Meet your makers: Audrey

Radio station makers, that is.

Audrey Homan, radio nerdHi! I’m Audrey Homan, and I’m happy to be helping build Burlington, Vermont’s newest local community radio station.

When I’m not building WBTV, I work for a Vermont edtech think-tank, blogging and producing our awesome podcast about technology in Vermont education. I’m also a late-night WRUV deejay, playing cover songs involving chainsaws. I am not Batman.

Fun fact: I have never, in my entire life, run an eight-minute mile, but I make excellent enchiladas.

A thing I really hope happens with this new radio station is: an urban ecology show. Kate Blofson, one of the other station-builders, put the idea in my head and now it just won’t leave. I’m fascinated by place-based learning and history, and I’d love to see someone bring this level of minutiae to a show about Burlington.

That’s one of the coolest things about local radio, is that there’s so many activities going on in a community that you just can’t be everywhere, but getting radio coverage of more of them kind of means you can be everywhere after all.

Current favorite radio shows:

  1. Sharkat’s Friending Show, currently being heard on WRUV Wednesday nights at midnight. Glorious, slithery ambient grooves for daaaaaays.
  2. Blame twenty years of Dr. Demento shows for the fact that I play chainsaw songs on air.
  3. Cryptoaudiology on KDVS is fabulously strange. It’s found sound mixed with dialogue from old scifi movies and bubbles and sawing sounds, and sometimes everything falls off the table.
  4. KALW Crosscurrents, which produced this fabulous recent episode on Penelope Houston, lead singer of the proto-punk band The Avengers, who is now a librarian of punk rock history at the San Francisco Public Library.

(Did you scream, fellow punk fans? I screamed.)

I’m counting podcasts as a separate deal, because I just want an excuse to share more great audio productions:

Metis in Space: a pair of First Nations women tackle problematic representation of indigenous and Native people in scifi. And it. Is. Glorious.

(Note: do not listen to the Deer Woman episode on public transport, because you will be unable to control your raucous laughter and become That Guy on the bus. Ask me how I know.)

This Week in Science started off as a radio show on KDVS, (and it’s still played there), but now has more of a fully rounded online life as a podcast. It’s three people talking about science, and I just made it sound terrible. Try it anyway!

Come join me in building a new local community radio station in Burlington! Let’s do punk found-sound urban ecology shows with chainsaws!

 

2 thoughts on “Meet your makers: Audrey

    1. Hi Tobias! I’m a long-time KDVS listener, so one day while I was streaming it, your show came on. The rest, as they say, is history.

      (Apologies for the delayed response!)

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