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College Radio Watch: Southeast Missouri State Gives Up LPFM, Letterman’s College Radio Past, WMUC Film, and More News

In April 2014 we wrote about Southeast Missouri State University’s plans to discontinue broadcasts from its low power FM (LPFM) student radio station KDMC-LP (aka The Rage FM) in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. At the time, the school planned to keep the LPFM license. However, earlier this month, Southeast Missouri State’s Board of Regents turned the […]

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College Radio Watch: Best College Radio Stations?, Hampden-Sydney College Turns Back FM License, New LPFMs and More News

Right now I’m making all of my final plans for next week’s College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) conference in Seattle (October 23-25). I’ll be speaking on two panels and am also in the midst of scheduling visits to a bunch of radio stations in the area for my radio station field trip series. This will be […]

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Ripon College Turns Back License for College Radio Station WRPN-FM

Last week, the license for Ripon College radio station WRPN 90.1 FM in Ripon, Wisconsin was cancelled. In a letter dated September 11, the Ripon College Board of Trustees wrote, “The college has made the decision to cancel the license and the station will officially go off-air at 5:00pm on Monday, September 15, 2014. We […]

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College Radio Watch: Another Radio K Birthday, College Radio Day Updates, Public Radio Partnerships, and More News

It’s hard to believe that it’s September already and that the fall semester is now well underway on most college campuses. Student radio stations are recruiting new members, hosting events, and preparing for several fall college radio conferences, including CBI’s convention in Seattle and CMJ’s Music Marathon in New York City (both are in late […]

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Widener University Turns its College Radio License for WDNR Back to the FCC

On August 29, the FCC cancelled the license for Widener University’s college radio station WDNR 89.5 FM in Chester, Pennsylvania after the school turned back the license. A letter submitted by Widener’s attorney states, “…the University has opted to cancel this license as it will no longer continue to fund and operate the radio station.” […]

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College Radio Survivor: Radio Revived at WRAM, More Award Opportunities & Other News

This week, there were some interesting developments on the college radio front. The FCC finally closed the books on the contested future of the former Vanderbilt University FM radio station WRVU. Despite protests by supporters of the FM station, the license was assigned to Nashville Public Radio this week. For nearly three years, the station […]

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2012: A Mixed Bag for College Radio

As we reflect back on 2012, there’s no clear answer about the state of college radio. In a way, college radio may be getting back to normal following a particularly dramatic 2011. Although some stations left the air this year, others continued to thrive and new stations were born. Fall-out from 2011 continued this year, […]

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KICK FM to Turn Back License to CRTC

Canadian Campus Community Station Kick FM to Return License to CRTC

Canadian campus-community radio station CKIC-FM, known as 92.9 Kick FM, will cease its terrestrial broadcasts at 4pm today and plans to return its license to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). The license is set to expire on August 31, 2012. Kick FM is operated by the non-profit Cre-Comm Radio Inc. and broadcasts out […]

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