The 1972 Panasonic Toot-a-Loop portable radio was inspired by rotary phones and designed to be worn around the wrist.
Here's to the Kodak camera, the transistor TV, the portable typewriter and other casualties of a throwaway age. They may be old hat but they are objects of beauty, as a new exhibition shows.
The most famous moment in sports commentary tells us a lot about getting the giggles.
Graham McNamee called the 1928 World Series between the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals.
Radio legend Graham McNamee was baseball's first broadcast star. So why did it take 74 years for the National Baseball Hall of Fame to honor him?
‘Three Acts Two Dancers One Radio Host’, with Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass.
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Ira Glass' trademark intensely personal storytelling takes on a new life in his dance/radio hybrid, Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host.
A protest in Cape Town against the SABC’s decision not to broadcast violent protests.
South Africa's public broadcaster is in a state of crisis, gripped by paranoia and facing accusations of censorship. Can it be saved?
Are we in the midst of a podcasting revolution?
The mobile-first delivery of podcasts has created a powerful relationship between listeners and host that bypasses traditional broadcast gatekeepers. Could this format trigger new narrative genres and promote social engagement?
Why a show about village life in a fictional town somewhere in middle England has been making headline news.
Posters advertise the dramatization of Sinclair Lewis’ ‘It Can’t Happen Here.’
Sinclair Lewis' 1935 novel 'It Can't Happen Here,' which described the rise of an American dictator, was turned into a play seen by over 500,000 people.
Hero of the hour: BBC London talkback host, Simon Lederman.
Media should confront hate speech, not merely censor it.
Ambridge needs more than just a nod to disability.
The Large Hadron Collider is playing a key role in enabling the collection of big data.
Big data is about processing large amounts of data. It is often associated with multiplicities of data. But the ability to generate data outpaces the ability to store it.
Failed singer Graham McNamee was baseball’s first celebrity broadcaster.
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The first World Series radio broadcasts were a far cry from today's pricey television productions.
As regional television flounders, a new approach to deregulation is needed.
The Save Our Voices campaign argues that existing media rules are "squeezing the life out of our regional TV networks". But the real story is more complex. Reform is necessary, but so too is local content.
Does the media’s coverage of events such as the Sydney Lindt cafe siege deserve more scrutiny?
In an age of radicalisation, there needs to be a radical rethinking of which stories the media tells, and how.
Over-reaching? Not Strictly.
The government's review of the BBC's scope paints the corporation as a victim of its own success.
What does Cézanne’s Bathers sound like?
Sound art is nothing new. But do we really need it to appreciate the classics?
SBS Radio – now 40 years old – should draw on deep connections to its disparate language communities in Australia.
Its increasingly corporate model aligns with mainstream media organisations, but SBS Radio needs to retain its community advocacy role – in the current climate more than ever.
Shaping how the war is perceived through disseminating communiques has become a key feature of the Syrian conflict.
While social media was the main forum for Syrian demonstrators to confront Bashar al-Assad’s media machine in 2011, FM radio is now the battleground for Syrian hearts and minds.
Today FM faces enforcement action by ACMA after a long-running legal challenge to the media regulator’s powers ended in defeat for the broadcaster.
After a High Court win over Today FM, ACMA is likely to be able to deal more swiftly with this kind of case – and with less risk of incurring large legal bills.
The debate around whether or not Taylor Swift should be in the running for Triple J’s Hottest 100 has sparked useful discussion about the role of the youth broadcaster.
This Monday on the Australia Day public holiday, Triple J’s annual Hottest 100 for 2014 will be announced live across the afternoon and evening. While the countdown is usually the ABC radio station’s highest…