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"No vinyl leaves this room" sign at college radio station The SOCC. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: WUMD Sale Reactions, CBI Philly Recap, WGSU History Series and More News

This week’s podcast is a rare treat, featuring all four Radio Survivors: me, Matthew Lasar, Paul Riismandel and Eric Klein. In the college radio segment, we discuss the pending sale of the FM license for University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s college radio station WUMD. When we recorded the podcast, I hadn’t heard from many WUMD participants, […]

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Box of old KUCB playlists at colege radio station Radio 1190, including this one from 1988. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Pending WUMD Sale, KUNV Averts Takeover, CMJ Troubles and More News

2017 has begun with the news this week that the FM license for college radio station WUMD will likely be sold to a public radio group. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced its plans to sell the WUMD license to Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR) a few days ago, while students and faculty were away on […]

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DJs in the on-air booth at college radio station KUCI. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Holiday Radio Drama Season is Here and More News

In the past week, I’ve been amazed by the amount of Christmas music that is emanating from sound systems in the local businesses that I’ve been frequenting. Coffee shops, medical offices, shopping malls, and clothing stores have been some of the places where I’ve heard familiar holiday tunes. College radio is a mixed bag, with […]

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Rotation CDs in college radio station KXUA's on-air studio. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: College Radio Response to the Election, College Radio Day Recap and More News

My journeys to Arkansas continue on the Radio Survivor Podcast this week. Take a listen to episode 70 hear about my visit to college radio station KHDX-FM at Hendrix College. I also give a recap of some of the College Radio Day festivities that took place last week. In a nice Arkansas station tour/College Radio […]

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college radio station WKDU. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: CBI Student Production Awards Winners, WSOU Kudos and More News

Well, I’m back from my travels and am full of even more college radio wisdom thanks to both the College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) conference and my numerous radio station tours. I’ll be recapping my trip to the CBI conference for Radio World in a forthcoming issue and will also share some tidbits from the event […]

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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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