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.

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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.”

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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