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WBRU’s Radio Silence

While the rest of us were busy lamenting the cold and rainy spring, Brown students and the BRU board of directors were deciding the fate of the station over a series of tense meetings. The decision that they came to, faced with the reality of diminishing profits and assets that were steadily losing value, was to sell the 95.5 signal and use that money for different media projects that won’t involve terrestrial radio.

Read more from Providence Online.

College Radio: Just a Bunch of Kids?

That’s what the sales manager of a New Hampshire radio station told local businessmen when he discovered that he was losing accounts to student salesmen from the nearby college station. Some faculty weren’t happy with the station either, considering it a mere “radio school” in their midst, and not promoting their vision of academia. One seriously suggested that rock’n’roll be allowed on the station only if accompanied by “commentary and discussion.”

Read more from Radio World.

Radio Dreams: Skidmore Radio Offers Youth Program

Skidmore College junior Adam Simon and professor Adam Tinkle introduced the Upstate Youth Radio & Podcast Project this summer, with the goal of showing Capital Region kids the inner workings of radio production and sound engineering. According to the project’s official website, the project teaches kids “everything you need to be a radio DJ, talk show host, audio documentarian, and podcaster.”

Read more from Saratoga Today Newspaper.

Essex County College TV station now streaming

MPT has been filming and producing College programming since its inception in the mid-1970s. But until now, viewing was limited to what cable provider people used. For years it was the old Suburban Cable service, and later either Cablevision or Fios, depending on where the viewer lived.

Read more from Essex County College.

Session proposals open for CBI San Antonio

CBI is accepting session proposals from all interested parties for the CBI 2017 National Student Electronic Media Convention to be held Nov. 2-4 at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio.

CBI will consider all proposals from students, advisers, managers and industry professionals and gives strong preference to session proposals with more than one speaker and organization being represented. Session proposals can cover any topic related to electronic student media including the obvious and not so obvious. Multimedia presentations are encouraged.  If you are not ready to submit a full session proposal, but want to run an idea by us, please email us or call 855-ask-4CBI.

 

Plus, Radio Survivor’s 100th Podcast and the College Radio Watch column.

By | July 25th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Conventions, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

Radio Survivor supports net neutrality

The distance between broadcast radio and internet radio gets narrower every day, as more people tune in on their computers and smartphones, even if they’re listening to the online stream of a terrestrial station. For many listeners public radio and podcasts are nearly synonymous, choosing to listen to “This American Life” on demand, at their own convenience, rather than when dictated by a broadcast schedule. Millions of other listeners turn to internet stations to hear music and genres that are almost impossible to receive over the air.

Read more from Radio Survivor.

EAS test set for Wednesday, Sept. 27

Announcement memo

Public notice information

 

Session proposals open for CBI San Antonio

CBI is accepting session proposals from all interested parties for the CBI 2017 National Student Electronic Media Convention to be held Nov. 2-4 at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio.

CBI will consider all proposals from students, advisers, managers and industry professionals and gives strong preference to session proposals with more than one speaker and organization being represented. Session proposals can cover any topic related to electronic student media including the obvious and not so obvious. Multimedia presentations are encouraged.  If you are not ready to submit a full session proposal, but want to run an idea by us, please email us or call 855-ask-4CBI.

By | July 18th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

This Rare Recording of WRAS in Atlanta Shows Why the 1980s Really Were The Golden Age of College Radio

Before the explosive growth of commercial “alternative rock” networks, college stations like WRAS provided access to music one could hear no where else on the dial. Listening to this recording reveals the Cambrian-Explosion-like variety of styles and genres juxtaposed in a single afternoon’s playlist in 1987: reggae, cowpunk, blues-oriented rock, synth pop, rockabilly, goth rock, and folk music all lived together in a strangely symbiotic harmony.

Read more from Lee Co.

Session proposals open for CBI San Antonio

CBI is accepting session proposals from all interested parties for the CBI 2017 National Student Electronic Media Convention to be held Nov. 2-4 at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio.

CBI will consider all proposals from students, advisers, managers and industry professionals and gives strong preference to session proposals with more than one speaker and organization being represented. Session proposals can cover any topic related to electronic student media including the obvious and not so obvious. Multimedia presentations are encouraged.  If you are not ready to submit a full session proposal, but want to run an idea by us, please email us or call 855-ask-4CBI.

