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Communications and Media, Institute
of Communications Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Digital Dilemma: Broadcasting
in the 21st Century.
Committee: Michelle R. Nelson, John Nerone (advisor), Christian
2004: M.A., Journalism
and Mass Communication,
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Can of Worms: Pirate Radio as Public Intransigence on the
Thesis Committee: James
L. Baughman, Robert Drechsel, Douglas M. McLeod (advisor).
1996: B.A., cum
laude, Broadcast Journalism and Humanities,
Outstanding Senior in Communication; member of Christ
College, the Honors
College of Valparaiso University.
History and critical studies of media, with focus on broadcast law and
policy; independent and interventionist media systems, including new
media phenomenon such as remix culture; the practical effects of convergent
media activity on traditional mass media platforms and the practice
2012-Present: Assistant Professor and Director of Broadcast Journalism,
Department of Television and Radio, Brooklyn College, City University
of New York.
Description: Teach courses in broadcast production, journalism
history and ethics, and media policy. Oversee the Bachelor of Science
degree program in Broadcast Journalism (~100 students); responsible for
curricular review and development, student advising and course approval,
contingent faculty hiring, and strengthening collaboration between journalism
faculty throughout the CUNY system.
Research Fellow, Institute of Communications Research, University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Description: Awarded for the development of critical communications
research in the ICR tradition; primarily used to develop a book manuscript
and journal articles on issues of communications policy.
2009-10: Research Assistant,
Profs. Sarah Projansky & C.L. Cole (Associate
Heads of Media & Cinema Studies), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Description: Handled multiple tasks related to the identification
and correlation of materials related to each professor’s ongoing
research and teaching duties.
2008-09: Instructor, Economics
of the Media (Media Studies 264), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Description: Singularly responsible for developing the syllabus,
curriculum, and all teaching/grading duties for one of the College
core undergraduate courses for three consecutive semesters.
Instructor, Introduction to the Media (Communications 101) [2 sections],
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Description: Used curricular template provided by the College
of Media to teach on introductory media issues, including discussions
economic, and political media theories and effects.
2012-Present: Vice President, Board of Directors, free103point9.
Description: Provide strategic oversight to a non-profit arts organization
that works to define and cultivate the transmission arts through the
operation of a study center, community radio station (WGXC-FM), and online
archive of artists and works.
2011-2012: Member, Programming
Committee and News Producer, WORT-FM.
Description: Listener-sponsor representative. Assisted in the creation
of program audit procedures and with the organization and execution
of audience/volunteer research. As News Producer: worked with the In
Our Backyard collective to develop and produce stories for WORT’s
daily half-hour signature news broadcast. WORT is a listener-supported,
community radio station covering southern Wisconsin for nearly 40 years.
2009-10: Member, Board of Directors and RPM Genre Coordinator, WEFT-FM.
Description: Served on the executive governing body of WEFT, a listener-supported,
volunteer-run community radio station covering east-central Illinois for
more than 30 years. Collaborated on the drafting of budgets, station
policies, personnel items, and fundraising/outreach activities. As
Genre Coordinator: maintained industry relationships for the acquisition
of new music; organized the genre’s collection in the station’s
music library, including promoting new music to WEFT’s airstaff;
compiled weekly charts for music industry publication-reporting; and
served on the station’s Music Committee, responsible for setting
music program and library policy.
2004-07: Founding Producer, Media Minutes, sponsored by the Illinois
Initiative for Media Policy Research and Free Press.
Description: Designed and constructed a broadcast-quality news production
studio on campus. Developed the format of Media Minutes; was responsible
for story development, production, post-production, and distribution.
2005-06: Founding Member
and Training/Membership Coordinator, WRFU-LP.
