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CCC launches campus-based radio station

Coahoma Community College Radio WCQC 91.3, a new 50,000-watt FM station, will soon be broadcasting from the campus of CCC in Clarksdale, Miss.

Read more from the Press Register.

College Radio Stands With France
The program originally played on the one-week anniversary of the attacks on French college radio stations across the country, and on college radio stations globally. More stations plan on broadcasting it this week as well.
Read more from Radio World.

WMSR radio lets students take charge of the mics

“The station’s a melting pot,” said Jeremy Brinling, general manager of WMSR. “About a quarter of the shows are talk shows, half are talking and music and the last quarter are just music.”

Read more from the Miami Student.

California College Radio Participants Meet Up for Fall 2015 UCRN Conference at KSPC

UCRN conferences are a long-time tradition and typically take place twice a year at a different California college radio station, often alternating between Northern and Southern California from semester to semester. Stations volunteer to host the conferences, which are free to attendees.

Read more from Radio Survivor.

Plus, the latest Radio Survivor podcast and College Radio Watch.

By |November 24th, 2015|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

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Fonky Fresh: One Radio DJ’s Megnificent Origin Story

When I came to college, however, I realized that my casual hipsterdom just wasn’t cutting it at a university where most every student is at least marginally hipster. So, how do you step up your game when being a normal college hipster just isn’t enough anymore? You become a supreme college hipster, and sign up for DJ training classes at the campus radio station.

Read more from New University.

CMJ takes College Day on tour

This past Saturday, November 7, CMJ took Portland, Oregon, by storm. We hosted the first inaugural leg of College Day On Tour. Unsurprisingly comfortable rain greeted us, and we then proceeded to have a blast with partner stations KDUP and KPSU.

Read more from CMJ and Radio Survivor.

Editorial: Chicago’s public television drama: What to do with WYCC

Maybe you never noticed that Chicago has two public television stations: WTTW-Ch. 11 and WYCC-Ch. 20. That means twice as much “Downton Abbey.”

Two channels broadcasting one British upper-class melodrama? Sounds a bit posh. Well, it’s daft if it continues because the smaller station, WYCC, is owned by City Colleges of Chicago, which has a chance to sell the channel in a government auction for as much as $474 million.

Read more from the Chicago Tribune.

By |November 17th, 2015|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

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WSOU DJ spins his way to national award

“I’ve been the production manager for WSOU for about a year and a half now so it’s good to see the hard work paying off,” Flannery said. “The first person I called was my Mom.”

Read more from The Setonian.

Celebrating the 21st anniversary of Internet radio

Which brings me to this milestone. On November 7, 1994, the first-ever radio station Internet broadcast commenced. The source was WXYC, a college radio station at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It was a huge technological feat for its day. The era of webcasting had begun. Read more about the history of webcasting here.

Read more from A Journal of Musical Things.

KBIA shakes up local radio scene in Columbia, Mo.

This week KBIA officially took over 90.5 FM, formerly Stephens College station KWWC-FM that played ’80s music and classic rock. The second broadcast frequency allows KBIA to greatly bolster its news content. Before this week, the station aired news in the morning and classical music from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.

Read more from The Columbia Daily Tribune.


Plus, Radio Survivor’s tour of KRLX, College Radio Watch and their latest podcast episode.

By |November 10th, 2015|Broadcasting News, Member News|0 Comments

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WKNC’s ‘Fridays on the Lawn’ series continues

WKNC 88.1 FM will host the next installment of its “Fridays on the Lawn” concert series on Friday, November 6. The event will feature a distinctly pop feel, with performances by Chapel Hill’s Sunshine Faces and Charlotte “post-internet emotive indie pop” quartet The Mineral Girls. The event begins at 5 p.m. on NC State’s Harris Field and is co-sponsored by the NC State Inter-Residence Council, Student Government and Panoplay.

For more information, check out the flyer.

Music Director at WJCU Breaks with National Association of Broadcasters in Letter to Congress Supporting Artist Pay for Radio Play

“A computer can never replace the power of the human touch. When I listen to music for The Heights I have only one focus: what will make my listeners sit up in their chair and reach for their phone to Shazam what they’re hearing? I play music that I think represents Cleveland. I measure my success in my job by the phone calls and emails I get from our listeners. Nothing else.”

Read more from The Huffington Post.

Private Iowa university launches Internet radio station

“We do not have a shortage of programming ideas coming in from the students,” said graduate student Ryan Bubulka, one of three student managers of the radio station.

