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Ohio University campus radio dismissed students too quickly, report says

While the behavior and atmosphere in the sports department “may have been ‘immature and unprofessional,'” the report found, investigators didn’t find sufficient evidence that university policy was violated. Moreover, it said that by conducting an in-house inquiry without notifying the civil rights office, the radio station’s management “impacted ECRC’s ability to conduct an investigation.”

Read more from The Columbus Dispatch.

McCarriston Plots Her Course:Broadcast Dreams Begin with the Navigators

At Channel 4, she’s working alongside on-air sports personalities Steve Burton, Dan Roche, and Levan Reid and senior sports producer Jackie Connally.

In addition to logging at-bats for Red Sox games in the studio, McCarriston has also gone out in to the field for events such as a Boston Celtics clinic for students. “I got a video of [No. 1 draft pick] Jaylen Brown dunking on a kid, which was really funny,” reported McCarriston, who will be assisting the station at Patriots’ preseason training camp. “Football is my favorite sport, so I’m looking forward to being in Foxboro for their training camp.”

Read more from the Lynn Journal.

Submit your session proposals for the NSEMC in Philadelphia

The 2016 National Student Electronic Media Convention, Oct. 20-22 at the Philadelphia Sonesta hotel, is accepting submissions for session proposals now. Visit the session proposals page to submit your session.

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

Plus, Radio Survivor’s College Radio Watch column and visits to Metropolitan State University’s Met Radio, Denver LPFM KOMF-LP and Colorado College Radio Station The SOCC.

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

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Ithaca College students head to Rio to assist with NBC Olympics coverage

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to work with the NBC Sports team covering the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,” said Jacob Asman, a senior television-radio major who serves as the play-by-play commentator for Ithaca College football games on the college’s radio station, WICB. “As an aspiring sports broadcaster, I couldn’t be more grateful for the chance to represent Ithaca College, while contributing to one of the world’s biggest sports broadcasts.”

Read more from Ithaca College.

How the Philadelphia School District saved and re-launched its student-run TV studio

But officials in the School District and the surrounding community saw its growth potential and significance and fought for its revival. Now, with financial support, stronger partnerships and a new leader, PSTV hopes to empower the voices of the students in the schools and expose them to new career opportunities. The studio, whose programming can be found on Comcast Channel 52, Verizon FiOS Channel 50, YouTube and online, is free and open to all students in Philadelphia, regardless of whether the school is private, public, charter or parochial.

Read more from Technical.ly.

Radio Free Los Angeles: KXLU liberates listeners from the status quo

If you’re holding a copy of The Argonaut right now, you’re likely within the 3,000-watt signal range of KXLU 88.9-FM. If you happen to be reading this online, you could be listening via kxlu.com.

The point is you could be listening along as you read this, and maybe you should be.

Read more from The Argonaut.

Submit your session proposals for the NSEMC in Philadelphia

The 2016 National Student Electronic Media Convention, Oct. 20-22 at the Philadelphia Sonesta hotel, is accepting submissions for session proposals now. Visit the session proposals page to submit your session.

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

Plus, Radio Survivor’s College Radio Watch column and World Listening Day.

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

Student Media in the News

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Tuned in: Blugold Radio 99.9 FM brings indie rock, alternative tunes with local focus to airwaves

Besides music, the station will feature UW-Eau Claire Forum speakers, Blugold sports, and news, research and spoken word programs that run from about 15 minutes to an hour, as well as other specialty and student-hosted programs, Morfitt said.

“Starting in the fall we’re going to be producing those spoken word pieces … and then doing some small student vignettes and getting more of that formatting in place,” he said.

Read more from the Leader-Telegram.

At the mic and outside the box: EMCC revives the old-time radio serial

Dr. Don Vaughan is reviving the time-honored serial — and teaching his students at the time. The Speech and Theatre instructor on the East Mississippi Community College-Golden Triangle campus pens scripts and puts his students on the air weekly, acting out a drama titled “Search for Happiness.” The short program is broadcast live Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. this summer on EMCC’s own station, WGTC 92.7 FM. While complementing EMCC’s branding efforts, the station gives students opportunities for invaluable knowledge of media in general, and radio in particular.

