Hollywood, CA: An ambitious indie documentary about the history of music broadcasting will soon hit the video airwaves. The new film, Radio Wars-The Historic Battles That Redefined Radio, received widespread praise from experienced professionals in the radio industry for its investigative storytelling. “Radio Wars is a fantastic film,” said KXWL Newstalk Radio Host Mark Cope. “Amazing.”
Those who wish to get their hands on the DVD before everyone else, can pre-order it from the movie’s distributor Passion River Films on April 8.
Radio Wars explores the origins of radio through historic photos, newspaper headlines and intimate interviews with insiders. Never before has a documentary dared to uncover the history behind the beloved radio industry in such a critical and controversial manner. Radio Wars breaks the general perception of radio as an innocuous and non confrontational business. The documentary exposes the power struggles behind the scenes of radio and traces the journey from its humble beginnings to cyber medium that it is today.
After exposing some of the recurring patterns of conflict that arose as the fight for radio dominance evolved over the past 100 years, Radio Wars settles in on the competition for control that ensued between Sirius and XM Satellite Radio during the 21st century. The FCC (Federal Communications Commission), NEWS press, NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) and Wall Street all play important parts in the corporate tale. The documentary received an admirable rating of 8.2 stars on IMDB and was nominated for the best documentary category at the New York City Independent Film Festival.
Radio Wars’s inspiring story also highlights the contributions of radio revolutionists such as shock jock Howard Stern, SiriusXM CEO Mel Karmazin, wireless communications inventor Nikola Tesla, RCA mogul David Sarnoff, satellite radio inventor Dr. Martine Rothblatt, and many more.
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Radio Wars was directed and edited by Sandra Mohr. The movie will be distributed by Passion River Films in 2014. Passion River’s award winning and festival favorite features have made their home on shelves of various notable film libraries and institutions. Their deep catalog represents films on nearly every topic including Multicultural Studies, Women’s Studies, Medical Studies and Advances, Religious and Spiritual studies, Environmentalism, Aging, Drug Addiction, Gay/Lesbian/Transgender, etc.