KBGA kicks off annual ‘Radiothon’ fundraiser
Every year, KBGA College Radio calls on its loyal listeners and community members to donate in support of the station. In exchange, donors receive premiums from local businesses and/or KBGA merchandise, as well as the pleasure of hearing engaging radio programming.
This year’s goal is to raise $20,000 to upgrade office computers as well as in-studio equipment. During Radiothon, pledges can be made by calling 243-5242 or visiting kbga.org.
Read more from the Missoulian.
Eastern Oklahoma State College to launch KWLB
Eastern Oklahoma State College will soon launch KWLB 93.1 FM to bring the best mix of music to the local airwaves.
The college will celebrate the launch of the radio station with a “Flip the Switch” event on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom in Wilburton. The event, which is open to the public, will also recognize the partnership between Eastern and Oklahoma AT&T to make the project possible.
Read more from the McAlester News-Capital.
Also, according to the Jan. 21 issue of Tom Taylor NOW, this also affects KWLB’s programming:
What does Eastern Oklahoma State College have to do with the Dallas Cowboys? It’s not an obvious answer, but the college won the construction permits for two commercial FMs in the FCC’s Auction 93 – and on one of them, KWLB Red Oak (93.1), it will debut a commercial station that plays music and carries the NFL Dallas Cowboys. Eastern paid just $5,000 for what was originally a Class A facility, and successfully got it upgraded to Class C3, located east of McAlester.
WRAS student DJs accuse GPB leadership of violating open records laws
Opponents of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s takeover of WRAS-FM (88.5), the influential independent radio station formerly run by Georgia State University students, continued their fight at GPB’s first board meeting of the year by questioning the deal’s merits, slamming the state media network’s leadership, and accusing its top official of trying to sidestep transparency laws.
Read more from Atlanta’s Creative Loafing.
Springfield, Mass. Radio Host Takes His Show to the Super Bowl
“My sports broadcasting class, which I’m about to teach right now, will get a show-and-tell and maybe a few check-ins from celebrities in our field, sports broadcasting legends,” Belanger explains.
Read more from wggb.com.