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College radio station KUSF.org office. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: North Carolina Stations Rally to Help Venue, WGSU Covers Campus Tragedy & CIUT Embraces Podcasting

I hope you caught the plethora of college radio coverage on Radio Survivor this week. I shared my final radio station field trip report from 2015, which recounts my visit to University of San Francisco’s college radio station KUSF.org. It’s been 5 years since KUSF lost its FM signal and it was reassuring to see […]

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Anti-graffiti sign at college radio station KZSU. Photo: J Waits

College Radio Watch: KZSU’s Day of Noise, WSOU Blizzard Coverage and More News

For the past few years I’ve been an avid listener of KZSU’s “Day of Noise,” a celebration of live experimental music. The tightly scheduled 24-hour broadcast features non-stop live performances from Stanford University’s college radio station. (more…) Discuss this topic in our forums.

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Cart machine at college radio station KRLX. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: MLK Speech Found in WAMH Archives & WKDU Brings Back Sports

On the Radio Survivor Podcast this week, I talked about the ongoing controversy at college radio station WMUA at University of Massachusetts, Amherst surrounding changes to the station’s programming schedule which are reducing the number of hours devoted to non-student programming. Matthew Lasar brought my attention to the protests surrounding the decreased number of hours […]

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LPs at college radio station Bellarmine Radio

College Radio Watch: WRPI’s DJ Hairman, D.C. Studio for Michigan LPFM, and Teen DJ at Dartmouth Station

Radio Survivor’s podcast resumed this week after a break for the winter holidays. In this brand new episode, I give an overview of the state of college radio in 2015. It’s worth a listen, particularly if you missed my 2015 college radio year-in-review article. My segment starts at about the 60 minute mark. Also this […]

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album covers on wall at college radio station WMUC

College Radio Watch: Catawba College Radio Expands, KTUH Power Boost, WMUC Documentary and More News

Happy New Year! It’s been awhile since I’ve written a “regular” College Radio Watch column, although there’s been quite a bit of college radio news in the past few weeks. I’m slowing making my way towards my 100th radio station tour report and am really looking forward to visiting more college radio stations in 2016. […]

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vinyl closet at Radio K

College Radio Watch: FM Revival in Texas, Nevada Public Radio Eyes KUNV, KJZC Donated to Chadron State College & More News

I’ve covered a number of sad situations involving the shutdown of college radio stations and it’s been gratifying to see that sometimes there is a silver lining in these stories. In its column for Radio World, CBI shared stories about the triumphant return of two college radio stations in Texas: KTRU and KTXT. (more…) Discuss […]

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college radio swag at UCRN Fall 2015. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Canadian Campus Radio History, WAIC Gets a Break on Fines, and more News

It’s been a flurry of college radio conferences for me lately and my third and final event for the fall was the UCRN conference held at Pomona College’s radio station KSPC last Saturday. You can read all about it in my recap from earlier this week. Also, on this week’s Radio Survivor Podcast, I talk […]

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Looking through the vinyl library at college radio station KRLX. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Radio Memories at WPRB, KWWC Sold, College Radio DJs as Ultimate Hipsters and More News

I’ve been busy with so many college radio events lately, most recently at CMJ’s first College Day on Tour in Portland, Oregon on Saturday. I recapped the day in a post yesterday and Paul Riismandel and I also chatted about it on this week’s Radio Survivor Podcast (#23!) at around one hour and 18 minutes […]

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