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College Radio Watch: WRAS-FM Changes Spark Protests

The big college radio news this week is of course the format changes coming to WRAS-FM. On Tuesday, WRAS-FM student staffers were surprised to hear that they would soon lose programming control over the station’s daytime FM broadcasts. Georgia State University entered into a deal with Georgia Public Broadcasting that will allow the public radio […]

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Is College Radio Making a Comeback?

An article on PolicyMic, 4 Awesome College Stations Keeping Radio Alive, posits that college radio was in a downward spiral and is now in a period of renaissance. After author Chelsea Hawkins takes a look at some recent CMJ-award-winning college radio stations, she surmises, “Two years ago, it looked like student radio was heaving its […]

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Penn College Radio Station WPTC Faces Uncertain Future

According to a story on WNEP, Pennsylvania College of Technology (Penn College) radio station WPTC 88.1 FM in Williamsport, Pennsylvania is facing an uncertain future after the college’s mass media major is discontinued. A petition in support of the station states, “After the Spring 2013 semester, Penn College is ending its Mass Media Communication major, […]

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Northeastern Illinois University Suspends DJs at College Radio Station WZRD and Switches to Automated Programming

On Friday the volunteers and DJs at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU)’s student radio station WZRD 88.3 FM were called into a meeting and told that all shows were being suspended at the Chicago-based radio station. It’s a familiar-sounding story that calls to mind the shut-downs at KUSF and WRVU. The collective of WZRD DJs (DJs […]

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Upcoming Saving College Radio Events

Upcoming Saving College Radio Events

It’s encouraging to see that a number of upcoming events and conferences will be addressing the future of college radio. I will be speaking on a panel at the National Student Media Convention in October and am also hoping to moderate a panel “College Radio’s Crisis: Activism or Apathy” during the SXSW music festival next […]

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