Friday, December 4, 2009

Spinning Indie Radio Station Field Trips

Beginning in March 2008 I set out to visit as many college radio stations as I could all over the country. For the most part, if I have plans to travel out of town I will attempt to visit a nearby station.

In January, 2009 I turned my attention closer to home and scheduled trips to five college stations in the San Francisco Bay Area. So far, the furthest I've traveled was to Ireland, where I have visited college radio stations in Galway and Dublin.

Although I've expanded my travels to include community radio stations, commercial stations, unlicensed low power stations, high school stations, a religious station, a pop-up radio station, and NPR; my focus still remains fixed on independently-minded radio.

So far, I've visited the following places (not necessarily in chronological order of when I visited each station!):


Field Trip 1 - WECB at Emerson College in Boston
Field Trip 2 - Cal Poly's KCPR
Field Trip 3 - Notre Dame's WVFI
Field Trip 4 - WFMU in Jersey City
Field Trip 5 - East Village Radio in NYC
Field Trip 6 - WNYU in New York City
Field Trip 7 - Northwestern's WNUR


Field Trip 8 - Stanford's KZSU
Field Trip 9 - University of San Francisco's KUSF
Field Trip 10 - Santa Clara University Station KSCU
Field Trip 11 - UC Berkeley's KALX
Field Trip 12 - KSJS at San Jose State University
Field Trip 13 - WBAR at Barnard College
Field Trip 14 - KFJC at Foothill College
Field Trip 15 - UC Santa Cruz Station KZSC
Field Trip 16 - Haverford College Station WHRC
Field Trip 17 - FCCFree Radio in San Francisco
Field Trip 18 - Flirt FM in Galway, Ireland
Field Trip 19 - RXP 101.9 FM in New York City
Field Trip 20- WGBK at Glenbrook South High School 


Field Trip 21 - KPDO in Pescadero, California 
Field Trip 22 - KZYX in Philo, California 
Field Trip 23 - San Francisco's Pirate Cat Radio 
Field Trip 10.5 - KSCU's New Digs at Santa Clara University (2010)
Field Trip 24 - Radio Valencia in San Francisco (2010)
Field Trip 25 - WZBC at Boston College 
Field Trip 26 - KSFS at San Francisco State University


Field Trip 27 - KEAR and Family Radio in Oakland, CA 


Field Trip 28 - Belfield FM at University College Dublin, Ireland
Field Trip 29 - Trinity FM at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Field Trip 30 - KCNL, KSJO and KLOK in San Jose, CA
Field Trip 31 - WLUW at Loyola University Chicago, IL
Field Trip 32 - WPGU at University of Illinois, Champaign 
Field Trip 33 - WEFT in Champaign, Illinois 
Field Trip 34 - WRFU in Urbana, Illinois
Field Trip 35 - Radio DePaul, Chicago, IL
Field Trip 36 - WIBN in Oxford, Indiana
Field Trip 37 - KCSF at City College of San Francisco
Field Trip 38 - WRAS at Georgia State in Atlanta
Field Trip 39 - SCAD Atlanta Radio
Field Trip 40 - WREK at Georgia Tech 
Field Trip 41 - WMRE at Emory University 


Field Trip 42 - WZRD at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago 
Field Trip 43 - KLC at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR 
Field Trip 44 - KRRC at Reed College, Portland, OR
Field Trip 45 - KALW in San Francisco
Field Trip 46 - Urban Knights Radio at Academy of Art, SF, CA 
Field Trip 47 - KPSU at Portland State University, OR
Field Trip 48 - KDUP at University of Portland, OR
Field Trip 49 - KJCC at San Jose City College, San Jose, CA 
Field Trip 50 - KSMC at St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA 
Field Trip 51 - KCEA at Menlo-Atherton High School, Atherton, CA


Field Trip 52 - WXVU at Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Field Trip 53 - KPOO in San Francisco, CA
Field Trip 54 - Mutiny Radio in San Francisco, CA
Field Trip 55 - in San Francisco, CA
Field Trip 24.5 - Radio Valencia's New Location in SF (2014) 
Field Trip 56 - WSRN at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Field Trip 57 - WMBR at MIT, Cambridge, MA
Field Trip 58 - WHRB at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 
Field Trip 59 - WTBU at Boston University, Boston, MA
Field Trip 60 - WMFO at Tufts University, Medford, MA
Field Trip 61 - WRBB at Northeastern University, Boston, MA 
Field Trip 62 - WHHS at Haverford High School, Havertown, PA 
Field Trip 63 - Radio 1851 at St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA
Field Trip 64 - WQHS at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Field Trip 16.5 - WHRC at Haverford College, Haverford, PA 
Field Trip 65 - WRGW at George Washington U, Washington, D.C. 
Field Trip 66 - WMUC at University of Maryland, College Park, MD 
Field Trip 67 - NPR in Washington, D.C. 
Field Trip 68 - WLOY at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, MD 
Field Trip 69 - WLTL at Lyons Township High School, La Grange, IL 
Field Trip 70 - KEXP in Seattle, WA
Field Trip 71 - Rainy Dawg Radio at U of Washington, Seattle, WA
Field Trip 73 - UWave at University of Washington, Bothell, WA 
Field Trip 74 - Hollow Earth Radio in Seattle, WA 
Field Trip 75 - KXSU at Seattle University, Seattle, WA
Field Trip 76 - The Tower at SF Art Institute, San Francisco, CA


