Although college radio is my true love, community radio comes a close second. Local, independent radio stations in the United States are enjoying an unprecedented moment right now, as so many brand new stations are hitting the airwaves thanks to the Local Community Radio Act and the subsequent low power FM application window in 2013. Some four years later, we are now seeing the results of hard working activists, radio enthusiasts, and passionate volunteers, as new LPFM radio stations launch all over the country.
This week, I was glad that my Radio Survivor colleague Matthew Lasar and I had the opportunity to talk community radio with Ben Fong-Torres for his San Francisco Chronicle column “Radio Waves.” The piece is online now and will be in this Sunday’s print edition in the “pink” section of the paper. It was fun to share recent community radio news with him, particularly as it pertains to the San Francisco Bay Area. Many community radio stations are packed with college radio alums, so that scene is truly an extension of that culture.
Speaking of community radio, we preview the upcoming Grassroots Radio Conference on this week’s podcast. Taking place in Albany, New York from October 6-9, the event welcomes folks from LPFM, community radio, and college radio stations.
More College Radio News
College Radio Profiles and News
New WTBU Studio Prepares to Open (Daily Free Press)
WBRU Sale Could Put Direction of Station Back in Students’ Hands (The Brown Daily Herald)
Women in American College Radio (The Panoptic)
College Radio Behind the Scenes at XLR (Index Journal)
KVRX Works to Grow Music Diversity Initiative (The Daily Texan)
Middlebury Radio Speaks Volumes (The Middlebury Campus)
Profiling WMSC Sports DJ Mario Papa (The Montclarion)
From College Radio to Parliament (LawFuel)
College Radio Events
Theater Roanoke and WRKE to Collaborate on “War of the Worlds” (The Roanoke Times)
College Radio Station Participates in Mock Zombie Apocalypse (The Columbus Dispatch)
WSUM Participates in Sustain-a-Bash (The Daily Cardinal)
College Radio Station KSDB co-sponsors Banned Books Week events (The Collegian)
CBI Taps Roger Lindley to Keynote Conference (Radio World)
10th Edition Published of Radio Textbook (Southeast Missouri State University)
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