Saturday, January 17, 2009

College Radio Tidbits - WRVU Profile, WTBU Honors Old Radio Tower, Budget Cuts for Conference Travel

Here are a few recent tidbits about college radio in the news:

Vanderbilt Station WRVU Profile (Nashville Scene Blog)
There's a nice piece, "College Radio is Better: How to Listen to WRVU," about Vanderbilt University station WRVU on the Nashville Scene blog. In the article, Emily Bartlett Hines talks a bit about the station's history (around since the 1950s), recent scandals (porn on a station computer), but more importantly about the range of programming on the station. She writes:

"If you're going to listen to any radio, I will opine that this is the station to be paying attention to. The DJs include some of Nashville's most interesting and dedicated music fans (many of them are community members, not undergraduates), so it's a great way to learn about different genres of music...the weekly schedule includes a total of 96 different shows, playing everything from Persian music to political chat..."

Boston University Station WTBU Debuts New Logo and WebsiteIn November, Boston University tore down an old, non-functioning radio tower, inspiring sadness by some folks. Well, according to an article in BU Today, now the tower lives on in the new logo for campus (and online) station WTBU.

Mt. Hood Community College Radio Station's Possible Budget Cuts
There's a blurb in the Mt. Hood Community College Advocate about funding cuts for various student organizations, including the student radio station The Quarry. The line item in question is related to the travel budget for a conference in New York (CMJ perhaps?). Especially in this economy, I'm sure similar budget discussions are taking place at college radio stations all over the country.

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