Read more from The Daily Nonpareil.

Hillsdale College dedicates radio station

“The new campus radio station offers another great opportunity for our students here at Hillsdale,” John Miller, director of Hillsdale College’s Dow Journalism program, said. “This station will give our students first-hand experience in the art of communicating over the airways to large audiences. We are extremely grateful to Vince Benedetto and his team for their gracious efforts in making this possible.”

Read more from Hillsdale Daily News.

Plus, Radio Survivor recaps the week, tours Radio K and more!

By |November 3rd, 2015|Broadcasting News, Member News|0 Comments

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Listeners outraged over college radio station going silent

WNTI 91.9 FM fans have no intention of staying silent about their favorite radio station going silent.

Within hours of the Centenary College public radio station abruptly disappearing from the airwaves Monday, they took to a different medium to express their outrage.

Read more from Lehigh Valley Live.

WXPN to take over Centenary College radio station in $1.25M deal

WNTI 91.9 FM, the popular Centenary College public radio station that abruptly disappeared from the airwaves last week, is going Ivy League.

WXPN 88.5 FM, another public radio station owned by the University of Pennsylvania, has bought Hackettstown-based WNTI for $1.25 million, according to a joint statement issued Monday morning by Centenary and WXPN.

Read more from Lehigh Valley Live.

Merrimack Radio officially on air

The radio station at Merrimack College is officially on the airwaves. The long time project to get a radio station on campus started about two years ago as a total student effort. The project took off last year as graduate Lisa Vasallo worked closely with Dr. Jake Turner, making the future radio station her senior capstone project.

“Last year, Lisa Vasallo asked Jake if she could start the process of creating a station as her honors capstone project. She put together a proposal for SGA, found our service provider, Backbone, and met with the President’s office to make sure this was feasible… I was brought in a year ago to replace Lisa when she graduated,” Lindsy Goldberg stated.

Read more from The Beacon.

WJJW’s increased programming is trending

MCLA’s radio station, 91.1 FM WJJW, features a variety of different shows, styles of music, and commentary. This year marks the highest amount of programming in the station’s history with over 106 hours of content over the course of the week.

From metal to top 40 pop hits, WJJW provides listeners with an exceptionally broad range of music and shows dedication to sports both on campus and national. The station aims to provide content for every type of listener.

Read more from The Beacon.

Inside WKCR: Columbia’s radio station stays true to its roots

It’s a Friday afternoon, and the WKCR office on the second floor of Lerner Hall is filled with light jazz music.

“The show’s called Out to Lunch,” said Philip Masciantonio, director of broadcasting and operations for the student-run radio station. “It’s been running every weekday from 12 to three for about 40 or 45 years.”

Read more from The Columbia Spectator.

Plus, College Radio Day reports from:

KCSS at California State University Stanislaus

WMSC at Montclair State University

WPRK at Rollins College

And, a new episode of the Radio Survivor Podcast and news about October being College Radio Month.



By |October 13th, 2015|Broadcasting News, Member News|0 Comments

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Tons of coverage from College Radio Day!

WMUL bring Quet, others to College Radio Day

KTXT The Raider celebrates College Radio Day

It’s College Radio Day Friday at Central Washington University

WVUR celebrates international tradition of indie music, student DJs

WUTK sheds light on radio journalists and highlights other aspects of college radio

Monmouth College WPFS launches new era of radio at Monmouth

WDCV hosts pop-up record store

Radio BUX at Bucks County Community College participates in their first CRD

WCLH On the Air for CRD

90.5 WERG celebrates College Radio Day

The University Pulse hosts celebration for College Radio Day

KMUW recognizes the creativity of college stations

WERG participates in College Radio Day

WWSP celebrates College Radio Day

UW Oshkosh’s WRST-FM joins national college radio celebration

KFKS to participate in College Radio Day

Michigan Tech WMTU hosts Live Music Bash for College Radio Day

And, more news from stations across the country:

After five-year hiatus, beloved Rice University radio station returns to FM dial

“Returning to the air is truly turning the page to a new chapter in KTRU’s history,” said one of KTRU’s music librarians, George Barrow, in a statement. “We’re returning to our roots with the on-campus, low-power transmitter.

Read more from Houston Culture Map.

Homecoming events to welcome alumni, engage students

Alumni will take over the student radio station, WMHW-FM 91.5, all Homecoming weekend for 48 hours from midnight Friday until midnight Saturday.

