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WBRU radio station may be going up for sale soon

WBRU-FM may be for sale in the near future.In a letter sent to WBRU alumni Thursday morning, general manager and Brown University student Kishanee Haththotuwegama said the station’s nine-member board of directors had passed a resolution to begin seeking a buyer. The Station Membership, which consists of about 50 Brown University students who work at the station, will vote March 11 on approving a possible sale.
Read more from Providence Journal.

96.3 KNDS Put on Probation, at Risk of Losing NDSU Funding

For some of us, music is what gets us through our longest days.Yet, listening to 96.3 FM KNDS, NDSU’s student-run radio station, is not the route students choose to go to for their wind down of tunes.“I honestly think a lot of people haven’t heard as much of us as we would like to,” said KNDS’ Assistant Station Manager Brian Jackson.
Read more from KVVR.com.

SF school leaders attempt to steer news coverage of district-owned KALW

A top education official suggested that KALW public radio cover positive news about the San Francisco Unified School District on Tuesday, appearing to encroach on the editorial independence of the school district-owned radio station.
Read more from the San Francisco Examiner.

WCBN: Your Source for Musical Connections

On college campuses across the country, radio has largely been replaced by online music curation services like Pandora. While these services are convenient and are likely to connect us to music that we will like, they rarely introduce new themes or genres.  College radio stations such as WCBN at the University of Michigan, however, specialize in this. These stations offer students, and the community that they broadcast to, endless programing of new and underrepresented music while also offering students the opportunity to develop their knowledge of music as DJs.
Read more from The Michigan Review.

How San Bernardino Community College District is about to make $157 million off KVCR

The San Bernardino Community College District, which runs KVCR-TV, is expected to receive $157,113,171 in return for its broadcast frequency, the district announced Monday. Its programming will still be available, and viewers are not likely to notice a change.The district, which includes San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College, voluntarily participated in a Federal Communications Commission auction to free up bandwidth. Once vacated by KVCR, that bandwidth will be used by mobile and wireless providers.
Read more from the San Bernardino Sun.

By | March 7th, 2017|About CBI, Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

Accepting Nominations for Board Positions

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 6, 2017

College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) is now accepting nominations for the offices of Secretary, Development Director and Student Member. The Secretary and Development Director are each 3-year terms beginning December 1, 2017. The Student Member is a one year term beginning May 1, 2017. To be considered, nominations must be received by Ed Arke (earke@messiah.edu), Election Commissioner (self-nominations are accepted).

The Qualifications for the board are: Directors must be duly appointed proxies of a Media Member; a maximum of one (1) Director may be proxied from any one (1) Media Member. An individual serving as a Student Director must maintain full-time undergraduate or graduate student status at the member institution for the duration of his or her term of office. A Faculty/Staff Director shall include any individual holding a faculty, administrative, or supervisory position associated with a Media Member.

The election of new Board positions will be held this spring and the results will be announced via the listservs. For more information related to the qualifications and duties, please visit the bylaws page. I hope you’ll seriously consider nominating a colleague or yourself for this great opportunity to serve our organization.
Please direct all nominations and correspondence to:
Edward T. Arke
CBI Election Commissioner
Messiah College
One College Ave. Suite 3038
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
earke@messiah.edu

By | January 11th, 2017|About CBI, CBI News|Comments Off on Accepting Nominations for Board Positions

Student Media in the News

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WKNC launches new podcast offering legal help for students

WKNC 88.1 FM recently launched the new podcast “Legal Werk,” featuring in-depth interviews with lawyers from NC State University Student Legal Services. Now in its fourth episode, the podcasts address issues commonly faced by students. Episodes are broadcast on-air, as part of the weekly public affairs program “Eye on the Triangle,” and then podcasted via iTunes. Episodes are also posted on WKNC’s SoundCloud account at http://soundcloud.com/wknc881.

Marshall University School of Journalism and Mass Communications Hall of Fame ceremony set for September 23

Five graduates of Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SOJMC) are being inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame later this month.

Dr. Charles G. “Chuck” Bailey, Mike Cherry, Jody Jividen, Chad Pennington and Peter Ruest will be inducted during a ceremony, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus. Charles Ryan Associates and Stadelman Consulting are the presenting sponsors of the ceremony. A pre-event reception is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial Student Center.

Read more from Marshall University.

WTBU recovers from fire, resumes broadcasting

Boston University’s student-run radio station WTBU will resume broadcasting this fall, more than five months after its studio was burned in a three-alarm fire triggered by a short circuit.

