andrea (FMA Admin)
Andrea Silenzi is the Managing Director of the Free Music Archive at WFMU.
She also hosts the show Why Oh Why every Wednesday night 7-8pm ET on WFMU, and produces the show Seven Second Delay. She previously worked as a public radio show producer at KCUR in Kansas City, and as a Culture Producer for WNYC.org in New York. She is a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and Wesleyan University.
Her work has aired on The Organist, PRI's Studio 360, BBC4, WNYC News, Re:Sound, APM's Performance Today, Saltcast, and on WFMU's Too Much Information. She holds the world record for most guests booked for an hour-long radio show, and that's 68.
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ange on 03/06/2014 at 03:30AM
On tap inlcudes many bands who have recorded live sets at WFMU that are available here on the FMA, including Protomartyr, Spray Paint, Obnox, Guerilla Toss, and Pampers! WFMU's Liz Berg and Brian Turner will be hosting the broadcast live from the club on Saturday, March 15th. More info on Facebook.
ange on 02/28/2014 at 10:44AM
The Free Music Archive is seeking a skilled backend engineer, with solid background in modern languages and techniques, who loves going down the rabbit hole to solve difficult problems related to performance, user experience, and long-term structural stability of a modern, high-traffic website (and who doesn't mind working with legacy code).
We're also ideally looking for significant overlap with our current stack:
• Mostly backend: PHP, MySQL, RDS, S3, Redis, Sphinx, Memcached, Chef; REST & API design generally
• And sometimes frontend: HTML5, JS, CSS3, Flash
Along with experience with reasonably modern source control (Git/SVN/Hg) and build practices. Note that we aren't zealots about any of the above; what we're most after is solid engineering chops -- if you're currently working with Rails or Django or Scala but don't mind digging into modern PHP for a good cause, that's fine. We need someone willing to roll up their sleeves and take long-term ownership of the project and address problems holistically. Here you'll have the chance to make valued, long-term strategic contributions to one of WFMU's most important projects.