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College Radio Watch: Prince Tribute, Papua New Guinea Student Protest Coverage and More News

Some good news this week, with a new college radio station, a new radio degree program; as well as some interesting programming ranging from a Prince tribute to coverage of student protests in Papua New Guinea. Here’s a quick recap of the week in college radio:

WKCR Resumes Online Streaming (WKCR)

After several months without online streaming, WKCR is back online.

College Radio Parties Like It’s 1999 with Prince Tribute (Cool Cleveland)

“A university degree may not mean anything in the job market anymore, but colleges do provide one indispensible [sic] service to society: college radio.”

Lincoln College Introducing Degree in Radio, TV and New Media (WAND-TV)

“Those pursuing the degree will have the opportunity to immediately start learning and working at the College radio station, WLNX-FM and the television station, LCTV.”

Blugold Radio 99.9 FM at UW-Eau Claire Brings Indie Rock, Alternative Tunes (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram)

“Blugold Radio is a noncommercial station bringing local, national and international indie rock and student-produced programming to the local airwaves.”

Radio 95bFM Features University of Papua New Guinea Student Unrest Calling for PM to Resign (Asia Pacific Report)

“The alternative New Zealand radio station 95bFM, based at the University of Auckland, today featured Papua New Guinea’s student unrest in a live interview.”

Slippery Rock University Radio Alumni Group Forms Hall of Fame (Allied News)

“Eleven members plus two special award recipients will be feted during a ceremony scheduled for SRU’s homecoming festivities the weekend of Oct. 21. Students and alumni who have been part of WSRU 88.1 FM, SRU’s student-run radio station, will come together to celebrate the station’s 54th anniversary and the Hall of Fame honorees.”

Student’s Radio Award for Radio Drama set in Brazilian Slums (Wigan Today)

“His drama, A Favela, is a gripping mixture of crime and romance set in the slums of Rio de Janeiro and explores the issues of clearing up the city’s worst crime hotspots in order to host the football World Cup and the Olympic Games.”

CHRW Wins Two National Campus Radio Awards (Western Gazette)

“Western’s campus radio station CHRW was recognized with two awards at the National Campus and Community Radio Conference earlier this month.”

Third Annual Confer Radio Talent Institute (All Access)

“College students from around the state and region have applied and been accepted into the INSTITUTE from BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY, PENN STATE, INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY, PENNSYLVANIA HIGHLANDS, and TOWSON UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND.”

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