Monday, September 24, 2018

Radio Station Visit #148 - WVKR at Vassar College

Shelf at college radio station WVKR. Photo: J. Waits
Vassar College radio station WVKR-FM beams its signal across multiple states from its Poughkeepsie, New York headquarters. Run by students, the station also airs many long-time programs hosted by non-student volunteers, from several polka music shows to Voices Beyond the Wall: New York Prison Talk Radio.

With a large collection of LPs and CDs, WVKR is focused on providing an outlet for underexposed music. I was also charmed by its collection of whimsical mementos and WVKR's dolphin-shaped shower radio.

See my full tour report on Radio Survivor.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Radio Station Visit #147: KAKX-FM at Mendocino High School

View from KAKX-FM studio. Photo: J. Waits
I LOVE visiting high school radio stations and for my latest, I toured KAKX-FM at Mendocino High School in Mendocino, California. Part of a broader production arts department, station participants also have their hands in video and music production, as well as running sound and lights for school events. Located in a small town, the station and its students have benefited from a range of collaborations with the local radio community.

See my full report on Radio Survivor.

Also, take a look at my new radio station tours page on Radio Survivor to view tours by category (college radio, high school radio, community radio, etc.)