As the Occupy movement picks up at university campuses across the United States, many college radio stations have been working overtime to report on these historic protests.
Following last week’s pepper-spraying of students by campus police at Occupy University of California, Davis, the college radio station, KDVS, is presenting live coverage of the protests and today’s speech from UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi.
As I tuned in a few moments ago, I heard not only live coverage from rallies taking place on campus, but also a pre-recorded segment featuring the Chancellor’s comments to the assembled crowd, various speeches, a caller relaying his first person account of the pepper-spray incident which happened on Friday, and others calling to report from the rally in the quad as it was taking place. Chancellor Katehi said, “I’m here to apologize” and pointed out that, “our university has to be better than it is.”
In addition to its live coverage and news programming, KDVS has also been posting regular updates on its website and is providing archives of its Occupy Davis-related programs.