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KEPC sign at the college radio station. Photo: J. Waits

Radio Station Visit #113 – KEPC at Pikes Peak Community College

On July 13, after visiting college radio station The SOCC at Colorado College, I headed to nearby Pikes Peak Community College (also in Colorado Springs) to see KEPC 89.7 FM. Similar to my most recent tour of KBPK, the station is a student-operated learning lab for the school’s Radio and Television program. Station Manager Sharon […]

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Podcast #65 – Fall Radio Tours Preview

Our intrepid radio tourist Jennifer Waits will be attending two big radio conferences this fall, the 2016 Grassroots Radio Conference and CBI’s National Student Electronic Media Convention. She gives us a preview of what’s in store, what she’s presenting, and let’s us in on some of the stations she’s planning to visit along the way. […]

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Entrance to college radio station KBPK. Photo: J. Waits

Radio Station Visit #112 – Fullerton College Radio Station KBPK

During my quick jaunt to Orange County this summer, I also stopped by college radio station KBPK-FM at Fullerton College in Fullerton, California. Although the station’s 90.1 FM class D license is held by the Buena Park School District, it is operated by Fullerton College, serving as a training facility for students in the Communications […]

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Farewell Bill Nunn, aka Radio Raheem

I was very saddened to learn that the actor Bill Nunn has died. Spike Lee announced the news on his Instagram account: “officialspikelee My Dear Friend, My Dear Morehouse Brother- Da Great Actor Bill Nunn As Most Of You Know Him As Radio Raheem Passed Away This Morning In His Hometown Of Pittsburgh. Long Live […]

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Metal LPs at college radio station KUCI. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Marconi Award for WSOU, Bronco Radio’s Music Fest, Touring KUCI and More News

At last night’s NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show, Seton Hall University’s college radio station WSOU was named the 2016 Non-Commercial Station of the Year. The metal-oriented college radio station was up against public radio station KPCW-FM (Park City, UT), high school radio station WSDP-FM at Salem High School (Canton, MI) and fellow college […]

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Radio Station Visit #111 – KUCI at University of California, Irvine

Although I had visited college radio station KUCI 88.9FM at University of California, Irvine (UCI) several times already for University of California Radio Network (UCRN) conferences, it wasn’t until this summer that I did an in-depth tour with KUCI General Manager Kevin Stockdale. Since my daughter’s summer break had just begun, we decided to do […]

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Podcast #64 How to do News and Public Affairs

“The best way to cultivate a sensibility of what makes for a good [radio] interview is to pre-tape your interviews and set aside large amounts of time to edit them down to half the length they start at. Because it makes you think really critically about where the wasted language is in that interview, when […]

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Radio host Khadija Ismayilova of Azerbaijan is free, sort of

When last we checked in on Azerbaijani radio host and investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, she was languishing in prison. Courts had convicted and sentenced her to 7-1/2 in the slammer for “running an illegal business, tax evasion, abuse of power and embezzlement.” Since then, Ismayilova has been freed and now lives under house arrest in Baku. On Thursday she spoke via […]

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Vinyl records at college radio station Radio 1190. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Colorado Station Tours, KSYM’s 50th, Unique Welcome from KCR and More News

I’m doing my best to record audio during my college radio station visits, as I think it adds another dimension to my station tour reports. On this week’s Radio Survivor Podcast (episode 63), I go behind the scenes at Colorado College station The SOCC and University of Colorado, Boulder station Radio 1190. I ended up […]

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