Radio Survivor’s college radio and culture editor received well deserved kudos from the College Media Matters blog over the weekend. Jennifer Waits was singled out as one of the “10 individuals who have mattered most to college media over the past academic year.”
CMM partners with the Associated Collegiate Press, “the largest and oldest U.S. student journalism membership organization,” and praised Jennifer as so:
“As an adamant ‘evangelist for radio’s ongoing relevance’, she is determined to specifically spotlight college radio culture- its independence, eclecticism, and celebration of a unique musical feast you will not find anywhere else on the dial.”
And our Technology Editor Paul Riismandel added these excellent lines:
“Jennifer Waits is the strongest and smartest voice reporting on and advocating for college radio today. With a deep knowledge of the history of this unique medium, combined with a keen sense of its role in our media environment, Jennifer shares the fruits of her research and passion at RadioSurvivor.com and her own blog, Spinning Indie. Not content to just write about college radio, she puts her conviction to work by visiting stations and networking with their staffs, becoming a catalyst for the exchange of information and ideas amongst this often atomized community. Jennifer is an invaluable asset to college radio (and she does her own show, too).”
Well put, and all the more reason why your RSS reader should be locked onto Spinning Indie and parked here at Radio Survivor too.