I'm just back from a trip to Virginia for a college radio symposium. Along the way, I visited nine college radio stations, including WVCW in Richmond, Virginia. The student-run college radio station at Virginia Commonwealth University has a fascinating history and is the descendant of an earlier campus radio station that launched 50 years ago.
WYBF sign at Cabrini University station. Photo: J. Waits
I squeezed in a bunch of visits to Philadelphia-area radio stations during my trip to the College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) conference last October. My first stop, WYBF at Cabrini University (aka Cavalier Radio), is an interesting station, as it's been sharing its FM channel with Villanova University station WXVU (see my tour here) for 25 years. Although it streams online 24/7, Cavalier Radio broadcasts over FM on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays and on part of the day on Sundays.
My final radio station visit during my journey to Arkansas last October was a trip to low power FM station KUHS-LP in Hot Springs. Host station for the 2016 Grassroots Radio Conference, KUHS-LP is a new LPFM, having launched in August, 2015. The solar-powered station is home to an interesting mix of music and talk programming, from hip hop to vaporwave.