Read more from The Dispatch.
Tiny Mix Tapes reviews: ‘Sex and Broadcasting’
Still, it’s a pleasant walk through WFMU history, from freak college radio club, to freak independent radio phenomenon, to cult radio station fighting against a less freak-friendly era. Historical highlights, disasters, and near-disasters get due air time, but the fascinating personalities behind some of WFMU’s more groundbreaking shows could use more space to get out some good soundbites. Station manager Ken Freedman is the apparent protagonist, and his suggested mismanagement of the station is the most discussed — if not most interesting — line of investigation.
Read more from Tiny Mix Tapes.

Submit your session proposals for the NSEMC in Philadelphia

The 2016 National Student Electronic Media Convention, Oct. 20-22 at the Philadelphia Sonesta hotel, is accepting submissions for session proposals now. Visit the session proposals page to submit your session.

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

 

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

Student Media in the News

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USI student radio station, The Edge, expands to 95.7 FM

WSWI, the University of Southern Indiana student-run radio station, can now be heard on 95.7 FM in the Evansville area, the station announced at a press conference and launch event on Monday. The newly monikered 95.7 The Edge: Evansville’s Alternative was formerly only on the dial at AM 820.

Read more from USI.edu.

Campus View: With a Little Help From Our (Non-affiliate) Friends
WTUL prides itself on being totally automation-free and non-affiliates were first allowed to join the station in order to help it stay that way. “…They pull a lot of weight at the station during spring/summer/winter breaks when many students are unavailable,” Annie Russell, recent graduate and DJ since 2012, said.
Read more from Radio World.

Submit your session proposals for the NSEMC in Philadelphia

The 2016 National Student Electronic Media Convention, Oct. 20-22 at the Philadelphia Sonesta hotel, is accepting submissions for session proposals now. Visit the session proposals page to submit your session.

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

Plus, College Radio Watch visits WERA-LP, CHIRP radio, the College Radio Watch column and Podcast #52.

By | July 6th, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

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Hastings KFKX to sign off on Thursday

The long, rich history of KFKX is unknown to most people. From starting out as Westinghouse Station in the early 20th century, whose sole purpose was to rebroadcast the signal from KDKA in Pittsburgh to the West Coast, to when President Ronald Reagan stood at the front door of the Gray Center in September of 1988 and boldly announced that “Radio station KFKX is on the air,” its history has been long and fruitful.

Read more from HC Media Online, NBC Nebraska, The Grand Island Independent, Hastings Tribune and Radio Survivor.

WKNC builds antenna, expands broadcast range

NC State’s student-run radio station, WKNC, upgraded its antenna array, which already stretches far beyond NC State’s campus, to reach a wider audience last weekend.

The upgrade will allow WKNC’s student DJs to reach an estimated 23,000 potential listeners in Rocky Mount, Wilson and Goldsboro. The radio station is also planning to switch over to HD radio by the end of the summer as part of a long-term project to switch from analog to digital radio, which is scheduled to be fully completed by the 2018-19 school year.

Read more from The Technician.

Radio legend lands dream job advising college station WNHU

“I was driving my son to the train station…” a few months back, recalls a beaming Barber. “And I looked at him, and said: ‘This is the most excited I have been driving to work in 18 years.'”

WNHU was founded as a student club in 1970, and features an eclectic mix of music and conversation from more than 100 volunteer student and community deejays. Its state-of-the-art facilities at 46 Ruden St. include production space for live and recorded programming, a server room, student offices and a staff lounge.

“Just look at this view I have every day,” continued Barber. “I can look out of my office window and see this growing, thriving campus. I can see the beautiful New Haven skyline. Who has it better than me?”

Read more from the Hartford Courant.

ESPN’s Brickley talks Seton Hall Start

Before John Brickley was making appearances on ESPN, he was a student in South Orange.

A 2006 graduate of Seton Hall, Brickley received his B.A. in broadcast journalism. The development of his skills and abilities were not limited to just his immersive classes, as Brickley was the sports director for WSOU and the sports anchor for Pirate Television.

Read more from The Setonian.

Submit your session proposals for the NSEMC in Philadelphia

The 2016 National Student Electronic Media Convention, Oct. 20-22 at the Philadelphia Sonesta hotel, is accepting submissions for session proposals now. Visit the session proposals page to submit your session.

