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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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WPCD celebrates 40 years of operation

“A career like radio requires hands-on experience. I could talk theory in the classroom until I become blue in the face, but the students can’t get real experience without actually doing a shift or making a spot,” said Adam Porter, a professor of communication at Parkland; he also teaches the broadcast announcing courses every semester.

Read more from The Prospectus.

USU worker purchases and renovates WhySound music venue

Last week, Cardiel and a group of volunteers from Aggie Radio began renovating the venue. Volunteers scraped the red WhySound logo off the storefront windows, removed old logos, gave the walls new coats of black paint, moved the stage to the other side of the room, and even demolished a wall to increase space inside.

“I hope to make it a bigger space so people can breathe more than they used to be able to,” Cardiel said. “I’d like WhySound to be a place that people come to hang out and socialize.”

Read more from The Utah Statesman.

After decades on air, college unplugs radio station

“Unfortunately, the radio club has also experienced little student interest and has been inactive for the past two years,” the college said in a statement. “Recent events, including equipment in need of costly upgrades, the resignation of the station manager, and continued lack of interest by students are all factors which contributed to this decision.”

Read more from The Times Herald.

UPDATE: WVU responds to student radio strike in wake of “unsafe atmosphere”

Upwards of 50 students at WVU’s award-winning college radio station, U92, are on strike following allegations of an unsafe atmosphere at the station.

At 9 a.m. Thursday morning, the non-profit station and broadcast arm of WVU’s Student Media division was simply dead air. The strike was confirmed by sources involved Thursday.

Read more from WAJR.

The Remarkable History of WTJU

The station – named WTJU, for “Thomas Jefferson’s University” – was UVA’s first FM station and just the second in Charlottesville, where most cars still had only AM radios. Today, as the entire University celebrates its bicentennial, WTJU is celebrating its 60th anniversary and looking back on its beginnings in Old Cabell Hall.

Read more from UVAToday.

Why did WYCC receive millions less than expected in auction?

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was resisting a sale because CCC students were getting what he said was valuable experience at the studio, on the Englewood campus of Kennedy-King College, the editorial said. But there would be other ways to provide an updated learning experience and to stay on the air (by sharing another station’s bandwidth, for example), the Tribune argued. And CCC had only a little over a month to opt into the government auction that was providing this opportunity.

Read more from The Chicago Reader.

When do students cross the line on campus radio?

“This is an environment where people need to be professional – how they speak and what words they use and you can’t use profanities and such,” stated Juli Hinds, faculty advisory. Hinds also works as a professional radio announcer on Buffalo music station.

Read more from WBFO.

AROUSE OSU students make waves from beneath Buckeye Donuts

Headed by Grayson Kelly, president and second-year in strategic communications, and Joe Henson, vice president and a fourth-year in marketing, the Amateur Radio Organization for Undergraduate Student Entertainment is a student-run campus station.

The student radio club is organized to retain freedom of expression as a necessary function of quality entertainment and maintain a respectful meta-discourse within an increasingly polarized world, according to the AROUSE mission statement.

Read more from The Lantern.

 

 

By | December 8th, 2017|Broadcasting News, Member News|0 Comments

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Radio silence no more; Loras College student reboots student-run KLCR

The school’s radio station, KLCR, has been around for decades, but participation has been declining in recent years.

For the past two years, the station was silent.

Watch the story at KCRG.com.

KSDB opens studios for open house

Vern Wirka, KSDB’s faculty adviser and journalism instructor, said the tours showed parts of radio broadcasting that usually go unseen.

“It’s not just radio anymore,” Wirka said. “I think you experience that on the tour. You see video content or streaming on multiple platforms. So we need a new term — it’s not just radio anymore, and it’s always exciting.”

Read more from The Collegian.

WQFS debuts their Lost in Space series

Inspired by NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts, Lost in Space is a new project that Hall and Fetzer dreamed up this past summer in order to promote WQFS and the work of local musicians. Hall and Fetzer decided to focus on showcasing local talent through special video performances that would be uploaded onto WQFS social media sites.

