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Rowan Radio marks 50 years

His first time live on Rowan Radio, Ricky Schuh was terrified.

More than 1.3 million potential listeners in a 30-mile radius of Rowan University were about to hear the freshman’s voice — stammers and all.

Read more from The Daily Journal.


BUTV10’s ‘Paper Trail’ creates campus buzz

The drama tells the story of a group of amoral college students who, after being placed on academic probation following a string of rowdy parties, resort to unethical means to keep their grades up.

Read more from BU Today.


Spinning Indie visits WHRC

In the five years since my last visit, WHRC struggled and then was recently resurrected as a streaming radio station. I’d been in contact with one of the students who got the station back up and running, so I was particularly excited to finally see the latest version of WHRC in person.

Read more from Spinning Indie.


By |October 21st, 2014|Broadcasting News, Member News|0 Comments

Student Media in the News


College Media Day grows

“This year’s celebration of College Radio Day definitely built off of last year,” Station Manager Erica Szczepaniak said. “Last year, WSOU focused mainly on discussing college radio with students throughout New Jersey from colleges such as Montclair State and NJIT. This year, WSOU not only met and broadcasted with students from Montclair, but also took it into our own hands to put together broadcasts from bands and media professionals that truly demonstrate to our wide variety of listeners just how important this day really is.”

Read more from The Setonian.


The Library of Congress Launches Radio Preservation Task Force

Growing out of the National Recording Preservation Plan (NRPP) of the National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB), the Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF) is the Library of Congress’s first national radio history project.

And, Spinning Indie and Radio Survivor writer Jennifer Waits will be a Research Associate!

Plus, check out the NSEMC session, Archiving College Radio and its History, with Jennifer on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m.


UTA Radio kicks off Rocktober

“You don’t necessarily need to know who the bands are, but just hang out and enjoy some music, and maybe discover some music,” Liguez said.

Read more from The Shorthorn.

By |October 14th, 2014|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

Student Media in the News


Lots of coverage of stations participating in College Radio Day:

Seton Hall’s WSOU in Radio World
Wilkes University’s WCLH and Luzerne County Community College’s WSFXCentral Washington University’s KCUW
Marshall University’s WMUL in the Marshall Parthenon
New York stations on Upstate Live
UCCS Radio in The Gazette
University of Tennessee Knoxville’s WUTK in the Huffington Post
Amarillo College’s FM90 on
Utica College’s WPNR on WKT

K-UTE seeks a new audience from the Daily Utah Chronicle.

Plus, MTSU will host a Bonnaroo seminar on Wednesday, Oct. 8!

By |October 7th, 2014|Broadcasting News, Member News|0 Comments

Student Media in the News


KFJC to broadcast Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia

Award-winning, student and volunteer-run Foothill College radio station KFJC 89. 7 FM is excited to be traveling to the United Kingdom in order to broadcast live from the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia. The two-day festival, which will take place at Liverpool’s Camp & Furnace/Blade Factory complex (a collection of warehouses and a former industrial furnace), will feature a range of performances by neo-psychedelic artists from all over the world.

KFJC will be presenting live audio and video streaming of selected bands from all three stages of this year’s festival, using the latest in remote broadcast technology. Live sets from Liverpool will be broadcast to listeners in the United States over KFJC 89.7 FM in the San Francisco Bay Area and to a global audience via the Internet.

The Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia will air over KFJC 89.7 FM on Friday, Sept. 26 (tentatively from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time) and Saturday, Sept. 27 (tentatively from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pacific Time). Tune in to KFJC at 89.7 FM in the San Francisco Bay Area and online at View the live video feed at

To learn more about the festival, visit

By |September 23rd, 2014|Member News|0 Comments

Student Media in the News


WRKC’s Radio Home Visitor show marks 40 years on air

Radio Home Visitor turned 40 this week, with no signs of slowing down for middle age.

The hour-long program aimed at keeping the blind, visually impaired and homebound informed about their community has aired daily on WRKC, the King’s College radio station, since Sept. 2, 1974.

Read more from Citizen’s Voice.

FCC approves campus radio station at Coahoma juco

Coahoma Community College is launching a fundraising campaign to support a new radio station on the Clarksdale campus.

State Sen. Robert Jackson, D-Marks, is helping get the program started.

Read more from the Sun Herald.

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College Radio Day updates

Dropbox and SoundCloud sign on as partners, and more.

Read more from College Radio Day.


By |September 9th, 2014|Broadcasting News, Member News|0 Comments

Social News Desk discount for CBI members


CBI members are eligible for a 30% discount from Social News Desk.  Providing our members with discount programs and special offers when available is one of the benefits of CBI membership.

Social News Desk is a social media content management system designed originally for broadcasters, but is now used by universities, government agencies, and others as well.  The company wishes to support campus media outlets, which is why Social News Desk is offering a discount to CBI members.  You can learn more about this offer in the attached flyer and more about the software by visiting  In addition to 30% off, the company is extending another offer to help members save money — two free month of service for members who sign up by Oct. 15.

Details on this offer can be found at Social News Desk will also be an exhibitor at NSEMC 2014 in Seattle, one of 15 different exhibitors signed up for our trade show on Thursday, Oct. 23 and Friday, Oct. 24.



