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CBI convention session proposals, registration open

Also, submissions are being accepted for session proposals for the 2016 CBI National Student Electronic Media Convention in Philadelphia Oct. 20-22. For more information, visit the session proposal page.

Convention registration is also open.

UCLA professor reminisces the start of admiration for punk music

Rosenak was in San Francisco when he first heard punk music on his radio. Radio host Rodney Bingenheimer played the Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy in the UK” on his show “Rodney On The Roq.” Rosenak bought his first punk records in a small San Francisco record store during the summer of 1977.

When he returned to the University of Redlands in the fall, he played The Jam’s single, “In the City” for Reinhard, his high school best friend. Reinhard thought the song was raw and full of emotion, so different from the pop or rock that played on the radio.

“We were both so excited,” Reinhard said. “It was like the best stuff we’ve ever heard.”

Read more from The Daily Bruin.

GAB Radio Talent Institute returns to UGA

Bob Houghton, President of the Georgia Association of Broadcasters, commented, “We need this for radio, we need it for broadcasting…I knew we needed it, but even then didn’t realize how special it is until going through the experience of the Institute. Broadcasters from all over the state come and give their time and expertise. These students will be the leaders in our business 10, 20, 30 years from now; we have a great deal of pride in what we are accomplishing.”

To find out more about regional Radio Talent Institutes, visit their website.

Plus, Radio Survivor’s College Radio Watch column.

By | May 17th, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

Student Media in the News

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CBI production awards deadline Friday, May 13

The annual National Student Production Awards are accepting entries in audio, video and combined categories. Entries must be original work by students (totally student-produced) for a campus media outlet or college credit course. For more information, visit the Call for Entries page.

Also, submissions are being accepted for session proposals for the 2016 CBI National Student Electronic Media Convention in Philadelphia Oct. 20-22. For more information, visit the session proposal page.

At Hofstra, on WRHU, They’re Live With the Islanders

King has become a mentor as well as a play-by-play man, and he now says of working with students: “It’s one of the best parts of my job. I never saw that coming, because most professionals don’t have to do that.”

Read more from the New York Times.

Akron’s 91.3 The Summit continues to make radio waves with launch of ‘The 330’

After more than 20 years as one of the area’s top public radio stations, Akron Public Schools WAPS (91.3-FM) “The Summit” officially expanded its terrestrial signal April 22 to reach new broadcasting frontiers.

Read more from The Suburbanite.

Hastings College station goes off air

“I was shocked to say the least; it definitely came as a surprise to me. I mean, I remember my first radio show here was “Of Monsters and Men” and I talked about horror ideas, and that was such a cool thing to do as a freshman. I’m going to miss that, but at the same time I’m excited to see what’s coming,” said Briton Rodenborg, station manager.

Read more from Nebraska.tv.

WRAS DJ Nadia Deljou hits the airwaves for a farewell 24-hour set

For the past two years Deljou has pumped out late night tunes with the electro-centered late night show Beatscape Lounge. As tradition dictates for a graduating WRAScal, Deljou is joining the scores of others who have hosted graduation sets, which average about six hours. But Deljou, who has spent days and nights dedicated to scouring new sounds and listening to new albums, says “there’s no way in hell I can fit everything into that time.”

Read more from Creative Loafing Atlanta.

 

Plus, Radio Survivor visits WBCR Brooklyn, their latest podcast, LPFM watch, College Radio Watch and College Radio News columns.

 

By | May 10th, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

Student Media in the News

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UIC Radio: Making Waves

“What makes UIC Radio unique from a lot of other college radio stations is that they use diversity to really emphasize what their mission is and how they’re different from everybody else,” said Rhonda Laylo, the station’s general manager and advisor. “But that uniqueness also makes them stronger.”

Read more from UIC.edu.