The staff has put a lot of time and effort into the station’s recovery, including creating a #SaveWTBU fundraising campaign, General Manager Christie Leist wrote in an email.

Read more from The Daily Free Press.

Delta mourns loss of Public Broadcasting leader

PBS has lost one of its true champions with the passing of longtime Delta College Broadcasting leader Barry Baker. The Bay City resident, who guided the college’s public television and radio stations with a firm but fair hand for nearly 20 years, passed away on Aug. 30, 2016. He was 67.

Read more from Midland Daily News.

KCSC blows out the candles on its 65th year

Students and Chico locals gathered on the shady lawn in front of Glenn Hall on Saturday for an afternoon of good food and even better music celebrating Chico State’s student run radio station, KCSC’s 65th anniversary.

The celebration was complete with tacos, tie-dying and performances from local artists.

Read more from The Orion.

Cougar Radio Station continues to grow

“I first started working in radio my senior year of high school when I had to complete a senior project at Columbus High School and I got to work with PMB Broadcasting so, it was a very surreal experience to finally be able to put it to the test when I got here,” Holley said.

Read more from WRBL.

College-based KSDS redefines student radio

For San Diego City College students, Jazz 88.3 is also educational.

The radio station, which for the past three years was named the best in the nation by JazzWeek, originates from studios on the campus and is broadcast from a transmitter and antenna at Mesa College, also in the San Diego Community College District.

Read more from The San Diego Union-Tribune.

CBI announces special sessions and pre-convention sessions for2016 NSEMC

 

 

Visit the Philadelphia site for information on hotel reservations, convention registration and more.

Plus, Radio Survivor’s College Radio Watch column and Podcast #62.

By | September 13th, 2016|About CBI, CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

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2016 CBI National Student Production Awards open soon

The Call for Entries is officially posted for the 2016 CBI National Student Production awards and will start accepting entries on Monday, April 4. The Awards provide a great opportunity for students to showcase their work in a nationally recognized competition, with 24 categories in audio, video and multimedia — including promos, news reporting, comedy, entertainment, sports, best DJ, station imaging, website design and more. The entry deadline is Friday, May 13. For more information, visit the Call for Entries page.

San Antonio station celebrates 50 years

KSYM is celebrating their 50 year anniversary of being on-air in San Antonio, making KSYM the oldest community college radio station in Texas. The pledge drive begins March 28 and runs through April 3 and hopes to raise funds for new equipment and computers.

For more information, visit KSYM or Fox San Antonio.

Montco Radio to hold alumni broadcast

Montgomery County Community College’s (MCCC) student-operated Internet radio station, Montco Radio, will host its first alumni broadcast April 16 (2016; Saturday) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will feature radio station alumni from the 1980s through today. The live shows are being produced from a studio in the Advanced Technology Center at the college central campus.

Read more from The Limerick Post.

Vice CEO Shane Smith would rather give a ’23-year-old kid straight out of school’ a TV show than someone experienced

In an interview with Marketing Week, Smith said: “We go to the tech colleges and get the best shooters and the best cutters. There could be a 23-year-old kid straight out of school and

[we say to them] ‘okay, now you’re running a TV show’.”

Read more from Business Insider.

Thefts from RTVF span decade

The 15 newly discovered items were connected to the account at the pawn shop of Gerald “Larry” Quick, said Campus Police Lt. Louis Zizzo. A long-time City College employee, Quick, 62, was arrested last month and charged with the theft of four video cameras, two of which were found at the shop.

Read more from the San Diego City Times.

 

Plus, Radio Survivor’s LPFM Watch, College Radio Watch and new podcast episode. And, CBI’s Radio World Campus View column.

 

By | March 29th, 2016|About CBI, Broadcasting News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

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Triton College Radio celebrates 40th anniversary

“It’s almost like a high school reunion,” director Kurt Werner said. “It goes back 40 years.”
According to Werner, Triton Radio started as a club. After about six months, the college received some equipment, and a got a license to become a radio station. Although the launch of Triton Radio was in May of 1975, the first official air date is unknown.

Read more from the Chicago Tribune.

Chicago State’s WCSU radio station is school’s hidden treasure

“We’re not locked into a specific genre of music. We’re not stuck into the same rotation in the music that we play,” Hibbler said. “Here at WCSU radio, we also have the opportunity to kind of be a platform for new independent artists that are coming up locally. National artists that are not signed, but are looking for an opportunity to be heard.”

