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KWVA Customizes Workflow to Fit Students’ Needs

Fast forward to 2016 — and now working with part of a $95 million budget — KWVA is firmly reimagined as a state-of-the-art broadcast facility located in the newly reconstructed student union. There is a large open performance space outside the studios wired for broadcasting live shows, two dedicated on-air studios and two production rooms, which are also broadcast-capable.

Read more from Radio Magazine.

Radio station KLCC reaches out to listeners after funding cut by Lane Community College

As part of its bid to curb spending, financially crunched Lane Community College has canceled its traditional $200,000 annual donation to namesake radio station KLCC for the coming fiscal year.

But the downtown Eugene-based public radio station — which is a department of LCC — said it never­theless plans to preserve its news offerings and program lineup.

Officials with the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network and Gateway Community College announced a partnership between the two public entities Monday that is expected to give students broadcasting experience and expand WNPR’s reach in the community.

Read more from the New Haven Register.

Session proposals open for CBI San Antonio

CBI is accepting session proposals from all interested parties for the CBI 2017 National Student Electronic Media Convention to be held Nov. 2-4 at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio.

CBI will consider all proposals from students, advisers, managers and industry professionals and gives strong preference to session proposals with more than one speaker and organization being represented. Session proposals can cover any topic related to electronic student media including the obvious and not so obvious. Multimedia presentations are encouraged.  If you are not ready to submit a full session proposal, but want to run an idea by us, please email us or call 855-ask-4CBI.

Deadline approaching for housing reservations for Summer Mega Workshop

CBI is proud to partner with CMA, CMBAM, and ACP to host the College Media Mega Workshop, an intensive training session for student leaders and advisers. We will be hosting a Broadcast Management track July 13-16 at the University of Minnesota. Discounted on-campus housing is available, but the deadline to secure it is coming fast. Information from the convention organizers follows:

Registration for the workshop will stay open until July 11, but you must meet the June 26 deadline to secure housing on the University of Minnesota campus, where the workshop will be held.

Housing is $144 to $300 per person, depending on length of stay. Students will be staying in Centennial Hall, which has single rooms available, and advisers will be in Yudof Hall. Parking is an additional fee.

 

Plus, Radio Survivor’s Podcast #95 and the College Radio Watch column.

 

By | June 20th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

Submit session proposals for CBI San Antonio

College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) is accepting session proposals from all interested parties for the CBI 2017 National Student Electronic Media Convention to be held Nov. 2-4 at the
Hyatt Regency San Antonio.

CBI will consider all proposals from students, advisers, managers and industry professionals and gives strong preference to session proposals with more than one speaker and organization being represented. Session proposals can cover any topic related to electronic student media including the obvious and not so obvious. Multimedia presentations are encouraged.  If you are not ready to submit a full session proposal, but want to run an idea by us, please email us or call 855-ask-4CBI.

Virtual Radio, College Radio and the End of the Main Studio Rule?

One of the many benefits of attending the NAB Show is getting a feel for what is going on in the industry — new products, new techniques and an idea about where we are headed. Every year, we enlist Chris Wygal to walk the floor, with eyes wide open and ears attuned, so that we can tell you just what the buzz really is.

Read more from Radio Magazine.

 

Registration is open for summer College Media Mega Workshop

  • Registration fee for the Broadcast Management track is $199 for four days of workshops, training and special programs tailored specifically for student leaders and advisers for broadcast media outlets.
  • Lodging and parking are available at University of Minnesota residence halls. 
In conjunction with CMA, ACP and CMBAM, CBI will present the College Media Mega Workshop, a summer student media leadership workshop, July 13-16, 2017 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Join student leaders and advisers for CBI’s Broadcast Management track, a four-day intensive broadcast-focused training, and learn what you need to know to lead your student broadcasting group in 2017 and beyond.
Successfully managing student radio, video and multimedia organizations requires mastery of technology, legal issues, organizational development and more. CBI’s Broadcast Management track will provide attendees with the skills they’ll need to succeed in this unique field. Designed for student leaders, new advisers, and veteran advisers looking for a refresher, this intensive training will ensure you’ll hit the ground running in the new school year. Topics will include FCC rules and regulations, building and organizing your team, copyright laws, producing content, underwriting sales and much more.

Lodging and parking will be available at University of Minnesota residence halls for a fee.

