I love high school radio and always look forward to visiting more
stations. I’d had an open invitation for awhile from Lyons Township High
School station WLTL-FM near Chicago and was glad to finally get the chance to check out the
station earlier this year. It's a fascinating place, with an active staff, lengthy history, spacious digs, and some incredible pop culture artifacts.
Outside of WLOY at Loyola University Maryland. Photo: J Waits
My final radio station visit during my trip to the D.C. area in April, 2014 was to see college radio station WLOY
at Loyola University Maryland. I’ve known WLOY’s Operations Manager
John Devecka for a few years now, so I took a quick side-trip to
Baltimore in order to see the station before heading to the airport. The station was full of pop culture wonders and it also does some amazing work with local kids and teens.
While visiting the Washington, D.C. area in April, I took the opportunity to visit NPR's new headquarters. Although NPR isn't technically a radio station, I made an exception for this series, since it is in the business of producing public radio programming.
Back in April, I was fortunate to speak at the Saving College Radio Symposium at University of Maryland. Held in conjunction with the exhibit Saving College Radio: WMUC Past, Present and Future, the event definitely piqued my interest about University of Maryland's storied college radio station WMUC-FM. So, at the end of an fantastic day of conversation about college radio history, I ventured to the South Campus Dining Hall building to visit WMUC. The student newspaper is also located in the same building as WMUC and residence halls are nearby.