Oct 10, 2006 — Radio producer Shea Shackelford is an audio zealot. He's done stories for NPR and Public Radio International. He also hosts an independent podcast called Big Shed. It features more experimental kinds of radio than what you usually hear on Morning Edition or All Things Considered. A reminder - podcasts are basically radio shows that you download onto your computer or iPod. Shackelford spoke to a lecture room full of students at SUNY Potsdam a couple weeks ago. His message was simple. Sound is really cool and everyone should grab a microphone and recorder and try their hand at making radio. After the lecture, he and David Sommerstein ducked into a stairwell to escape the rain and chat about why he prefers radio to other media. Go to full article
Dec 27, 2005 — It's not easy to listen to the radio every day. You have work, you have things to do. You can't always be there to listen when we come on.
There's this new technology called 'podcasting.' It lets you set up your computer to automatically download public radio and other programs and listen to them whenever you want. You don't need an iPod to do it.
Now, we at North Country Public Radio are still new to this. Right now you can't podcast The Eight O'Clock Hour. But you can podcast Natural Selections, Martha Foley's weekly conversations Dr. Curt Stager. And our weekly callouts to horticulturist Amy Ivy. You can also podcast our afternoon news show, All Before Five, hosted by Gregory Warner.
David Sommerstein joined Gregory in the studio to take us step by step through the podcasting process. Go to full article