Scott Van Pelt promises to fund college radio station while playing golf

The University of Maryland’s student-run radio station needed help, so one of its staffers reached out to one of the school’s most famous alums. Luckily that alum, ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt, checked his phone while on the golf course.

Someone affiliated with the station reached out to Van Pelt on Twitter, telling him it was the last day to donate to the station. Scott asked how much was needed, and then said he would take care of the sum — over $1,000 — when he was done playing golf, of course.

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Albright College’s WXAC Moves to 24-Hour Broadcast

The broadcasting change, which took effect earlier this month, was enabled in part by a $5,000 grant for new equipment and the station’s move in 2016 to the Berks Community Media Center at 13th and Richmond streets, a location it shares with BCTV.

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Failed KCSM-TV sale forces lawsuits: College district and contractor point fingers over who dropped the ball on auction

Who should take the blame for the failed sale of the College of San Mateo’s television station is the source of a legal battle, as school officials and a company hired to negotiate the acquisition are locking horns over which side muffed a lucrative deal.

Opposing civil lawsuits filed in county Superior Court indicate San Mateo County Community College District officials and LocusPoint Networks representatives disagree on why KCSM-TV was excluded from a $114 million auction sale.

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WREKtacular exposes students to local music

The local arts scene may sometimes seem insular to those who are not already a part of it. However, once a year, WREK Radio offers Tech students a chance to experience it. The radio station prides itself in its airing of music that they describe as “atypical” or outside the cultural mainstream. On their website, WREK claims that they wish to use their status as a college radio to bring these “forms of music into public consciousness,” and the annual concert plays into that philosophy.

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Mic drop: VIC Radio celebrates 50-Hour Marathon April 7-9

The DJs kicked off the marathon singing along to pop hits in high spirits. The VIC, or Voice of Ithaca College, radio studio was packed, the spring heat dangling in the studio. Four DJs — senior Kemery Colbert and sophomores Jill Simon, Lexy White and Haley Goetz — led a group of about 10 people in a joyful chorus of pop tunes.

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Plus, Spinning Indie visits Lehman College Underground Radio, WTJU at the University of Virginia and WNUW-LP at Neumann University, and the College Radio Watch column. And, news from WUVA’s transition to multimedia.

And, CBI is accepting nominations for the Joel Willer award, submissions for the annual National Student Production Awards are open, and registration is open for the first-ever summer College Media Megaworkshop featuring the Broadcast Management track by CBI.