What Is Radio?

With his University of Oregon colleague Professor Janet Wasko and Linfield College Professor Michael Huntsberger, Peter Laufer is a coordinator of the School of Journalism and Communication “What Is Radio?” conference. ¬†Practitioners and scholars from around the world share ideas at the University’s George S. Turnbull Center in Portland, gathered together at the first academic conference in history with its own jingle package, thanks to the UO School of Music.

Laufer’s old KSAN (Jive95) mates from the early 1970s (note Laufer in the jaunty straw hat and pearl-buttoned cowboy shirt at the top of the fold):

In the San Francisco Chronicle one of those KSAN veterans, Ben Fong-Torres, answered an invitation to the conference with a column.

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