Thursday, July 6, 2017

Radio Station Visit #139 - WFUV at Fordham University

Keating Hall - home to WFUV at Fordham University. Photo: J. Waits
When my sister-in-law became the Dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill, I knew that it was just a matter of time before I took a trip to the Bronx to not only see her, but to also tour the school's public radio station WFUV. The time finally arrived over spring break and it was great getting a VIP tour of the long-time station (it dates back to 1947).

Little did I know that WFUV is an atypical public radio station in that it employees a large number of students to help out with many tasks, including video production, engineering, news, and sports. See my full report on Radio Survivor.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Radio Station Visit #138 - WPPM-LP in Philadelphia

Stickers at PhillyCAM. Photo: J. Waits
It was my good fortune to be in Philadelphia on the day that PhillyCAM officially launched its new low power FM community radio station WPPM-LP back in October, 2016. The long-time public access non-profit recently branched out into radio and is enjoying the benefits of operating both television and terrestrial radio outlets.

Read my full report on Radio Survivor.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Radio Station Visit #137 - KXLU at Loyola Marymount University

7" record bins at college radio station KXLU
Last month I spent a fun day at Loyola Marymount University for the UCRN conference hosted by KXLU. Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, the Los Angeles-based FM radio station has a schedule full of creative programming, including weekend Latin music shows.

See my full report on Radio Survivor.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Radio Station Visit #136 - KLMU at Loyola Marymount University

Turntable in KLMU studio. Photo: J. Waits
A number of college radio stations serve as training grounds for a sister station on campus. That's the case at student-run KLMU at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. An online-only station with roots over AM carrier current, KLMU DJs have considerably freedom compared with their FM counterparts at KXLU. Part training station for KXLU and part student-haven, KLMU has around 50 participants who host a range of music and talk shows.

Read my full report on Radio Survivor.




Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Radio Station Visit #135 - WKDU at Drexel University

WKDU in an old monitor. Photo: J. Waits
Back in college I was a WKDU listener, so I'd long been eager to visit the Drexel University college radio station. Lucky for me, I was able to tag along on a group field trip to the Philadelphia-based station during the College Broadcasters Inc. conference. The tour did not disappoint and the station was full of familiar college radio ephemera.

See my full tour report on Radio Survivor.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Radio Station Visit #134 - WHIP at Temple University

WHIP Tshirt. Photo: J. Waits
On October 21, 2016, I visited Temple University in Philadelphia to see student-run, internet radio college radio station WHIP. With around 100 volunteers, the station has a long history with sports broadcasts and has more recently been getting buzz for its news coverage, particularly during election season. An online station since 2007, WHIP began was first conceptualized in 1997 and originally broadcast over very low power FM on campus.

Read my full report on Radio Survivor.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Radio Station Visit #133 - WDCE at University of Richmond

College radio station WDCE at University of Richmond. Photo: J. Waits
On my first day in Virginia last month, I toured a few college radio stations in Richmond, including University of Richmond's student-run radio station WDCE. The FM station has a funky basement home and is made up of both student and non-student DJs and hosts. The descendant of a carrier current radio station that launched in 1960, WDCE still has some participants who've been at the college radio station for decades.

See my full report on Radio Survivor.