Trapper Radio goes silent
Tuning into your favorite program on KNWT 89.1 Trapper Radio may prove to be a challenge for the foreseeable future, as a dispute over a lease has put Northwest College’s campus radio station off the air.
Already in a difficult transition period following the elimination of the school’s Radio/TV Broadcasting program last year, KNWT was dealt a further blow earlier this month, when Legend Towers, LLC — the owner of the radio tower used by KNWT — shut off the broadcast on July 17.
Read more from the Powell Tribune.
Council will vote on new Livingstone College radio tower
At its Tuesday meeting, the Salisbury City Council will vote on whether to issue a special use permit that would allow the 100-foot-tall radio tower to be built.
The tower would be located at the W.J. Walls Student Center on the Livingstone College campus, located at 800 W. Thomas St. behind the Salisbury High School track.
Read more from the Salisbury Post.
40 years later, WDCB swings harder than ever
So as WDCB prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary with a series of major concerts beginning Thursday, jazz listeners have reason to give thanks. For while the genre continues to struggle for air time across America, WDCB this week added an hour of jazz at 5 a.m. weekdays to its already expansive schedule, meaning the station now swings nonstop from midnight to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (with additional jazz and other musical programming on weekends).
Read more from the Chicago Tribune.
Alameda Community Radio station to hit airwaves in August
Organizers for Alameda Community Radio, KACR 96.1 FM, plan to broadcast live in August from the new studios at Encinal High School. KACR is a low-power FM station that has been in the works since 2011. The radio station was first discussed at a meeting as part of the Alameda Public Affairs Forum, which was chaired by the late Art Lipow and his wife, Gretchen Lipow.
Read more from the East Bay Times.
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