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Podcast 136 - WIIT + WKCR

Podcast #136 – Storied College Stations WIIT & WKCR

Jennifer Waits takes us on tours of two storied college stations, with deep roots in their communities. WIIT-FM is the student station at the Illinois Institute of Technology, housed in the modern Rem Koolhaas designed McCormick Tribune Campus Center situated at the intersection of Chicago’s Bronzeville and Bridgeport neighborhoods. WKCR is Columbia University’s station, with […]

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Studio in college radio station WKCR. Photo: J. Waits

Radio Station Visit #141 – College Radio Station WKCR at Columbia University

On a rainy New York City day this spring, I headed to Morningside Heights in upper Manhattan for a visit to Columbia University’s college radio station WKCR 89.9 FM. The 76-year-old station has a deep respect for its history and I was delighted to see numerous reel-to-reel players, an entire room full of vintage audio […]

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LPs at college radio station Bellarmine Radio

College Radio Watch: WRPI’s DJ Hairman, D.C. Studio for Michigan LPFM, and Teen DJ at Dartmouth Station

Radio Survivor’s podcast resumed this week after a break for the winter holidays. In this brand new episode, I give an overview of the state of college radio in 2015. It’s worth a listen, particularly if you missed my 2015 college radio year-in-review article. My segment starts at about the 60 minute mark. Also this […]

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college radio station WZRD record library

College Radio Watch: College Radio Covers Protests, Seeking College Radio History, and More News

Last week I wrote about the fun collection of vintage college radio playlists that I came across from the 1970s and 1980s. That post prompted some interesting responses from former college radio DJs and current college radio programmers, sharing some of their tales and also word that other playlist collections are out there. This week […]

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