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College Radio Watch: College Radio on TV, Radio Theater, and a Parade

After an enjoyable trip to Washington, D.C. for the Radio Preservation Task Force Conference, I’m back with my college radio news round-up. In addition to station profiles, college radio awards, and news of expansions (in studios and radio programs); it’s also radio drama season, with several schools doing new radio theater productions. Read on for the latest news.

College Radio News

New College Radio Stations and Expansions

Varsity Radio Flicks Funds Knob (The Telegraph)

Widener Rolls out New Recording Studio (Daily Times News)

Palm Desert Campus Expands with New Radio Class, Station (HS Insider/LA Times)

Broadcast Journalism Now a Major at Bloomfield College (Bloomfield College)

College Radio Events

SCAD Atlanta Radio Proves that “College Radio is not Dead” at Little Five Points Parade (The Connector)

KSYM’s “Alternative to Hunger” Raises Money for Children’s Home (The Ranger)

RAQ Radio’s Chili Cook Off Raises Money for Humane Society (WXOW News)

College Radio History and Anniversaries

Berkeley Sounds: The Early Days of KALX (Berkeley Engineering)

KUCR: The Movie (Radio Survivor)

Florida State University College Radio Station V89 Celebrates 30 Years On-Air (

WQSU Celebrates 50 Years of Radio (Susquehanna University)

Radio Theater

Local celebrities take the stage for CKLU’s old style Radio Play (

SIUE College Students Start Radio Soap Opera on WSIE (Belleville News-Democrat)

Theater and Dance Department and WSIE Collaborate for Radio Soap Opera (Alestle Live)

College Radio Awards and Accolades

KCPR Ranked 1st by Great Value Colleges (Cal Poly News)

CBI Announces Student Broadcasting Production Award Winners (CBI)

College Media Association Awards to WRST-FM (UW Oshkosh Today)

College Radio Station Profiles

Eight Reasons to Join College Radio (BG Falcon Media)

CJSW Listeners Keep Campus-Community Station Strong During Funding Drive (the Gauntlet)

On Air with San Diego City College’s SDS Radio (City Times)

The Roots of Coyote Radio en Español (Coyote Chronicle)

Campus Radio in India as Starting Point for Aspiring RJs and Content Creators (Telangana Today)

Funding, Campus Strikes, Station off Air

Cash-strapped Student Newspaper Stops the Presses; Considers Referendum for Funding Newspaper and Campus Radio (CBC News)

Humber College Broadcasting Students Sound off on College Strike (Toronto Sun)

For Almost a Year, Mumbai University’s FM off the Air (The Indian Express)

College Radio in Popular Culture and Influence of College Radio

TV Show “Birdscomb Community Radio” Being Filmed at Eastern Illinois University College Radio Station (The Daily Eastern News)

Korean-American Producer Yaeji Credits Carnegie-Mellon College Radio Station for Her Musical Development (Interview Magazine)

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