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

College Radio Watch: FCC Grants Consent for WUMD License Assignment, WKDU Tour, College Radio History Tips and More News

Earlier this week, on May 1, the FCC granted consent for the license assignment for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth college radio station WUMD to Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR). As readers will recall, in January, UMass Dartmouth announced plans to sell the college radio station license. We dug into the $1.5 million deal, speaking […]

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California College Radio Participants Meet Up for Fall 2015 UCRN Conference at KSPC

On Saturday, I headed to KSPC-FM at Pomona College in Claremont, California (my station tour report is coming soon!) for the Fall 2015 UCRN (University of California Radio Network) conference. Staff, DJs, and volunteers from approximately a dozen radio stations from all over California met up to share experiences and tips with their college radio […]

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See Jennifer Speak about College Radio History and Culture at the National Student Electronic Media Convention

I’m looking forward to meeting Radio Survivor readers this week at College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI)’s National Student Electronic Media Convention in Minneapolis. I’ll be doing two different presentations on Thursday, October 22nd, one focused on college radio history (at 11am) and another in which I’ll share tidbits from my radio station tours. (more…)

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CDs on wall at college radio station WONC

College Radio Watch: New LPFMs, Vastly Different Stations at Columbia, Radio’s Role in Music Business + More News

In this week’s Radio Survivor Bulletin (are you subscribed yet?), I wrote an extended piece about college radio in the 1970s. At the time, campus-only carrier current stations were HUGE and some large universities even had multiple stations serving different dorms. The music industry was taking notice of college radio and a 1971 Billboard article […]

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radio stickers, including KTRU, at KPSU

College Radio Survivor: Archiving College Radio History, Upcoming Events, and LPFM Update

Right now I’m dwelling on college radio’s past, as I prepare my presentation for University of Maryland’s “Saving College Radio” Symposium in two weeks. In connection with an exhibit about the history of student radio station WMUC, this symposium will focus on the importance of (and challenges inherent in) archiving college radio’s history. I’ve become […]

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radio stickers, including KTRU, at KPSU

College Radio Survivor: Irish Student Radio Conference and Other College Radio News

A few years back I was lucky to get a glimpse into the world of student radio in Ireland. After visiting few stations there and learning a bit about the country’s college radio culture, I am happy to hear that student broadcasters will be convening in Ireland this week. The National Student Radio Conference will […]

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College Radio DJs Share Tips at Fall 2013 UCRN Event at KUCI

On Saturday I was in Southern California for the University of California Radio Network (UCRN)’s fall conference. Held at KUCI at University of California at Irvine, the event drew college radio participants from all over California, including representatives from KUCI, KXLU (Loyola Marymount), KSPC (Pomona College), KCSB (UC Santa Barbara), KZSC (UC Santa Cruz), and […]

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UCRN Spring College Radio Conference Covers Radio’s Past and Future

Saturday was a fun day of radio immersion for me, as I attended the spring University of California Radio Network (UCRN) conference at KZSC at University of California, Santa Cruz. Around 115 people, including volunteers, students, DJs, staff, and advisers from numerous California college radio stations headed to the lovely station in the woods in […]

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Awards at the 2012 CBI conference (Photo: J. Waits)

College Broadcasters Inc. to host Student Media Conference in San Antonio this Fall

College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) just announced that its 2nd National Student Electronic Media Convention will be held in San Antonio, Texas this fall. Focused on all forms of student electronic media, including radio, television, video, and webcasting, the event will be similar to the organization’s first solo conference, which was held in Atlanta in October, […]

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California College Radio Stations Congregate at UCRN Conference at KSPC

On Saturday, November 10, I was thrilled to be back at KSPC at Pomona College (Claremont, California) for the fall 2012 UCRN (University of California Radio Network) conference. Twice a year, student radio stations affiliated with University of California (UC) schools convene at a college radio station in order to talk shop, hear from radio […]

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