NFCB is proud to announce the first speaker for the 2022 Virtual Community Media Conference.
Our first speaker announcement is WFMU’s General Manager, Ken Freedman. Ken will be joined by WFMU’s Assistant General Manager, Michele Colomer. In the session, Creating and Maintaining Digital Libraries, Ken will discuss creating and maintaining digital libraries. He’ll review the pros and cons of three types of digital libraries. Digital libraries are one of the most popular topics among community radio stations. This is sure to be an excellent virtual session on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 1:30p ET/12:30p CT/11:30a MT/10:30a PT/7:30a HT.
About Ken Freedman:
Ken Freedman is the Station Manager of WFMU, the longest-running and most renowned freeform radio station in the United States. Under his guidance, WFMU became independent of Upsala College, WFMU’s original owner. Freedman also developed WFMU’s internet presence, making it one of the most popular and forward-looking internet radio stations in the U.S. WFMU was the first radio station to offer full on-demand listening, podcasts and a working iPhone stream. He founded the Free Music Archive (freemusicarchive.org), an online music library and social site based on curated music licensed under alternative copyrights such as creative commons licenses. He pioneered the use of copyrights and waivers to address restrictions placed on broadcasters by the Digital Millenium Copyright Act.
Freedman has served on the board of public science and technology company New Brunswick Scientific Company and was a board member and technology advisor to the National Federation of Community (NFCB) broadcasters. He has spoken and presented at conferences sponsored by The Future of Music Coalition, National Public Radio, the Integrated Media Association, and the NFCB.