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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 broadcasting equipment at college radio station WHRC

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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About College Radio

This frequently updated page is intended to be a comprehensive resource to learn all about college radio. Here you will find news, resources, and opinion on the culture of this important medium that sadly doesn’t get much attention from mainstream media. At Radio Survivor we write about college radio regularly, including in our weekly College […]

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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 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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mtvU Woodie 2012

WASU Wins 2012 mtvU College Radio Woodie Award

At SXSW last week mtvU held its Woodie Awards, recognizing artists popular with the college audience. The College Radio Woodie Award was given to FM radio station WASU at Appalachian State University (Boone, North Carolina) based on results of online voting. According to the WASU website, “MTV called to say out of all the college […]

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Soundtap Madness 2012

Soundtap Madness Pits Independent Radio Stations in Head to Head Listening Tournament

With a nod to March Madness, Soundtap has just released details about “Soundtap Madness 2012,” an 18-day tournament beginning this Thursday featuring consecutive rounds of head to head battles between independent college and community radio stations. Soundtap, which bills itself as “the only crowd-sourced, show-specific way to enjoy independent radio,” is an online tool that […]

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