“Me and Amelia were just talking about ways we could get people engaging with the WQFS social media more, and really just ways that we could showcase the music that we were listening to and people in the area that we were excited about,” said Fetzer.

Read more from The Guilfordian.

 

Plus, the College Radio Watch column

By | December 5th, 2017|Broadcasting 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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Suffolk County Community College launches internet radio station

“It’s been an incredible experience,” said Joseph Panzarino, 19, a second year radio and television major from Sayville. “We built a radio station from scratch.”

Panzarino and about 100 other students working toward an associate degree will spend 150 hours staffing the station as part of a credit-bearing internship course. The internet-only station will stream commercial-free music 24 hours per day at scccir.com.

Read more from News Day.

Student morning radio show wakes up campus

The KTXT “On Air” sign lights up, the Red Raider Fanfare plays to start the show and Marks turns into a ball of energy, ready to entertain those who are listening early in the morning to inspire a productive day, he said.

Read more from the Daily Toreador.

 

And, Radio Survivor visits KLLG-LP in Willits, Calif. and the College Radio Watch column.

By | November 21st, 2017|Broadcasting News, Member News, Webcasting|0 Comments

Board Blog: NSEMC 2017 – What a weekend!

What a week it was! More than 400 students from 85 schools converged on the Hyatt Regency River Walk in beautiful downtown San Antonio for the sixth annual CBI National Student Electronic Media Convention November 2-4, 2017.

Paul Crutcher, CBI Secretary

Our event officially opened on Wednesday afternoon as students began receiving official credentials and complimentary CBI messenger bags filled with giveaway items, conference programs and information about local restaurants and points of interest. Attendees also received a vendor bingo card — making them eligible for valuable prizes that were given away throughout the week.

Sessions were well attended throughout the conference on a broad range of topics led by industry professionals, students, faculty and staff members and attorneys. Topic choices were expansive allowing a broad range of sessions for all participants — from radio, television, film, broadcast sports, newswriting, podcasting, copyright, FCC inspections, music scheduling, social media, management and training, diversity, programming, promotions, drone use, underwriting/fundraising, documentary work, and much more.

Students were given opportunities to have air checks, demo reels, and resumes reviewed by industry professionals. Others participated in station tours of Cox Media Group, KSAT-TV 12 ABC, and KSYM-FM San Antonio College.

CBI President John Morris and Willer Award Winner Chris Wheatley. Photo by Marty Kurtz.

The weekend culminated with the National Student Production Awards with finalists in 25 categories with finalists in 25 categories with CBI President John Morris as master of ceremonies. Prior to the handing out of trophies, the CBI board was introduced, followed by the presentation of the 2017 Joel Willer award to Chris Wheatley, retired manager of Television and Radio Operations at Ithaca College.

Students then heard a keynote address from Roger Lindley who discussed ways to make quality film productions on a limited budget. Finally, Jenny Lee, a former CBI attendee and current morning and mid-day host on San Antonio’s Magic 105.3 handed out trophies to hopeful nominees. Samples of winning entries were played during the ceremony as students posed for photos with their respective trophies. The complete awards list and clips of the winning entries are online here.

CBI’s NSEMC demonstrated once again that it is the place where students can make valuable connections with fellow broadcasters who become friends and sometimes colleagues. It is a place where ideas are shared, skills are refined, and contacts are made with respected industry professionals. We thank everyone for making the trip to Texas – to the beautiful and historic river walk area of San Antonio. We thank you for your support and your input as we look ahead to conventions to come in the future.

We will see you at the Renaissance Seattle hotel from October 25-27, 2018 for next year’s NSEMC!

 

 

By | November 15th, 2017|About CBI, Conferences, Contests, Conventions, Member News|Comments Off on Board Blog: NSEMC 2017 – What a weekend!

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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