Developing Radio Partners
  • Jack Mitchell, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Josh Davis, University of Baltimore
  • Lawrence W. Lichty, Northwestern University (chair)
  • Matt Ehrlich, University of Illinois
  • Michael Stamm, Michigan State University
  • Seth Kotch, University of North Carolina
  • Tom Mascaro, Bowling Green State University
  • Victor Pickard, University of Pennsylvania

RPTF: Caucus on Spanish Language and Bilingual Radio

Read the full transcript (PDF, 205KB)

Panelists

  • Bill Crawford, Border Radio Research Institute
  • Christine Ehrick, University of Louisville
  • Gene Fowler, Border Radio Research Institute
  • Ines Casillas, Santa Barbara (chair)
  • Jose Luis Ortiz Garza, Universidad Panamericana (Mexico City)
  • Kathy Franz, Smithsonian
  • Monica De La Torre, Washington University
  • Sonja Robles, Brenau University
 Back to top