WVBR to Bring Alternative Music to Ithaca

WVBR 93.5 FM Ithaca’s “real rock radio” is out and “Ithaca’s Alternative” is in.

This change of genre for the independent, Cornell student-run radio station comes after increasing confusion as to what constitutes “real rock.” In the recent years, the station has failed to focus its efforts on any particular decade or subgenre, leading to a lack of consistency within their sound.

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Student radio station ready to rock at record show

Vinyl albums are a major draw as a Plymouth-Canton student radio station prepares to rock and roll with its 10th annual fundraising record show.

“I think there’s just something to the sound of vinyl,” said Bill Keith, station manager of WSDP-FM (88.1). “If you have a decent record player and put on a brand new piece of vinyl, there’s something about the warmth that brings you in. It’s definitely a lot better than an MP3.”

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UMaine’s college radio station has been off-air for over a month

Regular broadcast listeners of WMEB 91.9 FM, the student-run radio station at the University of Maine, haven’t heard much of the station’s freeform variety of programming over the past month.

That’s because, after a fire at the transmitter site in early January, WMEB’s terrestrial signal has been off the air for five weeks and counting. The station has an online streaming presence, accessible on its website, which has been unaffected by the transmitter fire.

Read more from the Bangor Daily News.

Trapper Radio replaced: License transferred to Wyoming Public Media

After months of negotiation and red tape, the license of KNWT Trapper Radio — formerly the campus radio station of Northwest College — has been transferred to Wyoming Public Media.

KNWT Trapper Radio, 89.1 FM, went silent last July, a casualty of budget cuts and the elimination of the college’s radio/TV broadcasting program in 2016.

Attempts to transfer the license to Wyoming Public Media were initially hindered by a lease dispute between the college and the owner of Trapper Radio’s broadcast tower on Cedar Mountain, Legend Towers, LLC. The company confiscated roughly $30,000 worth of college equipment in the dispute last summer.

Read more from the Powell Tribune.