 

Plus, Radio Survivor visits WFVU at Fordham University and the College Radio Watch column.

By | July 11th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

After 42 years, WUMD has its final FM show

Just before noon on Monday, current and former WUMD DJs made their final sign offs prior to going completely online after 42 years of broadcasting.

“We will come back out on the other side,” said Jennifer Mulcare-Sullivan, station manager, on the air before sign offs. “We’re all going to get through this together.”

Read more from The Herald News.

 

Plus, Radio Survivor’s Podcast episode  #97 and the College Radio Watch column.

By | July 4th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

 Chicago radio thrives at the left of the dial

I have my issues with the student DJs on college radio—they’re sometimes maddeningly inarticulate and sometimes ridiculously self-indulgent, whether they’re trying to entertain themselves or affect some sort of detached cool. But I still love the stations where they work, because the programming there has the potential to be so open-ended. Depending on the station and the hour, you could hear indie rock, noise, jazz, international music, or even a hyperlocal news show.

Read more from The Reader.

Session proposals open for CBI San Antonio

CBI is accepting session proposals from all interested parties for the CBI 2017 National Student Electronic Media Convention to be held Nov. 2-4 at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio.

CBI will consider all proposals from students, advisers, managers and industry professionals and gives strong preference to session proposals with more than one speaker and organization being represented. Session proposals can cover any topic related to electronic student media including the obvious and not so obvious. Multimedia presentations are encouraged.  If you are not ready to submit a full session proposal, but want to run an idea by us, please email us or call 855-ask-4CBI.

 

Plus, the College Radio Watch column.

 

 

By | June 27th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Conventions, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

KWVA Customizes Workflow to Fit Students’ Needs

Fast forward to 2016 — and now working with part of a $95 million budget — KWVA is firmly reimagined as a state-of-the-art broadcast facility located in the newly reconstructed student union. There is a large open performance space outside the studios wired for broadcasting live shows, two dedicated on-air studios and two production rooms, which are also broadcast-capable.

Read more from Radio Magazine.

Radio station KLCC reaches out to listeners after funding cut by Lane Community College

As part of its bid to curb spending, financially crunched Lane Community College has canceled its traditional $200,000 annual donation to namesake radio station KLCC for the coming fiscal year.

But the downtown Eugene-based public radio station — which is a department of LCC — said it never­theless plans to preserve its news offerings and program lineup.

Officials with the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network and Gateway Community College announced a partnership between the two public entities Monday that is expected to give students broadcasting experience and expand WNPR’s reach in the community.

Read more from the New Haven Register.

Session proposals open for CBI San Antonio

CBI is accepting session proposals from all interested parties for the CBI 2017 National Student Electronic Media Convention to be held Nov. 2-4 at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio.

CBI will consider all proposals from students, advisers, managers and industry professionals and gives strong preference to session proposals with more than one speaker and organization being represented. Session proposals can cover any topic related to electronic student media including the obvious and not so obvious. Multimedia presentations are encouraged.  If you are not ready to submit a full session proposal, but want to run an idea by us, please email us or call 855-ask-4CBI.

Deadline approaching for housing reservations for Summer Mega Workshop

CBI is proud to partner with CMA, CMBAM, and ACP to host the College Media Mega Workshop, an intensive training session for student leaders and advisers. We will be hosting a Broadcast Management track July 13-16 at the University of Minnesota. Discounted on-campus housing is available, but the deadline to secure it is coming fast. Information from the convention organizers follows:

Registration for the workshop will stay open until July 11, but you must meet the June 26 deadline to secure housing on the University of Minnesota campus, where the workshop will be held.

Housing is $144 to $300 per person, depending on length of stay. Students will be staying in Centennial Hall, which has single rooms available, and advisers will be in Yudof Hall. Parking is an additional fee.

 

Plus, Radio Survivor’s Podcast #95 and the College Radio Watch column.

 

By | June 20th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

Submit session proposals for CBI San Antonio

College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) is accepting session proposals from all interested parties for the CBI 2017 National Student Electronic Media Convention to be held Nov. 2-4 at the
Hyatt Regency San Antonio.

CBI will consider all proposals from students, advisers, managers and industry professionals and gives strong preference to session proposals with more than one speaker and organization being represented. Session proposals can cover any topic related to electronic student media including the obvious and not so obvious. Multimedia presentations are encouraged.  If you are not ready to submit a full session proposal, but want to run an idea by us, please email us or call 855-ask-4CBI.

Virtual Radio, College Radio and the End of the Main Studio Rule?

One of the many benefits of attending the NAB Show is getting a feel for what is going on in the industry — new products, new techniques and an idea about where we are headed. Every year, we enlist Chris Wygal to walk the floor, with eyes wide open and ears attuned, so that we can tell you just what the buzz really is.

Read more from Radio Magazine.

 

Registration is open for summer College Media Mega Workshop

  • Registration fee for the Broadcast Management track is $199 for four days of workshops, training and special programs tailored specifically for student leaders and advisers for broadcast media outlets.
  • Lodging and parking are available at University of Minnesota residence halls. 
In conjunction with CMA, ACP and CMBAM, CBI will present the College Media Mega Workshop, a summer student media leadership workshop, July 13-16, 2017 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Join student leaders and advisers for CBI’s Broadcast Management track, a four-day intensive broadcast-focused training, and learn what you need to know to lead your student broadcasting group in 2017 and beyond.
Successfully managing student radio, video and multimedia organizations requires mastery of technology, legal issues, organizational development and more. CBI’s Broadcast Management track will provide attendees with the skills they’ll need to succeed in this unique field. Designed for student leaders, new advisers, and veteran advisers looking for a refresher, this intensive training will ensure you’ll hit the ground running in the new school year. Topics will include FCC rules and regulations, building and organizing your team, copyright laws, producing content, underwriting sales and much more.

Lodging and parking will be available at University of Minnesota residence halls for a fee.

 

By | June 13th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

Emerson College to induct four into Hall of Fame

Emerson College in Boston is well known for its award-winning, student-run station, WERS 88.9. On Saturday, June 3, this will be further acknowledged when the station hosts its Ninth Annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony and honors alumni who have gone on to contribute significantly to the broadcasting industry.

Read more from Radio Ink.

Kate Snow Sees ‘a Direct Line’ Between Cornell’s Off-Campus Radio, Her Career

“I signed up for the off-campus radio station, WVBR. There’s a direct line between WVBR and me sitting here at NBC News,” she said in an interview for College Game Plan.

For Snow, it was a career-defining decision.

“I entered Cornell thinking I wanted to study the science of communication, but once I got involved I had a mind switch where I thought, ‘Wait a minute. Maybe broadcast journalism is kind of interesting to me.'”

Read more from NBC News.

Impact-sponsored music festival Bled Fest brings local acts for 13th year

For the second year in a row, Impact 89FM, MSU’s college radio, sponsored Stage C at Bled Fest and was also a vendor at the event.

Sarah Dropsey, the Promotions Director and co-host of the show Pity Party at Impact, said Bled Fest is a festival for college students from the cheap tickets to the punk bands.

Read more from The State News.

Submit session proposals for CBI San Antonio

College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) is accepting session proposals from all interested parties for the CBI 2017 National Student Electronic Media Convention to be held Nov. 2-4 at the
Hyatt Regency San Antonio.

CBI will consider all proposals from students, advisers, managers and industry professionals and gives strong preference to session proposals with more than one speaker and organization being represented. Session proposals can cover any topic related to electronic student media including the obvious and not so obvious. Multimedia presentations are encouraged.  If you are not ready to submit a full session proposal, but want to run an idea by us, please email us or call 855-ask-4CBI.

Registration is open for summer College Media Mega Workshop

  • Registration fee for the Broadcast Management track is $199 for four days of workshops, training and special programs tailored specifically for student leaders and advisers for broadcast media outlets.
  • Lodging and parking are available at University of Minnesota residence halls. 
In conjunction with CMA, ACP and CMBAM, CBI will present the College Media Mega Workshop, a summer student media leadership workshop, July 13-16, 2017 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Join student leaders and advisers for CBI’s Broadcast Management track, a four-day intensive broadcast-focused training, and learn what you need to know to lead your student broadcasting group in 2017 and beyond.
Successfully managing student radio, video and multimedia organizations requires mastery of technology, legal issues, organizational development and more. CBI’s Broadcast Management track will provide attendees with the skills they’ll need to succeed in this unique field. Designed for student leaders, new advisers, and veteran advisers looking for a refresher, this intensive training will ensure you’ll hit the ground running in the new school year. Topics will include FCC rules and regulations, building and organizing your team, copyright laws, producing content, underwriting sales and much more.

Lodging and parking will be available at University of Minnesota residence halls for a fee.

By | June 6th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student media in the news

Skidmore DJs All Tuned In; Heard Beyond Campus ‘Bubble’

The station’s low-power signal fades away after about 15 miles in any direction. In addition to FM radios, though, listeners anywhere can tune in by visiting the WSPN website.

In his time at the helm, Klein found that the “tight-knit community” of DJs makes WSPN more sustainable than other college radio stations. He also said the “non-homogenized” music and commentary itself clearly separates WSPN from local FM stations that tend to inundate listeners with overplayed songs and commercials.

Read more from Saratoga Today.

As KASU Hits 60, New Media Is the Message

“It has always been connected to an academic unit that prepares students for careers in media and communication,” he said. The ways it fulfills that mission, though, have changed as remarkably as the technology students use to produce the broadcasts and the ways the audience engages with it.

And today’s media industry isn’t looking for just radio announcers, TV reporters, news writers and social media specialists. It’s seeking prospects who do it all.

Read more from Arkansas Business.

Better Know a College Radio Station: West Virginia University’s WWVU

“The graveyard shifts have been a rite of passage at U-92 for as long as anyone can remember. They’re a great opportunity for a DJ to learn the ropes of operating the board while on the air, with slightly less stress.”

Read more from BandCamp.

College radio in the podcast era

Thirteen of Minnesota’s Private Colleges have college radio stations; all of them are student led with a focus on serving the campus community. Some are long running stations that started as early as the 1940s, others are recent additions utilizing new online steaming platforms to provide radio to their campuses. Stations have a range of music, talk radio and sports broadcasts that often stream or play 24-hours. Many of the older radio stations have added streaming to keep up with the modern listener.

Read more from Minnesota’s Private Colleges.

Registration is now open for the Broadcast Management track of the College Media Mega Workshop!

  • Registration fee for the Broadcast Management track is $199 for four days of workshops, training and special programs tailored specifically for student leaders and advisers for broadcast media outlets.
  • Lodging and parking are available at University of Minnesota residence halls.
In conjunction with CMA, ACP and CMBAM, CBI will present the College Media Mega Workshop, a summer student media leadership workshop, July 13-16, 2017 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Join student leaders and advisers for CBI’s Broadcast Management track, a four-day intensive broadcast-focused training, and learn what you need to know to lead your student broadcasting group in 2017 and beyond.
By | May 30th, 2017|Broadcasting News, Conferences, Member News|Comments Off on Student media in the news

Student media in the news

WICB says thank you to General Manager Chris Wheatley

For 32 years, Chris Wheatley, the Manager of Radio and Television Operations at Ithaca College has dedicated countless hours of service to WICB — including some time working on the station as a student himself. Now, as he prepares to retire, the staff and past alumni wanted to give a huge “thank you” to the man who taught us all way more than how to turn on a microphone.

Hear the story at WICB.org.

WKNC releases “First Semester” mixtape

WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1, North Carolina State University’s student-run college radio station, is releasing a mixtape, “First Semester.” The mixtape is a robust music compilation highlighting 23 North Carolina artists in the hip-hop, electronic and indie rock genres. The mixtape is set to be released on May 19th  and can be downloaded at https://wknc881.bandcamp.com/album/first-semester. Downloaders are encouraged to donate any dollar amount to help support WKNC’s mission of supporting local artists and educating students about radio broadcasting.

Registration is now open for the Broadcast Management track of the College Media Mega Workshop!

  • Registration fee for the Broadcast Management track is $199 for four days of workshops, training and special programs tailored specifically for student leaders and advisers for broadcast media outlets.
  • Lodging and parking are available at University of Minnesota residence halls.
In conjunction with CMA, ACP and CMBAM, CBI will present the College Media Mega Workshop, a summer student media leadership workshop, July 13-16, 2017 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Join student leaders and advisers for CBI’s Broadcast Management track, a four-day intensive broadcast-focused training, and learn what you need to know to lead your student broadcasting group in 2017 and beyond.
Plus, Radio Survivor visits KLMU and KXLU, and the College Radio Watch column.
 
By | May 23rd, 2017|Broadcasting News, Conferences, Member News|Comments Off on Student media in the news