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Albums at Hunter College radio station. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Was College Radio the Best Time of Your Life?

I’ve heard so many stories about how the time spent in college radio was one of the most significant experiences during college for many college radio DJs. College radio alums have joked that they majored in “college radio” and more than a few claim to have nearly flunked out of school due to spending countless […]

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college radio station WBCR at Brooklyn College. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Farewell to the College Radio Woodies?

MTV hosted its annual Woodies event this week at SXSW in Austin, Texas; but a notable absence this time around was the awards ceremony, including the annual College Radio Woodie Award. The social media-fueled online popularity contest was a favorite for many college radio stations, who rallied fans to attend click-a-thons in support of their […]

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Radio Preservation Task Force - back of program: "Radio Just Got More Exciting" - Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Preserving College Radio’s History at the RPTF Conference

I’m back from my whirlwind East Coast travels, which included numerous radio station tours and the Radio Preservation Task Force‘s inaugural conference: “Saving America’s Radio Heritage: Radio Preservation, Access, and Education” at the Library of Congress and University of Maryland. The two-day conference was a wonderful opportunity to talk radio with an incredible roster of […]

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1970s playlist report from college radio station WRPN

College Radio Watch: College Radio in the 1970s – Industry Notes Influence of Carrier Current Radio

It can be challenging to track down the history of specific college radio stations and I often find interesting tidbits while doing online research. In the course of my research, I ran across a couple of sources from the early 1970s that point to the state of college radio at the time. As I’m ensconced […]

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1924 article about Haverford College radio station WABQ's chess match

College Radio Watch: College Radio is Older than You Think

Awhile back I saw a post on social media announcing the 75th anniversary of college radio. Although I’m excited any time someone writes about college radio history, I was also troubled, because I know that college radio is much older. Being quite fascinated with the early days of college radio, I’m aware of licensed college […]

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