Tuesday, July 1, 2008

College Radio Shout-outs

I'm finding fewer stories about college radio during the summer months, when some stations are on for limited hours with skeleton crews or are off the air entirely. However, today I found a couple of pieces talking about college and community radio.

An article in The Western Front profiles the General Manager (aka "Radio Mama") of Western Washington University station KUGS.

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's paper, The Daily Egyptian, has an article today about the local radio scene, which includes some commentary about college radio. The author writes:

"I would be doing a disservice if I did a column on radio without mentioning our community station, WDBX (91.9 FM) and the online student station, WIDB. WIDB has two student-run stations-the Revolution and the Remedy-and is the best place for Hip-Hop, Indie and SIU sports. DBX is certified Carbondale Organic. With local, international and underground music, news and banter, DBX has something different and good. You can join WIDB on the Student Center 4th floor or DBX by going to http://www.wdbx.org/."

You can read more about the history of WIDB (around since 1970) on their alumni website.

Is your college station on the air this summer?

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