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College Radio Watch: College Radio Scholarship Featured in Special Issue of Interactions

Scholars focused on college radio are a pretty tiny subset of the already small universe of radio scholars, so I am thrilled to see the publication of a student radio-themed issue of Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture this week. Brian Fauteux shared the news yesterday on Radio Survivor and he and I also have […]

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10 Fascinating Things Spotted at College Radio Stations in 2014

I was lucky to be able to visit quite a few college radio stations in 2014 and have shared some of those field trips on Radio Survivor and Spinning Indie. Next week I’ll write up a comprehensive “2014 year in review” post about the state of college radio, but as I reflect back on the […]

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College Radio Watch: Is College Radio Dying? Students at WRAS-FM Get Reprieve

Earlier this week, posted an article with the title “College radio is dying — and we need to save it.” In the piece, Garrett Martin outlines the situation at WRAS-FM (in which student DJs will soon lose access to the FM station during daytime in order to allow Georgia Public Broadcasting to air public […]

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Haverford College Celebrates 90th Anniversary of Student Radio on Campus

This weekend I’ll be immersing myself in college radio history during some special events honoring the 90th anniversary of student radio at Haverford College (see the full alumni weekend schedule here). I’m hopeful that many alumni will attend, as I’m looking forward to learning even more about the storied past of the many stations at […]

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College Radio Survivor: Revealing History of St. Joseph’s Pioneering College Radio Station

College radio history is largely undocumented, with much lore locked away in the memories of its participants. Glimpses of the past can be found by digging into the archives of student publications, particularly yearbooks and newspapers, where radio activities were often chronicled. Luckily for college radio history buffs like myself, it’s getting easier and easier […]

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Radio's Murder of Music

I’m on a quest to document the early history of my college radio station WHRC, which began in the 1920s as a Haverford College Radio Club station known as WABQ. As I was doing a quick search for material today, I found a goldmine of vintage radio information on David Gleason’s website. For one thing, […]

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WHRC Studio 1987

Is Twitter the New College Radio?

When I was a kid in the 1970s my parents would try to pry me away from the television, warning me that it was going to “rot my brain.” Yet, my dad also admitted to me that his parents made the same pronouncements to him about the dangers of listening to too much radio. Each […]

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