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BMI Foundation announces BMI Founders Award for Radio Broadcasting

The BMI Founders Award is an annual scholarship competition open to radio broadcasting students nationwide. The award commemorates the group of radio industry leaders who founded Broadcast Music, Inc. in 1939 with an unprecedented and enduring mission: to provide a competitive source for music licensing and an open-door policy to songwriters, composers, and publishers of all genres of music. A $5,000 scholarship is awarded for the best original essay response submitted to the competition and recognizes a student with the potential to become an innovator in the rapidly changing field of broadcast radio.

For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply, visit the the BMI Foundation website.

Delta College’s Q-TV will continue to broadcast, backs out of spectrum auction

The public spoke. And Delta College leaders listened. After weeks of receiving impassioned pleas from hundreds of loyal viewers, Delta’s public television station, WDCQ, will continue to broadcast.

The board of trustees, in a special meeting Tuesday, voted unanimously to not participate in the Federal Communication Commission’s Spectrum Auction.

“This is proof that I can hear, the administration can hear and my colleagues can hear,” said Saginaw Trustee R. Earl Selby, a longtime PBS advocate and host of “Dateline Delta,” a monthly news magazine program.

Delta President Jean Goodnow said, “There is tremendous support for the station within the board, the college and in the community. Public opinion to stay on the air has been overwhelming.”

Read more from OurMidland.com and WSGW.

Polka programming threatened in Amherst

Amherst, University of Massachusetts campus radio station WMUA-FM is having a Polka crisis. The Daily Hampshire has the deets. Apparently the signal is sunsetting some Polka shows, among them “Polka Bandstand” and “Early Bird Polka.” Plus there will be a general scaling back of Saturday Polka programming from twelve to four hours.

Read more from Radio Survivor, including an update on a polka programming petition in the works.

 

Plus, Radio Survivor’s College Radio Watch and the latest podcast installment explores if 2016 will be the end of indie Internet radio.