Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Radio Station Field Trip 91 - Radio K at University of Minnesota

Signage on wall at Radio K. Photo: J. Waits
On Friday, October 23, I had a grand, three-hour tour of University of Minnesota's student-run radio station KUOM (aka Radio K) in Minneapolis. With a lengthy history (its AM signal dates back to the 1920s), Radio K embraces its past, yet also benefits from its state of the art digs. Inhabiting nearly an entire floor of a building, the station's space is full of personality, with some interesting artifacts from the past.

Read my full tour post at Radio Survivor.

Radio Station Field Trip 90 - WVAU at American University

Sign at WVAU. Photo: J. Waits
This spring, as Easter weekend approached, I made my way to American University's student-run college radio station WVAU in Washington, D.C. An online-only station, WVAU also publishes its own 'zine and regularly brings bands in to play live over the station's stream.

Read my full report on Radio Survivor.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Radio Station Field Trip 89 - KAOS at Evergreen State College

License plate at KAOS-FM. Photo: J. Waits
During a family vacation/road trip this August, I traveled to Olympia, Washington and got the chance to visit college radio station KAOS-FM at Evergreen State College. Located on a beautiful wooded campus, the station gets high profile treatment, as its broadcasts can be heard by passersby while waking by its building. With a mix of student and community DJs, KAOS airs a wide array of programs from its spacious studios.

Read my full report on Radio Survivor.