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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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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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college radio station KXSU studio

College Radio Watch: College Radio Scholarship Featured in Special Issue of Interactions

Scholars focused on college radio are a pretty tiny subset of the already small universe of radio scholars, so I am thrilled to see the publication of a student radio-themed issue of Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture this week. Brian Fauteux shared the news yesterday on Radio Survivor and he and I also have […]

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college radio station WHRC in 2014

Free Access to Special Journal Edition on College Radio

A special journal edition devoted to college, student, and university radio has just been published by Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture. Excitingly, the issue is open access and available to all readers. This is also a special issue as it features original articles by Radio Survivor’s Jennifer Waits as well as by me. Given […]

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Swear Jar at college radio station UWave

College Radio Watch: KZSU Day of Noise, Uncertain Fate of Radio Free Kokomo, East Texas LPFM and More News

This week we covered quite a bit of college radio news, including word that Indiana University Kokomo may be shuttering its streaming (and soon to be LPFM) college radio station Radio Free Kokomo. We hope to have more updates about the situation there soon, but in the meantime, the station is asking for letters of […]

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License Revoked for Ryerson University Station CKLN

License Revoked for Ryerson University Station CKLN

While I’ve been fixated on the shutdown of college radio station KUSF in my own city of San Francisco, up in Toronto, Canada an equally serious situation is taking place at Ryerson University’s campus-community radio station CKLN. On January 28, 2011, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) revoked CKLN’s license and ordered the station […]

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Regulated Musical Diversity on Canadian Airwaves

Regulated Musical Diversity on Canadian Airwaves

On July 22, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued a revised version of their Broadcasting and Regulatory Policy (PDF) as it applies to campus and community radio in Canada. Amid all of the policy changes (and a nice promise of funding), which for the most part are meant to simplify the ways that […]

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The decade’s most important radio trends #11: Cash-strapped schools turn their backs on college radio

As the decade draws to a close, economic woes are a resounding theme in the radio world, especially in the non-profit realm of college radio. Universities are as strapped for cash as anyone else and are on the lookout for ways to cut costs. Increasingly these budget-cutting eyes are fixated on college radio, which has […]

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