About Catalyst Radio
Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speach issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.
Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.
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This episode of Catalyst Radio explores a new radio program called PaleoRadio, airing on fellow Grand Rapids nonprofit radio station WPRR. PaleoRadio is just over 30 episodes old, but already has a national, and at times, international reach.
The first PaleoRadio show hit the airwaves on WPRR on Dec. 19, 2011 in the mode of a talk radio show, but some of the first seeds of the program started with cable access TV in Battle Creek. Since the launch of PaleoRadio, now broadcasting live 15 hours per week, a growing audience is taking part in the conversations by phone, live stream, and chat technology.
We visit with both the Host and Producer of the program -- Jeremiah Bannister and JD Sullivan -- about the show’s format, its genesis, and even the state of media in general, and how that played a role in the development of PaleoRadio.
Music featured this week on Catalyst Radio is from They Might Be Giants, the 2009 disc Here Comes Science, with the song “I Am a Paleontologist.”