Read more from Medill Reports Chicago.

Rollins College radio show gives seniors a voice

Run with the help of older adult volunteers out of a basement at Rollins College, the show features content aimed at Central Florida’s swelling population of seniors. Each week listeners tune in for an hourlong, in-depth look at topics spanning dating after 50 to end-of-life wishes. For a recent show about meditation, Kelly didn’t let his hearing aide difficulty hinder his booming presence.

Read more from the Orlando Sentinel.

Plus, Radio Survivor’s College Radio Watch column.

By | March 15th, 2016|About CBI, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

CBI Board positions accepting nominations

College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) is now accepting nominations for President and Treasurer, each with a 3-year term beginning December 1, 2016.  We are also accepting nominations for the remainder of a term for Secretary.  The Secretary position’s term in office runs until December 1, 2017.  The nomination period has been extended through Friday, March 18. Nominations must be submitted to Election Commissioner Ed Arke earke@messiah.edu. Self-nominations are accepted.

For more information related to the qualifications and duties, please visit the CBI Bylaws. Consider nominating a colleague or yourself for this great opportunity to serve our organization.

Please note this is a recently revised election timeline.  As a result of the transition, the current Student Director’s term will run until April 30, 2017.

By | January 15th, 2016|About CBI|Comments Off on CBI Board positions accepting nominations

NextRadio® and CBI Launch Radio Spot Contest

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NextRadio® and CBI Launch Radio Spot Contest

NextRadio seeking sixty second radio spot to include in National Awareness Campaign through college contest. Prizes include National Student Electronic Media Convention registrations, hotel accommodations and even airfare!

Indianapolis, IN.  August 5, 2015 – NextRadio and College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) have teamed up in search of the best-of-the-best in radio spot advertisements. College students nationwide can create and submit a sixty second radio spot promoting NextRadio. Entrants will get valuable experience creating a spot and the winner will get incredible exposure for themselves and the spot they created. To learn more about the contest and to submit your radio spot, visit www.nextradioapp.com/collegecontest.

NextRadio is the smartphone app that allows listeners to see and hear local FM radio. NextRadio is a radio industry initiative supported by the National Association of Broadcasters, Radio Advertising Bureau, and most of the radio industry’s major owners and operators.

The contest is designed to offer college students an opportunity to conceive, create, and submit a commercial radio spot and compete within a real world context.  Learning by doing is essential to the student media experience and by partnering on this contest, NextRadio and CBI are providing students from coast to coast a chance for professional development that extends well beyond the confines of a college campus.

“Currently, 50,000-70,000 radio spots run each month supporting the NextRadio National Awareness Campaign, which launched in February. This is a huge opportunity for students to have their radio spot played nationally among thousands of broadcast stations and heard by millions. We will get the opportunity to showcase rising talent for the radio industry,” said Paul Brenner, President NextRadio.

“CBI is thrilled to team up with NextRadio to offer students from our media outlets this unprecedented opportunity to have their work appear in front of millions of listeners. Not only will the winners get national exposure for their talent, but they’ll also be able to take advantage of the educational opportunities available to them at the National Student Electronic Media Convention,” said Greg Weston, President CBI.

The contest will run from August 17 – September 18, 2015. Winners will be announced on September 28, 2015. The first place winner will have their sixty second radio spot included in flight four of the NextRadio National Awareness Campaign, starting October 1, 2015. In addition to having their radio spot played on-air across the country, the winner will win one (1) National Student Electronic Media Convention (NSEMC) registration in Minneapolis, MN from October 22-24, 2015, a two (2) night hotel stay at Hyatt Regency from October 22-23, 2015, airfare travel to NSEMC (up to $500 value), and recognition during NSEMC. Students need to submit their radio spot through the submission process at www.nextradioapp.com/collegecontest. To learn more about NSEMC visit www.askcbi.org/minneapolis.

About TagStation, LLC and NextRadio®

TagStation, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Emmis Communications Corporation. TagStation, LLC has developed the TagStation® service to provide radio stations with artist and title information and unique interactivity with listeners.  With partial funding from NAB Labs, TagStation also developed the NextRadio® hybrid radio smartphone app which uses TagStation® cloud services to provide a rich FM radio listening experience on smartphones and tablets by combining the devices’ built-in FM tuner and the internet. Founded in 2013, TagStation, LLC is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN with offices in Indianapolis and Chicago, IL. For more information, about TagStation®, visit TagStation.com. For more information about NextRadio®, visit NextRadioApp.com.