Campus View: Summertime Blues

When I was a student staff member at WNUR(FM) at Northwestern University in Chicago, I never gave any thought to what they did over the summer. I went home and, in those pre-internet days, I couldn’t listen or do a show remotely even if I wanted to. The station just magically seemed to reappear when I returned to campus in September.

Of course, it’s not that simple.

Read more from RadioWorld.

 College board approves budget, changes funding model for KSJE

The college radio station KSJE will remain open but will change its business model to a listener-supported style under which the staff will need to raise about $150,000 annually to operate. A change to college policy allows the radio station to hold on-air fundraising drives to solicit donations, KSJE General Manager Scott Michlin said.

“We’re hoping that the community will support what we do and support us financially,” Michlin said.

Read more from the Farmington Daily Times.

Plus, the latest Radio Survivor podcast.

The latest from CBI

Registration is open for the 2016 National Student Electronic Media Convention, Oct. 20-22 in Philadelphia.

The annual National Student Production Awards are accepting entries in audio, video and combined categories. Entries must be original work by students (totally student-produced) for a campus media outlet or college credit course. For more information, visit the Call for Entries page.

Submissions are being accepted for session proposals for the 2016 CBI National Student Electronic Media Convention in Philadelphia Oct. 20-22. For more information, visit the session proposal page.

Nominations are being accepted for the Joel Willer Award, presented in recognition for exceptional dedication and service to student electronic media. For more information, visit the Willer award page.

 

By | May 3rd, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

Student Media in the News

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College radio stations pay tribute to Prince

I was as shocked as everyone else yesterday when I glanced up at a TV screen at my local diner and saw the breaking news that Prince has died. I voiced my disbelief and soon there was a chorus of commentary from my fellow restaurant patrons. Wasn’t Prince just in town performing? Was he really only 57 years old?

Read more from Radio Survivor.

KJHK celebrates 40 years with events, documentary

Join us and take a look at how your sound alternative has changed in the 40 years since its humble beginnings in 1975. From the humble beginnings in The Shack to its fresh location in the Union, KJHK has played an important role in many different lives.

See the documentary here.

WFRD to host weekend anniversary celebration

On Saturday, April 30, Dartmouth University will host a series of free public talks in celebration of both the 75th anniversary of regular student broadcasting on campus and the 40th anniversary of the launch of WFRD. The panel discussions will feature numerous industry professionals, many of whom are alumni of the station.

More information and a complete schedule may be found at at wfrd.com.

KFJC’s 36th Month of Mayhem to feature more than 40 specials and Battle of the Surf Bands #7

Award-winning, student and volunteer-run Foothill College radio station KFJC 89. 7 FM is launching its 36th annual “Month of Mayhem” on May 1, 2016. This annual KFJC tradition features a month of special programming produced by KFJC DJs on a variety of topics. This year’s schedule includes at least 40 specials so far, with more being added every day up until the end of May. In 2015, there were 60 Mayhem specials, with at least one special a day throughout the month of May.

For more information, visit KFJC’s Mayhem Calendar.

KSYM’s to celebrate 50th anniversary with bands, more
KSYM is planning a party for Saturday April 30 at a beautifully restored downtown theatre, the Charlene McCombs Empire Theatre, part of the Majestic Theater complex in San Antonio.
 Visit the station event Facebook page for more information.
WTBU makes plans to rebuild
“The response has been unbelievable,” says Donohue (COM’88), a COM associate professor of journalism. “We have had calls from alums offering to paint, clean, do anything they can to help rebuild. One guy made a $1,600 donation, and then apologized, saying it was too small, but he had been out of work for 10 months. It’s been very gratifying.”
Read more from BU Today.
WUML: Making Waves

It is no secret that UMass Lowell  is teeming with clubs and organizations that appeal to almost any interest students may have. WUML, UML’s radio station, is such an organization. However, despite the dedication and commitment of staff and interns, not everyone on campus is aware that UML has a radio station.

Read more from The Connector.

