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How “Popular” is Your College Radio Station? Princeton Review’s 2017 Survey Results are In

Princeton Review’s annual college survey results are in, including the “Best College Radio Station” list, which year after year I critique, since the survey does not ask about the quality of a campus radio station. Based on online student surveys, the “Best College Radio Station” list is actually a list of schools that survey respondents […]

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

College Radio Watch: Another Best College Radio Station List, College Radio Day Plans Revealed, Plus More News

I’ve really been enjoying doing the Radio Survivor Podcast for the past few months. This week I discuss the news that the old KTRU FM frequency in Houston is up for sale again. Plus, I share more thoughts about the death of media advocate Dan Reimold. I hope you are tuning in every week to […]

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Princeton Review 2016

Princeton Review Shares 2016 List of the 20 “Most Popular” College Radio Stations

Once again it’s time for the Princeton Review’s annual college survey results (registration required), including the deceptively titled “Best College Radio Station” list, which is based on student surveys. I’ve been scrutinizing these lists for years and it always drives me nuts that the rankings are listed as “Best College Radio Station,” when the results […]

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College Radio Watch: Scrutinizing “Best College Radio Station” Lists, Stolen Gear at KRFH & More News

I’ve been reluctant to publish my own list of the “best” college radio stations, as it would be an entirely subjective endeavor. Of course I do have some of my personal favorites, but overall, I’m a proponent of all kinds of college radio. I would prefer to expose more people to the breadth of college […]

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College Radio Watch: 50 Best College Radio Stations?, Two New FM Stations, WSOU Metal Countdown, WMSE Adds Podcasts + More News

In this week’s Radio Survivor Podcast (our 4th!) I join Paul Riismandel and Eric Klein as the third co-host for the first half hour of the podcast. In addition to talking about radio in general, I also spent more time discussing some stories that I’ve written about here, including Nikki Marra’s college radio documentary, the […]

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Old carrier current broadcasting equipment at college radio station WHRC. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Best College Radio Stations?, Hampden-Sydney College Turns Back FM License, New LPFMs and More News

Right now I’m making all of my final plans for next week’s College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) conference in Seattle (October 23-25). I’ll be speaking on two panels and am also in the midst of scheduling visits to a bunch of radio stations in the area for my radio station field trip series. This will be […]

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Princeton Review 2015

Princeton Review Releases 2015 Survey of Most Popular College Radio Stations

This week, the Princeton Review released the results of its annual college survey (registration required). For me the annual Princeton Review list of the “Best” college radio stations is a summer tradition. I like to see if any new schools made the list (sometimes I find out about college radio stations that way). Additionally, schools […]

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radio stickers, including KTRU, at KPSU

College Radio Survivor: IBS and mtvU Woodie Award Winners, WSOU Documentary and Other College Radio News

Over the weekend the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) concluded its annual conference in New York City, honoring exceptional student broadcasters and college radio stations with its IBS Golden Microphone Awards. Winners were announced across 40 different categories, with a wide range of stations taking home trophies. WERG (Gannon University in Erie, PA), WONC (North Central […]

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2014 Princeton Review List of the Most Popular College Radio Stations

2014 Princeton Review List of the Most Popular College Radio Stations

Today the Princeton Review released its latest college guide, which is full of college trivia, including the annual “best college radio station” list of the 20 schools with the most popular radio stations based on student surveys.  The Best 378 Colleges, 2014 Edition collects the results of mostly online surveys conducted with more than 126,000 […]

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