Field Trip 72 - KUSF-in-Exile/San Francisco Community Radio
Field Trip 77 - WRFL at University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Field Trip 78 - KCSB at UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 
Field Trip 79 - RBMA Radio in San Francisco (pop-up station)
Field Trip 80 - WRVG-LP at Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY
Field Trip 81 - WONC at North Central College, Naperville, IL
Field Trip 82 - 9th Floor Radio at Laney College, Oakland, CA
Field Trip 83 - ARTxFM in Louisville, KY
Field Trip 84 - KBCP at Bellarmine College Prep, San Jose, CA
Field Trip 85 - Bellarmine Radio at Bellarmine U, Louisville, KY
Field Trip 86 - WHBC at Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Field Trip 87 - WGMU at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Field Trip 88 - KWVA at University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 
Field Trip 89 - KAOS at Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Field Trip 90 - WVAU at American University, Washington, D.C.
Field Trip 91 - Radio K at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 
Field Trip 92 - KRLX at Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Field Trip 93 - KBOO in Portland, OR
Field Trip 94 - in Portland, OR
Field Trip 95 - WMCN at Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
Field Trip 96 - KSPC at Pomona College, Claremont, CA
Field Trip 97 - KBPS at Benson Polytechnic H.S., Portland, OR
Field Trip 9.5 - at University of San Francisco


Field Trip 98 - WBCR at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY  
Field Trip 99 - WHCS at Hunter College, New York, NY
Field Trip 100 - WPRB at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 
Field Trip 101 - WCUA at Catholic University, Washington, D.C.
Field Trip 102 - WGTB at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Field Trip 103 - WOWD-LP Takoma Radio in Takoma Park, MD
Field Trip 104 - WERA-LP Radio Arlington in Arlington, VA 
Field Trip 105 - CHIRP Radio in Chicago, IL 
Field Trip 106 - Met Radio at Metropolitan State U of Denver, CO
Field Trip 107 - KOMF-LP Open Media Foundation in Denver, CO 
Field Trip 108 - The SOCC Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO 
Field Trip 109 - KCSU at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Field Trip 110 - KVCU Radio 1190 University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Field Trip 111 - KUCI at University of California, Irvine, CA
Field Trip 112 - KBPK at Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA
Field Trip 113 - KEPC Pikes Peak CC, Colorado Springs, CO
Field Trip 114 - WCAS Radio at Metropolitan State Univ., Denver, CO
Field Trip 115 - KXUA at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Field Trip 116 - KHDX at Hendrix College, Conway, AR
Field Trip 117 - KCHUNG Radio in Los Angeles, CA
Field Trip 118 - KPSQ-LP in Fayetteville, AR
Field Trip 119 - KUOZ-LP at University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, AR
Field Trip 120 - KABF in Little Rock, AR 
Field Trip 121 - KUHS-LP in Hot Springs, AR
Field Trip 122 - WYBF at Cabrini University in Radnor, PA
Field Trip 130 - WNUW-LP at Neumann University, Aston, PA
Field Trip 134 - WHIP at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Field Trip 135 - WKDU at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Field Trip 138 - WPPM-LP at PhillyCAM in Philadelphia, PA

Field Trip 123 - WVCW at Virginia Commonwealth, Richmond, VA
Field Trip 124 - WRIR-LP in Richmond, VA
Field Trip 125 - WMWC, U of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
Field Trip 126 - WXJM, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Field Trip 127 - WCWM, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Field Trip 128 - WHCL, Lehman College, Bronx, NY
Field Trip 129 - WTJU, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Field Trip 131 - WUVA, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Field Trip 132 - WXTJ-LP, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Field Trip 133 - WDCE at University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Field Trip 136 - KLMU, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Field Trip 137 - KXLU, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Field Trip 139 - WFUV, Fordham University, Bronx, NY
Field Trip 140 - KLLG-LP in Willits, CA
Field Trip 141 - WKCR at Columbia University in New York, NY
Field Trip 142 - WIIT, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Field Trip 143 - WHPK at University of Chicago, Chicago, IL   


Field Trip 144 - KVCB-LP at Vacaville Christian Schools, Vacaville, CA
Field Trip 145 - Wave Farm and WGXC in Acra, NY
Field Trip 146 - WGXC Hudson in Hudson, NY
Field Trip 147 - KAKX-FM at Mendocino High School, Mendocino, CA
Field Trip 148 - WVKR-FM at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Field Trip 149 - KDVS-FM at UC Davis in Davis, CA
Field Trip 150 - KSFL-LP Portland Radio Project in Portland, OR 

Stick around to see who's next...


Unknown said...

#Dope Blog. Really appreciate how you support and showcase independent college radio stations.
Located at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Unknown said...

#Dope Blog. Really appreciate how you support and showcase independent college radio stations.
Located at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

David said...

This is great!! Thanks so much for doing this. Keep it up!