Description: Collectively constructed the organizational
backbone of WRFU, the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media
Center’s LPFM radio
station. Served as a project manager for the station’s
barnaraising. Wrote WRFU’s original station manual,
collected membership dues from airshfiters, and participated
in the design of the station’s
2003: Coordinated microradio
and online simulcast of keynote, plenaries, and other selected sessions
Producer, Workers Independent
News, sponsored by the University of
Description: Designed and constructed a broadcast-quality
studio on campus, later redesigned and expanded off-campus.
format and distribution infrastructure of WIN; served
as primary anchor for the program; developed and produced
WIN celebrates its 10th broadcast anniversary in 2012.
Award-winning radio journalist for stations and networks
in Wisconsin and Indiana; stringer for national
Description: From 1994-97, served as Morning
Anchor and Lead Reporter for WAKE/WLJE (Valparaiso,
served as Anchor/Reporter
at WTDY-AM (Madison, WI). From 1999-2000, served as
Morning Anchor/Assignment Editor at the Wisconsin
Radio Network (Madison,
stories when appropriate to ABC, NBC, CNN
and BBC Five Live.
1994-96: General Manager
and Music Director, WVUR-FM, Valparaiso, IN.
Description: Chief operator of Valparaiso University’s student-run
radio station. Oversaw a staff of 10 and worked closely with student
government, Communications faculty, and university administration to
upgrade WVUR’s studio and transmission infrastructure. Integrated
the station into the Communications Department’s curriculum. Managed
all contacts with music industry radio promoters for the collection,
playback, and reporting of all new music on WVUR.
pirateradio.about.com); news/analysis, feature stories, multimedia production/archival.
Digital Dilemma: Broadcasting in the Twenty-First Century. New
"Radio's Digital Dilemma: When Ideology Trumps Science." European
Journalism Observatory, March 26.
"Beyond the Series of Tubes: Strategies for Advancing
In Regulating the Web: Network Neutrality and the Fate of the
Open Internet. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 201-219.
"Money or Nothing: Confederate Postal System Collapse During the
Civil War," American Journalism, vol. 30, no. 1 (2013):
"Radio Broadcasting's Digital Dilemma," Convergence: The
International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, vol.
19, no. 2 (May 2013; first published online via SAGEfirst on 20 September
"Public FCC Files on the
Chopping Block," Radio Survivor,
and Vicki McKenna flout FCC rules to attack public employees," Isthmus
Daily Page, 27 April.
Radio in the United States: Privatization of the Public Airwaves?" Southern
Review: Communication, Politics and Culture, vol. 39, no. 2.
Turns 21," Fresno Undercurrent, August.
"The God Squad on
a Station Near You: Spectrum Speculation via FM Translator Station," Mediageek #3
of the Low-Band God Squad," The
Wisconsinite, 20 July.
in the Lake," The
Wisconsinite, 22 June.
Radio Across the Nation," Mediageek #2 (June).
Translations of Political Speech: Remixing the Bush II Agenda," Bad
Subjects, Bush Culture Review Series.
Andrew Yoder, Pirate Radio Stations: Tuning in to Underground
Broadcasts in the Air and Online (3rd ed., McGraw-Hill), chapters
9, 10, 13.
the Airwaves to the Streets," Adbusters, January/February.
in Revolt," Adbusters,
Reprogramming Digital Culture, issues 10-15; staff writer,
various artist features and release reviews.
-- Panelist, "Where is Labor's Voice," Left Forum, New York, 31 May.
-- Invited Respondent, Digital Life in 2025, Pew Research Center,
-- Invited Speaker, "The Privatization of the Public Airwaves," Women's
Press Collective, Brooklyn, 9 February.
-- Panelist, Supply/Demand I: Radio, Museum of Art
and Design, New York, 14 March.
-- Presenter, "Radio's Digital Dilemma (book preview)," What
is Radio? Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Radio, University
of Oregon, Portland, 25-27 April.
-- Presenter, "Beyond Triage: Linking Media Literacy to Media Reform," Strategies
for Media Reform: An International Workshop, London, 17 June.
