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Freeform Music, House Shows, and Art: Touring College Radio Station WXTJ-LP at University of Virginia

There’s a lot of radio going on at University of Virginia and the newest station is WXTJ-LP, a student-run low power FM (LPFM) college radio station. Although its studio is in the same facility as WTJU (see my tour #129 here), WXTJ-LP has its own identity and air sound. Frustrated by the lack of student […]

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Radio Station Visit #129 – WTJU at University of Virginia

WTJU was the impetus for my trip to Virginia last month, as the University of Virginia-based radio station invited me to speak at its College Radio: Then, Now and Next symposium on St. Patrick’s Day. I’d long known about the station and it was actually my 17th (and final) stop on my Spinning Indie 50 […]

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College Radio Watch: Station Tours Non-Stop, WETN for Sale?, Steve Keene’s WTJU Paintings and More College Radio News

I’ve got college radio station tours on my mind, as I’m in the midst of planning several visits as well as am attempting to catch up on my back log of tour write-ups (I’ve got two more in the queue). This week I posted two tours, including visits to Fullerton College radio station KBPK and […]

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College Radio Watch: WIUS History and Reunion, More College Radio LPFMs, KFJC Tour and More News

Earlier this week, Greg Barman wrote a guest post (part one of two) for Radio Survivor, The WIUS Reunions: Why We Keep Hearing the Voices in Our Heads, Part 1, about the lengthy college radio history at Indiana University. Prompted in part by an upcoming reunion, he outlines the trajectory of numerous student-run stations, beginning […]

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University of Virginia to Launch LPFM College Radio Station WXTJ-LP

In the coming months, a low power FM (LPFM) student radio station will launch at University of Virginia with the call letters WXTJ-LP. After operating as a streaming radio station for a few years (initially called WTJX), students will soon be taking their shows to the terrestrial airwaves in Charlottesville, Virginia (at 100.1 FM) alongside […]

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College Radio Watch: 50 Best College Radio Stations?, Two New FM Stations, WSOU Metal Countdown, WMSE Adds Podcasts + More News

In this week’s Radio Survivor Podcast (our 4th!) I join Paul Riismandel and Eric Klein as the third co-host for the first half hour of the podcast. In addition to talking about radio in general, I also spent more time discussing some stories that I’ve written about here, including Nikki Marra’s college radio documentary, the […]

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WTJU floats; ARTxFM boomboxes; Soma.fm weirds out; WDNA videos live jazz

Boatloads of events and performances are happening across community radio-land, especially during subscriber marathon season. Lots of stations are posting Facebook pix and videos of what’s going on. Here below, for example, is the Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Band live on the air via South Florida jazz station WDNA during their latest subscriber drive:   Meanwhile WTJU recently […]

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College Radio 50 State Tour – Virginia’s WTJU

One of these days I will conclude my Spinning Indie 50 State Tour, in which I profile college radio stations in every state in the country. The 17 college radio stations that I’ve featured thus far include stations in Arkansas, Wisconsin, Kansas, Louisiana, Alaska, North Dakota, Nevada, West Virginia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, California, Nebraska, Idaho, […]

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