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Classical LPs at WTJU. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: WMHD Relaunch, KSLC Goes Classical, WNUW Coronacasts and More News

More than a month into serious social-distancing measures across the United States, college radio continues to readjust to broadcasting during a pandemic. I shared a flurry of posts during that first week of shelter-in-place in my neck of the woods here in San Francisco as many stations moved to automated programming and also brainstormed creative […]

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WRFL record library

College Radio Watch: College Radio’s Virtual Meet-up, Creative Responses to Social Distancing and More News

On Thursday, March 19, more than 100 college radio participants and friends gathered virtually for a video meeting: “College Radio and Coronavirus: A National Zoom Meeting.” Organized by the College Radio Foundation, with assistance from College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI), the one-hour session was a forum for college radio stations seeking advice amid campus closures. College […]

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7" record at college radio station KALX - Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: More Stations Move to Automated Programming During Coronavirus Outbreak

On this week’s Radio Survivor show/podcast we take a close look at how community and college radio stations are adjusting to the ever-changing conditions of broadcasting during the coronavirus pandemic. The episode was recorded on March 13, 2020 as some campuses were just at the start of closures. San Francisco Bay Area Shelter in Place […]

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hand sanitizer station at college radio station WONC. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: College Radio’s Response to COVID-19 and More News

With more and more college campuses closing or moving classes online to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, some college radio stations are taking a different approach to programming. Many continue to operate as usual, but are taking extra precautions to ensure the cleanliness of studios and prevent transmission of colds/flu/viruses. Some are […]

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Steve Keene painting at KEXP. Photo: J. Waits/Radio Survivor

College Radio Watch: 80th IBS Convention and More News

It’s a testament to the staying power of college radio, that student media organization Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, aka IBS, is hosting its 80th annual national convention in New York City. Taking place on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, the conference is packed with sessions of interest to high school and college radio participants. […]

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Public file cabinet at college radio station WPRB. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: WUTS-FM Turns Back License, the Return of WBML and More News

This week I learned about college radio station WUTS-FM relinquishing its license, likely out of fear of receiving large FCC fines for public file violations. A letter dated December 24, 2019 from University of the South to the FCC states, “On behalf of the University of the South, Licensee of Radio Station WUTS-FM at Sewanee, […]

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A glimpse through the turntables in the college radio station KUCI on-air studio. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: College Radio Night in L.A., KUMD Sale and More News

It’s super inspiring to hear about college radio stations collaborating on projects and events. The latest example is an upcoming College Radio Night in Los Angeles, featuring participation by eight college radio stations. The February 27th event will also include guest panels as well as live music. Radio stations taking part include KCSN, UCLA Radio, […]

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1980s transmitter logs at college radio station WCWM. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: 1980s College Radio Flashback and More News

In a testament to college radio’s influence at the time; a 1990 piece in the Village Voice includes colorful trash-talking about the 1980s college radio scene. Republished this week, 1980-1989: Pop Goes the Decade carries the byline “Eddie Gorodetsky, as ranted to Jan Hoffman.” The comedy writer/comic collector/pop culture commentator touches on many things in […]

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