How Audio Technology Changed the World
Although we live in a visual world, audio has the power to create intimacy and spark the imagination like no other medium can. Veteran broadcaster Ross Reynolds explores the impact audio transmission has had on society and storytelling, beginning with the first century of radio (1920-2020) up to the modern age of audiobooks, internet streaming, podcasts, and smart speakers. How has audio transmission changed society, and what makes it such a powerful form of communication?
Attendees will be encouraged to share stories of their formative audio experiences, and local radio broadcasters and podcasters will be invited to share their stories.
Ross Reynolds (he/him) was at KUOW Public Radio in Seattle for 34 years as a program host, program director, news director, reporter and executive producer of community engagement. His awards include the 2011 Public Radio News Directors First Place in the call-in category for “Living in a White City.” In 2015, he was named to the University of Washington Communication Alumni Hall of Fame. Reynolds lives in Seattle.
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