College radio stations pay tribute to Prince
I was as shocked as everyone else yesterday when I glanced up at a TV screen at my local diner and saw the breaking news that Prince has died. I voiced my disbelief and soon there was a chorus of commentary from my fellow restaurant patrons. Wasn’t Prince just in town performing? Was he really only 57 years old?
Read more from Radio Survivor.
KJHK celebrates 40 years with events, documentary
Join us and take a look at how your sound alternative has changed in the 40 years since its humble beginnings in 1975. From the humble beginnings in The Shack to its fresh location in the Union, KJHK has played an important role in many different lives.
See the documentary here.
WFRD to host weekend anniversary celebration
On Saturday, April 30, Dartmouth University will host a series of free public talks in celebration of both the 75th anniversary of regular student broadcasting on campus and the 40th anniversary of the launch of WFRD. The panel discussions will feature numerous industry professionals, many of whom are alumni of the station.
More information and a complete schedule may be found at at wfrd.com.
KFJC’s 36th Month of Mayhem to feature more than 40 specials and Battle of the Surf Bands #7
Award-winning, student and volunteer-run Foothill College radio station KFJC 89. 7 FM is launching its 36th annual “Month of Mayhem” on May 1, 2016. This annual KFJC tradition features a month of special programming produced by KFJC DJs on a variety of topics. This year’s schedule includes at least 40 specials so far, with more being added every day up until the end of May. In 2015, there were 60 Mayhem specials, with at least one special a day throughout the month of May.
For more information, visit KFJC’s Mayhem Calendar.
KSYM is planning a party for Saturday April 30 at a beautifully restored downtown theatre, the Charlene McCombs Empire Theatre, part of the Majestic Theater complex in San Antonio.
“The response has been unbelievable,” says Donohue (COM’88), a COM associate professor of journalism. “We have had calls from alums offering to paint, clean, do anything they can to help rebuild. One guy made a $1,600 donation, and then apologized, saying it was too small, but he had been out of work for 10 months. It’s been very gratifying.”
It is no secret that UMass Lowell is teeming with clubs and organizations that appeal to almost any interest students may have. WUML, UML’s radio station, is such an organization. However, despite the dedication and commitment of staff and interns, not everyone on campus is aware that UML has a radio station.
Read more from The Connector.
Deans of Radio: Student Broadcasters at WFNM
“I’m not the Dean of Radio,” jokes Dan Lewis, faculty advisor to the WFNM radio show, “that job belongs to the students.”
Even well before arriving at Franklin & Marshall College in 1984, Lewis has been an avid follower of the College’s student-run radio network, one that has remained exclusively under the administration of students, which is seldom found at other college radio stations.
Read more from Franklin & Marshall College.
Ballots are due tonight at midnight for CBI Elections. See candidate statements here.
And, entries are open for the CBI Student Production Awards, nominations for the Joel Willer Award and submissions for session proposals are being accepted for the 2016 National Student Electronic Media Convention Oct. 20-22 in Philadelphia.