Monday, October 5, 2009

College Radio Tidbits: Radio K from CMJ, The Quarry's Chance for HD

A few college radio tidbits to start the week:

Radio K to Broadcast Live at CMJ

According to a blurb on CMJ, six different college radio stations will get the opportunity to broadcast live from the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City in a few weeks. Radio K's stint will take place from WNYU on Friday, October 23rd from 1 to 3pm.

Student Radio Future at Mt. Hood Community College

Recent changes at Mt. Hood Community College have led to the departure of one radio station and perhaps to the re-emergence of another. Earlier this year the control of campus-based jazz station KMHD was turned over to Oregon Public Broadcasting (although the school still maintains the license). As part of that deal, an HD channel was promised for the the student radio station on campus.

According to a piece in the student newspaper The Advocate,

"Though the jazz radio station KMHD has left the campus, MHCC will still have a campus radio station, according to J.D. Kiggins, radio and audio production instructor. Essentially formed from the broadcasting program’s station The Quarry, the station will broadcast on KMHD’s auxiliary station on the High Definition (HD) frequency, 89.1 and, according to Kiggins, will serve as a 'full
fledged college station' for MHCC."

Back in May, 2008 I wrote about the re-branding of their Internet-only student station The Quarry, which seemingly will be the model for the new HD station.

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