About CBI

CBI is a member-driven organization serving students and advisers of college and high school electronic media outlets. Through events, programs and a network of expertise, we provide our members with educational and professional development opportunities and facilitate advocacy. CBI currently represents more than 200 active radio and television member stations. For more information about CBI, visit www.askcbi.org.

About National Student Electronic Media Convention

The National Student Electronic Media Convention is America’s top convention dedicated to the interests of student radio stations, TV/video outlets, and webcasters. The convention features breakout sessions led by advisers and media professionals, student-led roundtables, and networking opportunities. Among the highlights of this year’s NSEMC will be a pre-convention workshop for new and newer advisers, the presentation of the National Student Production Awards, and a keynote address by new media content strategist Clinton Forry. More information on the NSEMC can be found at www.askcbi.org/minneapolis.

 

Media Contact:
Maura Kautsky
317.684.8336
mkautsky@nextradioapp.com

By | August 5th, 2015|About CBI, Member News|1 Comment

NSEMC Minneapolis 2015: The Latest

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Registration is now open online. Early-bird rates are extended through Oct. 12.

Plus registration is open for our exclusive pre-convention session!

The complete sessions list is available, as well as schedules by day for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Hotel reservations are open and rooms are still available.

If you experience problems booking your rooms, you may use the overflow hotel. CBI has negotiated complimentary wi-fi at the overflow venue along with a reasonable nightly rate. The hotel is about a 10-minute walk from the convention hotel, but in a nice part of the area. Overflow hotel reservations will be available until Sept. 28 or when the block is full.

Finalists in the 2015 National Student Production Awards are announced.

Find out more about our Keynote Speaker Clinton Forry.

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available.

 

Complete information available at the Minneapolis NSEMC site.

 

By | April 1st, 2015|About CBI, Conventions|1 Comment

Board Blog: Seattle Wrap-up

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It is my honor and pleasure to serve as the Executive Director of CBI. As the Executive Director, my primary responsibility is annual convention. Since we just wrapped up the convention on Saturday, I wanted to take out a moment to give you a preliminary post-convention report.

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Will Robedee, CBI Executive Director

The convention exceeded CBI’s expectations in a number of ways.

• Attendance exceed that of last year by roughly 24 percent.

• CBI  increased the number or sessions available to you each hour and as result offered more sessions throughout the conference on great topics. The attendance numbers for not only registration and sessions are also up again this year, which means that we’re doing something right.

CBI expects this trend to continue, but we could not do this without your support.

• CBI partnered with NPR and NPR members to bring back the Next Generation Radio Project which received an overwhelming response from applicants. Results are available at askcbi.org/nextgeneration. Take a look and listen.  I think you will be impressed with the quality of the productions.

• The CBI National Student Production Awards Ceremony continues to grow as a prestigious competition.  There were close to 900 entries this year.  We congratulate both the finalists and winners in the production awards.  Each of you are winners whether you took home the top prize or not.  The CBI awards are becoming more and more competitive and the fact that your submission was recognized as a finalist or winner should not be left off your resume.

Students should look at the finalists and award winners for examples of how they can improve and enhance their productions.

I will close by asking you to help CBI make the 2015 convention even better. Students, advisers and others are highly encouraged to submit session proposals. CBI will begin to accept proposals around July 1 of next year. Please feel free to bounce off session ideas to me, our VP, Herb Dunmore and also with one another via the List serv. The final cut-off date for session proposals will be September 1.

CBI and I personally thank you for your support, but we also welcome your feedback for improvements. We know that there is room for improvement, so we want to make the conference even better. If you attended the convention, you can help us by completing the post-convention survey at http://askcbi.org/seattle/survey/.

Until next time, I remain your humble Executive Director who wants to hear from you.

By | October 29th, 2014|About CBI, Board Blogs, Conventions|Comments Off on Board Blog: Seattle Wrap-up

Latest Seattle NSEMC Updates!

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Plenty of additions to the CBI Seattle website this past week:

• Complete program listings by day for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

• And complete lists of speakers and sessions with descriptions.

Plus a PDF of the entire convention program.

• Information on tours of KEXP and KING5, plus one-on-one demo reel and résumé critique sessions with radio news pro Glenn Schuck.

Follow our Twitter @askcbi and the Twitter hashtag #CBISeattle for the latest on the convention. And, if you’re coming, join us on the Facebook event page, too!

 

 

By | October 13th, 2014|About CBI, Conventions|Comments Off on Latest Seattle NSEMC Updates!