From Our Staff | May 11, 2007

In an earlier blog announcing our first Annual Audio Competition, I mentioned I had taken a Radio Essay course from Prof. Jeff Porter at the University of Iowa. Since then, I’ve returned to my radio roots (shallow though they be) to interview Jeff about creating audio essays and documentaries. Jeff talks about the history of the radio essay, provides contemporary examples, and discusses what makes good radio art. Listen to the interview by clicking here.

Comments and questions from beginners or experienced audio artists are welcome. You may have questions about creating radio essays, or tips on making the best radio documentary. If there is enough discussion, we may start our own Audio Forum. (I may not have the answers, but other readers may; or I’ll find the person who can help answer questions or lead discussions.)

Richard Sowienski

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