Thursday, May 21, 2009

WMSC's Alumni Takeover Programming Profiled in CMJ

I've been thinking a lot about college radio history lately. My own station, KFJC, turns 50 this year and there's been a lot of work behind the scenes to help document the history of the station and track down alums. Additionally, my own college reunion is happening next week and I've been diving into the very lengthy (80 years+) history of their station WHRC. I'm collecting stories from alums who were involved with radio there over the years, including one former staff member from the 1940s.

With this in mind, it's interesting to read about WMSC's (Montclair State in New Jersey) "Alumni Takeover" programming in their recent profile on the CMJ Staff Blog. According to the piece around 50 alums were expected to participate in the event, which took place May 7 to 13th. General Manager Diamond Dave Plotkin explains:

"Alumni week is an event taking place at WMSC where alumni of the station ranging from the 60’s to 3 years ago take over our programming and go on the air just like they did when they had shows using the same content they did back in the day."

Does your station do anything special to help foster relationships with alumni DJs?

1 comment:

Mary said...

KUSF (90.3 in San Francisco) has a program Sunday nights 8-10pm featuring alumni DJs called Jukebox.