 

By | June 13th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

Emerson College to induct four into Hall of Fame

Emerson College in Boston is well known for its award-winning, student-run station, WERS 88.9. On Saturday, June 3, this will be further acknowledged when the station hosts its Ninth Annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony and honors alumni who have gone on to contribute significantly to the broadcasting industry.

Read more from Radio Ink.

Kate Snow Sees ‘a Direct Line’ Between Cornell’s Off-Campus Radio, Her Career

“I signed up for the off-campus radio station, WVBR. There’s a direct line between WVBR and me sitting here at NBC News,” she said in an interview for College Game Plan.

For Snow, it was a career-defining decision.

“I entered Cornell thinking I wanted to study the science of communication, but once I got involved I had a mind switch where I thought, ‘Wait a minute. Maybe broadcast journalism is kind of interesting to me.'”

Read more from NBC News.

Impact-sponsored music festival Bled Fest brings local acts for 13th year

For the second year in a row, Impact 89FM, MSU’s college radio, sponsored Stage C at Bled Fest and was also a vendor at the event.

Sarah Dropsey, the Promotions Director and co-host of the show Pity Party at Impact, said Bled Fest is a festival for college students from the cheap tickets to the punk bands.

Read more from The State News.

Submit session proposals for CBI San Antonio

College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) is accepting session proposals from all interested parties for the CBI 2017 National Student Electronic Media Convention to be held Nov. 2-4 at the
Hyatt Regency San Antonio.

CBI will consider all proposals from students, advisers, managers and industry professionals and gives strong preference to session proposals with more than one speaker and organization being represented. Session proposals can cover any topic related to electronic student media including the obvious and not so obvious. Multimedia presentations are encouraged.  If you are not ready to submit a full session proposal, but want to run an idea by us, please email us or call 855-ask-4CBI.

Registration is open for summer College Media Mega Workshop

  • Registration fee for the Broadcast Management track is $199 for four days of workshops, training and special programs tailored specifically for student leaders and advisers for broadcast media outlets.
  • Lodging and parking are available at University of Minnesota residence halls. 
In conjunction with CMA, ACP and CMBAM, CBI will present the College Media Mega Workshop, a summer student media leadership workshop, July 13-16, 2017 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Join student leaders and advisers for CBI’s Broadcast Management track, a four-day intensive broadcast-focused training, and learn what you need to know to lead your student broadcasting group in 2017 and beyond.
Successfully managing student radio, video and multimedia organizations requires mastery of technology, legal issues, organizational development and more. CBI’s Broadcast Management track will provide attendees with the skills they’ll need to succeed in this unique field. Designed for student leaders, new advisers, and veteran advisers looking for a refresher, this intensive training will ensure you’ll hit the ground running in the new school year. Topics will include FCC rules and regulations, building and organizing your team, copyright laws, producing content, underwriting sales and much more.

Lodging and parking will be available at University of Minnesota residence halls for a fee.

By | June 6th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student media in the news

Skidmore DJs All Tuned In; Heard Beyond Campus ‘Bubble’

The station’s low-power signal fades away after about 15 miles in any direction. In addition to FM radios, though, listeners anywhere can tune in by visiting the WSPN website.

In his time at the helm, Klein found that the “tight-knit community” of DJs makes WSPN more sustainable than other college radio stations. He also said the “non-homogenized” music and commentary itself clearly separates WSPN from local FM stations that tend to inundate listeners with overplayed songs and commercials.

Read more from Saratoga Today.

As KASU Hits 60, New Media Is the Message

“It has always been connected to an academic unit that prepares students for careers in media and communication,” he said. The ways it fulfills that mission, though, have changed as remarkably as the technology students use to produce the broadcasts and the ways the audience engages with it.

And today’s media industry isn’t looking for just radio announcers, TV reporters, news writers and social media specialists. It’s seeking prospects who do it all.

Read more from Arkansas Business.

Better Know a College Radio Station: West Virginia University’s WWVU

“The graveyard shifts have been a rite of passage at U-92 for as long as anyone can remember. They’re a great opportunity for a DJ to learn the ropes of operating the board while on the air, with slightly less stress.”

Read more from BandCamp.

College radio in the podcast era

Thirteen of Minnesota’s Private Colleges have college radio stations; all of them are student led with a focus on serving the campus community. Some are long running stations that started as early as the 1940s, others are recent additions utilizing new online steaming platforms to provide radio to their campuses. Stations have a range of music, talk radio and sports broadcasts that often stream or play 24-hours. Many of the older radio stations have added streaming to keep up with the modern listener.

