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Tomball looks to launch local radio station

“We want to wait until school is back in session,” Parr said. “This is an effort to create a program that would work both Lone Star College-Tomball and Tomball ISD, and allow them to utilize the station itself as a broadcast outlet.”

Last summer, the Tomball City Council approved the acquisition of a low-powered FCC license to operate a local broadcasting system used to market city sponsored events, and broadcast public safety issues to residents.

Read more from the Houston Chronicle.

Plus, Radio Survivor’s LPFM watch, the WIUS reunions, and the Radio Survivor podcast.


By |July 28th, 2015|Broadcasting News, Member News|0 Comments

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KCPR Cal Poly Radio dispatches with its long-time community DJs as the college charts a new course

Three basic changes were announced: Only students can be regular DJs; all DJs must take a 2-unit class and then subsequently enroll in a 1-unit practicum; and there would be no more graveyard shifts, instead all programming between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. would be prerecorded.

Read more from the New Times.

Saint Leo University radio to hit the airwaves this fall

WSLS will broadcast on 92.7 FM from a small antenna at Pasco High School the university is renting for $10 a year. The signal will cover St. Leo and Dade City and reach into Wesley Chapel and Zephyrhills.

Read more from the Tampa Bay Times.

Session Proposals open for CBI NSEMC in Minneapolis

Session proposals are open through Aug. 1 for the fourth annual CBI National Student Electronic Media Convention in Minneapolis, Oct. 22-24. For more information or to submit a proposal, visit the session proposals page.

KBA hosts the fourth annual WKU Radio Talent Institute
Over the ten days, college students, who had applied and were accepted into the Institute, will be taught on almost all aspects of radio, including on air, sports, news, production, promotions, digital and sales. There are no breakout sessions; all students are in every session.
Read more from FMQB.

Plus, Spinning Indie tours Howard University’s WHBC, the history of WIUS and their reunions and the latest Radio Survivor podcast.

By |July 21st, 2015|CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

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Jamie Lynn Gilbert Upped To Associate Director At NC State Student Media-WKNC/Raleigh

NC State Student Media has promoted Assistant Coordinator/Director Jamie Lynn Gilbert to Associate Director. Gilbert has been in her Assistant role since May 2006, handling assessment efforts for the department and helping manage and develop budgets and the department website.
Read more from All Access.
Radio Survivor examines Top 10 lists and more
Numerous college radio stations tout that they are one of the best college radio stations in the country based upon inclusion in that list, even though the list has nothing to do with ranking the quality of a college radio station. It’s actually based upon student responses to the question, “How popular is the radio station?”
Read more from Radio Survivor.

By |July 14th, 2015|Broadcasting News, Member News|0 Comments

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Student Radio Station WXTJ To Begin Broadcasting on FM

WXTJ, a radio station run entirely by University of Virginia students, is slated to begin broadcasting at 100.1 FM – supplementing its continuing online broadcast – sometime within the coming months.

Read more from Charlottesville Tomorrow.

Columbus State’s first radio station debuts

“This is by far the biggest opportunity that we’ve gotten since I’ve been here,” said Lynch, 21, a 2012 Glenwood School graduate from Cusseta.

Read more from the Ledger-Enquirer.

Longtime adviser says Internet radio has a bright future, including at Chapman

As the longtime faculty adviser for Chapman Radio, Levy watched as the station transformed from a smattering of passionate students broadcasting out of a closet into one of the hottest names in college radio. Last semester, after 25 years with Chapman, Levy retired at the age of 72.

Read more from the Orange County Register.

Plus, LPFM updates and a new podcast episode from Radio Survivor.

By |July 7th, 2015|Broadcasting News, Member News|0 Comments

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KCWU-FM PD Nikki Marra Wins International Radio Award
Marra was recognized for her 2014 audio documentary, “The College Radio Road Trip,” where she traveled across the country interviewing, comparing and contrasting college radio stations through interviews with administrators, faculty and students at each institution.  The documentary was offered to all college radio stations as part of COLLEGE RADIO DAY 2014.
Read more from All Access.

By |June 30th, 2015|Broadcasting News, Member News|0 Comments

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KEXP to Launch “Under the Needle: the KEXP Sessions” over College and Community Radio

According to KEXP, “Every year for the last five years, KEXP has recorded over 500 live on-air performances featuring great artists from across the musical spectrum.” With such a large collection of music content, the station decided that it would like to make that music more broadly available

Read more from Radio Survivor.

Drop in enrollment, funding at KCC is killing WKCC radio

WKCC, the public radio station for Kankakee and Iroquois counties and one of 160 rural stations in the U.S., is going off air by the end of the year, around the time it would have turned 8.

Read more from the Daily Journal.

And more college radio news and LPFM news from Radio Survivor.


By |June 23rd, 2015|Broadcasting News, LPFM, Member News|0 Comments

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Southwestern College Radio Station KSWC increases its power, changes frequency

“Essentially, this upgrade boosts our power by 10 times, allowing us to reach several other communities in the area, and allowing us to reach more listeners,” Castor says. “This upgrade is important for a couple of reasons.It shows incoming and current students in the radio program at Southwestern that they get a chance to use a radio station that could potentially reach thousands of new listeners in south central Kansas.”