Brianne Tucker is an alumna who recently graduated. She that will be on the air for the 16th annual Alumni Takeover this weekend.

“I’m not one of those people who wishes they were still a college student. I like my life now,” Tucker said. “But I like getting back and experiencing the energy of a college campus that doesn’t really exist anywhere else.”

Read more from Central Michigan Life.

KRCU adds more music programming to their schedule

Jason Brown, operations director at KRCU as well as former host and producer of “The Elliot Potter Show,” said the program went off the air in 2013 because there wasn’t an audience for it. However, people quickly seemed to miss getting their dose of new music they should be listening to, and Brown decided to bring that model back again with “Left of the Dial.”

Read more from the Arrow.

New Sweet Briar radio station involves students, community

“We try to (make) it an open canvas for students to try to do things that can build themselves up and try to have their own experiences while also giving them a really nice platform to experiment with public speaking, public relations, connecting with bands or with their community,” said Madeline Artibee, a senior studying anthropology at Sweet Briar who DJs at the station. “Whatever way they want to get involved, they can.”

Read more from the Washington Post.

WRUB radio helps UB students learn DJ skills, share with community

“WRUB stands for ‘We Are UB,’ and I think that our name says it all,” said Gabrielle Cohen, general manager of WRUB and a junior environmental design major. “We are UB’s voice to the students via radio, whether it be music or talk radio and we really strive to make WRUB inclusive of all listeners.”

Read more from The Spectrum.

Pasadena City College Lancer Radio proof that radio is still alive

When people were tuning out, Sarah Barker was tuning in.

When the radio station KPCC left the Pasadena City College campus in 2010, the school’s television and radio instructor seized the opportunity to build the institution’s lesser-known Lancer Radio into something better.

Now, after five years of grant writing, the college radio station has moved into a new space and has updated equipment to ensure students get a great start in a career in radio.

Read more from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.


Plus, Radio Survivor gives tips on supporting CRD, and their latest podcast episode.

By |October 6th, 2015|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

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Webcasting Rates and Terms to Improve for Educational Student Stations Under Settlement

The Copyright Royalty Board (“CRB”) has published CBI negotiated settlement with SoundExchange (“SX”) as the rules pertaining to certain educational stations which are substantially staffed by students. The CRB publication of agreement signals acceptance of agreement with minor technical changes.

CBI sees this as a big win for many student stations webcasting sound recordings. “The adoption of this settlement not only rolls forward the current rates for these stations for another five years, but also enlarges the number of stations which can report the use of sound recordings via a proxy fee, while allowing these services to the public to provide reports of use of sound recordings. This is a big win for student stations, the labels and artists” said Gregory Weston, President of CBI.  The latter two were represented by SX in the negotiation process.

Read the complete CBI press release here.

KTRU Due Back On FM Dial Friday

The new low-power frequency will be 96.1 FM, broadcasting from an antenna atop Rice Stadium under the official call letters KBLT-LP. According to a press release, the station’s coverage area should stretch approximately from Loop 610 south to Buffalo Bayou and will continue to refer to itself as KTRU. It will cease using KPFT’s HD-2 frequency, which it had been using since going off air in April 2011; it is also available through a number of apps including iHeartRadio.

Read more from the Houston Press and Radio Survivor.

White House Welcomes Contingent from College Radio Day

In recapping the visit, Quicke wrote that the group had “… a lively discussion in the Roosevelt Room on the role of the media, and the importance of student media especially. College radio was specifically discussed also. At the conclusion of our visit we were presented with a letter from President Obama wishing us a successful College Radio Day 2015.”

Read more from Radio Survivor and Radio Ink.

Texas A&M Students Launch Radio Station

There’s a new radio station in town, and it is run entirely by students at Texas A&M.

With the help of Bryan Broadcasting, students in the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications department launched Fusion FM, a divergent rock station.

Read more from WTAW News Talk.

Sweet Briar College has new radio station

“We try to make it an open canvas for students to try to do things that can build themselves up and try to have their own experiences while also giving them a really nice platform to experiment with public speaking, public relations, connecting with bands or with their community,” said Madeline Artibee, a senior studying anthropology at Sweet Briar who DJs at the station. “Whatever way they want to get involved, they can.”

Sweet Briar previously ran a part-time station, under the call letters WUDZ, on 89.9. Now, that station is replaced by The Briar, which is broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Read more from the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

From punk to Christian to ‘dad rock,’ Morningside College radio is making waves on the FM dial

Most of the time, Jenni Beaver, 18, is a serious-minded Morningside College mass communications junior who dreams of becoming a writer.

