Martin Spinelli began a career in radio as a teenager.  In his twenties as a reporter, anchor and producer in Buffalo, New York, he produced natinoal award-winning news features and documentaries for public radio as well as the nationally acclaimed literary series LINEbreak.  In the mid-1990s he produced cutting-edge pieces heard on innovative stations around the world, as well as on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4.  Both his benchmark radio art series Radio Radio and LINEbreak are included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Television and Radio in New York while all of his radio work and media research are archived in the Martin Spinelli Collection at the University at Buffalo Libraries.

Martin holds degrees from the University of Sussex and Virginia Tech as well as a PhD from Buffalo.  He was the founder of the Academic Radio Program at the City University of New York at Brooklyn College where he produced the AIDS-informational soap opera Welcome to America broadcast on Radio Africa International.  His many essays about media art, law and history have been published in anthologies as well as scholarly journals such as Postmodern Culture, Convergence and Object.


Senior Lecture teaching in Creative and Critical Media Practice and Journalism.

Community and Business

Audio Production Awards (hosted by the BFI):  Judge

Electronic Poertry Center:  Audio Editor

PennSound:  Contributing Editor

Member:  Radio Studies Network

Contributor:  Rocket FM