The station began operating in 1964 in the basement of one the academic buildings on campus. Only a few members ran the radio station, and there are about 60 members who are actively involved. Rowan Radio is a 24-hour, non-commercial educational station that has a potential to reach 1.3 million people in the surrounding Delaware Valley. We also stream online and have had fan mail from all over the world.
Other than our manager, assistant manager, and engineer, Rowan Radio is a completely student-run station. The students schedule the music, create the promos and PSAs, and conduct interviews with community members and athletes. It is a great learning experience for us to learn valuable skills that we can use after we graduate.
I am studying journalism, and I chose radio, initially, because I wanted something fun to do over the summer; the school paper only runs during the school year. As I got into it, I fell in love with the music, the friends I made, and the various shows that I’ve hosted. My favorite show to host is our Early Bird Special because my cohost and I talk about all sorts of things ranging from pop culture and acting like little kids, to health and entertainment news.
The craziest thing I have ever done for the station was being there for at least 16 hours on Election Day last year. Last year I was News Director, and I was on air for at least seven full hours during the day. Once election results came in, my assistant news director and I gave updates every half hour until about 11 p.m. If that’s not love and dedication, than I don’t know what is.
The best part about college radio is being a service to the community. We cover news, weather, traffic, and sports. Rowan Radio broadcasts all of Rowan’s sports games, the Wilmington Blue Rocks’ baseball games, and live events in the community. The radio station also pairs up with various classes in the communications department. I don’t think the hardest part has happened yet; I think the hardest part will be not being at the station all the time after I graduate. I still plan on being around, but it will definitely be harder being away from something I put my heart and soul into for four years.
After a week away we are back with our final month of Weekly Showcase stations for the Spring semester! Who better to start us off than the recently announced mtvU College Radio Woodie award winner 90.5 WASU FM at Appalachian State University!
Founded in 1972 WASU is celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year! WASU is a non-profit station completely student-run. They broadcast a wide range of music and shows as well as work with local musicians and organizations to help the community. Not only did they recently win the mtvU Woodie award, but they were also added to the iHeart network earlier this year.
To check out more from this awesome station check out the links below!
Our Weekly Showcase station this week is Brockport Television and Production broadcasting from The College at Brockport: State University of New York. The station started in 1999 with just one show called “Watch This Show”. Since then, they have grown into a production facility that provides students the opportunity to actively engaged in regular television productions.
One of their regular programs is the Brockport News Network, which covers all the latest news on campus.
They also provide an impressive weekly weather forecast on their Facebook page, which you can watch here – Weather 3/6 to 3/11
Another one of their regular programs is the Eagle’s Nest, which covers all the sports action at Brockport.
They also cover various events such as the Harry Potter Flash Mob that took place on their campus last Spring.
To see more from this talented station check out the links below:
Our Weekly Showcase station this week is Radio DePaul broadcasting from DePaul University in Chicago! This award-winning student run station plays a wide variety of music from pop, dubstep, indie, retro, and much more; as well as talk, news, and sports shows.
Radio DePaul has had some great national exposure this year when iHeartRadio chose them as one of the first 14 college stations to be added to their services. They are also one of the top 10 stations up for the mtvU College Radio Woodie award!
Included on their website is a great video explaining who they are and what it is like at their station!
To listen to this talented station check out their live feed here – Radio DePaul Live! And to follow them on the world wide web check out their social media sites below:
This week we are showcasing ACRN (All Campus Radio Network) broadcasting from Ohio University! Founded in 1971, the all student-run station has a long and rich history. Since 1999 the station has been a 24/7 webcasting power house playing a “college rock” format but also including speciality shows ranging from hip-hop, metal, punk and classic rock.
The station uses their website and social media in creative ways to interact with their audience. They offer four different blogs from their staff talking about the latest music news and they have a Tumblr page that features photos from recent shows.
They also produce videos to highlight local bands and recent guests!
To listen to this awesome station check out their live feed – ACRN Listen Live! And to find out more about ACRN – The Rock Lobster check out the sites below:
Our weekly showcase station this week is KBVR-TV from Oregon State University. KBVR-TV is a student-run television station that provides student-generated content to their school. They have a variety of different studio shows that are produced regularly such as Beaver News, Beaver Sports Show (a finalist in the 2011 CBI Best Sportscast category), Bombshell Music News, Locals Live (a finalist in the 2011 CBI Best General Entertainment Program), and many others!
“Beaver Sports Show” is a weekly show that highlights all the latests sports at OSU. Check out their latest episode:
“Beaver News” is a nightly newscast produced by the students of KBVR.
And “Locals Live” is a live music performance show that showcases local and regional bands.
To check out more of the great productions this station is producing click on the links below!
Our weekly showcase station this week is WFAL Falcon Radio at Bowling Green State University. Founded over 40 years ago in a student’s dorm room, it was originally the campus AM station known as 1610 AM-WFAL. Now known as Falcon Radio, WFAL broadcasts on the web and local radio airwaves.
The station offers a wide variety of music genres, news, sports, and talk shows. One of their popular talk shows is TransTalk, which is a weekly radio show about transgender issues. You can listen to their stream live every day on their website www.falconradio.org.
If you are interested in finding out more about Falcon Radio check out the links below:
Our weekly showcase station this week is Texas Student Television at the University of Texas at Austin. Founded in 1995, they are the only student-run, student-produced, FCC-licensed, digitally broadcasting college television station in the country. They produce a wide variety of videos from news, sports, comedy, and commercials.
One of their regular shows is “Shenanigans”, which is a narrative comedy about a group of friends who film a weekly prank show.
“Sneak Peek” is all about the movies. It is the longest running entertainment program on the station. They review and preview the latest films, cover movies news, and interview major celebrities … like James Franco!
And “KVR News” is TSTV’s weekly news program covering everything happening on campus.
If you’re interested in learning more about Texas Student Television check out the links below:
Our weekly showcase station this week is Titan TV at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. This station has been around for 40+ years and continues to produce a wide variety of creative content. As stated on their Facebook page, “All of our shows are created and produced entirely by our student members and every student with an interest in television is welcome regardless of their academic major or their experience level.”
To see a compilation of the work Titan TV has done check out their latest sizzle reel!
The “High Time Syndicate” is a sketch based comedy show that airs regularly on their station!
They also produce a children’s program using puppets called “Titan Forest.”
And this past year they won the CBI Award for Best General Entertainment Program with their show “Tales from a College Dorm.”
We look forward to seeing all the great productions they’ll produce this Spring semester!!
If you are interested in learning more about Titan TV check out the links below -
This week we tried something different to come up with our Weekly Showcase station by using a Facebook poll. We had a great turn out, but our winner clearly ran away with the lead! Thanks to every one who voted.
Our Weekly Showcase station this week is Ithaca College’s radio station, WICB 91.7 FM. The station has been in operation for over 60 years and has an impressive list of alums that walked through their doors and now work in the broadcast industry. WICB is an affiliate of both ABC Radio and the Associated Press. They are also one of the few college stations to be added to iHeartRadio. The station has a diverse program schedule throughout the week, but modern rock is their main genre.
They also have their own YouTube channel that has promos, special event videos, and live performances by special guests who stop by their studio. This is a video performance by Mike Doughty when he stopped by WICB for a visit in October.
And not many radio stations can say they have a burger named after them!
This is an extraordinary radio station that continues to do great things! We are glad to have them as one of our member stations.
If you are interested in learning more about WICB check out the links below.
Remember … every week CBI will be showcasing student work from our member stations. If you have some videos or audio productions, old or new, that you’d like to share with us, please send it to our IT Content Director.