Thursday, February 2, 2017

Radio Station Visit #119 - KUOZ-LP at University of the Ozarks

KUOZ poster. Photo: J. Waits

My Arkansas travels continue with a trip to see college radio station KUOZ-LP at University of the Ozarks in Clarksville. Launched as a low power FM station in 2003, KUOZ is the descendant of a radio history on campus that dates back to the 1980s. With close ties to the campus television station, which is just down the hall from KUOZ, the radio station has a broad line-up of music, public affairs, sports and news programming.

See my full report on Radio Survivor.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Radio Station Field Trip #118 - KPSQ-LP in Fayetteville, AR

Promotional materials at KPSQ-LP. Photo: J. Waits

On my first day in Arkansas during my October, 2016 visit, I wrapped up my night with a trip to new low power FM (LPFM) community radio station KPSQ-LP in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Located on the third floor of the Chancellor Hotel, the station plays a mix of local and syndicated music and talk shows, including programming from Pacifica.

Read my full report on Radio Survivor.

Radio Station Field Trip #117 - KCHUNG Radio

Signage leading to KCHUNG Radio. Photo: J. Waits

Last summer, I had a fun trip to see community radio station KCHUNG in Los Angeles. The streaming and unlicensed low power AM station has deep connections with the arts community and airs a range of freeform music and talk programming. Also notable for its funky digs above a Vietnamese restaurant in Chinatown, KCHUNG has drawn a diverse collection of show hosts and solid partnerships with Los Angeles arts organizations.

See my full report on Radio Survivor.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Radio Station Field Trip #116 - KHDX at Hendrix College

Little Free Music Library at college radio station KHDX. Photo: J. Waits
For my next radio station visit, I toured college radio station KHDX-FM at Hendrix College in Conway in early October, 2016, Arkansas. A class D FM radio station, KHDX is notable for the wide range of creative projects led by its DJs and show hosts. I was also excited to meet up with four KHDX staffers soon after my visit at the Grassroots Radio Conference.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Radio Station Field Trip #115 - KXUA at University of Arkansas

Poster at college radio station KXUA. Photo: J. Waits
While on a trip to Arkansas for the Grassroots Radio Conference, I made some time for a handful of radio station visits. My first stop, on October 6, 2016, was to see college radio station KXUA at University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The student-run college radio station launched over FM in 2000, although student radio activities on campus date back to the 1970s.

Read my full report on Radio Survivor and also take a listen to Radio Survivor Podcast #69 for my audio tour of KXUA.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Radio Station Field Trip #114 - WCAS at Metropolitan State University of Denver

Poster for college radio station WCAS Radio. Photo: J. Waits
While visiting Denver in July, I had the opportunity to see two college radio stations at Metropolitan State University: student-run Met Radio (tour #106) and WCAS Radio, which is run by the Communication Arts & Sciences Department as a lab for broadcasting students.

Run on automation during summer break, WCAS Radio has student-run shows during the school year, including music, talk and even radio drama. In addition to the current station, the department plans to launch a new sports-oriented unlicensed AM radio station during this academic year.

Read my full report on Radio Survivor.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Radio Station Field Trip #113 - KEPC at Pikes Peak Community College

Sticker on the door at KEPC. Photo: J. Waits
While in Colorado Springs this July, I stopped by Pikes Peak Community College's radio station KEPC 89.7 FM. Focused on training students for careers in radio, the station airs an alternative music format. As students proceed through their coursework in the school's Radio & Television Program, they have opportunities to get on the air, with some hosting regular shows. Around since the 1970s, KEPC also had some historical artifacts at the station, including vintage carts, reel-to-reels and even some transcription discs.

See my full report on Radio Survivor.