AES New York 2013 Presenter or Author

Ken Freedman

Ken Freedman

Primary Affiliation: WFMU - Jersey City, NJ, USA

Ken Freedman is the Station Manager of WFMU (, the longest running and most renowned freeform radio station in the United States. Under his guidance, WFMU became independent of Upsala College, WFMU's original owner. Freedman also developed WFMU's internet presence, making it one of the most popular and forward looking internet radio stations in the U.S. WFMU was the first radio station to offer full on-demand listening, podcasts and a working iPhone stream. He recently founded the Free Music Archive (, an online music library and social site based on curated music licensed under alternative copyrights such as creative commons licenses. He pioneered the use of copyrights and waivers to address restrictions placed on broadcasters by the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. Freedman has served on the board of public science and technology company New Brunswick Scientific Company (purchased in 2004 by Eppendorf) and was a board member and technology advisor to the National Federation of Community (NFCB) broadcasters. He has spoken and presented at conferences sponsored by The Future of Music Coalition, National Public Radio, the Integrated Media Association, and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.

Session List

Oct 20: T23: WFMU's Adventures in 24/7 Archiving: Using On-Demand Programs and Crowd-Sourced Metadata to Grow a Radio Audience (Presenter)

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EXHIBITION HOURS October 18th 10am – 6pm October 19th 10am – 6pm October 20th 10am – 4pm
REGISTRATION DESK October 16th 3pm – 7pm October 17th 8am – 6pm October 18th 8am – 6pm October 19th 8am – 6pm October 20th 8am – 4pm
TECHNICAL PROGRAM October 17th 9am – 7pm October 18th 9am – 7pm October 19th 9am – 7pm October 20th 9am – 6pm
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