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College Radio Watch: 50 Best College Radio Stations?, Two New FM Stations, WSOU Metal Countdown, WMSE Adds Podcasts + More News

In this week’s Radio Survivor Podcast (our 4th!) I join Paul Riismandel and Eric Klein as the third co-host for the first half hour of the podcast. In addition to talking about radio in general, I also spent more time discussing some stories that I’ve written about here, including Nikki Marra’s college radio documentary, the […]

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College Radio Watch: College Radio Road Trip Documentary, Commercials on College Radio?, Metal and Activism & More News

I enjoyed listening to Nikki Marra’s radio documentary, “The College Radio Road Trip” this week. Although she released it last fall as part of College Radio Day‘s on-air festivities, it’s getting some renewed attention after receiving a finalist certificate at the New York Festivals’ International Radio Program Awards in the editorial/viewpoint subcategory of the larger […]

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College Radio Watch: WPRK Documentary, KCPR Drops Non-Student DJs, WWPV Donates License to Vermont Public Radio & More News

The big news on Radio Survivor this week is that we have launched the Radio Survivor Podcast (see Radio World’s interview with my colleague, Paul). As part of this project to add an audio component to our regular writing efforts, I will be preparing weekly commentary about the world of college radio. (more…) Be Sociable, […]

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College Radio Watch: Saving College Radio History at WMUC and WPRB + More News

It’s no secret that I’m very interested in the preservation of college radio history and I’m happy to see more and more stations taking on projects to ensure that the importance of college radio is shared more widely. Earlier this week, Laura Schnitker wrote a piece for Antenna that beautifully describes her work archiving college […]

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College Radio Watch: KFJC Broadcasts from Holland + More News

Starting at 6:30 this morning, my eyes have been fixed on college radio station KFJC‘s live remote broadcast from a psychedelic festival in Holland. As a long-time KFJC volunteer, I’m amazed and impressed that my colleagues have once again pulled off a complex international live broadcast with live multi-camera HD video. Nine station volunteers traveled […]

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College Radio Watch: WPRB Launches History Site Celebrating 75 Years of College Radio at Princeton + more news

A little over a year ago I met Michael Lupica, the advisor for Princeton University’s college radio station WPRB-FM in Princeton, New Jersey. He and I both attended the Saving College Radio Symposium at University of Maryland and we chatted a bit about college radio history as we took in the wonderful WMUC exhibit in […]

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College Radio Watch: Southeast Missouri State Gives Up LPFM, Letterman’s College Radio Past, WMUC Film, and More News

In April 2014 we wrote about Southeast Missouri State University’s plans to discontinue broadcasts from its low power FM (LPFM) student radio station KDMC-LP (aka The Rage FM) in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. At the time, the school planned to keep the LPFM license. However, earlier this month, Southeast Missouri State’s Board of Regents turned the […]

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College Radio Watch: College Radio Covers Protests, Seeking College Radio History, and More News

Last week I wrote about the fun collection of vintage college radio playlists that I came across from the 1970s and 1980s. That post prompted some interesting responses from former college radio DJs and current college radio programmers, sharing some of their tales and also word that other playlist collections are out there. This week […]

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College Radio Watch: College Radio’s Influence on Music Biz, WLUW Axes Some Community Shows, and More News

As I wrote in LPFM Watch yesterday, it’s thrilling to see the increasing number of college radio stations with new low power FM (LPFM) construction permits. With the addition of Reed College and Drury University this week, that brings the total number of granted LPFM construction permits for colleges and universities (from the 2013 application […]

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College Radio Watch: College Radio Scholarship Featured in Special Issue of Interactions

Scholars focused on college radio are a pretty tiny subset of the already small universe of radio scholars, so I am thrilled to see the publication of a student radio-themed issue of Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture this week. Brian Fauteux shared the news yesterday on Radio Survivor and he and I also have […]

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