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Radio Station Visit #120 – KABF in Little Rock, Arkansas

When I arrived at community radio station KABF in Little Rock, Arkansas on the afternoon of October 7, 2016, I was embarking on my fifth radio station visit in a 24-hour period. A bit delirious from my cross-country and cross-state travels, I became immediately re-energized after spotting a trio of friends waiting for me outside […]

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Corbin Sturch and Anna Fisk in college radio station KUOZ-LP studio. Photo: J. Waits

Radio Station Visit #119 – KUOZ-LP at University of the Ozarks

After waking before dawn and grabbing breakfast at a nearby Waffle House (we don’t have them in California!), I began a beautiful drive from Fayetteville, Arkansas to Clarksville, in order to see college radio station KUOZ-LP at University of the Ozarks. Lyrics to the Monkees song “the Last Train to Clarksville” kept swirling in my […]

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KPSQ sticker at the LPFM station. Photo: J. Waits

Radio Station Visit #118 – New LPFM KPSQ-LP in Fayetteville

It was such a treat getting to visit so many new low power FM (LPFM) radio stations last fall, including KPSQ-LP in Fayetteville, Arkansas. After my evening tour of college radio station KXUA on October 6, I journeyed to Fayetteville’s historic downtown to see community radio station KPSQ (97.3 FM on the dial), aka “Public […]

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KCHUNG card. Photo: J. Waits

Radio Station Visit #117 – KCHUNG Radio in Los Angeles

One of the more unusual radio stations that I’ve visited is KCHUNG in Los Angeles. Around since 2011, the station has caught the ears of not only the artist community in its home town, but also the attention of the national press. Visiting journalists typically paint a portrait of KCHUNG’s diverse programming and quirky lair, […]

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Podcast #69 – The Eclectic Voice of The Ozarks

A great college radio station can be both a megaphone as well as a portal for the creative campus and college-town community. “It’s more than just playing music,” Lucas Coberly, station manager at KXUA told Jennifer Waits on this episode. “It’s definitely not just for people who want to be on the radio. It’s for […]

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WCAS Radio flyer at the MSU Denver college radio station. Photo: J. Waits

Radio Station Visit #114 – WCAS at Metropolitan State University of Denver

Back in July, I had the good fortune of seeing two radio stations at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. I’ve previously written about my trip to visit the student-run Met Radio and now I turn my attention to WCAS Radio. Run by the Communication Arts and Sciences Department, online-only WCAS (the CAS stands for […]

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KEPC sign at the college radio station. Photo: J. Waits

Radio Station Visit #113 – KEPC at Pikes Peak Community College

On July 13, after visiting college radio station The SOCC at Colorado College, I headed to nearby Pikes Peak Community College (also in Colorado Springs) to see KEPC 89.7 FM. Similar to my most recent tour of KBPK, the station is a student-operated learning lab for the school’s Radio and Television program. Station Manager Sharon […]

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Entrance to college radio station KBPK. Photo: J. Waits

Radio Station Visit #112 – Fullerton College Radio Station KBPK

During my quick jaunt to Orange County this summer, I also stopped by college radio station KBPK-FM at Fullerton College in Fullerton, California. Although the station’s 90.1 FM class D license is held by the Buena Park School District, it is operated by Fullerton College, serving as a training facility for students in the Communications […]

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