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Sign up for media tours, demo reel reviews and TV/Radio clinics at NSEMC

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

KUCR honored by campus at its 50th Anniversary Gala

On Thursday, Oct. 6, four days after KUCR’s official 50th anniversary, the college radio station that has been a staple of UCR held its first-ever gala in celebration of its 50 years on the air. Hosted and presented by KUCR director Louis Vandenberg, the event hosted over 10 speakers including UCR Chancellor Kim Wilcox, U.S. House Congressman Mark Takano and Pulitzer Prize winner Dexter Thomas, who was the evening’s final speaker.

Read more from The Highlander.

WCSB turns 40: Inside look at the station

WCSB 89.3 — Cleveland’s FM Alternative and Cleveland State University’s college radio station — is celebrating 40 years of broadcasting this year. The station’s history can be seen in every part of the studio, present in the numerous concert posters and artist stickers plastered across the walls while every desk is cluttered with CDs and papers.

Read more from The Cauldron.

The Day the Music was Revived: A Return for WRCM

Over 20 students gathered together last week, eagerly planning and promoting the revival of an integral part of Manhattan College history. After a hiatus, WRCM, the Manhattan College radio station, will be making it’s return to campus in the coming months.

“The station was just around campus. Before we built the Kelly Commons, for instance, it was in the cafeterias in Thomas Hall” Dr. Thom Gencarelli, head of the Communications Department and advisor of WRCM, said. “One day, the signal within the cafeterias just stopped, and no one knows the full story as to why, but that was really the end of the station as a station for the students at the college.”

Read more from The Quadrangle.

Texas college TV station, felled by budgeting, signs off the air

A celebrated Kingwood tradition – LSC-TV Channel 24 – will sign off the air Dec. 31.
LSC-TV is the Lone Star College television station, operating 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and is located on Channel 24 for SuddenLink cable subscribers in Kingwood and Porter. Besides providing informational videos about Lone Star College-Kingwood and the many guest speakers who speak at the campus, the channel promotes and tapes local events and local issues, especially from Lake Houston-area nonprofit agencies, as well local school districts, chambers of commerce, government and civic groups.

“In these tough fiscal times, our campus must focus on supporting programs that directly impact student success or enrollment and instruction,” explained Lone Star-Kingwood President Dr. Katherine Persson. “It was a financial decision.”

Read more from The Tribune.

Students take over the airwaves

Students are now broadcasting news stories, political and sports commentaries, and interviews on Hillsdale College’s radio station, Radio Free Hillsdale 101.7 FM.

Although many college radio stations air solely music programs, the assorted content of Hillsdale College’s station — including news, talk, and spoken word radio — will provide students real-world experience in multiple aspects of broadcast media. The station’s general manager, Scot Bertram, said he is excited to help them hone the skills that will equip them for career success.

Read more from The Collegian.

‘Protesting the protest’: Radio station will blackout college football game

A North Carolina radio station says it won’t broadcast this weekend’s East Carolina football game after members of the school’s marching band knelt in protest during the national anthem last weekend.

ESPN Fayetteville (WFAY, 100.1 FM), a radio station owned by parent company Colonial Media and Entertainment, says it is “protesting the protesting” of the ECU Marching Pirates.

Read more from WCPO.

New equipment for Michigan’s farthest reaching high school radio station

At 2,400 watts, the station has the potential to reach one million listeners across Michigan. The grant, which was for $2,000, will be used to buy new mixers, headphones, cables and headphone amplifiers. In comparison most high school and even some college radio stations run on 100 to 300 watts, according to Kimberly McKnee, broadcast class teacher overseeing the station.

Read more from The Oakland Press.

Teens host radio show to make a difference in the community

There’s a lot to talk about on “talk radio” these days, but the voices you hear are usually adults.

Well, not on Monday nights at a Portland radio station.

Take a listen to “Blunt Youth Radio,” where teens are making a difference in our community.

Read more from WGME.

Community radio station is a hit at Emory & Henry College

Using his powerful and distinctive voice for radio, Emory & Henry College student Sam Page recently strapped on headphones and prepared for another weekly radio show.

