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College Radio Survivor: Remembering Film “A Matter of Degrees” and More News

This week I finally got caught up on my radio station tour reports from 2013 and posted a piece about my visit to San Francisco Art Institute’s streaming radio station The Tower. Although it’s in a tiny space, the station presents an inspiring array of programming that’s often linked to the adventurous artistic endeavors of […]

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College Radio Watch: LPFM for KTRU, mtvU College Radio Woodie, KUWS Doc and More News

Happy World Radio Day! This year’s theme is youth and innovation (see Paul’s post from earlier today), a timely sentiment considering what a great week it’s been for college radio! As we reported yesterday, Rice University was just granted a construction permit for a new low power FM (LPFM) radio station. This will allow KTRU.org […]

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College Radio Watch: Student Media Advocates Decry Restrictions on Student Sports Broadcasts; LPFM News, and More

This week, College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) and the Student Press Law Center (SPLC) issued a joint statement about athletic department prohibitions on the broadcast of sports programming by student media outlets. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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College Radio Watch: KZSU Day of Noise, Uncertain Fate of Radio Free Kokomo, East Texas LPFM and More News

This week we covered quite a bit of college radio news, including word that Indiana University Kokomo may be shuttering its streaming (and soon to be LPFM) college radio station Radio Free Kokomo. We hope to have more updates about the situation there soon, but in the meantime, the station is asking for letters of […]

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College Radio Watch: LPFM for WRVU supporters, Mountaineer Radio to go FM, and WRAS Battle Continues

It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since the shutdown of college radio station KUSF 90.3 FM at University of San Francisco. As I prepared for my visit to see KUSF-in-Exile (aka San Francisco Community Radio) on Sunday, I spent some time looking through our coverage of the whole KUSF saga. It’s been […]

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college radio station Rainy Dawg Radio

College Radio Watch: LPFM Launches, Student Radio History in the U.S. and New Zealand, and More College Radio News

Welcome to 2015! Hopefully you caught my recap of the year in college radio last week and my field trip reports about my visit to University of Washington’s college radio station Rainy Dawg Radio and former student radio station KEXP this week. I also reported on a student-run radio station WDJM’s deal with the FCC […]

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college radio station and LPFM applicant WLOY

2014: The Year that College Radio Embraced Low Power FM

As I reflect back on 2014, the big college radio story for me is low power FM (LPFM). By my count, 64 colleges and universities were granted new LPFM construction permits in 2014. This is incredible to see, as it is yet another sign that terrestrial radio is still relevant to young people. In addition […]

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10 Fascinating Things Spotted at College Radio Stations in 2014

I was lucky to be able to visit quite a few college radio stations in 2014 and have shared some of those field trips on Radio Survivor and Spinning Indie. Next week I’ll write up a comprehensive “2014 year in review” post about the state of college radio, but as I reflect back on the […]

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College Radio Watch: How Did College Radio Influence Your Career Path and More College Radio News

Working in college radio can influence one’s life in profound ways, even helping to shape one’s future career. Earlier this week I posted my Q&A with author Eric Weisbard. Although his new book, Top 40 Democracy: The Rival Mainstreams of American Music, focuses on mainstream radio formats, Weisbard also has a college radio past (at […]

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College Radio Watch: Recapping the CBI Conference, New LPFM in Mississippi, and KUCR’s Radio History

In late October I had an amazing time at the College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) conference in Seattle. In addition to attending lots of informative sessions about student broadcasting, I was also on a few panels devoted to college radio history and to the diversity of college radio. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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