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Lockers at college radio station KUCI. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Metal Donut, College Radio Drive-In, Saving College Radio Artifacts, and More News

I’m in the midst of my fall travels, having just returned from a trip to Arkansas for the Grassroots Radio Conference (GRC). Along the way, I squeezed in several college radio station visits, including trips to KXUA-FM at University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, KUOZ-LP at University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, and Hendrix College’s class […]

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Radio announcer sign at college radio station KEPC. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: College Radio Goes to School, College Radio Grant and More News

On this week’s Radio Survivor podcast, I delved into a couple of FM college radio stations, KBPK at Fullerton College and KEPC at Pikes Peak Community College, that are extensions of academic departments. Additionally, I wrote up another radio station tour (WCAS Radio, which is my 114th!) that also fits into that category, as WCAS […]

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Steve Keene painting at KEXP

College Radio Watch: Station Tours Non-Stop, WETN for Sale?, Steve Keene’s WTJU Paintings and More College Radio News

I’ve got college radio station tours on my mind, as I’m in the midst of planning several visits as well as am attempting to catch up on my back log of tour write-ups (I’ve got two more in the queue). This week I posted two tours, including visits to Fullerton College radio station KBPK and […]

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Metal LPs at college radio station KUCI. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Marconi Award for WSOU, Bronco Radio’s Music Fest, Touring KUCI and More News

At last night’s NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show, Seton Hall University’s college radio station WSOU was named the 2016 Non-Commercial Station of the Year. The metal-oriented college radio station was up against public radio station KPCW-FM (Park City, UT), high school radio station WSDP-FM at Salem High School (Canton, MI) and fellow college […]

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Vinyl records at college radio station Radio 1190. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Colorado Station Tours, KSYM’s 50th, Unique Welcome from KCR and More News

I’m doing my best to record audio during my college radio station visits, as I think it adds another dimension to my station tour reports. On this week’s Radio Survivor Podcast (episode 63), I go behind the scenes at Colorado College station The SOCC and University of Colorado, Boulder station Radio 1190. I ended up […]

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Turntables in on-air studio of college radio station Radio 1190. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Remembering September 11, WKNC’s Law-Themed Podcast and More News

It’s hard to believe that his weekend marks the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States. Although I was far away in California, I’ll never forget waking up to the news and then spending the day glued to television reports of the horrific scenes in New York City, Pennsylvania and […]

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Do Not Tap on Glass sign at college radio station KCSU. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Princeton Review Best College Radio List, CMJ Questions, KZSU in the 1950s and More News

Wow. What a week. It’s only September 2 and the new school year is already packed with college radio news. Yesterday I wrote about the big questions surrounding the future of CMJ and its annual Music Marathon, which should be of particular interest to college radio stations who report charts to the publication and who […]

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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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