The music education major described his involvement with the college’s radio station as nothing short of amazing.

“I’ve always loved radio. Being part of WEHC is a great experience for me,” said the sophomore, who hosts a show on Wednesday afternoons featuring music from Broadway hits.

Read more from SWVA Today.

Plus, Radio Survivor Podcast episode #66, episode #67 and the College Radio Watch column. And, Paste Magazine weighs in on CMJ.

By | October 11th, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Conferences, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

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The Point opens new studios at Brockport

89.1 The Point at the College at Brockport cut the ribbon on their rebuilt main studio on Sept. 14. New floor, ceiling, walls and windows.

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In the ribbon cutting photo are (l-r) College President Heidi McPherson, alum and project engineer Michael Black, Operations Manager Kelly Kuehn, Student Government President Devin Bonner and General Manager Warren Kozireski.

 

WHRW celebrates 50 years of student DJs

“We are a free-format station, which means there are no restrictions on what we can play,” said Jeffrey Goldberg, the director of public affairs at WHRW and a junior majoring in geography. “If you want to go from playing classic rock, to jazz funk, to EDM, to folk, you can.”

Read more from Pipe Dream.

Ithaca College raises the bar in college news set design

Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications has debuted a new set that raises the bar for college TV station set design.

The set, from Seth Easter, features a flexible layout that’s also designed to stand the test of time.

Read more from NewscastStudio.com.

WWPI offers an inside glimpse into the music, quirky issues of college life in 2016

About three dozen students, from first-years to grads, fill one-hour slots each day of the week for 11 or 12 hours a day. During times when the studio is empty, an automatic DJ fills the airwaves.

Valim says her own show is a constantly rotating list of music that she works hard to keep varied and appealing. Describing her show as one of electronic or indie music, the computer science major says she especially likes Alt-J, Warpaint, and Tycho. She debuts new playlists every week, which are so diversified she rarely plays the same song or artist during a single school year.

Read more from WPI.

Complete schedule for CBI’s NSEMC is posted!

Visit the Philadelphia site for information on hotel reservations, convention registration and more. The complete session schedule is coming soon!

Plus, Radio Survivor visits KEPC at Pikes Peak Community College, WCAS at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Podcast episode 65 and the College Radio Watch column. And, Vice weighs in on the status of CMJ.

By | October 4th, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Conventions, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

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Princeton Keeps WPRB’s History Alive

In honor of its 75th anniversary, Princeton University’s college radio station WPRB curated a special exhibit full of radio artifacts: “WPRB: A Haven for the Creative Impulse.”

Containing a variety of materials, the exhibit traces the station’s long history from its start as carrier current radio station WPRU beginning in 1940, to the launch of WPRB(FM) in 1955, to its current incarnation as one of the rare commercial FM college radio stations in the United States.

Read more from Radio World.

Longtime DJ wears many hats at college radio’s KSPC

Include Erica Tyron on the short list of folks who are “living the dream.” Ms. Tyron, Director of College Radio at Pomona College’s KSPC 88.7 FM, has been on the job since 1992, when she received her diploma from Scripps College.

“When I graduated I essentially lucked out and took over,” Ms. Tyron said. She had been on the air as a KSPC DJ since 1988, and had “pretty much done every job you could do before I graduated.” During her senior year, KSPC’s previous director, Julie Frick, announced she was stepping down after 11 years at the station. “I said ‘She has my dream job,’” and after a round of interviews the self-confessed music nut and journalism junkie was hired. Then 21, Ms. Tyron has been stewarding KSPC—aka “The Space”—ever since.

Read more from the Claremont Courier.

KBGA turns 20

KBGA College Radio will celebrate its 20th birthday on Friday, Sept. 30 at the Palace Lounge with four different bands, dancing, giveaways and more.

“Our philosophy for this year’s event was to throw parties, not shows,” said Ava Pepprock, the promotions manager for KBGA, who has been planning the event since early summer.

Read more from Montana Kaimin.

Wheaton considering sale of WETN radio & TV station

WETN, Wheaton College’s television and radio station, is considering the possibility of selling its broadcasting license due to under-utilization.