By |September 9th, 2014|Member News|0 Comments

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How important is college radio to today’s underground bands?

Local station WPRK at Rollins College continues broadcasting, as it has since 1952. On air every Wednesday at 5 p.m. is “Local Heroes,” which has been on air since the ’90s, when alternative rock dominated freeform shows. Currently hosted by George Wallace, Ilene Lieber and Daniel Pacchioni, the show’s intent is to highlight Orlando community figures doing interesting things in our city.

Read more from Orlando Weekly.


New boss at biggest club on campus

Spotted on campus: green-skinned man wearing blue underwear and a radio head.

It’s Chapman Radioman! He’s a hero of promotion, who aims to get Chapman Radio noticed by spinning records and hamming it up at campus events.

Read more from the Orange County Register.


Mesquite schools’ KEOM-FM radio is a power in wattage and education

Hits from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s aren’t much of a draw for the typical high school student. But the advanced broadcast journalism program’s true format might be considered a blend of dual credit, advanced placement and career technology. MISD has been providing that opportunity since Sept. 4, 1984 — long before educators adopted such terms.

Read more from The Dallas Morning News.


#SaveWRAS rally held at GSU

The fight to bring back the Georgia State University student-run Album 88 station back got a new push this week with a new school year.

See more at

By |September 2nd, 2014|Broadcasting News, Member News|0 Comments

Student Media in the News


New Digs for WHWS and WEOS Radio

Catawba Foundation buying second Salisbury radio station, WSTP

Plus all the news from College Radio Watch on RadioSurvivor


By |August 26th, 2014|Broadcasting News, Member News|0 Comments

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College Media Matters interviews Reid Laurens, formerly of WRAS

During his time at the student-run radio station WRAS, Reid Laurens fell in love — with the news, broadcasting and his future wife. The Georgia State University alumnus worked in the WRAS news department from 1976 to 1978. So did his wife, Mary Ann.

As he recalls, “She had the 7 a.m. news shift and I had the 8 a.m. news shift, and I was asked to train her on how to use the equipment in the newsroom. After that she began staying after her news shift to see me when I came in to do my shift, and a few years later we got married, and we still are married, 32 years and three children later.”

Read the whole interview at College Media Matters.

By |August 5th, 2014|Broadcasting News, Member News|0 Comments

Spotlight: SCAD Atlanta’s SCAD Atlanta Radio


Special thanks to Matthew Rusak, General Manager, for answering the questions!

scadatl3Tell me a little history about your station and where your station is now?
The station was started in the fall of 2007 by a handful of ambitious SCAD Atlanta students. We are still a very young station but we have learned a great deal in seven years. Our reach continues to grow as does our diverse staff of DJs which includes students, alumni and faculty.

What sets your station apart from other college radio stations?
SCAD Atlanta Radio is Internet streaming only which we consider to be one of our strengths. Our voices can be heard anywhere and at anytime around the world! I think there is also something to be said about a college radio station run by art school students. I am constantly amazed by not only their individual artistic talent, but by the energy, the creativity and the innovation that they bring in support of the station and its success. Artists work from a desire to communicate and I think that benefits us well to have an entire staff who are eager to share themselves and engage the listener. I like to think that SCAD Atlanta Radio broadcasts will inspire our audience too giving clear context to our station’s tagline, “SCAD Atlanta Radio — music for the right side of your brain.”

Why did you choose to work at the radio station?
scadatl2When I was first looking to apply to the SCAD Atlanta campus, one of my priorities was to be sure that they had a radio station. I had wanted to be involved with college radio for a long time. The school I had transferred from did not have one. I loved music and I especially loved discovering new music and I felt I had to share that love. I was also hoping that it would give me a sense of belonging since I would be moving so far from friends and family. Still, I was very nervous about joining up once I got here. I felt I would be seen as too old or that my music tastes were uncool. I continued to listen to the station and go to radio events on campus but it was a whole year and a half before I even applied to be a DJ. It’s my only regret since starting at the station that I didn’t begin sooner. The DJs and managers were so friendly and supportive that I realized my fears were unfounded. I instantly felt that this was a place I belonged. I continue to work at SCAD Atlanta radio so I can in turn offer that same kind of welcoming.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for your station?
Time will tell.

What’s the best part of college radio? And the hardest part?
scadatl1From my perspective, the hardest part of college radio is that the students who run it still have to be students. They have to deal with the same challenges and responsibilities that any other college student must face; homework, research papers, examinations, project deadlines, financial aid, finding room for sleep and having a social life.  However, knowing that students have to face these obstacles and seeing how they continue to commit themselves to their duties at the station exhibits one of the greatest parts of college radio. The students involved with the station are not here because they’re being paid to be. They do not earn a higher GPA just for being a part of it. They are not guaranteed success and fame for being a college DJ. They are here because they want to be, because of the passion they have. That is what makes being a part of college radio such a genuine experience. We take chances on unknown bands and albums because we have faith that there is always something new to discover. We are allowed to experiment and make mistakes because we are willing to learn from them. We support the success of our fellow students, not just at our own station but for all those involved in the college radio community.


Want your station profiled for a CBI Spotlight? Email Jessica!

By |July 17th, 2014|Member News, Spotlight, Station Profile, Weekly Showcase|0 Comments