Thursday, May 31, 2018

Radio Station Visit #144 - KVCB-LP at Vacaville Christian Schools

VCS Radio Conservatory truck. Photo: J. Waits
Vacaville Christian Schools' VCS Radio (aka KVCB-LP) is not your average high school radio station. Under the umbrella of VCS Radio Conservatory, the station is an extension of the adventurous music program, offering 3rd graders through high schoolers the opportunity to participate in the presentation of radio programming over the station's multiple channels.

A low power FM/HD station, KVCB has channels airing old time radio, student-created music works and sound art, live radio shows, and more. There's even a secret Morse code message embedded in the signal and a Tesla Coil at the station's HQ in Vacaville, California.

Read my full report about my February, 2018 visit on Radio Survivor.


Monday, April 30, 2018

Radio Station Visit #143: WHPK at University of Chicago

With a funky bell tower home, fascinating history, and oodles of vinyl; WHPK at University of Chicago had long been on my college radio station tour wish-list. I was not disappointed on my December 1, 2017 visit and enjoyed meeting with both students and community members who call WHPK home.

See my full report on Radio Survivor.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Radio Station Visit #142 - WIIT at Illinois Institute of Technology

Leo Blais sign in WIIT studio. Photo: J. Waits
During my visit to college radio station WIIT in December, 2017, I was dazzled by the modern architecture and beyond intrigued by the radio station's rich history. Located at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois; WIIT-FM has connections to radio history (Lee de Forest taught on campus) and hip hop history and its studio even appeared on the TV show Empire.

Read my full report on Radio Survivor.