Monday, October 13, 2008

More Featured College Radio Stations on iTunes

Back in March I wrote about the 10 featured stations in the "college radio" section of iTunes. Well, the list of "official" iTunes college radio stations has grown and now numbers 50 (by my count), plus an additional stream for a college music festival. The new list is pretty diverse geographically and sonically, and includes a religious college radio station that plays traditional sacred music and scripture, a smooth jazz-smooth grooves station from the first African-American FM radio station in Nashville, as well as a few stations from outside the U.S.

One of the recent additions is California State University-San Bernardino station "Coyote Radio." According to an article in the San Bernardino County Sun, "Coyote Radio" is similar to a commercial station, playing popular music in addition to indie artists. The article states:

"About a month ago, [station manager Lacey] Kendall learned iTunes was accepting applications for the college radio genre. She went to Jacob Poore, the station's operations assistant, and asked him to make it his highest priority. Stations must prove their Web sites can handle thousands of listeners at any given moment, so after contacting iTunes, he spent a week putting together a long list of information about Coyote Radio. The station must also show its programming is professional, entertaining and diverse from others. After waiting a short time, the station got on."

See below for the current list of featured college radio stations on iTunes. Of course, you can listen to many other stations using iTunes. This just happens to be the selection of streams highlighted by the folks at Apple.

iTunes College Radio - Featured Stations

BlazeRadio (University of Alabama, Birmingham)
Coyote Radio (California State-San Bernardino)
FBC Radio (Foundations Bible College and Theological Seminary, Dunn, NC)
GU2 Radio (University of Surrey, UK)
IBS-Palooza (Live College Music Fest Held in September 2008)
KALX-FM (University of California, Berkeley)
KJACK (Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ)
KLCR (Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa)
KRNU 90.3 FM (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
KSDT (University of California, San Diego)
KSLU (St. Lawrence University, NY)
KTRU 91.7 FM (Rice University, Houston, TX)
KVRX-FM (University of Texas, Austin, TX)
KVSC 88.1FM (St. Cloud University, MN)
KXZY (Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK)
KZSC (University of California, Santa Cruz)
KZSU-FM (Stanford University, CA)
PSTCC (Pellissippi State Technical Community College, Knoxville, TN)
Pure Rock FM 89/WONC (North Central College, Naperville, IL)
Radio DePaul (DePaul University, Chicago, IL)
Radio Las Positas (Las Positas College, Livermore, CA)
Rhodes Radio (Rhodes College, Memphis, TN)
SCAD Radio (Savannah College of Art and Design, GA)
WBGU-FM (Bowling Green State University, OH)
WERW-AM (Syracuse University, NY)
WFNM (Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA)
WFSK-FM (Fisk University, Nashville, TN)
WIUX-FM (Indiana University, Bloomington, IN)
WKCR-FM (Columbia University, NY)
WKPS The LION-FM (Penn State University, University Park, PA)
WMBR-FM (MIT, Cambridge, MA)
WMFO-FM (Tufts University, Medford, MA)
WMSE-FM (Milwaukee School of Engineering, WI)
WNCC (Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA)
WNTE-FM 'The Giant' (Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA)
WRGW (George Washington University, Washington D.C.)
WSPN-FM (Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY)
WSUM-FM (University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI)
WUSC-FM (University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC)
WXVU-FM (Villanova University, PA)
WYBC-AM Yale Radio (Yale University, New Haven, CT)
WZBC-FM (Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA)

Original 10 Stations (March 2008)-- all but one are still featured on current list

All Independent Radio (New England Institute of Art, Brookline, Massachusetts)
Flat Foot Records (Valencia Community College Music Technology Program, Orlando, Florida)
Fresh Air-The Alternative (University of Edinburgh, Scotland student-run alternative radio)
Goucher Student Radio (Goucher College, Towson, Maryland)
Indie Pop Rocks! (SomaFM--indie music, but not a college station)* No longer on list
WIBS (Intercollegiate Broadcasting System radio network)
WLIU-BK (Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY)
WLMU (Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York)
WMHB (Colby College, Waterville, Maine)
XTSR (Towson University, Maryland)

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