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Sticker at college radio station WHRC. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Philadelphia on My Mind

I’m having a great time immersing myself in all things college radio while in Philadelphia this week for the College Broadcasters Inc. conference. Visiting college radio stations is always a priority and I never miss an opportunity to pop by my alma mater, Haverford College, to continue with my ongoing research about the history of student radio on campus. As an added bonus, I gave a talk there on Wednesday, sharing kernels of Haverford College radio lore.

The Philadelphia area is really a hot bed for college and high school radio history and I was pleased to discover that the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia has put together a synopsis of historical highlights from student radio stations in the area.

If you are itching for more details, here is some of my coverage of Philadelphia-area student radio:

Philadelphia-area College Radio History

Revealing History of St. Joseph’s Pioneering College Radio Station

Haverford on the Radio

Ekko Radio Reception Stamp Hints at Early Days of Radio at Haverford College

Haverford College Celebrates 90th Anniversary of Radio on Campus

From Wireless Experiments to Streaming: The Secret History and Changing Role of College Radio at Haverford College (1923-2014)

Philadelphia-area College and High School Radio Station Tours

Field Trip to WHRC at Haverford College (2009)

Field Trip to WXVU at Villanova University (2014)

Field Trip to WSRN at Swarthmore College (2014)

Field Trip to WHHS at Haverford High School (2014)

Field Trip to Radio 1851 at St. Joseph’s University (2014)

Field Trip to WQHS at University of Pennsylvania (2014)

Field Trip to WHRC at Haverford College (2014)

Stay tuned for more Philadelphia-area radio station visits!

More College Radio News

100+ Station Tours: What I Learned (my piece in Radio World)

St. Kate’s Student Revitalizes Campus Radio Scene (St. Kate’s)

WSOU Wins National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Radio Award (Seton Hall University)

Profiling WUSM’s Radio Production General Manager (The Student Printz)

Fusion Radio Referendum Passes at University of Toronto (The Varsity)

Plattsburgh State Radio Station Donates Cans for Cause during Starvathon (Cardinal Points Online)

WKNC Celebrates 50th Anniversary as FM by adding HD (WKNC)

Radio at Warwick Nominated for Student Radio Awards (The Boar)

Delhi University Community Radio Gives Students Platform to Debate Key Issues (The Asian Age)

Radio Drama: PU Student Duo Wins International Award (The Express Tribune)

Brooklyn College Radio Station Leads to Radio Career for Skeery Jones (the Excelsior)

KCSS to Host Third Annual Trick or Beat Concert (Cal State Stanislaus Signal)

Conference on College Radio at UAEM in Mexico Advocates Greater Community Connection (Capital Media)


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