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FCC Denies Applications for Review Related to Sale of College Radio Station KUSF’s License

It’s been a long, contentious battle over the one-time FM college radio station KUSF-FM at University of San Francisco (USF), whose license was sold to Classical Public Radio Network (CPRN) after the sudden shut-down of the college radio station in January, 2011. After numerous legal filings and an FCC investigation, the license sale was approved […]

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on-air sign at college radio station KWVA

College Radio Watch: Alum Calls for Return of KTRU’s Old FM License to Rice, WRAS Update + More News

Last week we reported the news that University of Houston is planning to sell the license for the former KTRU-FM frequency in Houston, Texas that it purchased from Rice University back in 2011. I’d been wondering how KTRU supporters were reacting to the news, as they waged a fierce battle in their efforts to keep […]

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Radio Free Kokomo Told that Days are Numbered for Current College Radio Station and for Future LPFM

On Monday, college radio station Radio Free Kokomo announced that Indiana University, Kokomo will be shutting down the streaming radio station. According to a post on the Radio Free Kokomo page, Radio Free Kokomo is sad to announce that the university has decided that they will no longer be supporting the station as part of […]

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KUSF in Exile/SF Community Radio

Visiting KUSF-in-Exile aka San Francisco Community Radio Four Years after the KUSF Shutdown

In honor of Sunday’s 4-year anniversary of the shutdown of University of San Francisco’s college radio station KUSF’s 90.3 FM signal, it seemed like the perfect occasion to visit KUSF-in-Exile/San Francisco Community Radio (SFCR). (more…)

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SaveWRAS

College Radio Watch: Protesting College Radio Takeovers + A Few New LPFM College Stations

As the end of the year approaches, I’m already starting to think about what the overarching themes of 2014 were for college radio. Like many recent years, it’s been a mix of good and bad news this year. The situation at Georgia State University’s WRAS-FM is a high profile example of public radio’s ongoing interest […]

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college radio station WRBB Studio

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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COLLEGE RADIO STATION WRAS

College Radio Watch: WSJ Reports on “Shift” in College Radio as Evidenced by WRAS Situation

This week the Wall Street Journal ran a piece about recent changes at Georgia State University’s college radio station WRAS-FM. As we’ve been reporting, the student-run station in Atlanta, Georgia was recently told that administrators had made a secret deal with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB). As part of that arrangement, student voices are now only […]

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Vinyl records at college radio station KCPR

College Radio Watch: WSCS to be Sold, WRAS Responds to GPB Letter, Troubles at KCPR?

Although it’s the dead of summer, there’s definitely lots going on in the world of college radio. With students mostly on summer break, sadly, much of the news isn’t so great. As we’ve seen time and time again, often big announcements from administrators occur either right before or during summer and winter breaks. In keeping […]

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SaveWRAS

College Radio Watch: Protests over Future of WRAS Continue, With WABE Critiquing the Deal as Well

As I composed this post, supporters of student radio programming on WRAS-FM were assembling at a protest at Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) headquarters in Atlanta. The peaceful protest by SaveWRAS supporters is part of a larger effort to spread the word about changes at the Georgia State University radio station in order to either stop […]

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