Michigan Radio, School of Information create “Internet” series.

January 24, 1997
Contact: umichnews@umich.edu

ANN ARBOR—A series of radio programs highlighting the various features and capabilities of the Internet has debuted on Michigan Radio, the University of Michigan’s public radio service. Faculty and students from U-M’s School of Information are preparing the two-minute program segments.

“The rapid growth of the Internet has focused our attention on the ways in which the use of information can change our own activities and redefine our sense of community,” says Maurita Holland, associate professor and assistant to the dean for academic outreach of the School of Information. “Just as our School is developing an integrated understanding of human needs and their relationships to information systems and social structures, so, too, our radio program will explore the many ways the Internet touches our lives. We’ll sort out the important issues which will engage our listener’s attention.”

This joint project is supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to the School of Information. Transcripts and audio clips of the programs, along with selected “best links” related to the program topics, will be available on the “Internet on the Air” home page at http://www.si.umich.edu/iota/.

“Internet on the Air” can be heard on WUOM-FM at 91.7, serving the Ann Arbor and southeastern Michigan area; WVGR-FM at 104.1, serving the Grand Rapids and western Michigan area; and WFUM-FM at 91.1, serving the Flint and mid-Michigan area Saturdays at 8:38 a.m. and 5:28 p.m. and Sundays at 9:18 a.m. Joan Silvi will serve as host of the program.

Michigan RadioSchool of Informationhttp://www.si.umich.edu/iota/