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Nationwide EAS Test – You Must Act Now

Will Robedee, CBI Executive Director

The  FCC, in conjunction with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS).  This will have an impact on all FCC licensed stations that participate in EAS.   If this test applies to you, pay attention.

You must complete the 2017 ETRS Form One on or before August 28, 2017.  The date is important to note because many school stations may not be on-the-air on that date or may be operating on limited schedules.  The rules do not include any provisions (to my non-lawyer knowledge) for exceptions.

The form is a little tricky to complete and requires information you may not have at your fingertips, so the earlier you start to complete the form, the better.  Do not wait to complete this form.  The sooner the better.

If you have changes to your EAS info, you must submit those changes or before August 28, 2017.

One the day of the test, you must report your information your information on ETRS Form Two.  This form will likely ask you about what you received and what you rebroadcast.  It may ask for additional information concerning the equipment you use.

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CBI may be able to help with simple questions, but, as always, you legal counsel is your best resource.

By | August 19th, 2017|Board Blogs, Broadcasting News|Comments Off on Nationwide EAS Test – You Must Act Now

Student Media in the News

National Radio Week: KEXP on the Social Impact of Community Radio

I know I’m not the only one in the United States to make a more determined attempt to find community, since, let’s say… November 9, 2016. And, while I’m usually in a bit of a climate action bubble, I was able to find the people, the joy and the feeling of real hope for the future by becoming more involved with Seattle’s community radio station/nonprofit arts organization: KEXP.  So that, dear reader, will serve as full disclosure for how I came to see their work through social impact eyes and to conduct this interview with John Richards on the eve of their week’s worth of “National Radio Day” tributes.

Read more from The Huffington Post.

WUSF leaving TV airwaves Oct. 15

WUSF, which sold its broadcasting license earlier this year, announced it will be going off the air on Oct. 15.

The college sold the license for $18,754,503 as part of the Federal Communication Commission’s Broadcast Incentive Auction. The station and its four other digital channels had to go off the air after receiving the money.

The college’s radio stations WUSF and WSMR will remain on the air.

Read more from WTSP Tampa Bay/Sarasota.

A brief history of WQLN

Though WQLN went on air in 1967, it traces its roots much farther back, to 1953, when local attorney Enoch Filer and his wife, Margarita, began their push for a public television station.

The Filers — joined by Erie Schools Superintendent Maurice Kolpien, Pennsylvania Electric’s George Schaefer, school board director George Yochim and the Rev. Father James Caldwell — formed Educational Television of Erie. Their work between 1953 and 1962 was limited to getting a station number — 54, said Tom New, WQLN’s president and CEO.

Read more from GoErie.com.

Plus, CBI is announcing finalists in the 2017 National Student Production Awards online. Finalists from two categories will be posted on the website and our Twitter every weekday through Friday, Aug. 25.

By | August 15th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

Marietta College hopes renovations strike a chord with new music program

Meanwhile, some of the Communications and Mass Media classrooms and office space will remain in McKinney, as will the television studio. The college radio station space will be moved into a newly-renovated room downstairs, where a dark room used to be, while music therapy will occupy the upper floor. More Communications classes will be moved into nearby Mills Hall, where some are already held.

“This is really allowing us to utilize the space that exists in the best way,” said Tom Perry, director of strategic communications and marketing for the college. “This transition can be made because of the size of the programs and even the changes to the way these programs are taught. You don’t need something like a dark room any more.”

Read more from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.

Jalandar has its first campus community station

Launching it, Principal Dr Naresh Kumar Dhiman said, “The radio will cover a radius of 15 km, reaching the urban as well rural regions of Jalandhar district. It will relay programmes related to various communities, including housewives, labourers, farmers, students etc for two hours from 10 am to 12 noon. It has been established under the proposal of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. We will be sending our recordings to them for three months after which we are expecting a funding of Rs 7.5 lakh. By then, we also intend to broadcast it online.”

Read more from The Tribune.