Read more from Minnesota’s Private Colleges.

Registration is now open for the Broadcast Management track of the College Media Mega Workshop!

  • Registration fee for the Broadcast Management track is $199 for four days of workshops, training and special programs tailored specifically for student leaders and advisers for broadcast media outlets.
  • Lodging and parking are available at University of Minnesota residence halls.
In conjunction with CMA, ACP and CMBAM, CBI will present the College Media Mega Workshop, a summer student media leadership workshop, July 13-16, 2017 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Join student leaders and advisers for CBI’s Broadcast Management track, a four-day intensive broadcast-focused training, and learn what you need to know to lead your student broadcasting group in 2017 and beyond.
By | May 30th, 2017|Broadcasting News, Conferences, Member News|Comments Off on Student media in the news

Student media in the news

WICB says thank you to General Manager Chris Wheatley

For 32 years, Chris Wheatley, the Manager of Radio and Television Operations at Ithaca College has dedicated countless hours of service to WICB — including some time working on the station as a student himself. Now, as he prepares to retire, the staff and past alumni wanted to give a huge “thank you” to the man who taught us all way more than how to turn on a microphone.

Hear the story at WICB.org.

WKNC releases “First Semester” mixtape

WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1, North Carolina State University’s student-run college radio station, is releasing a mixtape, “First Semester.” The mixtape is a robust music compilation highlighting 23 North Carolina artists in the hip-hop, electronic and indie rock genres. The mixtape is set to be released on May 19th  and can be downloaded at https://wknc881.bandcamp.com/album/first-semester. Downloaders are encouraged to donate any dollar amount to help support WKNC’s mission of supporting local artists and educating students about radio broadcasting.

Registration is now open for the Broadcast Management track of the College Media Mega Workshop!

  • Registration fee for the Broadcast Management track is $199 for four days of workshops, training and special programs tailored specifically for student leaders and advisers for broadcast media outlets.
  • Lodging and parking are available at University of Minnesota residence halls.
In conjunction with CMA, ACP and CMBAM, CBI will present the College Media Mega Workshop, a summer student media leadership workshop, July 13-16, 2017 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Join student leaders and advisers for CBI’s Broadcast Management track, a four-day intensive broadcast-focused training, and learn what you need to know to lead your student broadcasting group in 2017 and beyond.
Plus, Radio Survivor visits KLMU and KXLU, and the College Radio Watch column.
 
By | May 23rd, 2017|Broadcasting News, Conferences, Member News|Comments Off on Student media in the news

Student Media in the News

On Air Next: Graduation means a switch at the switchboard

The time has come. This is my last column as music director for Radio 1190. I hope I turned you on to some rad bands this year and you enjoyed my ramblings about the music I love. The best is yet to come. Jolie Klefeker will be your music director next year and will continue to give you the scoop on the latest, freshest music around. I’m going to take a second to reminisce about this year and give you a sneak peek of what you can expect On Air Next moving forward.

Read more from Colorado Daily.

WRRC will give away a cruise to Rider University student

Said station GM John Mozes, “This one-of-a-kind college contest has created extra excitement and anticipation for our graduating seniors. Last year one lucky student drove away in a brand-new car after commencement. This year, a student will win not just the car, but a cruise, too.”

Read more from All Access.

College Radio Watch: Dear White People’s TV Portrayal of College Radio and More News

Set at Winchester University, a fictional Ivy League school, the show tackles the complexities of racism from multiple perspectives, most notably from the point of view of media studies major/college radio DJ Samantha White. She hosts a show at her college radio station called “Dear White People,” in which she delves into racism and racial politics on campus. Those themes have already been covered by other reviews of the series, so I’ll turn my attention to the college radio aspects of the show. As a fan of college radio culture, I was very curious to see how the Winchester College radio station compared with the reality of college radio, so of course I was looking forward to scrutinizing the college radio scenes.

Read more from Radio Survivor.

