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sticker-covered cabinet at college radio station KWVA. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Weber State to Sell KWCR License to EMF, WUMD’s final days of FM and More News

I was interested to learn that public radio station WGBH has launched a radio show focused on higher education. According to WGBH, the June 18 pilot episode of “On Campus Radio” discusses “the nature of free speech on campus.” One story digs into examples from Wellesley, “where conservative professors are trying to burst the liberal […]

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Castleton College Radio Station WIUV Penalized by FCC for Public File Violations

The FCC issued a penalty of $1,000 this week to the Board of Trustees for Vermont State Colleges following public file violations at Castleton College’s student-run radio station WIUV-FM. According to a Consent Decree, the station revealed in its 2013 license renewal application that it failed to prepare quarterly issues and programs lists from 2006 […]

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Framingham State’s College Radio Station WDJM Makes Deal with FCC to Address Public File Violations

In another instance of the FCC giving student-run college radio stations a break, Framingham State University radio station WDJM-FM in Framingham, Massachusetts agreed to pay a lesser penalty of $1,200 for public file violations. According to a Consent Decree adopted on December 31, 2014, the university agreed to pay the penalty and set up a […]

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College Radio Watch: Indiana State’s NPR Plans, WDBK Still for Sale, Fines for Two Stations and a New LPFM

I’m now back from my summer hiatus and although I wasn’t glued to my computer penning College Radio Watch for the past couple of weeks, it doesn’t mean that I wasn’t still living and breathing college radio. While vacationing on the East Coast, I visited five college radio stations in the Boston area. (more…)

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Univision antes up a million bucks for payola violations

Univision antes up a million bucks for payola violations

It’s been a few years since the FCC reached consent decrees with CBS, Citadel and Clear Channel over illegal pay-for-play schemes, so you think that the major broadcasters would have learned their lesson. Apparently the warning didn’t get translated into Spanish. Yesterday the FCC released a new consent decree [PDF] with Spanish-language broadcaster Univision which […]

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