“At present, we are focusing exclusively on the possibility of a sale,” said Dale Kemp, vice president for finance and treasurer at the college.

The station has found that as digital technology continues to advance, the value of the radio and television medium to students has fallen, according to Kemp.

Read more from the Wheaton Record.

CBI announces special sessions and pre-convention sessions for 2016 NSEMC

Visit the Philadelphia site for information on hotel reservations, convention registration and more. The complete session schedule is coming soon!

Plus, Radio Survivor’s College Radio Watch column and visits to KUCI in Irvine and KBPK in Fullerton.

By | September 27th, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Conventions, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

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WKNC hosts second annual Radio Ride

WKNC 88.1 FM will host its second annual Radio Ride, an alleycat style bike ride and scavenger-hunt throughout NC State’s campus and downtown Raleigh, on Saturday, September 24 at 1 p.m.

Participants will receive a set of clues for various checkpoints and can expect to bike between 15 and 20 miles. Prizes for the top finishers include donated items from local businesses.

“I’ve ridden in several similar races over the past few years and when I chose the pit stops I made sure nothing was repeated,” said Justice Dunne, principal organizer of the event and a DJ for WKNC. “Riders can look forward to a challenge solving the clues and finding the new locations.”

Read more on the WKNC website.

Crutcher audio documentary to be part of World College Radio Day

Paul Crutcher’s audio documentary, “The Soul of College Radio,” will be part of a one-hour simulcast during World College Radio Day on Nov. 4.

On that Friday, hundreds of college radio stations will celebrate the broadcast medium. Lending star power to the day’s simulcast are Sean Lennon, Moby and Alanis Morissette.

“To do the documentary was just an idea that I had, because I love college radio,” said Crutcher, general manager of XLR Lander Radio at Lander University. “It’s been a couple of years in the making.”

Read more from the Index-Journal.

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

By | September 20th, 2016|CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on 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

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High School Radio Network launches Sept. 7

It’s no secret that I have a soft spot for high school radio and it’s particularly nice to hear about projects that serve to build a closer high school radio community. Ralph Martin of KVCB wrote to Radio Survivor to let us know about the launch of a high school radio network, which is appropriately named HS Radio Network, on September 7.

Read more from Radio Survivor.

Radio Recollections: The Sound of Stanford’s KZSU in the Early 50s (part 3)

In the early 1950s Stanford University’s KZSU was block programmed like most radio stations. “Cardinal Classics” with classical music was broadcast 8 to 9 PM every night. Occasionally KZSU would broadcast a one-hour radio play at 9 PM. Staff members were the actors, though sometimes speech and drama students acted.

Read more from Radio Survivor.

How ‘Popular’ is your college radio station?

Princeton Review’s annual college survey results are in, including the “Best College Radio Station” list, which year after year I critique, since the survey does not ask about the quality of a campus radio station. Based on online student surveys, the “Best College Radio Station” list is actually a list of schools that survey respondents said had “popular” radio stations. Specific radio stations are not named by Princeton Review or by students and as we’ve seen in years past, schools with multiple radio stations are often more likely to be perceived as having “popular” radio stations.

Read more from Radio Survivor.

‘Pitch Perfect’ completely nailed the college radio experience

From the first moments that Becca (Anna Kendrick) walks into the station, I could SMELL those old records through the screen. If you’ve ever stepped foot in a college radio station’s library, well, that’s a smell that doesn’t leave your nose. It’s musty and exciting in a way very few similar scents can be.

Read more from Decider.

CBI announces Keynote, awards finalists and emcee for 2016 NSEMC

Finalists in the CBI National Student Production Awards have been announced in 24 categories on the CBI Philadelphia website. Winners will be announced at the annual National Student Electronic Media Convention in Philadelphia on Saturday, Oct. 22, directly following the keynote address by Glenn Schuck. The awards will be emceed by local TV anchor Lucy Noland.

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

Plus, Radio Survivor’s College Radio Watch column and Podcast #61, and the latest on CMJ from Radio Survivor, Stereogum and NYSMusic.

