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Podcast 48 - 100 radio station tours

Podcast #48 – 100 Radio Station Tours

It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for. College radio correspondent Jennifer Waits shares her 100th radio station tour, and reflects on what she’s learned about radio in the process of reaching this rare milestone. What station is number 100? You’ll have to listen to find out. Hours and hours of labor and effort go into […]

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Collage on wall of Mike Lupica's office at college radio station WPRB. Photo: J. Waits

Radio Station Field Trip #100 – WPRB at Princeton University

Are you ready? Drum roll… It’s time for my 100th radio station field trip post. Eight years after my first radio station field trip, I’ve traveled to various pockets of the United States (covering 14 states, plus District of Columbia) and Ireland in order to feast my eyes on a wide range of radio stations, […]

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Bones at X-Ray. Photo: J. Waits

10 Weird Things Spotted by a Kid during Radio Station Tours

I’ve been spending a lot of time reflecting on my radio station tours as I prepare for my 100th tour report this week. During that process, I asked my daughter if she could list off for me some of the interesting and/or weird things that she’s seen when accompanying me on radio station tours. She’s […]

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Punk, Loud & Experimental section of college radio station KAOS' record library. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Counting up to my 100th Radio Station Tour

OK. It’s the home stretch. Next week I will reveal which radio station was the inspiration for my 100th radio station field trip report. Any guesses? I provided some clues in this week’s Radio Survivor Podcast and we also invited listeners to take guesses using the hashtag #100RadioTours on social media. (more…)

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Podcast 47 Lost Episode

Podcast #47 – 99 Radio Station Tours & the Lost Episode

College radio correspondent Jennifer Waits shares her 99th radio station tour. This time, her guide at Hunter College’s WHCS was prepared with historical artifacts for Jennifer’s perusal. Then Eric and Paul dive into more adult territory, as they dig up the so-called “lost episode.” Six months ago Eric interviewed three podcasters with shows that probably […]

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Banner at Hunter College radio station WHCS. Photo: J. Waits

Radio Station Field Trip #99 – WHCS Radio of Hunter College

While visiting New York City in February, I was glad to be able to visit Hunter College’s college radio station WHCS on the morning of Saturday, February 20. The station’s President and General Manager Sarah Settineri escorted me to the station (security on college campuses in New York City is pretty intense) and filled me […]

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Community Radio Pays Off with Collective Effort for the Greater Good

Editor’s Note: In last week’s edition of our free email newsletter, the Radio Survivor Bulletin, I asked readers to share what keeps them motivated and excited to create great radio, even when burnout begins creeping in. Rachel Duchak responded and directed me to this short essay she wrote for her website, Central Coast Foodie. It’s […]

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