Monday, April 20, 2009

Fusion HD3, KUSF, KFJC and WGRE Celebrate Anniversaries

Spring seems to be the time for celebration, as several college radio stations are hosting events this week to kick off their anniversary festivities.

Fusion HD 3 Celebrates 1 Year on the Air

According to a piece in the Herald Journal, Utah State University had the first president of NPR on hand to help celebrate student station Fusion HD 3's first year on the air. The online (and HD via Utah Public Radio's KUSR) station is staffed entirely by student volunteers.

KUSF's 32nd Birthday Party

KUSF, out of University of San Francisco is celebrating its 32nd birthday on Saturday, April 25th with live bands (Kelley Stoltz, Ty Segall, and I Love my Label) and KUSF DJs spinning at the Peacock Lounge in San Francisco. It's also a benefit for the station, with a suggested donation of $10 to $20 at the door.

KFJC Listener Appreciation Party (and 50th Anniversary)

My beloved station KFJC turns 50 this year and on Saturday, April 25th there will be a free "Listener Appreciation Party," featuring free bowling, live bands Death Sentence: PANDA! and The Slow Poisoner and KFJC DJs spinning. It happens this Saturday starting at 8pm at Redwood Lanes in Redwood City.

60th Birthday Party for DePauw's WGRE on April 29th

An article in the Greencastle Banner Graphic talks about DePauw University's (Indiana) award-winning college radio station WGRE-FM, which first began broadcasting 60 years ago and was the first 10-watt FM educational station in the nation. There will be a campus celebration on April 29th, with live music and birthday cake. According to the piece,

"The FCC granted...the university a license for a 10-watt FM educational station, the first in the nation. On April 28, 1949 WGRE began broadcasting across the airwaves. They were also the first radio station in Putnam County."

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