-- Presenter, "Resuscitating Digital Radio in Policy and Practice," Union
for Democratic Communications Annual Conference, San Francisco, 1-3 November.
-- Keynote Speaker, "It Could Be Worse," Community Broadcasting
Association of Australia Annual Conference, Sydney, 14-17 November.
-- Presenter, "Practical History Research for Present Dilemmas" and
"Transgressive Transmissions," Critical and Cultural Studies
Divison, National Communication Association Annual
Conference, Washington, D.C., 21-24 November.
-- Invited Participant, Transmission Arts Colloquim, free103point9.org,
Hudson, NY, 12-14 October.
-- Invited Lecturer, "The (re)Evolution of Journalism," Department
of Television and Radio, Brooklyn College, 20 December.
Digital Dilemma,” Mass
Communication Division, National Communication Association Annual
Conference, New Orleans, 17-20 November.
-- Invited Roundtable Participant, “Leveraging Technologies
of Resistance,” Association of Internet Researchers Annual
Conference (v. 12.0), Seattle, 10-13 October.
Co-host, “Using Radio as a Medium” and “Building
a Community-Driven Media Organization,” Democracy Convention,
Madison, 24-28 August.
Invited Speaker, "Behind Radio's Digital Dilemma," ICR
Proseminar II, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Spring semester (Prof. Angharad Valdivia).
-- Roundtable Moderator, "Political Economy of Communicaton," First
Annual Institute of Communications Research Alumni & Friends
Reunion Conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Chamopaign,
-- Presenter, "The Democratic Potentiality of Convergence Studies," Mass
Communication Division, National Communication Association Annual
Conference, Chicago, 12-15 November.
-- Roundtable Participant, "The Triumph of Collective Action?," Association
of Internet Researchers Annual Conference (v. 10.0), Milwaukee,
-- Guest Lecturer, "Alternative Media Tools," Seminar
in Culture and Communication (COMM 490), University of Illinois
at Chicago, 26 September
-- Invited Participant, Access To Communication And Democratic Media
Infrastructures In The Digital Environment: The Impact Of Convergence
Digitalisation On Community Media Policy And Practice, Exploratory
Workshop sponsored by the European Science Foundation, Budapest, 13-15
-- Invited Lecturer, "The History and Future of Pirate Radio," Department
of Radio-Television and College of Mass Communication and Media Arts,
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 26 February.
-- FM Transmitter Construction Workshop Co-coordinator, Studio Arts Practice
(MCMA 557), Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 25 February (Prof.
Presenter: "U.S. Radio Regulation's Early Crisis of
Communication Division, National Communication Association
Annual Conference, Chicago, 15-18 November.
Presenter: "Godcasting on the March: Spectrum Speculation
via FM Translator Station," Union
for Democratic Communications Annual Conference, Vancouver,
Co-Presenter: "Microradio: Tactical Overview and Deployment
Opportunities," Global Fusion Conference, St. Louis,
Presenter: "Radio Content and Control in a Post-Digital Environment," International
Communication Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, 24-28
-- Presenter: "Radio's Digital Lockdown," SSRC/Free
Press Media Policy Research Pre-conference to National Conference
Reform, Memphis, TN, 11 January.
-- Presenter, "HD
Radio As Digital Boondoggle: A Critical Review of IBOC-DAB," Mass
Communication Division, National Communication Association Annual Conference,
TX, 16-19 November.
and Journalistic Opportunity," Media Literacy (COMM 166),
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall semester (Prof.
vs. Commodity: Framing the Provision of Broadband," Communication
Technology Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass
Conference, San Francisco, 2-5 August.
-- Presenter, "Postal
System Development During the Civil War," History Division, Association
for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference,
San Francisco, 2-5 August.
Host, "Microradio: Tactical Overview and Operations," NYC
Grassroots Media Conference, New York, 11 February.
-- Guest Lecturer,
"Convergence and Journalistic Opportunity," Media Literacy
(COMM 166), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall semester
Host, "Microradio: Overview and
Operations," Allied Media Conference, Bowling Green, OH, 17-19
-- Presenter, "Politics
and Web Collage," Collage
as Cultural Practice (Obermann Humanities Symposium), Obermann Center
for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 24-26
-- Presenter, "Digital
Radio's Brave New World," UICC Conference, Urbana, 18 March.
Lecturer, "Media Collage: the Ultimate Subvertising," Consumer
Communication and the Public (ADV 410), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
semester (Prof. Inger Stole).
-- Presenter, "What's
Up At the FCC" and "Making Alternative Media," RAD:
Radio, Access, Democracy, Minneapolis College of Art & Design,
Minneapolis, MN, 29-30 October.
Introduction to the Political Economy of Broadcasting," Contemporary
Moral Issues (Phil 341), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spring
semester (Tim Hansel).
-- Guest Lecturer, "Culture
Jamming with Collage," Mass Media and the Consumer (J646),
University of Wisconsin-Madison (Prof. Michelle R. Nelson).
-- Workshop Co-host, "Microradio: DIY
Broadcasting," Be the Media! shadow conference to National Conference
for Media Reform, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 8 November.
-- Presenter and Workshop Co-host, "Launching WINS" and "Radio
Production," Labor Media Conference, Chicago, IL, 17-18 October.
"Bring Labor Back to Radio," and "Microbroadcasting," LaborTech/Access
2003, Stanford University, 5 April.
-- Workshop Co-host, "Media Practices for Labor Leaders: Projection
and Production," Madison Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Extension School for Workers.
Selected Media Interviews
A Public Affair (WORT-FM, Madison), "Celebrating World Radio Day," 13 February.
Grab: Community Radio Stations Offer an Alternative to Cookie-Cutter
Corporate Programming," 17 November.
Radio World, "Pirate
Fines Are Often Tough to Collect," 16 November.
Christian Science Monitor, "Less
mobile Internet. Cheaper price. But a fair deal?," 15 March.
Radio Survivor, "New
FCC net neutrality rules good for Internet radio? Probably not," 22 December.
Pirates Week, "Pirate
Radio Report w/Skidmark Bob," 18 July.
PoP dEFECT RADIO (Free Radio Santa Cruz), "IP
Copwatch," 13 July.
(WRFU-LP, Urbana), "Digital
(WNUR-FM, Evanston/Chicago), "FCC
Chair Introduces New Net Neutrality Principles," 26
Dorchester (MA) Reporter, "New
FCC Nominee Brings Ray of Hope for Low-Power Radio," 12 March.
the Economic Decline of Radio / More
on Radio's Downfall," 19
Year in Review / FCC Enforcement
Action 2008," 1 January.
Mediageek (WEFT-FM, Champaign), "The
Nation's Biggest Pirates Merge," 1 August.
Radio in Eastern Europe," 27
Radio in Europe," 20 June.
Operation: Ear Infection (Free Radio Santa Cruz), "PRO
IP Act, ACTA Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Interview with John
Anderson," 17 June.
Recherche (Germany), "Digitalization
and Community Media", 28 May.
Warming the Bench for Comacast at the FCC Hearing," 29 February.
Operation: Ear Infection, "State
of Media 2008," 12
FM Spectrum Grab Isn't About Radio," 8 February.
Wrap Up pt. 2," 21
Wrap Up pt. 1," 14
Mediageek , "Radio
Piracy is Up, FCC Action is Up, But What's the Story Behind the Numbers," 5
A Public Affair, "Digital Broadcasting," 1 October.
of the NAB's Labor on Satellite Radio," 20 July.
In Our Backyard (WORT), "Webcasting
Royalty Rate Controversy," 13
America's Biggest Pirate?," 2
from the National Conference for Media Reform," 12 January.
Wrap-Up," 22 December.
Radio Pioneer Jeremy Lansman," 13
Radio Challenges Feds," 20 September.
Exploitation of Translators," 18 August.
Associated Press, "Wyoming
community moves toward municipal high-speed network," 5
Berkeley Liberation Radio, "Sitting in on the World Cruise," 5
Free Radio Santa Cruz, "Airshift Hijack with the V-Man," 4
Media Makers Ally Together at AMC 2006," 16 June.
of Dissent (WZBC-FM,
Imploding," 27 May.
Battles in Christian Radioland," 26 May.
Journalism Review, "Out
of Thin Air," March/April.
Radio: Hi-Definition or High Dollar Scam?," 17 February.
Punk Planet, "Voices
At Radio's End," September/October.
in Times of Crisis," 9
Radio Santa Cruz, "Interview
with John Anderson," 24 May.
McChesney Discusses Media Reform and Independent Media," 8
Sounds of Dissent, "CSN International," 5
Broadcasters Trafficking in Low-Power Translator Stations," 4
and LPAM, With or Without the Law," 18 February.
Year in Review," 31 December.
Going On in the World of Radio," 11
Atty General Contacts Radio Free Brattleboro," 23 January.
Invisible Ink (KALW-FM,
San Francisco), "'Pirate' Radio," 11 January.
report from the National Conference on Media Reform and Be
the Media!," 7 November.
Update," 29 August.
Happening in the Pirate Radio World," 13
Wrap Up with John Anderson," 27 December.
of the Airwaves," 6 September.
Denver Westword, "Frequency
Denver Westword, "The
Making of a Pirate," 4
"Radio Active," June.
Music Monthly, "Pump Up the Volume," May.
United States Postal Service Moroney Award for Scholarship
in Postal History (Junior Scholar), for "Money or Nothing:
Confederate Postal System Collapse During the Civil War."
Recipient of PSC-CUNY Research Award to help with completion
and promotion of Radio's Digital Dilemma.
Recipient of Dean's Travel Award, School of Visual,
Media and Performing Arts, Brooklyn College.
Recipient of William Stewart Travel Award, CUNY Academy
for the Humanities and Sciences.
Finalist, Specialty Music Director of the Year, CMJ College
Named Outstanding Instructor in Media Studies, University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Spring semester.
Top Three Student Paper, for "Utility
vs. Commodity: Framing the Provision of Broadband," AEJMC
Communication Technology Division, San Francisco, 2-5 August.
Best Use of Audio, Wisconsin Broadcasters' Association,
for "Unmoderated Babble," WTDY (Madison).
2013-Present: Department Representative
(primary), Brooklyn College Faculty Council.
Member, CUNY Journalism Discipline Council, housed
in the Graduate School of Journalism.
Member, Himan Brown Scholarship for the Spoken Word
Award Committee, Department of Television and Radio,
Paper Reviewer, Journalism Studies Division, International
2012: Article Reviewer, Critical Studies in Media Communication.
2011: Article Reviewer, Communication Theory.
RPM (electronic music) genre director and host of "Poodles
Ahoy," a weekly radio program on WEFT.
Playtester, PACTLAB InnisMod (Prof. Christian Sandvig).
Co-coordinator of Illinois Program for Research in
the Humanities Reading Group on Democratic Communications.
ICR Representative, College of Media Student
Advisory Council, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Credited as Historical Adviser for Pirate
Radio USA documentary.
Compiled The Black Boognish, a mashup EP involving Jay-Z's Black
Album with music from Ween, inspired by DJ
Dangermouse and the rest. Tracks and other audio collage
can be found here.
Broadcast Participant (102.1 FM), "Mosquito
Fleet Stings NAB," Seattle, WA, 9-14 September.
Primary Facilitator, "System P" (87.9 MHz), Madison,
Founding Student Member, Valparaiso
University Storm Intercept Team (VUSIT).