Demo and Résumé reviews at NSEMC in Seattle!


One-on-One Demo and Résumé critiques with radio news pro Glenn Schuck on Friday, Oct. 24

Have your demo reel and résumé reviewed in a one-on-one session with news pro Glenn Schuck at the CBI convention in Seattle! Bring both your demo reel/aircheck and résumé. Students should bring their demos on a flash drive or CD, and demos should be no longer than 10 minutes. Click here to sign up.

By |October 9th, 2014|Conventions|0 Comments

Press Release: CBI and SoundExchange Reach Settlement On Many Webcasting Issues

October 7, 2014 — Royalty payments will remain at current levels for the vast majority of student radio stations webcasting music under an agreement reached between College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) and SoundExchange.

A joint motion filed today by the organizations with the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) would freeze royalty payments for the next five years. It would also continue to allow student webcasters to continue to file proxy reports in lieu of detailed data due to the nature of their operations and the size of the online audiences.

The settlement submitted today is not final. It must pass a “reasonableness test,” a process established by the CRB to determine if proposed settlements are fair to all parties which will be bound by the proposed rates and terms. “We have asked the CRB to determine a specific timeline to finalize approval of the settlement, which would allow us to cease litigation in this matter as soon as possible,” says CBI Executive Director Will Robedee. “The previous settlement we reached with SoundExchange took many months to be approved. With this agreement based on a settlement already endorsed by the CRB, I am hopeful that final approval will come soon.”

“We are thrilled with the settlement as it means that our station can continue to pay the same fee for the next five years and avoid a costly and burdensome reporting process,” says student Steve Varsanyi, program director of WSOU-FM at Seton Hall University. “This is a huge win not only for college radio, but also for bands that college stations play because an affordable settlement means stations can keep playing music, especially emerging artists.”

CBI President Greg Weston says, “We actually expect the number of student stations to be able to report via proxy to rise above the 96 percent mark because of the submitted settlement as the threshold for being able to report via proxy has risen from 55,000 total listening hours per month via the Internet to 80,000 total listening hours. While I think the change is a move in the right direction and a big win for student stations, we will keep striving to make it as easy as possible for students to reach an audience on the Internet through webcasting and mobile devices.”


College Broadcasters Inc. represents students involved in radio, television, webcasting and
other related media ventures; ensures a commitment to education and the student pursuit of excellence through active involvement in electronic media; promotes cooperative efforts between the association and other national, regional, and state media organizations; facilitates the discussion of issues related to student-operated electronic media; and other community oriented programs. CBI currently represents electronic student media outlets from around the world.

By |October 8th, 2014|CBI News|0 Comments

Board Blog: Convention and Keynote updates


By |October 8th, 2014|Board Blogs, CBI 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

Coming to Seattle? Start networking now!


There are plenty of ways to start getting to know your fellow NSEMC Seattle attendees now!

  • First, join the Facebook event for the convention.
  • Start using the convention hashtag, #CBISeattle, on your social media pages.
  • And, if you’re not already, follow CBI’s Twitter at @askcbi for the latest updates and news as we count down these final days to the convention.

By |October 6th, 2014|Conferences, Conventions|0 Comments

Spotlight: Spinnaker TV


By |October 2nd, 2014|Spotlight|0 Comments

Board Blog: Getting the Most out of the CBI Convention



Warren Kozireski, CBI Immediate Past President.

You and your staff are making the trip for the National Electronic Student Media Convention in Seattle later this month. For most student operations it is quite a financial commitment, so how can you get the most bang for your buck—ROI using industry language?


  • If your media operation is paying all or part of the bill for a member to attend, you might want to consider having everyone sign a travel agreement stipulating in writing what is expected of them. How many sessions should they attend each day? Are 9 a.m. sessions mandatory? Can I go sightseeing during the day? What happens if I don’t meet the minimum? What happens if … ? A good example to use as a template is this one from Ball State.
  • Have all attendees meet in advance to sift through the program schedule and pre-select what session each would like to attend. With six sessions going on at once, to get the most out of it you should rarely have more than one person from the same media organization in the same room. Maybe even have other students leaders from the organization who can’t go to the conference also look through the schedule for things they would like information on. This could help fill any schedule gaps. You are representing the entire organization—not just yourself.
  • Bring a notebook, pens, business cards, station swag (for the swag swap) and electronic device chargers.
  • Schedule a daily debrief among all of your attendees at the end of each day to share ideas, experiences and begin to brainstorm changes you want to make back home.
  • Hang out with people other than from your own station. You know what you do, so gather new perspectives and ideas by talking with students and advisers from other colleges. Whoever comes home with the most new social media contacts wins.
  • Whether your station is a CBI Award finalist or not, attend the Awards presentation. Audio and video clips from the winners are played, so you can measure where your operation stands, and maybe pick up a few creative ideas to use next week back home.
  • Have an open mind. There are an endless number of student media operating models out there. Just because someone doesn’t do things exactly like your operation doesn’t mean you can’t glean a nugget of information that might prove beneficial.
  • Catch up on sleep when you get home. The CBI conference only happens once a year and, for some, this is a one-time only experience. Milk it for everything you can and enjoy!

By |October 1st, 2014|Board Blogs|0 Comments

NSEMC News: Pro résumé and reel reviews


This year, as an added option for students attending the NSEMC in Seattle, we’re offering one-on-one reviews with a radio news pro for résumés and demo reels! Book an appointment with Glenn Schuck to get real-world feedback on your clips and resume before you head out on the job hunt. Bring your resume and reel on a flash drive or CD.

For more information, check in at the registration desk in Seattle! See you there!

By |September 29th, 2014|Conventions|0 Comments

Board Blog: Seattle Update


As we have seen with all the chatter on the CBI listservs, the response to this year’s National Student Electronic Media Convention (NSEMC) has been incredible. That is true on the sponsors and exhibitors side of the convention as well.


Mark Maben, CBI Development Director

Exhibit space for NSEMC 2014 has sold out! This year a record number of companies and individuals will be exhibiting at our trade show on Thursday, Oct. 23 and Friday, Oct. 24. There will be 18 vendors and many of the exhibitors are, as station sales people like to say, “new business,” meaning it is their first-time at the convention. In Seattle we will have a great mix of long-time CBI supporters and new friends. All NSEMC attendees are encouraged to check in with our exhibitors to learn about their products or services. And if you play Exhibitor Bingo, you will have a chance to win some prizes too!

I am pleased to note that Comrex has returned as a major sponsor of the convention. It is terrific that Comrex understands and supports the mission of CBI and the NSEMC.

You can see who many of our sponsors and exhibitors are for NSEMC 2014 by visiting More folks are added to this site regularly. Suggestions for future exhibitors and sponsors are always welcome.

I am starting to get really excited about NSEMC-Seattle. Don’t forget that the early bird deadline for convention registration is October 1st.   I hope to see you in Seattle!


By |September 25th, 2014|Board Blogs|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