Montco Radio to hosts ‘WeeCanned’ event in support of Manna on Main Street

The student-run Internet radio station at Montgomery County Commuity College will host a “Montco Radio WeeCanned” event this month to wrap up a non-perishable food drive that benefits Manna on Main Street in Lansdale.

On Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the community is invited bring donations to the Montco Radio Studio, which is located on the first floor at the Advanced Technology Center at MCCC’s Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell.
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SLU student named Louisiana’s top student broadcaster

“It is a tremendous honor to win Student Broadcaster of the Year,” Ferrando said in the news release. “The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters is an extremely prestigious organization. Being the only student awarded alongside the best professionals in the state made this award very meaningful. I am so thankful for this recognition because I have such a strong passion for news reporting. ”

Ferrando is an anchor, reporter and producer for the Southeastern Channel’s student newscast, “Northshore News,” named one of the top four college television newscasts in the country by College Broadcasters, Inc. She recently won “Best in the South” recognition for “Television Hard News Reporting” given by the Southeast Journalism Conference made up of all universities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina.
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Use of photographs on websites

Ever wondered about copyright laws for using photos on your station’s website? Just because an image is on the Internet doesn’t mean you can use it, especially without permission.

For some guidelines on copyright, permissions and potential risks and damages, read this informative Media Memo (pdf) posted with permission from Garvey Schubert Barer.

For more information and resources on a variety of topics, check out the CBI resources page.

Station Spotlight: Foothill College’s KFJC

Special thanks to Doc Pelzel, KFJC’s Station Supervisor, Cadillac Margarita, Assistant Promotions Director and Lord Gravestench, host of “Extinction Mass” for answering the questions!

Tell me a little history about your station and where your station is now?
Doc Pelzel: KFJC started in 1959 with pretty limited resources — few daily broadcast hours, low power, miniscule music library, and a skeleton staff.  As all aspects of the station developed, the most pronounced growth was in KFJC’s image for creative programming.  From the “Maximum Louie Louie” 63-hour marathon featuring 825 different versions of the same song, through the station’s annual “Month of Mayhem” barrage of special programming containing multi-hour showcases of specific bands, labels, scenes, genres, time periods or some other sonically-themed concept, to its more than 200 remote or in-studio live music broadcasts every year, KFJC has become known as a hotbed of the unusual.

What sets your station apart from other college radio stations?
Cadillac Margarita: I honestly don’t know that much about other stations, but one of the things I really like, that I believe may be different from other college stations, is the length of our individual programs. We have 3-4 hour shifts. I feel this allows the DJ on air and their audience to develop a special rapport. The DJ is given the time to hit their stride and magical things happen :)

Why did you choose to work at the radio station?
Cadillac Margarita: I wanted to learn about radio broadcasting specifically, and Foothill College had a Radio Broadcasting Program at the time. I had never listened to KFJC before I joined, so I had no expectations. Becoming as involved as I did came as a great surprise! Fun things happen when you open yourself […]

Saving College Radio Symposium Highlights Importance of Archiving Radio History

On Friday I spent an amazing day at University of Maryland, College Park for the Saving College Radio Symposium. Hosted by the University of Maryland Libraries’ Special Collections, the symposium was held in conjunction with the exhibit Saving College Radio: WMUC – Past, Present and Future. Throughout the day, archivists, scholars, and college radio participants talked about the culture of college radio and methods for preserving its legacy.
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Out in Radioland: Who’s Coming to LPFM Next?

“Right now the biggest thing is defining community radio,” said Anthony “BeGee” Henry Sr., Stone Soup’s station/program manager. “You tell people its community radio and they say, ‘What’s that?’ ”
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“Since it is low-power, the radius that we hope it will cover will be 8 to 10 miles on 100 watts,” Pitts said. “You may be able to pick it up in the southern tip of Tennessee or in the eastern part of Mississippi, if you turn your dial right. It’s mainly going to cover thecampus and immediate metro.”
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Rowan telethon to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House

It started out as an annual production for a great cause. But, for Rowan University students, the Rowan Television Network’s (RTN) Telethon has since become much more. It’s become a labor of love.

“We can’t stay away. We love being there and interacting with the children and their families. We want to be as involved as we can,” said telethon co-producer Joseph Ponisi, a junior radio/television/film (RTF) major from Holmdel.
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KJHK wins 24 broadcasting awards

University students working for KJHK, the student-run radio station at the University of Kansas, are “bringing home the blue” this month after receiving 24 broadcasting awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters.

The Kansas Association of Broadcasters organizes the 2014 Student Broadcasting Awards. The contest is statewide and recognizes exceptional student work in various different categories.  Student radio and television stations submit the entries.
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Station Spotlight: University of Minnesota’s Radio K

Thanks to Jenny Ackerson, program director, for answering the questions.

Tell me a little history about your station and where your station is now?
Radio K was born in 1993, growing out of duct-taped together (but still completely perfect) WMMR with its legacy 770 AM signal. Today we sit (completely student run) with over 60 DJs, 300 volunteers, and ever growing ambition and hold on the Twin Cities.

Radio transmissions at the University of Minnesota date to 1912.  The station is the 10th oldest station still on the air, beating out WHA at the University of Wisconsin Madison by a few hours. That also makes Radio K, KUOM,  the oldest licensed non-commercial broadcast station in the country.

What sets your station apart from other college radio stations?
Unlike many other stations, Radio K has the good blessing of having AM & FM signals, smartphone app, and an internet stream.  This helps us have a much broader dedicated fan base. We also have hundreds of in-studio sessions each year from local and national acts.

Why did you choose to work at the radio station?
I chose to work at Radio K because it is the place where I feel most comfortable, and more importantly it’s a place I found to dedicate myself to. It’s hard to find a place to work with your peers and create a really, really great product.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for your station?
The craziest thing I’ve got to do for Radio K is (aside from DJing every Thanksgiving and Christmas for the past 3 years) would be the numerous escapades in our K suit (our mascot) — going to baseball games (and throwing out the first pitch even though the K doesn’t have arms!), […]

David Letterman on WAGO Ball State University, from 1969

Now a recording of a 21-year-old Letterman’s April Fools Day 1969 broadcast has surfaced on the “non-profit digital library” Internet Archive. And although the sound quality isn’t great (what do you expect from a 40 year old college radio recording?) this broadcast time capsule shows Letterman’s absurdist sense of humor in its infancy.
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