Read more from the Winfield Courier.

Tuning Into WBOR, Bowdoin’s Beloved Freeform Radio Station

WBOR 91.1 FM this year was led by a crew of 14 devoted students and one community member (who runs the station during school breaks). Many more students, professors and locals hosted weekly one-hour music and talk shows. Walker Kennedy ’15, the station’s manager, said more than 100 DJs contributed to WBOR’s programming.

Red more from Bowdoin.

Solving the Mystery of the Ubiquitous Radio Station Call Letter Signs: The Leo Blais Interview

“The first signs were made around the time the ‘Slow Drivin’ maxi-single was released in 2008. I started sending them out as a way to thank the stations for playing the records. Also the letters represented the actual artwork that went into each album. People would send me photos they found on the internet with the signs being spotted in the background or on the stations walls. It was really nice to know how happy it made the people who received them.”

Read more from Radio Survivor.

From Holland, with love (from KFJC)

Forget LPs, CDs and MP3s: Foothill College’s KFJC staffers are going straight to the source. Earlier this week, nine radio station employees and volunteers boarded a plane for the Netherlands to conduct their fifth international live remote broadcast.

Read more from Palo Alto online.

Nick Canovas (WUML) Wins IRF’s Best College Radio DJ Competition

Congratulations to Nick Canovas of WUML for winning the International Radio Festival‘s best college radio DJ competition! His show, Time In The Study, which he hosts under the guise of DJ Dad, stood out from the competition and won him this title. His show focuses on “local and worldly underground indie music” interspersed with a healthy dose of self-proclaimed dad jokes.

Read more from CMJ.

By |June 9th, 2015|Broadcasting News, Member News|0 Comments

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KFJC to Broadcast Live from Eindhoven Psych Lab

Award-winning, student and volunteer-run Foothill College radio station KFJC 89.7 FM is excited to be traveling to the Netherlands in order to broadcast live from the Eindhoven Psych Lab. The two-day festival, which will take place at Effenaar in Eindhoven (Netherlands), will feature a range of performances by more than 30 modern-day psychedelic bands and artists from all over the world.

Read more from KFJC.

NC State’s WKNC And University of Minnesota’s Radio K Join Forces On Mixtape
WKNC (88.1 FM) and KUOM (RADIO K) have joined forces to release “All Summer No Bummer,” a collaborative mixtape featuring 20 summery songs from the two respective states. Last week the stations premiered two tracks each day selected by the other station and then released the whole set for free download on Bandcamp on May 22.
Read more from All Access.

University of Sioux Falls to Assign College Radio Station License to Local Pawn Shop

The University of Sioux Falls has filed paperwork with the FCC in order to assign the license for its student-run college radio station KCFS 94.5 FM to Badlands Airtime, which is affiliated with Sioux Falls, South Dakota pawn shop, Badlands Pawn. According to the Asset Purchase Agreement, the sale price for the KCFS license is $1.5 million.

Read more from Radio Survivor.

KBVR comes back to the future

Whether it is an interesting dissection of a graduate student’s research or a look into the history of jazz fusion, KBVR is home to over 130 different distinct personalities offering up different playlists, meaning something new every time you tune in. It’s a trip outside the daily algorithm-bubble where nothing outside of anticipated preference is ventured or gained—what radio can be with a little adventure.

Read more from the Corvallis Advocate.

By |June 3rd, 2015|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

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Ball State to create ‘David Letterman Collection’ to honor late night TV host’s retirement

“We saw in him someone who caught on quickly, extremely bright but was extremely funny,” said Al Rent, former manager at WBST, Ball State’s public radio station.

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Illinois Central college radio teaches English on the air

The loud ensemble was a feature on Voz Latina, or “Latin Voices,” a weekly community radio show run at Illinois Central College’s East Peoria campus that strives to teach Spanish speakers the English language. Although the band was just for its Christmas special, the show brings in locals every week to discuss, in both languages, careers and activities, an easygoing way for listeners to absorb vocabulary words while relating to real people in real situations.

Read more from the Washington Times.

Plus, Radio Survivor updates us on LPFM in Missouri and more.

By |May 26th, 2015|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

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FSU sells campus radio station to WUNC

Fayetteville State University is selling its 100,000-watt campus public radio station to WUNC Public Radio LLC for $1.75 million.

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Luther College’s KWLC takes a look back

Non-commercial college radio is a medium that thrives on a passion for sharing. Every semester we assemble a programming schedule that showcases the unique tastes and interests of over 50 different disc jockeys, all excited to share cutting-edge music of a variety of genres and formats. Our efforts to give exposure to these programs comes from a sincere desire to share with our audience in the discovery that makes broadcasting music so rewarding to begin with.

Read more from Luther College CHIPS.

By |May 19th, 2015|Broadcasting News, Member News|0 Comments