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Collage on wall of Mike Lupica's office at college radio station WPRB. Photo: J. Waits

Radio Station Field Trip #100 – WPRB at Princeton University

Are you ready? Drum roll… It’s time for my 100th radio station field trip post. Eight years after my first radio station field trip, I’ve traveled to various pockets of the United States (covering 14 states, plus District of Columbia) and Ireland in order to feast my eyes on a wide range of radio stations, […]

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studio at commercial college radio station WHRB

College Radio Watch: A Unicorn on FM – Commercial College Radio

Most people assume that college radio is by definition non-commercial, but that hasn’t always been the case historically and commercial college radio stations still exist today. Back in the early days of AM radio in the 1920s, the very first college radio stations were commercial endeavors. Fast-forward to the 1940s, when the growth of campus-only […]

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anniversary banner at college radio station WHBC

Touring College Radio Station WHBC at Howard University

While visiting Washington, D.C. this Spring, I made some time to visit a few college radio stations. My first stop was to see the student-run streaming radio/HD 3 station at Howard University, WHBC. When I arrived on campus on the morning of Thursday, April 2, things were pretty quiet, as it was right before Easter […]

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Logo for student radio station WTJX

University of Virginia to Launch LPFM College Radio Station WXTJ-LP

In the coming months, a low power FM (LPFM) student radio station will launch at University of Virginia with the call letters WXTJ-LP. After operating as a streaming radio station for a few years (initially called WTJX), students will soon be taking their shows to the terrestrial airwaves in Charlottesville, Virginia (at 100.1 FM) alongside […]

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