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College Radio Survivor: This week’s college radio news

This week’s College Radio Survivor includes some LPFM updates, word about a rumored station sale, details on some special Christmas programming at a few stations, and information about a college station that may lose space during campus construction. As far as LPFM, a few of the recent applications from college and universities were dismissed by […]

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Soundtap Madness 2012

Soundtap Madness Pits Independent Radio Stations in Head to Head Listening Tournament

With a nod to March Madness, Soundtap has just released details about “Soundtap Madness 2012,” an 18-day tournament beginning this Thursday featuring consecutive rounds of head to head battles between independent college and community radio stations. Soundtap, which bills itself as “the only crowd-sourced, show-specific way to enjoy independent radio,” is an online tool that […]

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CMJ Announces Nominees for 2011 College Radio Awards

Yesterday CMJ announced the nominees for its annual College Radio Awards. Based on nominations submitted by folks who report their playlists/charts to the music publication, the list of nominees includes college and community radio stations, as well as individuals who work in college radio or at college radio-connected organizations. I was excited to see that […]

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The five things I do when I hear weird music on the radio

Not long ago I was driving down the San Francisco Bay Area’s Highway 280 and listening to Foothills Junior College’s KFJC-FM, and some really weird music came on. I tried to get what it was from the deejay’s back-announce commentary, but got distracted by traffic. Anyway, it sounded like Karlheinz Stockhausen’s piece for String Quartet […]

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Radio Guide to Record Store Day 2011

I’m already starting to map out my list of record stores to hit this Saturday, April 16, 2011 for the 4th annual Record Store Day. Some people will be lining up for limited edition releases (particularly vinyl), others will be heading to stores to check out live performances, and many (like me) will just be […]

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Activating the Medium Festival explores Radio as Source Material for Sound Art

Radio doesn’t always begin and end with a broadcast over the airwaves. Sometimes radio transmissions are used by artists as another tool for creative expression. This year the arts organization 23five is curating the Activating the Medium XIV festival in San Francisco and will present several performances and radio broadcasts focused on the theme of […]

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