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Starchive helps WFMT Relaunch a Radio Legend

by | Oct 23, 2018 | 0 comments

Before podcasts became our favorite pocket radio, master interviewer Studs Terkel dominated the airwaves. Dubbed “the voice of the working man,” Terkel reached international acclaim as one of the most intellectually curious newscasters and tastemakers of the 20th century. His work on WFMT 98.7 in Chicago, which included coverage of the civil rights movement and conversations with the power players of jazz, blues, and politics, transfixed listeners.

Today Terkel talks across time: more than 1,800 hours of historic interviews are available online, thereby launching his career to a whole new generation. Starchive, our media asset management platform, enabled WFMT to easily collect, organize, and curate the Terkel archive in order to share it with the public.

“It has been a humbling and remarkable experience to have been an integral part in making this project come to life,” said Starchive CEO Richard Averitt. Thanks to the extraordinary vision of the WFMT Chicago team, and some behind-the-scenes media management, Studs Terkel is back on the air. We all now have a lot of listening to do.

Read more about our collaboration with the Studs Terkel archive in The Wall Street Journal.

Anatomy of an Upload

Anatomy of an Upload

Why does it take so long to upload to the cloud? Upload is more than just sending information from one place to another, and there are numerous factors that play into upload time. Here’s a handy overview of what goes into an upload to help you estimate how long it might take to move your media into the cloud.

Forbes Features Starchive’s Work with the Bob Dylan Music Company

Forbes Features Starchive’s Work with the Bob Dylan Music Company

Previously, few high-quality images of Dylan’s life were accessible. Now, high-quality audio, photo, and video are at the company’s fingertips. Even people that have worked with Dylan for years have been amazed at the newly emerging material found in Starchive that has helped round out his story.