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LPFM Watch: New LPFM for Brownsville, Plus the Diversity of LPFM Radio in Chicago, Wisconsin, and Nebraska

Over the past few weeks, one construction permit was issued for a new low power FM (LPFM) radio station. Ministerio Cielos de Gloria in Brownsville, Texas was granted its permit after several groups (including REC Networks, Prometheus Radio Project and Common Frequency) withdrew their objections and petitions to deny. Initially, these groups protested the application, […]

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The Bhagavad-Gita as a radio show

For some reason I have come to experience the Bhagavad-Gita as a radio program. Why? Mainly because a man named Sanjaya narrates the legendary tale and philosophical exchange as it unfolds to a blind king. In case you haven’t read “The Gita” lately, a quick summary: Once upon a time two royal families dwelled in […]

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Podcast #24: The Value of High School Radio

Faithful listeners of the Radio Survivor program know that Jennifer Waits is a huge proponent of the educational benefit for students who participate in their college radio stations. That educational benefit is multiplied “by a million” in her opinion when the students are in high school. On this edition of the program, Jennifer takes us […]

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California College Radio Participants Meet Up for Fall 2015 UCRN Conference at KSPC

On Saturday, I headed to KSPC-FM at Pomona College in Claremont, California (my station tour report is coming soon!) for the Fall 2015 UCRN (University of California Radio Network) conference. Staff, DJs, and volunteers from approximately a dozen radio stations from all over California met up to share experiences and tips with their college radio […]

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Community broadcasting in 2035: the let’s-get-real version

Radioinfo of Sydney, Australia has some coverage of that country’s Community Broadcasting conference (#CBAAconf). Looks like an interesting event, and one of the panels considered what community broadcasting in 2035 will look and sound like. I can’t say I’m wowed by the excerpted comments, which pondered the state of DAB+ and “curation” two decades ahead. […]

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Looking through the vinyl library at college radio station KRLX. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Radio Memories at WPRB, KWWC Sold, College Radio DJs as Ultimate Hipsters and More News

I’ve been busy with so many college radio events lately, most recently at CMJ’s first College Day on Tour in Portland, Oregon on Saturday. I recapped the day in a post yesterday and Paul Riismandel and I also chatted about it on this week’s Radio Survivor Podcast (#23!) at around one hour and 18 minutes […]

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Paul Riismandel leads discussion at CMJ College Day on Tour in Portland. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Participants Meet Up at CMJ’s Inaugural College Day on Tour in Portland

On Saturday, November 7, Paul Riismandel and I represented Radio Survivor at CMJ’s first College Day on Tour. The all-day event took place at the club Holoscene in Portland, Oregon and featured panel discussions, roundtable chats, as well as live music performances at lunch and at the end of the day by several Portland bands, […]

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