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Entrance to college radio station KBPK. Photo: J. Waits

Radio Station Visit #112 – Fullerton College Radio Station KBPK

During my quick jaunt to Orange County this summer, I also stopped by college radio station KBPK-FM at Fullerton College in Fullerton, California. Although the station’s 90.1 FM class D license is held by the Buena Park School District, it is operated by Fullerton College, serving as a training facility for students in the Communications […]

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Metal LPs at college radio station KUCI. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Marconi Award for WSOU, Bronco Radio’s Music Fest, Touring KUCI and More News

At last night’s NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show, Seton Hall University’s college radio station WSOU was named the 2016 Non-Commercial Station of the Year. The metal-oriented college radio station was up against public radio station KPCW-FM (Park City, UT), high school radio station WSDP-FM at Salem High School (Canton, MI) and fellow college […]

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Radio Station Visit #111 – KUCI at University of California, Irvine

Although I had visited college radio station KUCI 88.9FM at University of California, Irvine (UCI) several times already for University of California Radio Network (UCRN) conferences, it wasn’t until this summer that I did an in-depth tour with KUCI General Manager Kevin Stockdale. Since my daughter’s summer break had just begun, we decided to do […]

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Vinyl records at college radio station Radio 1190. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Colorado Station Tours, KSYM’s 50th, Unique Welcome from KCR and More News

I’m doing my best to record audio during my college radio station visits, as I think it adds another dimension to my station tour reports. On this week’s Radio Survivor Podcast (episode 63), I go behind the scenes at Colorado College station The SOCC and University of Colorado, Boulder station Radio 1190. I ended up […]

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Hello KMEC, Low Power FM for Mendocino!

We were having a little family vacation up in Ukiah this week and ran into KMEC-FM, Low Power FM service for Mendocino county. I’m never going to match the radio station visitation record of Jennifer Waits, but I thought I’d take a few photos and post them here. KMEC is part of the Mendocino Environmental Center. The […]

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Turntables in on-air studio of college radio station Radio 1190. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Remembering September 11, WKNC’s Law-Themed Podcast and More News

It’s hard to believe that his weekend marks the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States. Although I was far away in California, I’ll never forget waking up to the news and then spending the day glued to television reports of the horrific scenes in New York City, Pennsylvania and […]

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India clears 115 community radio stations for operation

India’s broadcast regulator, which keeps close tabs on its community radio stations, has given permission to 115 of them to continue operating. They received notice of a list of  Grant of Permission Agreements (GOPAs) on August 29. These allow the mentioned organizations to continue running through their license period or up to December 31 or this year, whichever date […]

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Do Not Tap on Glass sign at college radio station KCSU. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Princeton Review Best College Radio List, CMJ Questions, KZSU in the 1950s and More News

Wow. What a week. It’s only September 2 and the new school year is already packed with college radio news. Yesterday I wrote about the big questions surrounding the future of CMJ and its annual Music Marathon, which should be of particular interest to college radio stations who report charts to the publication and who […]

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