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AIRPLAY: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio airing on PBS

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by MMM, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. MMM

    MMM Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    Lodi, New Jersey
    My friends Carolyn Travis' and her husband Chris Fox Gilson's movie AIRPLAY: THE RISE AND FALL OF ROCK RADIO is beginning to be broadcast on various PBS TV stations. In my local area, it is airing this week on NJN - March 3rd at 11:30pm. This is a condensed version for TV of the complete movie, to leave content unaired on the DVD version for sale. It is a great documentary on the various phases/variations of AM/FM pop/rock radio. The main site for the movie - to be updated soon - is here :

    http://www.theairplaychannel.com/demo/
     
  2. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Location:
    Harrisburg PA
    I'm looking forward to seeing it. I do, however, hope that there is more than just lip service paid to the conceit that radio is all about "rock". That's a flavor of an ever-widening palette of music that has blessed radio with pop, dance, country, beautiful music, and other popular styles, and I would hate if this were all glossed-over just because some hipsters can't get their free air-guitar music anymore, when there are so many places now that one can purchase it.
     
  3. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    Location:
    Ohio
    Thanks Martin, I'll watch this! As a radio announcer, it will be good to see where I went wrong, with my recent decision to return to the world of radio, after being away for nearly 10 years. Hopefully there will be a "it's in our blood and we just can't help ourselves" segment in the documentary?

    Chris C
     
  4. MMM

    MMM Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    Lodi, New Jersey
  5. JA Fant

    JA Fant New Member

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  6. jupiter8

    jupiter8 Forum Resident

    Location:
    NJ, USA
    Thanks Martin I will check it out on NJN!
     
  7. fredgsanford

    fredgsanford Active Member

    Location:
    Toronto
    Thanks, should be interesting.
     
  8. Sneaky Pete

    Sneaky Pete Forum Resident

    Location:
    NYC USA
    Thanks for the heads up I'll check it out.
     
  9. DJ WILBUR

    DJ WILBUR The Cappuccino Kid

    bummer as it doesn't seem to be airing in the NYC/Long Island area yet. looks very interesting...
     
  10. MMM

    MMM Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    Lodi, New Jersey
    Carolyn told me that WLIW picked it up, but last I heard from her, she did have a date/time for their first airing yet.
     
  11. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    Location:
    Ohio
    My DVR is set to record it this coming week.

    Chris C
     
  12. DJ WILBUR

    DJ WILBUR The Cappuccino Kid

    oh great, fantastic news. i'm very interested in seeing this. thanks...:righton:
     
  13. Khojem

    Khojem Active Member

    Location:
    Irvine, CA, USA
    Hello Martin. Looks like a good program. Any idea if it will air in Los Angeles again? Perhaps on PBS Socal (KOCE)? I just found the thread and missed the airing on KCET.
    Thanks!
     
  14. Zep Fan

    Zep Fan Well-Known Member

    Location:
    N. Texas
    The 2008 program aired again last night on PBS.

    Import CD also has the DVD for under $8 !
     

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