Thursday, March 23, 2017

Radio Station Visit #123 - WVCW at Virginia Commonwealth University

Frisbee at WVCW. Photo: J. Waits
I'm just back from a trip to Virginia for a college radio symposium. Along the way, I visited nine college radio stations, including WVCW in Richmond, Virginia. The student-run college radio station at Virginia Commonwealth University has a fascinating history and is the descendant of an earlier campus radio station that launched 50 years ago.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Radio Station Visit #122 - WYBF at Cabrini University

WYBF sign at Cabrini University station. Photo: J. Waits
I squeezed in a bunch of visits to Philadelphia-area radio stations during my trip to the College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) conference last October. My first stop, WYBF at Cabrini University (aka Cavalier Radio), is an interesting station, as it's been sharing its FM channel with Villanova University station WXVU (see my tour here) for 25 years. Although it streams online 24/7, Cavalier Radio broadcasts over FM on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays and on part of the day on Sundays.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Radio Station Visit #121 - KUHS-LP in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Glimpse into KUHS-LP Studio. Photo: J. Waits
My final radio station visit during my journey to Arkansas last October was a trip to low power FM station KUHS-LP in Hot Springs. Host station for the 2016 Grassroots Radio Conference, KUHS-LP is a new LPFM, having launched in August, 2015. The solar-powered station is home to an interesting mix of music and talk programming, from hip hop to vaporwave.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Radio Station Visit #120 - KABF in Little Rock

Sticker-covered can at community radio station KABF. Photo: J. Waits
On October 7, 2016, I visited long-time community radio station KABF-FM in Little Rock, Arkansas. Launched in 1984, the 100,000 watt station has as its mission to be the "Voice of the People" and it is closely aligned with social justice movements. Volunteer DJs and hosts produce a wide range of music, public affairs and news programs and some of that programming is made available to community radio stations all over the country.

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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.

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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.

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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.