Thursday, March 6, 2008

Good News on College Radio with Anniversaries and Station Upgrades

Some good news on the college radio front as several stations celebrate significant anniversaries and another has big plans for upgrades and expansion...

WSOU (Seton Hall, New Jersey) turns 60, plus more on WFMU
An article about radio from the NY Post,covers WFMU's anniversary and fundraiser and also includes details on the celebrations for the 60th birthday of Seton Hall's non-commercial radio station WSOU 89.5 FM.

WVUM (University of Miami) celebrates 40 years on air
Here's a profile of station WVUM 90.5 FM at University of Miami as it approaches its 40th anniversary. The station has music shows focused on hip hop, metal, jazz, prog rock, dark wave and classical. It also broadcasts many sporting events, sports talk shows and political talk shows.

WLNX (Lincoln College, Illinois) gets new digs
A piece about a media renaissance at Illinois' Lincoln College, with a new campus newspaper and a new home for campus radio station. According to the article, "The rebirth of the campus newspaper comes at a time of resurgence for student media at Lincoln College. Recently, the college’s radio station, WLNX, began broadcasting from a new location..."

WLNX plays alternative rock music and according to its website, operates like a commercial radio station, so it sounds like a training ground for future commercial DJs. There's an extensive history of this station on Wikipedia including details about their plans for upgrading.

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