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Podcast #43 – NPR: When Disrupted, Go Local

A recent Slate article about the podcast challenge to NPR added fuel to the debate about how the public broadcaster should respond to this disruption. Paul jumps into the fray to posit that superserving affiliates and local listeners is key to NPR’s future, while Eric argues that calls for a shift in how coverage is […]

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Podcast #25 – Conferences, Convergences, Panels & Lectures

It’s been an active month for radio-related events. Jennifer reports back from the University of California Radio Network conference in Claremont and Paul fills us in on the Cascade Media Convergence in Portland, OR. Please help support this non-commercial podcast. Comments? Something you think we should cover? Email us: | Tweet us: @radiosurvivor Show […]

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California College Radio Participants Meet Up for Fall 2015 UCRN Conference at KSPC

On Saturday, I headed to KSPC-FM at Pomona College in Claremont, California (my station tour report is coming soon!) for the Fall 2015 UCRN (University of California Radio Network) conference. Staff, DJs, and volunteers from approximately a dozen radio stations from all over California met up to share experiences and tips with their college radio […]

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College Radio Watch: College Radio’s Influence on Music Biz, WLUW Axes Some Community Shows, and More News

As I wrote in LPFM Watch yesterday, it’s thrilling to see the increasing number of college radio stations with new low power FM (LPFM) construction permits. With the addition of Reed College and Drury University this week, that brings the total number of granted LPFM construction permits for colleges and universities (from the 2013 application […]

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College Radio Survivor: Archiving College Radio History, Upcoming Events, and LPFM Update

Right now I’m dwelling on college radio’s past, as I prepare my presentation for University of Maryland’s “Saving College Radio” Symposium in two weeks. In connection with an exhibit about the history of student radio station WMUC, this symposium will focus on the importance of (and challenges inherent in) archiving college radio’s history. I’ve become […]

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radio stickers, including KTRU, at KPSU

College Radio Survivor: LPFM News, Anniversaries, and New Stations

With spring semester underway, many college radio stations are actively recruiting new members and plotting out programming schedules. Some are preparing for conferences, including the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) conference in New York City in March, the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) convention in Las Vegas in April, and regional events like the University of California […]

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College Radio DJs Share Tips at Fall 2013 UCRN Event at KUCI

On Saturday I was in Southern California for the University of California Radio Network (UCRN)’s fall conference. Held at KUCI at University of California at Irvine, the event drew college radio participants from all over California, including representatives from KUCI, KXLU (Loyola Marymount), KSPC (Pomona College), KCSB (UC Santa Barbara), KZSC (UC Santa Cruz), and […]

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