Join CBI at the Summer Student Media Megaworkshop in Minneapolis

Registration is now open for the Broadcast Management track of the College Media Mega Workshop!
  • Registration fee for the Broadcast Management track is $199 for four days of workshops, training and special programs tailored specifically for student leaders and advisers for broadcast media outlets.
  • Lodging and parking are available at University of Minnesota residence halls.
In conjunction with CMA, ACP and CMBAM, CBI will present the College Media Mega Workshop, a summer student media leadership workshop, July 13-16, 2017 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Join student leaders and advisers for CBI’s Broadcast Management track, a four-day intensive broadcast-focused training, and learn what you need to know to lead your student broadcasting group in 2017 and beyond.
Successfully managing student radio, video and multimedia organizations requires mastery of technology, legal issues, organizational development and more. CBI’s Broadcast Management track will provide attendees with the skills they’ll need to succeed in this unique field. Designed for student leaders, new advisers, and veteran advisers looking for a refresher, this intensive training will ensure you’ll hit the ground running in the new school year. Topics will include FCC rules and regulations, building and organizing your team, copyright laws, producing content, underwriting sales and much more.
By | May 16th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

Open Internet back in the Crosshairs

It’s a very real concern that without network neutrality provisions some internet broadcasts and podcasts could find speedbumps in their route to listeners, while larger, more well-resourced broadcasters get an express lane. This could harm independent broadcasters and podcasters, community and college radio stations, and potentially impede innovative and new internet audio services. Three years ago, while the Open Internet debate was raging, Matthew Lasar detailed “four reasons why net neutrality matters for mobile radio,” which is just as, or more, relevant today.

Read more from Radio Survivor.

Plus, Radio Survivor visits WKDU at Drexel University, Podcast #89 explores preservation and the College Radio Watch column.

And, find out more about the CBI Broadcast Management track at the summer College Media Mega Workshop, and submit entries to the 2017 Student Production Awards.

By | May 9th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

WUML hits airwaves in renovated studio

Up until a few weeks ago, WUML broadcasted from a tiny room beside their office for 24 hours a day.

The closet that held some of the radio station’s extensive music collection had an irrigation system that spurted water mere weeks after they moved. Radio staff and interns sent out their programs over the airwaves on equipment out of storage with a board that looked straight out of the 1980s.

Read more from The Connector.

KFJC’s 37th Month of Mayhem to Feature More than 56 Radio Specials + Live Performances

Award-winning, student and volunteer-run Foothill College radio station KFJC 89. 7 FM is launching its 37th annual “Month of Mayhem” on May 1, 2017. This annual KFJC tradition features a month of special music and public affairs programming produced by KFJC volunteers on a variety of topics. This year’s schedule includes at least 56 specials so far, with more being added every day up until the end of May. The Month of Mayhem began on KFJC in 1981 and has always been an eagerly anticipated event, as DJs and show hosts meticulously plan and produce a staggering array of special programs and events.

Read more from the KFJC Mayhem page.

WSOU Mentoring Program Connects Students with CBS Radio, New York  

It may strike some as counter intuitive when it comes to the digital native generations, but radio and audio careers remain popular among millennials and Generation Z. The interest is so strong that Seton Hall University’s student-run WSOU 89.5 FM revamped and expanded its mentoring program this academic year. That expansion was on display last week when students Nick Durant and Tim Bonomo were accompanied by WSOU alumnus, mentor and retired WCBS-FM music director Richard Lorenzo to observe the operations of CBS Radio in New York City.

Read more from Seton Hall.

Plus, Radio Survivor visits WHIP at Temple University and the College Radio Watch column.

And, find out more about the CBI Broadcast Management track at the summer College Media Mega Workshop, and submit entries to the 2017 Student Production Awards.

By | May 2nd, 2017|Board Blogs, Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

(Re)Introducing WMHB, Colby’s popular radio station

On the ground floor of Bob’s, down a hallway and past a bulletin board littered with radio stickers, lives Colby’s on-campus radio broadcasting office. WHMB, headed by Sam LeFeber ’17, airs a variety of student-run shows all week. Programs range from talk shows and “epic banter” to hour-long classic rock jam sessions. Sometimes, if there is a big event on campus, WHMB will arrange a behind-the-scenes interview with the speaker. With the wide assortment of shows, WHMB’s weekly schedule promises something for everyone.

Read more from The Colby Echo.

Art from the Attic: K-UTE Radio gears up for National Record Store Day

This year, the University of Utah’s own K-UTE Internet Radio has decided to join the festivities by participating in Vinylthon on April 22, which has been designated Record Store Day. According to Geoffrey Sutyak, the online content director for K-UTE, Vinylthon is an event sponsored by College Radio Day, an organization that aims to support college radio promotions.

Read more from the Daily Utah Chronicle.

