Clarion radio takes on ‘War of the Worlds’

No, there are no real aliens on campus. This is just the basic premise of Madison College’s radio production of the classic “War of the Worlds.”

The radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds,” based on the book of the same name, was originally produced by Orson Welles and aired in 1938.

Read more from The Clarion.

New radio shows bring variety to KTXT-FM

New shows at KTXT-FM for the fall semester include “The Hard Knock Life,” which focuses primarily on underground and lesser known hip-hop; “Hair on Air,” a mix of hair rock and discussion-based segments; “The Happy Hour,” an hour full of “feel good” music; and much more. The station also plays predominantly alternative music, mixing styles up with the wide variety of shows mainly created and maintained by students.

Read more from the Daily Toreador.

KXLU celebrates 60 years with annual “Fundrazor”

This fall, KXLU – LMU’s FM radio station – celebrated 60 years since its founding. Beginning with an annual Alumni BBQ on Sept. 24, KXLU also kicked off its annual fundraising effort, “Fundrazor” on Oct. 19, which runs until Oct. 28. The the event runs 24-hours-a-day for 10 days, with live in-studio performances.

Read more from the Los Angeles Loyolan.

Spotify May Have Killed The Radio Star, But WALT Lives

A year ago, the lump sum of WALT Radio’s possessions—housed in their dilapidated office beneath an inch of dust—consisted of a frankly alarming number of R. Kelly vinyl albums and a handful of die-hard radio-enthusiasts. Its listeners had dwindled to the single digits. Its duct-taped insignia hung limply like aged wallpaper on the doorframe: a sentimental but melancholy reminder of the station’s heyday. WALT, Davidson’s radio broadcast club, was dying.

But something has changed in the past year: WALT has been refaced.

Read more from The Davidsonian.

 

Plus the College Radio Watch column and Radio Survivor podcast #113.