Deans of Radio: Student Broadcasters at WFNM

“I’m not the Dean of Radio,” jokes Dan Lewis, faculty advisor to the WFNM radio show, “that job belongs to the students.”

Even well before arriving at Franklin & Marshall College in 1984, Lewis has been an avid follower of the College’s student-run radio network, one that has remained exclusively under the administration of students, which is seldom found at other college radio stations.

Read more from Franklin & Marshall College.

Plus, Radio Survivor’s Podcast and LPFM Watch column.

Ballots are due tonight at midnight for CBI Elections. See candidate statements here.

And, entries are open for the CBI Student Production Awards, nominations for the Joel Willer Award and submissions for session proposals are being accepted for the 2016 National Student Electronic Media Convention Oct. 20-22 in Philadelphia.

 

 

 

By | April 26th, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

Student Media in the News

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Brenau recognizes founder of campus radio station

“She has left indelible marks on the Brenau landscape,” said President Ed Schrader. “Those marks continue today as we celebrate the twin 40th anniversaries of our flagship radio station 89.1 WBCX and what is today our Mass Communications Department, neither of which would exist without entrepreneurial spirit, high standards of excellence and dogged determination of Clara Martin.”

Read more from Access WDUN.com.

KSSU celebrates 25 years as Sac State’s scrappy student-run radio station

Garcia, the station’s manager, is one of 37 student DJs at KSSU, the radio station that has, despite numerous struggles to stay afloat, managed to stick around for 25 years—an accomplishment the station is celebrating April 15 with an event that’s been billed as an “alumni takeover.”

Read more from the News Review.

Vinyl revival hits the airwaves

“We’re going to play some really bad records,” Fuller said.

Michael Jackson bad, of course. To Fuller, Michael Jackson and vinyls go hand-in-hand. Fuller recalls receiving a free Michael Jackson record at the mall. When he got home, his father let him use the record player for the first time. It was a bonding moment he said he’d never forget.

Read more from The Shorthorn.

College Radio Unites at KZSC-Hosted Spring 2016 UCRN Conference

A highlight of visiting KZSC is its amazing location in the woods on the University of California, Santa Cruz campus. Housed in its own cabin-like building, KZSC is an inviting college radio station (see my 2009 tour here). Surrounded by shelves full of vinyl records and CDs, the large lobby area has a living room feel with couches and KZSC pillows. An eye-catching quilt on the wall was stitched out of an array of KZSC T-shirts and swag (including a 2013 UCRN tote bag) and the familiar Leo Blais sign is perched in one corner near a KZSC guitar. Stickers, posters, and handmade signs cover every remaining bit of wall space.

Read more from Radio Survivor.

Plus, Radio Survivor’s College Radio Watch and Podcast Episode #42.

And CBI updates

The annual National Student Production Awards are accepting entries in audio, video and combined categories. Entries must be original work by students (totally student-produced) for a campus media outlet or college credit course. For more information, visit the Call for Entries page.

Submissions are being accepted for session proposals for the 2016 CBI National Student Electronic Media Convention in Philadelphia Oct. 20-22. For more information, visit the session proposal page.

Nominations are being accepted for the Joel Willer Award, presented in recognition for exceptional dedication and service to student electronic media. For more information, visit the Willer award page.

 

 

By | April 19th, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

Student Media in the News

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CBI updates

The annual National Student Production Awards are accepting entries in audio, video and combined categories. Entries must be original work by students (totally student-produced) for a campus media outlet or college credit course. For more information, visit the Call for Entries page.

Submissions are being accepted for session proposals for the 2016 CBI National Student Electronic Media Convention in Philadelphia Oct. 20-22. For more information, visit the session proposal page.

Nominations are being accepted for the Joel Willer Award, presented in recognition for exceptional dedication and service to student electronic media. For more information, visit the Willer award page.

And, polls remain open for CBI elections for President, Secretary and Treasurer. Members, check your email for the ballot link. Candidate statements are available on the website.

