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Photo albums at college radio station WXJM. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: WXJM returns to FM, KSLU loses funds and more news

What a crazy few weeks of weather. I’m watching images of Hurricane Irma as I write this and my thoughts are with everyone in the Caribbean, Florida, and beyond. At this point, folks in Florida are making preparations for expected landfall somewhere on its shores. It has got to be terrifying to know that such a monster storm is coming.

I’m curious to know how college radio is responding, particularly since some campuses in Florida are in mandatory evacuation areas in the coming days, including Flagler College in St. Augustine (home of college radio station WFCF). On Wednesday, University of Miami’s college radio station WVUM posted to Twitter, “Due to storm concerns preventing DJs from making it to the studio, we’ll be airing WVUM throwbacks this week! Stay safe & keep it locked.”

Echoing that sentiment, stay safe all of my radio friends in the Hurricane zone.

College Radio News

New Facilities

Wilkes University Unveils Media Center, Including Radio Studios (The Citizens’ Voice)

Preview Tour of Wilkes University’s Media Center (Wilkes Barre Times Leader)

College Radio Station/Host/Staff Profiles and News

JMU Student Radio Station WXJM Returns to the Airwaves (The Breeze)

Student Voices Heard Through Radio and Music (Golden Gate Xpress)

CU Boulder’s Radio 1190: Counterculture on the Airwaves (Colorado Daily)

WXOU Creating Community on the Air (The Oakland Post)

Family Tradition: Ricky Milton Carries the Family Legacy over the Airwaves (

KUNV’s Got a Soundtrack for Rebels (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Ashland University Radio Station to Air High School Football (Ashland Collegian)

Funding Woes, Radio Programs Ending

Billiken Club and KSLU “Essentially Defunded” by Student Government (Riverfront Times)

Herkimer College Ending Radio-TV, Two Other Programs (Times Telegram)

Media Personalities Respond to Herkimer College Media, Radio Program Cuts (Spectrum News)

College Radio Programming Changes/Partnerships

College Stations KCSN and  and KSBR Team up as the New 88.5 FM (OC Register)

KCSN-KSBR Merger Aims to Create New Southland Public Radio Powerhouse (LA Times)

Wittenberg University Radio Station WUSO to Air Classical Station Content from 6am to 2pm (Springfield News-Sun)

WBRU License Sale

WBRU Programming Leaves FM in Advance of License Sale to EMF  (Radio Survivor)

What Killed WBRU? (GoLocalProv)

WBRU Sells FM signal to Christian Rock Radio Company (Brown Daily Herald)

College Radio Events

WSUM’s “Snake on the Lake” Festival on September 9 (The Daily Cardinal)

Legendary Radio Host Guy Phillips to Give Talk, Meet with Broadcasting Students (New Mexico State University)

WKNC Hosts Bike Ride, Scavenger Hunt (WKNC)

College Radio History

New Historical Marker Honors Penn State’s Student Broadcasting Contributions (Onward State)

Former College Radio Metal Show Makes Heavy Metal Radio History (Stuff/New Zealand)

College Radio Awards and Accolades

WSOU Students Named NAB Student Scholars (Radio Ink)

KSLU Radio Program “Rock School” Earns Top Honors (Livingston Parish News)

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