Thursday, July 2, 2009

College Radio Tidbits: WMUL's 89 Radio Awards, Student Body Prez Show at WXYC, and New High School Radio Station in UK

A few college radio-related items to report on today:

89 Radio Awards This Year for WMUL
An article on outlines the numerous awards recently received by Marshall University student radio station WMUL in Huntington, West Virginia. According to the piece:

"Marshall University’s student radio station, WMUL, set a new station record during the 2008-2009 academic year with a total of 89 awards.

The previous record was 77 awards during the 2005-2006 year. The total includes 34 first-place awards, 15 second-place awards, seven third-place awards and 33 honorable mention awards. Since 1985, WMUL-FM student broadcasters have won 906 awards."

That's a whole lot of awards. I don't even know if the stations where I've been a DJ have even entered such contests. Does your station compete?

WXYC's Student Body President Show
Does student government have a voice at your radio station? According to an article in the Daily Tar Heel, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's student radio station WXYC has been airing "the Student Body President Show," in which the student government leader addresses students via the airwaves. The article states:

"Student government will not only be communicating to students through the radio, but also on Student Television and in The Chapel Hill News."

Listeners are also able to submit questions via IM and shows will eventually be podcast as well.

New High School Radio Station in UK
It's so great to hear about new radio stations popping up around the globe and it's even cooler to here that this one is at a high school in the UK. A piece this week outlines the new venture:

"TEENAGERS at a city secondary school have launched a radio station, which people will be able to listen to online. Isca College of Media Arts launched Isca Radio at lunchtime yesterday, with live music from school bands and singers, poetry readings and a competition to win an iPod...The school hopes to start broadcasting live shows once students get used to putting them together.

Susy Dunne, the school’s community arts coordinator, said: 'Radio has been one of our priorities from when we decided to become a specialist media arts school. The second phase of the specialism has begun and it’s something we are keen to get off the ground.'

She said that the radio station would increases students’ knowledge of broadcast media."

It's nice to see that she understands the ongoing relevant of radio. To hear their first radio broadcast, visit the school's website.

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