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College Radio Watch: Zombie Apocalypse, War of the Worlds and More News

Although college radio is my true love, community radio comes a close second. Local, independent radio stations in the United States are enjoying an unprecedented moment right now, as so many brand new stations are hitting the airwaves thanks to the Local Community Radio Act and the subsequent low power FM application window in 2013. […]

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CD players, equipment in college radio station WXTJ's studio. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: KFJC in Liverpool, WXTJ’s Trash House, and More News

I’m in a musical haze because my home station KFJC is doing another live broadcast today, which began at around 7:30am PDT, this time from the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia. For more back story, tune in to this week’s Radio Survivor Podcast. In addition to my chatter about KFJC’s international broadcasts (including last week’s from […]

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poster for college radio station KFJC's broadcast from Iceland with MYRKFAELNI

College Radio Watch: KFJC in Iceland, WAER documentary and more news

As I cull through the week’s college radio news, I’ve been enjoying the sounds of  AAIIEENN, DOPUR, and Godchilla performing live in Reykjavik. Foothill College radio station KFJC, where I volunteer and DJ, is about to wrap up day one of its 2 days worth of remote broadcasts from Iceland, complete with video stream. This […]

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Sticker-covered file cabinet at college radio station WDCE. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: WBRU Plans to Sell FM License to Christian Radio Group and More News

My thoughts are with everyone in the path of destruction due to Hurricane Harvey. Images from the storm damage are terrifying and continue to haunt me. Not only do I worry about my friends in Houston and beyond, but I’m also thinking about college radio stations in the storm zone, including KTRU at Rice University […]

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WTJU studio. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: WTJU to Air “Community Healing” Broadcast in Charlottesville

My thoughts keep turning to Charlottesville, where a series of white supremacist events last Friday and Saturday led to violence, injuries and three deaths. It was brought closer to home when I learned that a WTJU volunteer, Tyler Magill, suffered a stroke that may have been precipitated by being hit in the neck by a […]

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Vinyl LPs at college radio station WNUW-LP. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: WBRU Sale Imminent, College Radio on TuneIn, and More News

With hundreds, maybe thousands of college radio stations all over the world, it can be daunting for new listeners who are open to exploring the dizzying number of offerings. Some college radio aficionados turn to “best of” lists in order to get turned on to new stations, but those typically only scratch the surface. To […]

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Equipment in WFUV live room. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: WFUV tour, 1980s College Radio Nostalgia and More News

This week I shared my report from my visit to public radio station WFUV in the Bronx. Based at Fordham University, the station airs a music-oriented format, with primarily local, professional show hosts. Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, WFUV began as a student-focused college radio station, becoming a public station by the late 1980s. […]

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