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After five-year hiatus, beloved Rice University radio station returns to FM dial
“Returning to the air is truly turning the page to a new chapter in KTRU’s history,” said one of KTRU’s music librarians, George Barrow, in a statement. “We’re returning to our roots with the on-campus, low-power transmitter.
Read more from Houston Culture Map.
Homecoming events to welcome alumni, engage students
Alumni will take over the student radio station, WMHW-FM 91.5, all Homecoming weekend for 48 hours from midnight Friday until midnight Saturday.
Brianne Tucker is an alumna who recently graduated. She that will be on the air for the 16th annual Alumni Takeover this weekend.
“I’m not one of those people who wishes they were still a college student. I like my life now,” Tucker said. “But I like getting back and experiencing the energy of a college campus that doesn’t really exist anywhere else.”
Read more from Central Michigan Life.
KRCU adds more music programming to their schedule
Jason Brown, operations director at KRCU as well as former host and producer of “The Elliot Potter Show,” said the program went off the air in 2013 because there wasn’t an audience for it. However, people quickly seemed to miss getting their dose of new music they should be listening to, and Brown decided to bring that model back again with “Left of the Dial.”
Read more from the Arrow.
New Sweet Briar radio station involves students, community
“We try to (make) it an open canvas for students to try to do things that can build themselves up and try to have their own experiences while also giving them a really nice platform to experiment with public speaking, public relations, connecting with bands or with their community,” said Madeline Artibee, a senior studying anthropology at Sweet Briar who DJs at the station. “Whatever way they want to get involved, they can.”
Read more from the Washington Post.
WRUB radio helps UB students learn DJ skills, share with community
“WRUB stands for ‘We Are UB,’ and I think that our name says it all,” said Gabrielle Cohen, general manager of WRUB and a junior environmental design major. “We are UB’s voice to the students via radio, whether it be music or talk radio and we really strive to make WRUB inclusive of all listeners.”
Read more from The Spectrum.
Pasadena City College Lancer Radio proof that radio is still alive
When people were tuning out, Sarah Barker was tuning in.
When the radio station KPCC left the Pasadena City College campus in 2010, the school’s television and radio instructor seized the opportunity to build the institution’s lesser-known Lancer Radio into something better.
Now, after five years of grant writing, the college radio station has moved into a new space and has updated equipment to ensure students get a great start in a career in radio.
Read more from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.