Plus, Radio Survivor analyzes the Princeton Review’s list of most popular college radio stations

By | August 8th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

WBRU’s Radio Silence

While the rest of us were busy lamenting the cold and rainy spring, Brown students and the BRU board of directors were deciding the fate of the station over a series of tense meetings. The decision that they came to, faced with the reality of diminishing profits and assets that were steadily losing value, was to sell the 95.5 signal and use that money for different media projects that won’t involve terrestrial radio.

Read more from Providence Online.

College Radio: Just a Bunch of Kids?

That’s what the sales manager of a New Hampshire radio station told local businessmen when he discovered that he was losing accounts to student salesmen from the nearby college station. Some faculty weren’t happy with the station either, considering it a mere “radio school” in their midst, and not promoting their vision of academia. One seriously suggested that rock’n’roll be allowed on the station only if accompanied by “commentary and discussion.”

Read more from Radio World.

Radio Dreams: Skidmore Radio Offers Youth Program

Skidmore College junior Adam Simon and professor Adam Tinkle introduced the Upstate Youth Radio & Podcast Project this summer, with the goal of showing Capital Region kids the inner workings of radio production and sound engineering. According to the project’s official website, the project teaches kids “everything you need to be a radio DJ, talk show host, audio documentarian, and podcaster.”

Read more from Saratoga Today Newspaper.

Essex County College TV station now streaming

MPT has been filming and producing College programming since its inception in the mid-1970s. But until now, viewing was limited to what cable provider people used. For years it was the old Suburban Cable service, and later either Cablevision or Fios, depending on where the viewer lived.

Read more from Essex County College.

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.

 

Plus, Radio Survivor’s 100th Podcast and the College Radio Watch column.

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

Student Media in the News

Radio Survivor supports net neutrality

The distance between broadcast radio and internet radio gets narrower every day, as more people tune in on their computers and smartphones, even if they’re listening to the online stream of a terrestrial station. For many listeners public radio and podcasts are nearly synonymous, choosing to listen to “This American Life” on demand, at their own convenience, rather than when dictated by a broadcast schedule. Millions of other listeners turn to internet stations to hear music and genres that are almost impossible to receive over the air.

Read more from Radio Survivor.

EAS test set for Wednesday, Sept. 27

Announcement memo

Public notice information

 

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.

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

Student Media in the News

This Rare Recording of WRAS in Atlanta Shows Why the 1980s Really Were The Golden Age of College Radio

Before the explosive growth of commercial “alternative rock” networks, college stations like WRAS provided access to music one could hear no where else on the dial. Listening to this recording reveals the Cambrian-Explosion-like variety of styles and genres juxtaposed in a single afternoon’s playlist in 1987: reggae, cowpunk, blues-oriented rock, synth pop, rockabilly, goth rock, and folk music all lived together in a strangely symbiotic harmony.

Read more from Lee Co.

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.

 

Plus, Radio Survivor visits WFVU at Fordham University and the College Radio Watch column.

By | July 11th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

After 42 years, WUMD has its final FM show

Just before noon on Monday, current and former WUMD DJs made their final sign offs prior to going completely online after 42 years of broadcasting.

“We will come back out on the other side,” said Jennifer Mulcare-Sullivan, station manager, on the air before sign offs. “We’re all going to get through this together.”

Read more from The Herald News.

 

Plus, Radio Survivor’s Podcast episode  #97 and the College Radio Watch column.

By | July 4th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

 Chicago radio thrives at the left of the dial

I have my issues with the student DJs on college radio—they’re sometimes maddeningly inarticulate and sometimes ridiculously self-indulgent, whether they’re trying to entertain themselves or affect some sort of detached cool. But I still love the stations where they work, because the programming there has the potential to be so open-ended. Depending on the station and the hour, you could hear indie rock, noise, jazz, international music, or even a hyperlocal news show.

Read more from The Reader.

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.

 

Plus, the College Radio Watch column.

 

 

By | June 27th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Conventions, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

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