Friday, December 4, 2009

Spinning Indie Radio Station Field Trips

Beginning in March 2008 I set out to visit as many college radio stations as I could all over the country. For the most part, if I have plans to travel out of town I will attempt to visit a nearby station.

In January, 2009 I turned my attention closer to home and scheduled trips to five college stations in the San Francisco Bay Area. So far, the furthest I've traveled was to Ireland, where I visited a university station in Galway.

Although I've expanded my travels to include community radio stations, commercial stations, unlicensed low power station, a high school station, and a religious station; my focus still remains fixed on independently-minded radio.

So far, I've visited the following places (not necessarily in chronological order of when I visited each station!):


2008:

Field Trip 1 - WECB at Emerson College in Boston
Field Trip 2 - Cal Poly's KCPR
Field Trip 3 - Notre Dame's WVFI
Field Trip 4 - WFMU in Jersey City
Field Trip 5 - East Village Radio in NYC
Field Trip 6 - WNYU in New York City
Field Trip 7 - Northwestern's WNUR

2009:

Field Trip 8 - Stanford's KZSU
Field Trip 9 - University of San Francisco's KUSF
Field Trip 10 - Santa Clara University Station KSCU
Field Trip 11 - UC Berkeley's KALX
Field Trip 12 - KSJS at San Jose State University
Field Trip 13 - WBAR at Barnard College
Field Trip 14 - KFJC at Foothill College
Field Trip 15 - UC Santa Cruz Station KZSC
Field Trip 16 - Haverford College Station WHRC
Field Trip 17 - FCCFree Radio in San Francisco
Field Trip 18 - Flirt FM in Galway, Ireland
Field Trip 19 - RXP 101.9 FM in New York City
Field Trip 20- WGBK at Glenbrook South High School 

2010:

Field Trip 21 - KPDO in Pescadero, California 
Field Trip 22 - KZYX in Philo, California 
Field Trip 23 - San Francisco's Pirate Cat Radio 
Field Trip 10.5 - KSCU's New Digs at Santa Clara University (2010)
Field Trip 24 - Radio Valencia in San Francisco (2010)
Field Trip 25 - WZBC at Boston College 
Field Trip 26 - KSFS at San Francisco State University

2011:

Field Trip 27 - KEAR and Family Radio in Oakland, CA 

2012:

Field Trip 28 - Belfield FM at University College Dublin, Ireland
Field Trip 29 - Trinity FM at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Field Trip 30 - KCNL, KSJO and KLOK in San Jose, CA
Field Trip 31 - WLUW at Loyola University Chicago, IL
Field Trip 32 - WPGU at University of Illinois, Champaign 
Field Trip 33 - WEFT in Champaign, Illinois 
Field Trip 34 - WRFU in Urbana, Illinois
Field Trip 35 - Radio DePaul, Chicago, IL
Field Trip 36 - WIBN in Oxford, Indiana
Field Trip 37 - KCSF at City College of San Francisco
Field Trip 38 - WRAS at Georgia State in Atlanta
Field Trip 39 - SCAD Atlanta Radio
Field Trip 40 - WREK at Georgia Tech 
Field Trip 41 - WMRE at Emory University 

2013:

Field Trip 42 - WZRD at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago 
Field Trip 43 - KLC at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR 
Field Trip 44 - KRRC at Reed College, Portland, OR
Field Trip 45 - KALW in San Francisco
Field Trip 46 - Urban Knights Radio at Academy of Art, SF, CA 
Field Trip 47 - KPSU at Portland State University, OR
Field Trip 48 - KDUP at University of Portland, OR
Field Trip 49 - KJCC at San Jose City College, San Jose, CA 
Field Trip 50 - KSMC at St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA 
Field Trip 51 - KCEA at Menlo-Atherton High School, Atherton, CA

2014:

Field Trip 52 - WXVU at Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Field Trip 53 - KPOO in San Francisco, CA
Field Trip 54 - Mutiny Radio in San Francisco, CA
Field Trip 55 - BFF.fm in San Francisco, CA
Field Trip 24.5 - Radio Valencia's New Location in SF (2014) 
Field Trip 56 - WSRN at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Field Trip 57 - WMBR at MIT, Cambridge, MA
Field Trip 58 - WHRB at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 
Field Trip 59 - WTBU at Boston University, Boston, MA
Field Trip 60 - WMFO at Tufts University, Medford, MA
Field Trip 61 - WRBB at Northeastern University, Boston, MA 
Field Trip 62 - WHHS at Haverford High School, Havertown, PA 
Field Trip 63 - Radio 1851 at St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA
Field Trip 64 - WQHS at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Field Trip 16.5 - WHRC at Haverford College, Haverford, PA 
Field Trip 65 - WRGW at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Stick around to see who's next...

3 comments:

Ncrowd Collegeradio said...

#Dope Blog. Really appreciate how you support and showcase independent college radio stations.
Located at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Ncrowd Collegeradio said...

#Dope Blog. Really appreciate how you support and showcase independent college radio stations.
Located at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

David said...

This is great!! Thanks so much for doing this. Keep it up!