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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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Equipment at college radio station WCUA. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Prince Tribute, Papua New Guinea Student Protest Coverage and More News

Some good news this week, with a new college radio station, a new radio degree program; as well as some interesting programming ranging from a Prince tribute to coverage of student protests in Papua New Guinea. Here’s a quick recap of the week in college radio: WKCR Resumes Online Streaming (WKCR) After several months without […]

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AM carrier current transmission equipment at college radio station WHRC. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Hidden History of Carrier Current Radio and More News

I hope you caught this week’s Radio Survivor Podcast (episode #51), in which I talk about the history of carrier current college radio. Dating back to 1936, college radio carrier current stations starting popping up on campuses in earnest throughout the 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond. At one point there were rumored to be […]

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rotation CDs at college radio station KWVA studio. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Happy 80th Anniversary to Carrier Current College Radio and More News

Thanks to Matthew Lasar for pointing out that this year marks the 80th anniversary of carrier current broadcasting on college campuses. According to Louis Bloch’s 1980 tome, Gas Pipe Networks, the first carrier current college radio station launched at Brown University in 1936. The technology caught on and by the late 1970s there were purportedly […]

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