Krypton Radio

Krypton Radio - it's Sci-Fi for your Wi-Fi!Krypton Radio plays an eclectic mix of music from the entire spectrum of nerd culture. We also play old time radio serials, and even have geek DJ’s. We play music the fans make themselves, and only a very tiny number of stations do this. We have also have geek-centric talk shows, radio dramas and a ton of geek tunes. It’s all family safe, too, so the whole family can enjoy listening.

The station was created by Gene Turnbow and Susan Fox who, in 2009, wanted a geek radio station to listen to while gaming in the popular online MMO, Second Life. Unable to find one, they made their own. Through the years it remained the best (and sometimes only) geek culture radio station there was. Today it’s the best loved science fiction, geek culture format radio station on  Earth, reaching more than 65,000 listeners in 135 countries every month.

Writing for Krypton Radio

The Krypton Radio web site is an independent news source in the world of geekdom, and while others are supported by podcasts or film companies, we’re the only one backed by a full time radio station. We look for articles not only about breaking news events, but so-called “evergreen” articles about topics fan grrlz and fanboys love. Any geeky topic is fair game, though what we love the most are articles about books (yes, books!), movies, TV shows, games, conventions, cosplay, cutting edge tech that touch on sci-fi contexts, and computer games.

  • Krypton Radio accepts freelance articles for publication.  Writers retain their copyright to articles, but we prefer articles that have not been submitted elsewhere.  Submitted articles should be between 400 and 1800 words (less is okay, more is okay – these are just guidelines). There should be at least one illustration or graphic of some kind, and you can refer to them by URL. There can be more.
  • There should be a synopsis or abstract of the article somewhere around 140 characters long. This is the log line or buzz line for the article to entice people to read on.
  • Krypton Radio reserves the right not to publish submitted articles. Articles (with pictures as attachments, if any) can be submitted by email to submissions (at) kryptonradio.com.  If you are writing from or about an MMO such as Second Life, Worlds Of Warcraft, etc; please include your in-world avatar name when submitting articles,  or your pen name otherwise.  Authors of longer articles may be asked for a short 50-150 word biography for an “about the author” box at the end of the article when published.

Producing for Krypton Radio

Krypton Radio is always looking for new additions to our on-air family of productions.  You must be prepared to do your own production, and shows must be submitted as finished MP3 format files.  Program lengths as short as three minutes will be considered, and weekly shows are preferred to single, one-off productions unless the show is a substantial work.   Producers must agree to allow Krypton Radio to use their shows in accompaniment with on-air advertising.  Shows must mention the fact that they are appearing on Krypton Radio within the first minute of the show’s audio track, and again during the end credits.

Submit your ideas and production proposals to thepitch (at) kryptonradio.com.

Krypton Radio Editorial Policy

Submitted articles must be either factual in nature or clearly marked  as editorials. Comments on articles must be on topic and not abusive, trolling, inciteful of flame wars, racist, or profane. We reserve the right to reject any comment for any reason we see fit, or no reason at all.

On occasion we may amend or alter previous articles. We have that right, and do so because we feel it is more organized than a patchwork of  “update” articles all over the place.

Krypton Radio Privacy Policy

Krypton Radio values and protects your privacy. Your email address will never be resold or shared with third parties.

The Krypton Radio Staff

Station ManagementSusan L. Fox, Executive Producer
Gene Turnbow, CEO, Creative Director and Station Manager
Cat Carter, Production Manager & Guest Scheduling
Production Management & SchedulingCat Carter
EditorsGene Turnbow
Daniel Vanderwood
Staff WritersSusan L. Fox
Gene Turnbow
Michael Brown
Cat Ellen
Robert Seutter
R.J. Seutter
Elizabeth Carlie
Lisa M.A. Winters
Samantha Lowell
Vagabond Carter
Shawn "Obi-Shawn" Crosby
Jeff "Soho" Donoho
Eman Well
James G. Kennedy ("DJ Chaotix")
Nick Corbin
Karina "Cinerina" Montgomery-Walsh
Eman Well
Jackie Zwirn
On-Air Dan Vanderwood
Susan Fox
Gene Turnbow
Willow Leafstorm
Gary DaBaum
Gabriel Gentile
Vagabond "Tony" Carter
Lara Beilby
Shawn "Obi-Shawn" Crosby
Jeff "Solo" Donoho
Colleen "Kaylee" Crosby
James G. "Chaotix" Kenney
Shane Stacks
Charles Raven

Contact Us

Krypton Radio broadcasts from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, but has a United States business office in Los Angeles, California.  No, we don’t have a brick and mortar location you can visit, but you can reach us via one of the following email addresses:

What You NeedHow to Reach Us
General Station
kryptonradio@kryptonradio.com
Guest Scheduling / Production
catcarter@kryptonradio.com
Editor's Desk
editor@kryptonradio.com
Story Submissions
submissions@kryptonradio.com
Advertising Desk
advertising@kryptonradio.com
Pitch a Show!
thepitch@kryptonradio.com
Vagabond "Tony" Carter
ironinbox@kryptonradio.com
DJ Gary DaBaum
garydabaum@kryptonradio.com
DJ Obi-Shawn
obishawn@kryptonradio.com
DJ Willow Leafstorm
willow.leafstorm@kryptonradio.com

Krypton Radio is fully licensed and pays all broadcast royalties.

As you’ve probably heard, it’s illegal to operate an internet radio station without being licensed either directly through BMI and ASCAP, through SoundExchange or through a sublicensing service such as Sonixcast.com as Krypton Radio does.

We honor the rights of musicians and their publishers to be paid for performances of their music, and have been licensed for internet broadcast since our debut in April 2009.

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