Submitted by StephenK on April 9, 2009 - 11:35pm
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By a unanimous vote, that is to say a four to zero vote, of network producers the LISNews Netcast Network is undertaking a stand down period. The stand down begins at 0430 UTC on April 10th and lasts until 0330 UTC on April 20th. During this ten day stand down, network producers will be hard at work catching up on writing features for release. Network programming will resume with LISTen on April 20th being released on or near 0400 UTC.
Submitted by StephenK on April 9, 2009 - 10:30pm
Submitted by StephenK on March 31, 2009 - 7:36pm
It is my pleasure to announce that the LISNews Netcast Network is finally offering pieces for licensing via Public Radio Exchange. This is a very unique opportunity for the crew. Public Radio Exchange ("PRX") is the main means by which we can offer content to National Public Radio affiliates for licensing. Others, such as a couple Canadian Broadcasting Corporation programs and Audible, are also set up to license through that system.
What does this mean to the average LISNews user? Probably not a whole lot. You can go about your merry way and not worry about this, if you so choose.
If you want to get LIS-related content out on NPR affiliates and others, this opens up a new avenue for you. If you want early paid access to some of the content we record, this opens up a new avenue for you. If you think that the Great Western Dragon/Faceless Historian should really be on the radio instead of restricted to just podcasts, this opens up a new avenue for you.
Most content through the PRX is not available for free. This heavily relates to insuring that rights holders for music are in fact compensated for their toils as there is a deal worked out to bypass much of the bureaucratic nastiness found in music use outside PRX. In part it also ensures that content creators get fair compensation within the confines of the present copyright regime in the United States. This is the sort of deal that helps generate a revenue stream to allow parts of the network to cover equipment and telecommunications costs, for example.
What can you do to make this happen? On the network's end, we've been increasing our visibility as of late. While that is a good thing itself, it is not a complete action. If you want us on the radio airwaves, you
have to contact your local NPR stations to tell them. The program directors at the stations are the folks you want to talk to. Unless they feel there is any demand for programming in this area, all the efforts at raising visibility frankly are worth nothing.
Most stations using PRX are found in the United States. Stations outside the United States can license content but have to set up as an outside licensor. That matter is for PRX to resolve, not us.
You can find the LISNews Netcast Network profile online at: http://www.prx.org/group/lisnewsnetcasts
by Stephen Michael Kellat
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License
Based on a work at lisnews.org
Submitted by StephenK on March 28, 2009 - 7:45pm
Submitted by StephenK on February 11, 2009 - 4:50pm
Regular production of LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast
is on hiatus until August 23rd. That is a target date for a return and can change depending upon circumstances. Tech for Techies
remains on hiatus while Hyperlinked History
has transitioned to a video program. The back catalogs of each program remain for your listening pleasure.
During the hiatus while the air staff at Erie Looking Productions is undertaking efforts so that LISTen
may return, you can still follow what the team is doing. Things that you can follow include:
Pages bookmarked on Delicious
Selections of materials heard by the air staff as recorded by Last.fm
The status of the LISFeeds.com site
Special episodes can potentially arise during the hiatus. If so, heads-up notice will be posted to http://identi.ca/lisnews
alone. An RSS feed
exists for that stream on Identica as well.