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In L.A., a Plan to Archive Radio, and a PCB Mess

It’s not easy to preserve radio.

It’s not easy to preserve radio.

“The carefully preserved original scripts, fragile transcriptions of radio shows and news broadcasts, antique microphones and rare equipment from Southern California’s first stations have been contaminated by toxic PCBs. And nobody can agree who should pay for the cleanup.”

The L.A. Times has a story about plans of the Thousand Oaks Library Foundation for a radio archives building and the related problem of content preservation.