Class Recap: Jordeane Brownlee & MavRadio

Jordeane Brownlee worked in Radio since she was 16-years-old. She fell in love with academia and that is what made her want to become a teacher. Brownlee has been teaching radio for a decade now. Radio was going to kill newspaper then television was going to kill radio and then finally Internet was going to kill television. But, all have seemed to survive for a while. People think radio will be dead but Brownlee thinks that there will always be a need for it in a local setting and a national setting. We crave intimacy and that is what radio shows give us. People want to hear what they think and believe. That is what radio shows are giving people, a voice to what they believe. People are broadcasting from their homes for stations in different locations. Before editing was so hard but now with the advances in technology you can broadcast from home.

Matt Barros works for MavRadio and he says radio is about to make a huge change. If Siri can tell what the high is going to be Barros doesn’t think radio will have a need other than for a personal touch. Phones are able to tell you urgent messages which only radios were able to do back in the day. In news talk, political or sports, you need to know what you are talking about otherwise you will not be taken seriously. The music industry has been affected by streaming services just as much as the radio industry has. Artists have been having issues with their music being streamed and not getting paid for it. Radio is trying to figure out how they all fit.

MavRadio can be listened to 24/7 around the world. It plays what the community wants to hear. When getting involved in MavRadio you can go as far as you want to take it. It is a great way to get involved and has so many opportunities. The station has switched to playing Top 100, electronic, and rock music instead of just being a rock music station. MavRadio is a great start to a radio career and provides endless amount of opportunities.


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