But for a two-hour shift twice a week, the Fort Walton Beach, Florida, native becomes the effervescent host of “On a Positive Note,” a program of contemporary Christian music on KMSC-FM Fusion 93, the college-run radio station.

Read more from the Sioux City Journal.

San Joaquin Delta College to launch new radio station

San Joaquin Delta College celebrated the official launch of KWDC, “The Voice of Stockton” FM 93.5, a new community radio station, on Thursday, Sept. 24 at it’s Shima Center studios.

KWDC will feature news, talk, sports, music and more and will stream worldwide at and on the TuneIn app. The radio signal should reach north past Eight Mile Road, to the Delta west of Interstate-5, south to Charter Way and East to Highway 99.

Read more from the Lodi News-Sentinel.

S.C. State radio station to hold annual fall membership drive

Celebrating 30 years of broadcasting, S.C. State University’s radio station, WSSB 90.3 FM, will host its fall membership drive Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 28-30. Hours each day will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Nance Hall, room B-114, located on the campus.

Read more from The Times and Democrat.

NMSU radio station keeps airwaves cool

The KRUX managers have a lot to discuss at their weekly board meeting: the installation of a new antenna this week that will push their FM signal into West Texas, more than doubling the size of their potential market; a “birthday bash” celebrating the station’s 26th year; and the perennial, and growing, concern of how to raise enough money to keep KRUX on the air.

Read more from the Albuquerque Journal.

KSFS embraces the chaos of a new semester

The walls of the KSFS radio station at SF State are covered with graffiti, a long-standing tradition carried on by students looking to make their mark. A large sign showcasing their slogan, “Embrace the chaos,” is tacked onto the wall.

It is a sentiment that Jeff Jacoby, advisor and associate professor, said he proudly upholds. In the other room, Tim Blair, operations manager of KSFS and broadcast and electronic communication arts major, sat behind the soundboard with his co-host, eager to begin their show “T-Time.” With headphones strapped on and microphones raised to their lips, they dim the lights to, as Blair describes it, “turn our eyes off and our ears on.”

Read more from Golden Gate Xpress.

New England Public Radio News Network to air on WAMH 89.3

“WAMH students program a wide range of music and talk programs, and we look forward to being a part of the eclectic mix,” John Voci, NEPR’s executive director of programming said in a statement. “We think public radio listeners in Hampshire County will embrace the ‘mash up’ of the NEPR News Network and the often experimental nature of college radio.”

Read more from the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Plus the latest from Radio Survivor’s College Radio Watch and LPFM Watch.

By |September 29th, 2015|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

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Session Schedules Posted for NSEMC 2015
Visit the CBI Minneapolis website for complete session listings, schedules, speakers and more.

Complete session listing(alphabetical by session title)
Wednesday, Oct. 21
Thursday, Oct. 22
Friday, Oct. 23
Saturday, Oct. 24

Early-bird registration pricing lasts through Oct. 1. To register, click here. For hotel reservations, click here.

A Radio Station Becomes Two: KNDS keeps 96.3 FM, KRFF goes down to 95.9 FM

North Dakota State-run KNDS is the low-power station of 96.3 FM. The radio station shared its frequency with Radio Free Fargo, a community partnership, for 12 years.

Read more from the NDSUSpectrum.

KCR founder dies at age 69

The founder of San Diego State’s KCR College Radio station Jerry Zullo died recently, leaving behind a student organization that continues today. He was 69.
Read more from The Daily Aztec.

WMUA hosts, student staff clash over changes

Longtime radio DJs and students who make up the executive staff of the WMUA 91.1 college radio station at the University of Massachusetts Amherst clashed at the station’s first general body meeting of the school year Monday over schedule and staffing changes.

Read more from Radio’s Farm Team

Mark Maben is the General Manager of WSOU-FM, the radio station at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. Maben is one of the Best Managers in Radio today and he’ll be featured in our October 12 issue of Radio Ink magazine. Maben is helping shape the future of radio with his mentoring of radio broadcasters of the future.

Read more from Radio Ink.

Cayuga Community College’s radio station to visit White House, will meet VP Joe Biden

Jeff Szczesniak, the award-winning staff adviser to Cayuga Community College’s radio station, is heading to Washington — and he may get to meet President Barack Obama. Five college radio stations, including WDWN, have been invited to the White House on Thursday, Sept. 24, one week before National College Radio Day on Oct. 2.

