Thursday, July 24, 2008

Classic College Radio Airchecks Unearthed

Like many college radio DJs from another era, I have boxes and boxes of cassette tape airchecks gathering dust and mold. Some day I'll dig them out and decide what to do with them. In the meantime, I just found a few folks who have brought their old cassettes into the digital age so that all can hear that elusive college radio sound.

Thanks to the False 45th blog, I got turned on to The College of Musical Knowledge, where a former college radio DJ at WRUV-FM (University of Vermont) has uploaded many of his radio shows from his 18-year stint at the Burlington, Vermont station. The DJ (now a college professor) includes shows from the 1980s and 1990s and has detailed descriptions of them so that you can pick and choose according to whether or not you want to sample some punk, reggae, Brian Eno, Joy Division, The Residents, an hour of instrumentals, or just an eclectic mix.

If this isn't enough for you, another ex-DJ just posted a 1995 aircheck from a morning show on the Freed-Hardeman University radio station WFHC-91.5 FM (Henderson, Tennessee). You can find it on the RadioInsight aircheck collectors message board (who knew?).

1 comment:

Nick Rubin said...

Yeah!! Dr. Tuna was a great DJ and faculty advisor when I was at WRUV in the mid-nineties. A swell guy, more than anything. Thanks for the hookup, Jennifer - and Tuna!