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Sound Stories: Toronto Hip-Hop & Radio; First All-Podcast Radio Station In 2019 or 2005?

Every week we seek out compelling stories about sound and radio and share them on Twitter. Here are some of the most intriguing from the last week:

Vote looms on bringing jazz radio back to MHCC
“The Mt. Hood Community College Board will vote next week on whether to bring jazz radio station KMHD back to campus, but the chairwoman of the college board, for one, opposes the move.” 

College Threatens Student Radio With Probation Following Lil Pump Event
“A Harvard College official threatened Harvard Radio Broadcasting…WHRB –with ‘administrative probation’ because the group hosted a widely publicized event featuring the rapper Lil Pump, according to an email sent by the station’s president.”

New exhibit shares how the city’s hip-hop scene evolved through the decades
“…put on headphones and listen to music and old community radio stations — an outlet co-curator Dave Clarke says was essential back in the day. ‘Community radio stations were the backbone for emcees and DJ’s in the 90s,’ Clarke said.”

Strong: New Valley NPR station will be fully bilingual
“A new National Public Radio station for the Rio Grande Valley would be bilingual, with programming in Spanish and English, says W.F. Strong. The…educator is leading the effort to get UT-Rio Grande Valley to invest in a new public radio station.”

An On-Air Legacy: Loyola Remembers ‘Doc’
“He founded WLUW — Loyola’s student-run radio station — in 1978. WLUW’s debut was grandiose — the first song to grace the airwaves was the theme to ‘Star Wars’” according to current station manager Eleni Prillaman.” 

iHeart claims to launch first all-podcast radio station, but then folks remember CBS Radio’s KYOU which broadcast an all-podcast format to the Bay Area in 2005.

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