By | September 6th, 2016|CBI News, Conventions, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

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How Columbus State University got a radio station

Danna Gibson and Scott Sellnow-Richmond have each played a vital role in launching Columbus State University’s new WCUG radio station.

A year later, WCUG has grown and surpassed all of its goals. Both professors sat down with reporter Carrie Beth Wallace to discuss the process of obtaining WCUG, how it’s grown over the past year and where the station is headed.

Read more from the Ledger-Enquirer.

In a First, Blind High School Student Is Matanzas-FPC Football Game’s Radio Commentator

Trent Ferguson is 18 years old. He plays drums in a rock band with some friends from school. He’s got his own podcast.  And he wants to be a professional sports broadcaster when he grows up.

None of this sounds different from thousands of other high school seniors in America right now. Except Trent is quite a bit different from all those other aspirants who can at least see a Norman Rockwell if it’s pointed out to them. He’s been completely blind since birth. He has never seen a thing, at least not the way most of us understand seeing. But he’s about the most optimistic, chipper person you’ll talk to, and his disability might as well be the spotter to his sense of humor.

Read more from FlaglerLive.com.

Is CMJ happening this year? Probably not

As the annual time for CMJ’s lineup announcement approaches, several industry sources tell Pitchfork that it isn’t taking place at all in 2016. The CMJ website also hasn’t been updated in months.

However, in reply to a question from Pitchfork, the operator of CMJ’s Facebook account wrote today: “As crazy as it seems, as of now, our CEO, Adam Klein, still says it’s happening. You now have all the info I do.”

Read more from Yahoo, plus another article on CMJ from Stereogum.

CBI announces Keynote, awards finalists and emcee for 2016 NSEMC

Finalists in the CBI National Student Production Awards have been announced in 24 categories on the CBI Philadelphia website. Winners will be announced at the annual National Student Electronic Media Convention in Philadelphia on Saturday, Oct. 22, directly following the keynote address by Glenn Schuck. The awards will be emceed by local TV anchor Lucy Noland.

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

Plus, Radio Survivor’s College Radio Watch column and Radio World’s Campus View.

By | August 30th, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Conventions, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Veteran News Reporter Glenn Schuck to Deliver Keynote at 2016 NSEMC

College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) announces long-time New York City radio reporter and anchor Glenn Schuck as keynote speaker for the 5th annual National Student Electronic Media Convention (NSEMC) on Saturday, Oct. 22 in Philadelphia.

Glen2A broadcaster for more than 30 years and presently with America’s most listened-to radio station, 1010 WINS, Schuck will share his insights on the media’s coverage of the 2016 Presidential campaign and the evolving role of journalists in the 21st century media landscape. He will also reflect on key decisions and networking that allowed his career to evolve and review ways today’s students can pave the way for their careers.

A native of New Jersey, Schuck began his professional radio career as a DJ for stations WJRZ/Jersey Shore, WPST/Trenton, legendary rocker WAAF/Boston and as morning host at KROCK/Los Angeles.  In 1995, Schuck began anchoring business reports for CNBC. In 1997 he left CNBC for Metro Networks, at that time a new radio news wire service.  In 2000, Glenn joined New York’s number one news station 1010 WINS as a reporter, while also being named News Director for Metro Networks. He left his role at Metro Networks in 2013 to join CBS Radio fulltime, adding anchor duties to his reporting responsibilities at 1010 WINS.

Schuck was the first radio reporter to inspect Ground Zero with Mayor Rudy Giuliani the morning of September 12, 2001. Schuck’s months-long reporting on the aftermath of the 9/11 earned him critical acclaim.  He contributed to both an HBO documentary and two books about the terror attacks on the World Trade Center.  For the past 16 years, Schuck has covered nearly every major news event in the New York metropolitan area, from Papal visits and Super Storm Sandy, blackouts and shootings, to “Bridgegate” and Super Bowl and World Series appearances by New York teams.  He has appeared on many TV programs to discuss issues in the news, including CNN, MSNBC, and NY1, and has been sent on assignment to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, and other cities.  Schuck has won many awards for his work from the Associated Press, the New York Press Club, and the NY AIR Awards.  He served as President of the New York Press Club from 2009-2012.