Read more from

Campus View: Radio Lives!
Read the first installment of Campus View, a new commentary on the world of college radio, brought to you by Radio World and CBI, an organization dedicated to serving student electronic media outlets. Campus View will be a regular column on Radio World with college-radio news and perspectives.
Read more from Radio World.

FCC Denies Applications for Review Related to Sale of College Radio Station KUSF’s License

The FCC released a memorandum and order (PDF) denying the final Applications for Review that were filed in regards to the sale of the KUSF-FM license (the CPRN-owned station is now known as KOSC-FM and airs classical music programming under the brand name KDFC) and the simultaneous Consent Decree against both University of San Francisco and the purchaser, Classical Public Radio Network.

Read more from Radio Survivor.

By |September 22nd, 2015|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Conventions, Member News|0 Comments

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N.C. university radio stations come together for day party

One of the community favorites of Hopscotch is the day parties. These free events that take place before the main festival starts for the night are independently organized and draw not only a diverse group of musical acts, but fans as well. This year, NC State’s student radio station, WKNC, collaborated with Duke’s station, WXDU, as well as UNC-Chapel Hill’s WXYC, for a day party at King’s Barcade and Neptunes. 

Read more from The Technician.

Thunder 91 offers free concert series in Cedar City

The Southern Utah University radio station, Thunder 91.1, is hosting a semester concert series with free live performances every Wednesday for the fall semester.

Cal Rollins, manager of KSUU, said the concert series is a project-based learning experience totally carried out and put on by students in his radio practicum class.

“It gives the students an opportunity to learn whatever they like in the broadcast industry whether it is in concert promotion, event management, business management,” he said.

Read more from The Spectrum.

KRNU music director appreciates new music, local bands

“My favorite decade to this day is still the 90s,” she said. “Then I took a rock history class, and I learned a lot about 50s music, which I was never quite interested in, so I have a newfound respect for that. I love hip-hop – 90s hip-hop. I love everything. I even like a little country.”

It is her intense love for all music that influences Howard’s work as music director of 90.3 KRNU, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s college radio station devoted to bringing Lincoln new alternative music and promoting local artists and businesses.

Read more from the Daily Nebraskan.


Also, ballots are open for 2015 CBI Board of Directors elections. Open positions are: Vice President, IT Content Director and Student Representative. For more information on the candidates, read their statements here. Balloting ends Oct. 15, 2015. Check your email for voting instructions, or contact Election Coordinator Ed Arke.


Plus, CMJ announces finalists in their College Radio Awards and Spinning Indie visits KAOS.

By |September 15th, 2015|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

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24-Hour Marathon Highlights 2015 College Radio Day
Houston Public Media soon-to-be-relaunched KBLT-F/Houston is celebrating the fifth annual College Radio Day by holding a 24-hour marathon on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2nd, coinciding with the former Rice University station KTRU’s return to the airwaves as an LPFM radio station. The 24 hours of college radio will start at  midnight (CT); every hour, stations “pass the baton” to each other, from coast-to-coast, with hours of special programs planned.
Read more from All Access.

CMJ’s New Owner Has Big Plans for the Beleaguered Brand

CMJ’s role as a fulcrum for the national community of college radio stations — it has relationships with 455 campuses — waned along with its relevance through the ’00s, when ownership changes and revenue troubles began to chip away at the volume of its voice. Klein describes a strategy that would bring its base of member stations back into the conversation, through shows held throughout the year, unassociated (save the CMJ umbrella) with the flagship, New York-based Marathon.

Read more from Billboard.

Kentucky Wesleyan College President to host weekly radio show

Kentucky Wesleyan College’s radio station, WKWC, which airs on 90.3 FM, will welcome a new radio personality Wednesday, Sept. 2 — KWC President Bart Darrell.

In a show called The President’s Place, Darrell will speak to invited guests from the area to discuss their roles within the community.

Read more from the Messenger-Inquirer.

WQFS is still marching to its own beat
WQFS is not your average college radio station and is no stranger to being in the spotlight. The station has been able to hold a top-20 spot in the nationwide Princeton Review survey of college radio stations for over five years while earning the number 11th spot this year. News & Record even named WQFS the best college radio station in the Triad.
Read more from The Guilfordian.
Plus, Radio Survivor’s podcast episodes 13 and 14, and College Radio Watch.


By |September 9th, 2015|CBI News, Member News|0 Comments