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

Plus, College Radio Watch visits Takoma Radio, WGTB, explores carrier current stations and the latest San Francisco LPFM updates.

By | June 28th, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

Student Media in the News

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Submit your session proposals for the NSEMC in Philadelphia

The 2016 National Student Electronic Media Convention, Oct. 20-22 at the Philadelphia Sonesta hotel, is accepting submissions for session proposals now. Visit the session proposals page to submit your session.

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

Colorado Mountain College collaborates with local shop for spirited show

After a quick crash course on digital media, the couple — owners of Cooper Wine and Spirits in Glenwood Springs — got to work on what would become “Sip Happens.” Launched in April, the informal, educational booze podcast has focused primarily on alcoholic history. The Bradys have devoted episodes to the wine’s journey through the millennia — from the Middle East in 6,000 BC to ancient Rome and into the birth of sparkling wine in the middle ages and the invention of the cork. Another looked at Irish whiskey’s rise and fall in popularity through the political and military conflicts of the 20th century.

Read more from the Aspen Times.

WNTI-FM sold to Penn

In a twist on the recent college radio station sales news, usually bad, Centenary College in Hackettstown, N.J., sold its WNTI(FM). The good news is that it was sold to another school, the University of Pennsylvania. The price was a cool $1.75 million.
Read more from Radio World.
WRAS still vital to Atlanta’s music scene after GPB takeover
It was a harsh blow to the station’s four-decade legacy as a leader in the national college radio scene, and an Atlanta music institution. But it was by no means the death knell. Two years later, maintaining relevance in the face of such crippling change is a difficult task for the young DJs who have inherited the station’s day-to-day operations. But the student staff — WRAScals, as they affectionately call themselves in meetings and emails — are adapting to the changes and finding new ways to keep WRAS an integral part of Atlanta’s music scene.
Read more from Creative Loafing Atlanta.
Plus, Radio Survivor celebrates The Gas Pipe Networks, the College Radio Watch column and the 50th Radio Survivor podcast.

 

 


By | June 21st, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

Student Media in the News

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Radio Recollections: Stanford University’s KZSU in the 1950s

One of the students who lived down the hall from me in the freshman dorm had volunteered to work at KZSU. He said, “Why don’t you join me? It’s fun.” So, I got started because I needed an activity.

Read more from Radio Survivor.

Gettysburg’s first radio station on air for one day

In March 1924, Prof. E. G. Ports, a professor of physics at Gettysburg College, turned a switch and the college led Gettysburg into the modern age.

Read more from Gettysburg Times.

Plus, the latest on CBI’s convention in Philadelphia.

By | June 14th, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

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College Radio Station KFJC to Broadcast from Overseas from the Eindhoven Psych Lab on June 10 and 11

Foothill College radio station KFJC 89.7 FM is excited to be returning to the Netherlands in order to broadcast live from the Eindhoven Psych Lab for the second year in a row. The two-day festival, which will take place at Effenaar in Eindhoven (Netherlands), will feature a range of performances by more than 30 modern-day psychedelic bands and artists from all over the world. KFJC broadcast 23 hours of music and interviews from last year’s event and expects to air a similar amount in 2016.

Tune in online at: http://kfjc.org/netcast. View the live video feed at http://live.kfjc.org.

EMCC’s radio station breaking new ground

Since its first broadcast nearly a year ago, East Mississippi Community College’s radio station on the Golden Triangle campus has grown its listenership through innovative content that includes original live radio drama that harkens back to the 1940s and early 1950s, when audio was king.

On Wednesday, EMCC’s WGTC 92.7 FM will debut the first episode of “Search for Happiness.” The storyline revolves around a fictional Bartlesville, Oklahoma, oil tycoon by the name of J.D. Gray whose three grown daughters discover he has eloped with a woman not much older than they are.

Read more from The Dispatch.

Sound Salvation: Spinning the tales and tracks of a college radio DJ

The (impossibly cool) DJs walked us through the basics: what they do, what the training process is like, what it means to be part of WKDU, and their longstanding policy of no top 40 music — from ever, forever. A group in the back sporting t-shirts of some such bands wrinkled their noses and pulled out their iPhones. I leaned in.

Read more from the Smart Set.