New tune in town: KDRU brings ‘college sound’ radio to Springfield

There is something fairly new in the air– make that ‘on’ the air. KDRU, ‘Dru’ as in Drury University, is the campus radio station making a mark on the local airwaves.

At 98.1 on the FM dial, it’s the only independent radio station in Springfield completely operated by college students.

“I am proud of the different skills I have been able to accumulate,” said Erin Hotchkiss, a student who also serves as the news director for the station. “I am proud that these people just kind of let me hop in; I think it was kind of the right place at the right time…”

Read more from KY3.com.

Registration is now open for the Broadcast Management track of the College Media Mega Workshop
  • Registration fee for the Broadcast Management track is $199 for four days of workshops, training and special programs tailored specifically for student leaders and advisers for broadcast media outlets.
  • Lodging and parking are available at University of Minnesota residence halls.
In conjunction with CMA, ACP and CMBAM, CBI will present the College Media Mega Workshop, a summer student media leadership workshop, July 13-16, 2017 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Join student leaders and advisers for CBI’s Broadcast Management track, a four-day intensive broadcast-focused training, and learn what you need to know to lead your student broadcasting group in 2017 and beyond.
Successfully managing student radio, video and multimedia organizations requires mastery of technology, legal issues, organizational development and more. CBI’s Broadcast Management track will provide attendees with the skills they’ll need to succeed in this unique field. Designed for student leaders, new advisers, and veteran advisers looking for a refresher, this intensive training will ensure you’ll hit the ground running in the new school year. Topics will include FCC rules and regulations, building and organizing your team, copyright laws, producing content, underwriting sales and much more.

Plus, Radio Survivor’s College Radio Watch column and a visit to WDCE at University of Richmond.

And, CBI is accepting entries for the 2017 National Student Production Awards, nominations for the Joel Willer award and session proposals for the 2017 National Student Electronic Media Convention Nov. 2-4 in San Antonio.

By | April 25th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

Scott Van Pelt promises to fund college radio station while playing golf

The University of Maryland’s student-run radio station needed help, so one of its staffers reached out to one of the school’s most famous alums. Luckily that alum, ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt, checked his phone while on the golf course.

Someone affiliated with the station reached out to Van Pelt on Twitter, telling him it was the last day to donate to the station. Scott asked how much was needed, and then said he would take care of the sum — over $1,000 — when he was done playing golf, of course.

Read more from Golf.com.

Albright College’s WXAC Moves to 24-Hour Broadcast

The broadcasting change, which took effect earlier this month, was enabled in part by a $5,000 grant for new equipment and the station’s move in 2016 to the Berks Community Media Center at 13th and Richmond streets, a location it shares with BCTV.

Read more from BCTV.

Failed KCSM-TV sale forces lawsuits: College district and contractor point fingers over who dropped the ball on auction

Who should take the blame for the failed sale of the College of San Mateo’s television station is the source of a legal battle, as school officials and a company hired to negotiate the acquisition are locking horns over which side muffed a lucrative deal.

Opposing civil lawsuits filed in county Superior Court indicate San Mateo County Community College District officials and LocusPoint Networks representatives disagree on why KCSM-TV was excluded from a $114 million auction sale.

Read more from the San Mateo Daily Journal.

WREKtacular exposes students to local music

The local arts scene may sometimes seem insular to those who are not already a part of it. However, once a year, WREK Radio offers Tech students a chance to experience it. The radio station prides itself in its airing of music that they describe as “atypical” or outside the cultural mainstream. On their website, WREK claims that they wish to use their status as a college radio to bring these “forms of music into public consciousness,” and the annual concert plays into that philosophy.

Read more from The Technique.

Mic drop: VIC Radio celebrates 50-Hour Marathon April 7-9

The DJs kicked off the marathon singing along to pop hits in high spirits. The VIC, or Voice of Ithaca College, radio studio was packed, the spring heat dangling in the studio. Four DJs — senior Kemery Colbert and sophomores Jill Simon, Lexy White and Haley Goetz — led a group of about 10 people in a joyful chorus of pop tunes.

Read more from The Ithacan.

Plus, Spinning Indie visits Lehman College Underground Radio, WTJU at the University of Virginia and WNUW-LP at Neumann University, and the College Radio Watch column. And, news from WUVA’s transition to multimedia.

And, CBI is accepting nominations for the Joel Willer award, submissions for the annual National Student Production Awards are open, and registration is open for the first-ever summer College Media Megaworkshop featuring the Broadcast Management track by CBI.

By | April 18th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News