Thursday, January 29, 2015

Radio Station Field Trip 74 - Hollow Earth Radio in Seattle

Entrance to Hollow Earth Radio. Photo: J. Waits
While in Seattle last October, I visited a number of radio stations that are preparing to migrate to low power FM (LPFM). One such station is streaming community radio station Hollow Earth Radio. Already an established presence in Seattle (it's been around since 2007), Hollow Earth has a full schedule of shows and also puts on an annual music event called the Magma Festival.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Radio Station Field Trip 73 - UWave at University of Washington, Bothell

Sign at UWave Radio. Photo: J. Waits
I was busy touring radio stations in Seattle last fall, seeing a total of five over the course of a few days. My third radio station visit on October 22, 2014 was to University of Washington, Bothell's internet radio station UWave Radio. Granted a new low power FM (LPFM) construction permit last year, the college radio station is anticipating tremendous growth after it begins broadcasting terrestrially.

Read my full report on Radio Survivor.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Radio Station Field Trip 72 - KUSF-in-Exile/San Francisco Community Radio

KUSF-in-Exile/San Francisco Community Radio Studio in 2015. Photo: J. Waits
Sunday, January 18, 2015 was the 4th anniversary of the shutdown of the 90.3 FM signal for University of San Francisco's college radio station KUSF. On that occasion, I decided to visit KUSF-in-Exile (now also known as San Francisco Community Radio) and catch up with one of my favorite DJs there.

Made up of some KUSF alumni DJs as well as newer community members, San Francisco Community Radio operates its streaming radio station from a studio far from the University of San Francisco campus. With hopes of obtaining a new low power FM (LPFM) license, it's been chugging along with not only radio shows, but also regular events around the city.

Read my full report on Radio Survivor.



Monday, January 19, 2015

Radio Station Field Trip 71 - Rainy Dawg Radio at University of Washington


Tape dispenser at Rainy Dawg Radio. Photo: J. Waits

While in Seattle last October, I visited 5 radio stations. My first stop was to public radio station KEXP and following that, I ventured to Rainy Dawg Radio at University of Washington. The online-only station launched in 2001, after college radio station KCMU (now KEXP) left campus.


Read my full report on Radio Survivor and view a complete list of all of my radio station field trips here.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Radio Station Field Trip 70 - KEXP in Seattle

Signage at KEXP. Photo: J. Waits


While visiting Seattle for the College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) conference in October, 2014, I was able to tour 5 different radio stations, including public radio station KEXP. Formerly a college radio station (KCMU) at University of Washington, KEXP is now an independently owned public radio station focused on music.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Radio Station Field Trip 69 - WLTL at Lyons Township High School

Sign at WLTL. Photo: J. Waits
I love high school radio and always look forward to visiting more stations. I’d had an open invitation for awhile from Lyons Township High School station WLTL-FM near Chicago and was glad to finally get the chance to check out the station earlier this year. It's a fascinating place, with an active staff, lengthy history, spacious digs, and some incredible pop culture artifacts.

See my complete story on Radio Survivor.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Radio Station Field Trip 68 - WLOY at Loyola University Maryland


Outside of WLOY at Loyola University Maryland. Photo: J Waits
My final radio station visit during my trip to the D.C. area in April, 2014 was to see college radio station WLOY at Loyola University Maryland. I’ve known WLOY’s Operations Manager John Devecka for a few years now, so I took a quick side-trip to Baltimore in order to see the station before heading to the airport. The station was full of pop culture wonders and it also does some amazing work with local kids and teens.

You can see my full report on Radio Survivor.