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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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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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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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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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Collage on wall in college radio station KCSU production studio. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: CJSW Crafts Book Honoring Station’s History, Temporary Shut-Downs and More News

I had a wonderful time flipping through the dial on National Radio Day (did you hear our special podcast?) this past Saturday and particularly enjoyed scanning through college radio stations on my Internet radio. I heard some amazing things, including a great mix of older Japanese punk and hardcore music on KMSU, some old favorites […]

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Records on the ceiling at college radio station Radio 1190. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: College Radio Inspires Punk-Style Community Radio and Public Radio Upstarts

Although the new school year is rapidly approaching for many of us, things are generally quiet on the college radio front. I’m scurrying to write up all of my recent college radio station visits and posted my recap of my trip to University of Colorado, Boulder’s college radio station Radio 1190 on Monday. (more…) Discuss […]

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Dump button at college radio station KCSU. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Hastings College to Sell KFKX License to Christian Broadcaster and More College Radio News

It didn’t take long for Hastings College to decide to sell the license for college radio station KFKX-FM. As we reported, the student radio station was shut down and went silent a month ago. At the time, the school was vague about its plans for the license. This week, however, the college submitted paperwork to […]

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college radio station Met Radio's studio. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Met Radio Tour, CBI Announces 2017 Event in San Antonio, and More News

I’m catching up on my radio station tour reports and this week published a piece about my visit to college radio station Met Radio at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Be sure to catch next week’s Radio Survivor Podcast to learn even more about that field trip and hear audio from my tour. (more…) Discuss […]

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