#SaveWTBU campaign to raise funds after COM fire

“As far as I know, equipment essential to our ability to broadcast was severely damaged,” wrote Leist, a junior in the College of Communication. “I couldn’t be more upset about how seriously our studio was impacted by the fire. Equipment and materials in our executive board lounge that weren’t burned by flames were damaged by smoke.”

Read more from the Daily Free Press. Donations to WTBU can be made online using this link and should include a note designating the gift for the WTBU Fund at Boston University.

Plus, the latest from Radio Survivor’s LPFM Watch, College Radio Watch and Podcast #41!

By | April 12th, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

Student Media in the News

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CBI National Student Production Awards accepting 2016 entries

The annual National Student Production Awards are accepting entries in audio, video and combined categories. Entries must be original work by students (totally student-produced) for a campus media outlet or college credit course. All entries must be submitted online by Friday, May 13, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Entry is free for CBI member stations.

Entry fee for non-members is $65 per entry per category, with payment to be processed online at the time of submission. Non-Members must registered with CBI in order to submit for the awards. Register with CBI by following this link.

Non-members may have the submission fee waived by becoming a CBI Member station. CBI members also receive a discount on registration for the National Student Electronic Media Convention. Non-members wishing to become members will be required to pay for membership online during the last week of the submission window. Become a CBI Member station by following this link.

TENTINDO: Without WTBU, Boston University’s heartbeat gone

A fire in the College of Communication this past Friday sent five people to the hospital for smoke inhalation, caused $500,000 worth of damage and forced WTBU to stop broadcasting. Our radio station’s role on campus is only emphasized in its absence.

As a student-run radio station, WTBU provides a platform for Terriers to showcase their skills and provide entertaining content on air. College radio, as it always has been across campuses, is an opportunity for students to give themselves a voice in a system in which their voice is frequently overlooked.

Read more from The Daily Free Press.

WNYU comes to Peet’s

And, I have to say, I’m no avid frequenter of other campus hotspots, but I guarantee you won’t be listening to us there. There has been a recurring interest, or battle, involving WNYU’s right to broadcast somewhere in NYU. Somewhere where people could reconvene and check more interesting sounds.

Read more from Verge Campus.

WMTS Radio to hold spring benefit, vinyl fair

It’s that time of the semester again — WMTS 88.3, the student-run radio station on campus, is hosting its spring benefit and vinyl fair. The spring benefit is Saturday at 8:00 p.m. at Murfreesboro’s own Mayday Brewery. For just five dollars, you can experience all of the craft beer locally made and unique to Mayday while hearing live music.

Read more from MTSU Sidelines.

And, profiles from WRSU from Rutgers University, Coog Radio at the University of Houston, and KDPS in Des Moines.

Plus, Radio Survivor’s College Radio Watch, WICB celebrates 75 years of college radio at Ithaca, WMCO celebrates “Radio Week” and the latest from the first Radio Preservation Task Force conference.

 

By | April 5th, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

Student Media in the News

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CBI 2016 Student Production Awards coming soon

The annual CBI Student Production Awards will open for entries in early April. This worldwide competition includes entry categories in audio, video and combined media for exceptional student work this year.

The official Call for Entries will be announced on the website, plus on the CBI Twitter and Facebook. Previous winners’ work is also available for review.

Manhattan College upgrades studio gear

“Our goal is to teach on equipment that’s used by the pros, so that our students will walk in on day one of their first job or internship and feel comfortable,” Grabowski says of the space, which is also the location of this semester’s Studio Television Production (COMM 308) course being taught by Robert Coleman, an adjunct professor and coordinator of media and technology for the Communication department.

Read more from Manhattan College.

Plus, the Radio Survivor podcast says your station should be on the Internet, since very few people still have AM/FM receivers at home.

 

By | March 22nd, 2016|CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

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|0 Comments