OK. It’s the home stretch. Next week I will reveal which radio station was the inspiration for my 100th radio station field trip report. Any guesses? I provided some clues in this week’s Radio Survivor Podcast and we also invited listeners to take guesses using the hashtag #100RadioTours on social media. (more…)
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I’m pretty fixated on my radio station field trips, with #100 approaching soon. Be sure to listen to the most recent Radio Survivor Podcast to hear about my 98th radio station field trip report, focusing on Brooklyn College Radio station WBCR. For the next few weeks we will be counting up to 100. In the […]
This week, I’m trying a new format for College Radio Watch. Since it’s been a few weeks since I’ve shared college radio news tidbits, the list is rather long. And College Radio Watch was also quite lengthy this week, so it seemed like it would be overwhelming to have both a long piece and a […]
On the Radio Survivor Podcast this week, I discussed the concept of “college radio firsts.” Not only am I fascinated with college radio history, but I’m also a stickler about getting the facts right. My high school journalism teacher Nick Ferentinos would have berated me if I had published unsubstantiated claims in our high school […]
I was as shocked as everyone else yesterday when I glanced up at a TV screen at my local diner and saw the breaking news that Prince has died. I voiced my disbelief and soon there was a chorus of commentary from my fellow restaurant patrons. Wasn’t Prince just in town performing? Was he really […]
As I mentioned in a piece earlier this week, a highlight of last weekend’s UCRN (University of California Radio Network) conference for me was a pair of presentations by sound artist Anna Friz. Also a former college radio DJ and program director, Friz is now Assistant Professor, Film & Digital Media at University of California, […]
I really enjoyed this week’s Radio Survivor Podcast, in which Eric Klein shares audio from the antenna raising for brand new low power FM (LPFM) radio station Freeform Portland. The station launched one week ago on April 1st and in the podcast we learn that many of the founders have college radio pasts. Eric points […]
I was very sad to hear about the fire at Boston University’s college radio station WTBU on Friday, March 25. A message from WTBU Advisor Anne Donohue written last Friday and posted on the station’s Facebook page reads in part, (more…) Discuss this topic in our forums.
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 […]
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 […]