Tiny Desks Of Atlanta: Local Groups Document Music Scene

“Because we’ve done a lot of local bands, it’s kind of like we’ve created a catalog of the scene at this current moment in time,” said Valeiras. “If the videos were ever to surface in the future, it’s something people can go through to see what Atlanta was like.”

Read more from WABE.

Plus, the latest on CBI’s convention in Philadelphia and Spinning Indie’s 101st Radio Station Field Trip.

By | June 7th, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

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Alabama college radio station WLJS to reach more listeners

“We are just in the final phases of getting the legal paperwork and everything worked out,” said Mike Stedham, manager of JSU student media and adviser to the university’s radio station.

 The new radio translator being put into place will take the 91.9 frequency and rebroadcast it onto a different frequency, 102.1, which will allow the JSU radio station to reach into other communities such as Anniston and Oxford.
Read more from the Anniston Star.

Indiana doctoral student hosts radio show named ‘Native Spirit’

Once a week, Two Bears provides her listeners contemporary and traditional Native American music with a show called “Native Music,” which airs from 10 a.m. to noon the first and last Sunday of the month on 91.3 and 98.1.

“I have always loved Native American music and Native American musicians,” Two Bears said.

Read more from the Indiana Daily Student.

KWDC organizers leaving for new venture; station offline until fall semester

Organizers of San Joaquin Delta College’s fledgling radio station are taking their voices elsewhere after college officials decided that KWDC must shut down for the summer.

Their permanent departure is also the apparent result of a disagreement over whether the station should serve primarily the campus or the surrounding community.

Read more from Recordnet.com.

Spinning Indie visits 100th college station: WPRB
Are you ready? Drum roll… It’s time for my 100th radio station field trip post. Eight years after my first radio station field trip, I’ve traveled to various pockets of the United States (covering 14 states, plus District of Columbia) and Ireland in order to feast my eyes on a wide range of radio stations, including high school, college, commercial, religious, pirate, community, low power FM, and even a pop-up radio station. For my 100th report, I ventured to Princeton University’s college radio station WPRB-FM.
Read more from Radio Survivor.
CBI convention hotel reservations, session proposals and registration open

Reservations are now open at the Philadelphia Sonesta Hotel for the 2016 CBI National Student Electronic Media Convention Oct. 20-22. Submissions are being accepted for session proposals as well. For more information, visit the CBI Philadelphia convention site.

By | May 31st, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

Student Media in the News

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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.

Radio heads: Self-expression is part of the show at detail-oriented WHRB

“It’s an act of self-expression. I get to choose what I play on the air, and have an audience of dedicated listeners — most who say nice things, some who yell at us,” said Eli Lee, a junior from Dunster House who serves as co-director of the station’s Record Hospital.

Read more from the Harvard Gazette.

Spinning Indie’s 99th college radio field trip: WHCS

The 1971 letter called for not only an FM radio station that could cover New York City (a 50,000 watt station time-shared with WNYE-FM), but also for a college radio network. The college radio network was described as “consisting of the college radio stations (campus-limited radio clubs) at their respective campuses within the City University, and/or their communication department’s studio facilities, with the capacity of originating live programming for the FM station.”

Read more from Spinning Indie.

WIDR’s Gianna Capadona retakes radio

“We’re really unique in where we have a combination of student DJs and community member DJs,” Capadona said. “You get people who have been here twenty years and have seen WIDR go through many different stages. It’s always changing, so it’s really cool to be able to get different perspectives on things.”

Read more from the Western Herald.

CBI Secretary-elect Paul Crutcher debuts audiophile column in Greenwood Index-Journal

Crutcher, who is the broadcast specialist and XLR Radio general manager at Lander University, will do his part to bridge the gap between two sets of audiophiles (and some who might lie somewhere in between) — the digital MP3 gang and the vinyl faithful. His column, titled “Off the Record,” debuts in Sunday’s Accent section and will be published every two weeks — or more frequently, depending on his ability to crank out a column while pursuing a master’s degree while running the radio station and organizing Lander University’s Film Festival and… well, you get the idea.

Read more from the Index-Journal, and the first column here.

Plus, Spinning Indie gets ready for the 100th college radio field trip, lists the 10 best things a kid noticed on the trips and the 47th podcast episode.

By | May 24th, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments