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WVU student details string of incidents that led to Thursday’s college radio strike

“It’s nothing grandiose. It’s all little things like jokes that just kind of crossed the line, comments that have been weird or asking someone out one too many times after they’ve already told you ‘no,’” said Jackson Montgomery, a WVU student and member of U92’s music department. “Stuff like that from just a whole bunch of different people that when you look at it as a big picture, you see that it’s become a pattern of abusive, harassing behavior.”

Read more from WVMetroNews.

Plus, the College Radio Watch column, and a visit to WKCR at Columbia University.

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By | December 12th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

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Lost & Found – The WHAV Call Letters

Haverford College was no stranger to radio. In 1923, Haverford was licensed to launch WABQ and built studios and a transmitting tower on campus. The station was an unqualified success, with the 1924 Haverford yearbook noting that the radio station was garnering more press than all of the athletic teams. The next year, the station went to 1,000 watts of power, making it the most powerful collegiate station in the U.S. and the second most powerful signal in Pennsylvania.

Read more from WHAV.net.

Plus, the Radio Survivor podcast makes sense of the FCC’s effort to kill net neutrality.

By | November 28th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

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Taking the time to look more deeply: 40 years of public radio in Idaho

The station grew out of a radio club on the campus of Boise State University that has roots all the way back to the 1930s, when the school was Boise Junior College. In the 1960s, the student radio station was a training ground, with low-power transmissions across campus. In the 1970s, after the school became Boise State University, the station settled on the call letters KBSU. The official launch didn’t really occur until 1977, when the station first joined the FM dial as a noncommercial broadcaster. Now it was legit.

Read more from The Idaho Statesman.

Heavy SF Power Trio Headlines Benefit For Community Radio Station

Late last month, the organization announced a major victory. The FCC granted the group a new frequency at 102.5 FM and approved its proposed call letters, KXSF, with plans to return to a terrestrial broadcast in January of 2018. However, the group still has a long way to go as far as raising funds for a new transmitter and other expenses to get the new radio station up and running in time for the January launch. With over half of the group’s goal of $80,000 already raised, the organization is hosting one of its biggest fundraisers yet this Saturday at Thee Parkside headlined by iconic SF doom-metal stalwarts Acid King.

Read more from CBS San Francisco.

Help us make the 2018 Seattle NSEMC better than ever

Whether you did or didn’t attend the 2017 NSEMC in San Antonio, we want your ideas for our 2018 convention in Seattle next October. Take the survey and let us know what you want to see from our programming in the Emerald City!

By | November 14th, 2017|About CBI, Broadcasting News, CBI News, Conferences, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

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FSU radio station V89 celebrates 30 years on-air

V89, Florida State’s student-run, 24-hour radio station, is celebrating its 30th birthday. Having collected a dedicated following and garnering much respect, both locally and nationally, the station’s 30th birthday is exciting to many, especially when you consider that radio is supposedly a “dying industry.”

Read more from FSUNews.com.

CBI’s annual NSEMC celebrates, honors best in college broadcasting

See the complete list of winners from the 2017 National Student Production Awards online.

Plus, Radio Survivor podcast #114.

By | November 7th, 2017|About CBI, Broadcasting News, CBI News, Conferences, Conventions, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

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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.

By | October 31st, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

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KSYM rewards student volunteers with trip to national media convention

“Because the convention is in San Antonio this year, we have the opportunity to take a handful of students so that they can find out more about college media from around the country,” KSYM General Manager John Onderdonk said Oct. 4 in an interview. “These are students who have been volunteering around the radio station, attending the staff meetings and working hard.”

Read more from The Ranger.

The Countercultural Power of College Radio

On October 6, KSPC joined hundreds of other college radio stations in a celebration of College Radio Day. KSPC set up a booth with live DJs at the Smith Campus Center and hosted a Thai food social in the KSPC station. The goal was to draw attention to KSPC’s existence on campus and encourage people who may be unfamiliar with the station to get involved.

Read more from The Student Life.

Vinyl album exhibit honors student radio station’s 45th year

Gutkowski and Lacorato were among a crowd that celebrated 45 iconic albums released during the 45 years that student-run radio station WSDP-FM (88.1 The Park) has been on the air at the high school Plymouth-Canton Educational Park.

Music lovers, including radio station alumni, gathered Friday at the Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex, or PARC, to kick off the Vinyl Recall exhibit that runs Oct. 24 through Nov. 16, with albums, artwork and other memorabilia on display.

Read more from Hometown Life.

Me Too: Sexual Harassment and Abuse in College Radio

For many, though, college radio can be an oasis. In her piece, Women in American College Radio, in the Panoptic last month, Sydney Catherine challenges women to work to dismantle the stereotypes that lead to many women eschewing the music and radio industries. She argues, “It’s up to the younger generation of women to change the discussion. Especially in an age where women in media are often relegated to sidekick status or even forgotten from the narrative, college radio exists as one of the few spaces where females and/or gender nonconforming individuals can safely express their views and foster a community.”

Read more from Radio Survivor.

On to the next song…

“A college radio station is radically different from a professional one—both in terms of management and content—and since people were now coming to us for a chance to learn how professional radio works, we simply needed to start acting more like one,” Director of The ‘Burg 2 Rune Torgersen said.

Read more from The Observer.

Plus the College Radio Watch column.

 

By | October 24th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Conferences, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

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WKDU Celebrates Marathon Anniversary With 84 Hours of Electronic Music

For this year’s 14th annual EMM — there was a six-year hiatus that ended in 2014 — WKDU enlisted nearly 100 DJs to help keep the tunes spinning for three-and-a-half days, with musical selections running the gamut from house and techno to ambient and experimental, even including some live synthesizer performances. The extended weekend on the radio dial has so far pulled in almost $5,000 to help support Philly AIDS Thrift, with more donations still processing through the system.

Read more from Drexel University.

WVUM teams up with Wynwood’s III Points Festival

Students snacked on pizza and played corn hole, while local DJ Nick Leon played eclectic beats from his turntable at the UC Patio for WVUM’s annual Pre-Points party, which promotes Wynwood’s popular III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival.

Read more from The Miami Hurricane.

Tracing WESU’s Journey from “Mischievous Beginnings” to Innovative Present

“There are very few activities that fuse the Wesleyan community with the Middletown and Connecticut community at large in such a smooth, organic way,” Howard told me. “You can really build connections with non-Wesleyan people.”

Read more from The Wesleyan Argus.

Online student radio station now live

In a continued effort to expand its media platforms, Madison College’s The Clarion is set to go live with its first ever radio station this October. Over this past summer, advisor Doug Kirchberg and his team have taken on this project from scratch, establishing the foundation from which to grow.

Read more from The Clarion.

KCSM-TV deal back up for approval

In the latest attempt amidst a variety of unsuccessful tries to unplug from the television industry, San Mateo County Community College District officials will again consider a deal selling KCSM-TV.

The proposal going before the district Board of Trustees during a meeting Wednesday, Oct. 11, seeks to confirm an earlier decision to sell the station to a Santa Rosa public broadcaster.

Read more from The Daily Journal.

 

Plus, the College Radio Watch column, and, if you’re joining us in San Antonio for the NSEMC, we’ve still got spaces on our media tours, audio/radio clinics and video/TV clinics!

By | October 17th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

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WXYC wants to take you out of your comfort zone

For Joanna Zhang, better known on air as DJ Spilt Coffee, WXYC is about much more than what song is playing.

“I think college radio is really cool because it’s more than just music, it’s the community that is also part of it,” Zhang said. “It creates a space for creativity to flow, like I’ve met some of the most creative people here.”

Zhang said the station’s managers are looking for people who are willing to learn. All of the new DJs’ love of music are put to the test during their first year, where they cover the early morning shifts to keep the 24-hour station going.

Read more from The Daily Tar Heel.

Davidson’s Local Classical Radio Station is Nationally Recognized; Celebrates Achievements and Classical Music

While it is not technically part of the college, WDAV has incredibly close ties to the institution. According to Kendra Intihar, Assistant General Manager & Director of Community Outreach, WDAV is “similar to the rest of the college; we report to the Board of Trustees. We interact with the college on a number of different levels. We have interns that intern with us from the college. We have student assistants as part of the federal work study.” WDAV employees even participate as pre-major advisors.

Read more from The Davidsonian.

Mount Holyoke College’s WMHC, the oldest historically female-run college radio station in the nation, was recently featured in an article in The Panoptic magazine about the importance of diversity in music.

“College radio exists as one of the few spaces where females and/or gender nonconforming individuals can safely express their views and foster a community,” the article said.

Read more from Mount Holyoke College.

New look KSBR provides opportunity for students

“Our job is to be a non-commercial, educational service for people who are either students on campus or not,” said James Rondeau, Director of Broadcast Services. “But hopefully we spread a good image of Saddleback and provide a service that other commercial broadcasters don’t.”

Read more from Lariat.

Studio A Rama concert in University Circle to mark 50 years of WRUW radio

For half a century, WRUW 91.1 FM has shaped generations of tastes with an eclectic mix of rock ‘n’ roll, avant-garde, blues, folk, reggae, ethnic and world music.

For 35 of those years, the Case Western Reserve University radio station has opened itself up to the public with Studio A Rama. Founded on a whim by a former WRUW DJ  Larry Collins, the bash has brought hundreds of bands and thousands of fans to Mather Courtyard, between Ford and Bellflower roads on the CWRU campus.

Read more from Cleveland.com.

 

Plus, highlights from College Radio Day around the world:

College Radio Watch: Happy College Radio Day

WMUL putting on Cutting Edge Fest to celebrate College Radio Day

WTJU & WXTJ are celebrating College Radio Day

K103 Gothenburg Student radio is host for World College Radio Day 2017

KTXT celebrates College Radio Day

College Radio Day at LBCC Honors VIP Records Owner Kelvin Anderson

“Passionately Vocal, Seriously Local” is the Theme for 24-Hour Marathon Planned for Seventh Annual College Radio Day by WP 88.7 FM

GVSU hosts annual College Radio Day

Music Preview: What to expect at College Radio Day

Support KLSU with College Radio Day and Barcadia concert Oct. 6

College Radio Day this Friday, October 6, will be “Passionately Vocal, Seriously Local”

College Radio Day Celebrates Localism, Unique Programming

 

 

 

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Joining us in San Antonio? Early-bird registration rates extended

 Early-bird convention registration rates have been extended through Friday, Oct. 6!

Radio stations with a sense of community

But it’s another, unsung area of broadcasting that’s live and local to the hilt: community radio. These are the mostly tiny, mostly FM stations that focus on various forms of community: a neighborhood or a town, or a listenership devoted to eclectic or specific types of music. Many offer a mix of local talk, public affairs programming and music shows, often featuring artists performing live.

Read more from the San Francisco Chronicle.

Signing off: WNKU goes silent after final broadcast

“My message is just thank you. Thank you for listening. Thank you to anyone who ever gave money to the radio station who supported us financially. Public radio is so important to communities. I don’t know if we could be more grateful,” Felix said.

Read more from WLWT Cincinnati.

Students should support all campus media

As a newly licensed DJ at WTSR 91.3FM, the College’s student radio station serving Mercer and Bucks counties, I’m faced with a single overbearing dilemma — not many people are actually listening. No matter what music I play or how well I do my part, I feel like people around campus will never get the chance to hear my work, nor the work of our radio station’s amazing executive board and general staff. Usually, I have to inform members of my family and friends through social media that I’ll be on air. Sometimes, I really feel like the sound of leaves blowing in the wind — you can faintly hear me in the background, but most of the time I go unnoticed.

Read more from The Signal.

Plus the College Radio Watch column and the Radio Survivor Podcast.

 

By | October 3rd, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Conferences, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

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‘The little basement that rocks’

“I want to reach out to people who want to do it but are afraid because it is sort of public speaking,” Nguyen said. “I hesitated my entire first year and didn’t do it because I was scared and insecure with my speaking ability but when you start doing it there are a lot of people there to help you.”

Read more from Luther College CHIPS.

Trash House provides safe haven for creative students

Last Saturday displayed a pretty common Trash House weekend. The residence was hosting one of its myriad house shows, which featured local bands such as Sorority Boy and Sweet Tooth, and it served as a fundraiser for DREAMers on Grounds. Before the show, residents of the house shared their views about WXTJ and the radio subculture of the University.

Read more from The Cavalier Daily.

Tuning into ‘The Voice of Bucknell’

“There is a great deal of programming specifically geared toward students. There are things to learn through listening and we have a lot of great DJs that enjoy expressing their tastes in music to listeners,” Station Manager Haven Clark ’18 said.

Read more from The Bucknellian.

Student Org Profile: WUMD College Radio

In 1979, 20 years after the University of Michigan first opened its Dearborn campus, a group of engineering students appropriated school equipment to play vinyl. In the 80’s student members of the station took equipment off campus grounds to prevent the station from being closed and were nearly expelled. Flash forward to the night of September 14, 2017 on the second floor of the University Center and WUMD held its first general body meeting for the fall. The normally spacious-feeling room was packed past capacity with nearly 40 people.

Read more from The Michigan Journal.

Women in American College Radio

During the academic year it houses more than just physical copies of artistry, it serves as a refuge for the 40+ students who choose to devote their time to the organisation aptly named WMHC (Mount Holyoke College’s student radio station). The oldest historically female-run college radio station in the nation, it has truly seen it all: from the heydays of college radio in the late eighties and early nineties to the creation of streaming services. It’s a station that, like many other college radio outlets, is reflective of a fringe culture that society has deemed fading or even obsolete.

Read more from The Panoptic.

KVRX works to grow music diversity initiative

Even though KVRX is a student-run station with policies that make it difficult to give any one artist extreme exposure, Burky said an advantage is that DJs must rely on quality music to maintain an audience.

“The artists we’re trying to promote are artists that our DJs truly believe, with all their musical knowledge, are worth promoting and deserve a shot,” Burky said.

Read more from The Daily Texan.

10th Edition Published of Southeast Faculty Member’s Radio Textbook

“It is an honor to be selected by Focal Press to carry forward this pioneering text,” Mims said. “Our objective is to offer students a textbook that is as complete and comprehensive as possible to prepare them for their careers,” Mims said.

The introductory textbook, co-authored with Dr. John Allen Hendricks, chair of Stephen F. Austin State University’s Department of Mass Communication in Nacogdoches, Texas, prepares students for careers in AM/FM and satellite broadcasting, podcasting and Internet radio streaming. The textbook has approximately 150 course adoptions, and its target readership is sophomores and juniors.

Read more from Southeast Missouri State University.

 

Plus, the College Radio Watch column.

 
By | September 26th, 2017|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News