Schuck got his start in student-run media, joining the staff of Seton Hall University’s WSOU in 1981.  During his time at the WSOU he was news director and then station manager, experience he credits for the launch of his successful media career.

The 2016 NSEMC will be held at the Sonesta Downtown Philadelphia Hotel, Oct. 20-22, with three days of programming and interactive sessions led by broadcast professionals, student media advisers and students from college media outlets all over the country. The convention also features intensive pre-convention workshops, including a MusicMaster Genius Day, and the presentation of the National Student Production Awards winners on Oct. 22.

By | August 24th, 2016|CBI News, Conventions|1 Comment

Student Media in the News

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Is College Radio Relevant?
Despite the rise of popular broadcasts ranging from sportscasts to music countdowns, radio has generally been on the decline. We have turned the dial to its off position and turned on our smartphones, abundant with news, traffic reports, YouTube, and pretty much everything the radio can give us without commercial breaks. Yet, mainstream radio largely remains a stable part of society, especially for when we cannot reach our phones, such as during rush-hour traffic on the Long Island Expressway or spontaneous weekends to the Poconos. But how does college radio fit into the equation?
Read more from Oxford University Press.

Illinois Campus Radio Station Seeks Faculty and Staff DJs

As part of its ongoing efforts to facilitate lasting radio shows hosted by affiliates of Illinois Institute of Technology, WIIT 88.9FM Chicago is offering open slots to any Illinois Tech faculty or staff member who wishes to share their taste in music, their thoughts on current events, or any other concept on the airwaves of Chicago and worldwide on its online stream.

Read more from IIT.edu.

Eternal Summers, New Salem Witch Hunters headline WRUW-FM 91.1’s annual Studio-A-Rama music festival

Studio-A-Rama, the annual free all-day festival hosted by Case Western Reserve University’s campus radio station WRUW-FM 91.1, returns on Sept. 10 with Virginia indie-pop group Eternal Summers headlining. Cleveland alt-rock legends New Salem Witch Hunters are the special guest.

Held in the Mather Courtyard of Case Western, Studio-A-Rama has been a summer music highlight since 1981. Kicking off at 1:15 p.m., the fest invites concert-goers to sprawl out on the green lawn under the sun. If you can’t make it, the festival will again be live streaming the entire show over the station’s airwaves and on YouTube.

Read more from Cleveland.com.

‘Good’ times continue for KTCU radio hosts

The high sheriffs of DFW.com called me back in 2010 and insisted I go down to KTCU/88.7 FM for something called The Good Show, a music program on a college radio station run by people who aren’t attending that college. It has been on the air continuously (give or take a few weeks) since before the turn of the last century.

Read more from the Star-Telegram.

CBI announces National Student Production Awards finalists

Finalists in the 2016 CBI National Student Production Awards are being announced here on the CBI blog, and also our Twitter and Facebook pages, Aug. 15-19 and 22-26! Winners will be announced at the annual National Student Electronic Media Convention in Philadelphia this fall.

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

Plus, Radio Survivor checks out National Radio Day.

 

By | August 23rd, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Contests, Conventions, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

EAS Test Reporting System deadlines

FCC Licensed Stations MUST Participate by August 26, 2016

The FCC has established the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) as a means to improve the EAS system for national emergencies.  There are important deadlines you need to be aware of concerning this change.

  • Form One must be filed on or before August 26, 2016.
  • Form One filings may be edited until September 26, 2016.
  • Form Two must be filed on or before 11:59 pm EDT on September 28, 2016.
  • Form Three must be filed on or before November 14, 2016.

Forms Two and Three will be available at 2:20 pm EDT on September 28, 2016.

Note that form two must be filed between 2:20 pm (EDT) and 11:59 pm (EDT) on September 28, 2016 (which is a Wednesday).   More information about ETRS is available at https://www.fcc.gov/general/eas-test-reporting-system which includes a link to recorded webinar on the topic.

If you need help with this topic, email ETRS@fcc.gov.

 

By | August 19th, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, FCC|Comments Off on EAS Test Reporting System deadlines