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.
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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.
MHC radio station’s commitment to diversity
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.
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