Josh Shepperd, assistant professor, media studies, was quoted in a Marketplace.org story on a task force to preserve radio history. See below.
Task force aims to preserve radio history
Date: Feb. 26, 2016
Author: Amy Scott
... The goal of the task force is to locate and digitize millions of hours of radio, and create a searchable website to make them accessible to researchers and the public, said research director Josh Shepperd. The technical challenges are immense. The recordings are often fragile or can be played only with obsolete technology.
“There might be three or four thousand tapes in a basement somewhere in a university,” Shepperd said. “They all have to be listened to, to know even who’s on the tapes, and this requires a huge amount of effort and labor.” ...