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Bangor University (Welsh: Prifysgol Bangor) is a Welsh University based in the city of Bangor in the county of Gwynedd in North Wales. It received its Royal charter in 1885 and was one of the founding Member institution of the former federal University of Wales. It was officially known for most of its history as the University of Wales, Bangor ("UWB")(Welsh: Prifysgol Cymru, Bangor).From September 2007 the University became known as Bangor University, having become independent from the Federal University of Wales. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, almost 50 per cent of all research at Bangor University was assessed as world-leading. Bangor is Ranked 251 of the world's top universities.It is also rated top in Wales and is in the top 15 of UK universities for teaching excellence according to the Sunday Times University Guide 2012.
The University was founded as the "University College of North Wales" (UCNW) on 18 October 1884 with an inaugural address by the Earl of Powis, the College's first President, in Penrhyn Hall. There was then a procession to the college with 3,000 quarryman (quarrymen from Penrhyn Quarry and other quarries had subscribed over £1200 to the university).
KCSU-FM (90.5 FM) is Colorado State University's non-commercial, student-run, campus radio station licensed to Fort Collins, Colorado. KCSU broadcasts at 10,000 watts, reaching east to Greeley, south to Longmont, and north to the Wyoming border. KCSU a 501c3 non-profit organization affiliated with Rocky Mountain Student Media Corporation, and is one of the largest college radio stations in the country. The KCSU broadcast signal reaches over 250,000 people and can be heard anywhere in the world that has internet access on www.kcsufm.com.
KCSU is a student-run radio station serving the Colorado State University and Northern Colorado community. KCSU provides students the unique opportunity to learn the fundamentals of professional radio broadcasting in an engaging, hands-on environment. Students utilize the skills they learn at KCSU to benefit the community and positively promote college radio.
KCSU is music intensive, focusing on college and alternative musical genres. KCSU also provides newscasts, sports updates, a public affairs talk show, and Public Service Announcements (PSAs). However, there are three different show formats that make up the majority of KCSU programming.
Radio Warwick or RaW is the student radio station at the University of Warwick and winner of the 2000 and 2003 BBC Radio 1 Student Radio Association Best Station awards.
Formerly known as W963, during the years when broadcasts were conducted via an induction loop around the university campus on 963 kHz AM, Radio Warwick now broadcasts from inside the Students' Union HQ building on 1251 kHz AM to the campus and previously on FM for four weeks of the year to Coventry, Kenilworth and surrounding areas. Radio Warwick also streams all its output online.
Radio Warwick began life as University Radio Warwick in the 1970-71 academic year by students who spent their summer vacation installing an induction loop transmission system in the Rootes residence buildings. (One of these students was David Davis, who would later go on to become the Shadow Home Secretary under the Conservatives.) The studios consisted of a wooden hut behind Rootes M (Meriden House) and broadcasted at 312 metres (963 kHz). The station was soon rebranded to URW312.
In 1977, the station was moved into the newly constructed social building (which would eventually become the Students' Union Building).
On 30 January 1999,
CIXX-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 106.9 FM in London, Ontario. It is licensed as a community-based campus radio station by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), and airs a Rhythmic Top 40 format featuring hip-hop, R&B and dance hits.
CIXX-FM broadcasts at an effective radiated power of 3 kW from Fanshawe College's "M" building, which effectively covers the City of London and some areas outside the city.
The station is operated and programmed by students in Fanshawe College's School of Contemporary Media. Radio-Broadcasting students work in on-air announcing, talk programming, writing, production, engineering, music, marketing, and management. News stories, full interviews, images, and events, and contests are all placed on the stations website.
Journalism-Broadcast students operate under the title "XFM News" and provide newscasts for the station. These student's work through 3 different 5-week rotations each semester. They are required to either be a Reporter, Newscaster, or Documentary Producer. On the reporting rotation students are required to attend events and conduct one-on-one interviews to help produce two local stories
WBRS is a student-run community and college radio station in Waltham, Massachusetts, west of Boston. The broadcast license is held by the Trustees of Brandeis University and the studio and transmitter are located on the Brandeis campus. WBRS broadcasts at 100.1 FM with an effective radiated power of 25 watts, at a height above average terrain (HAAT) of 46 meters. There is a streaming feed available at wbrs.org.
The station's origins lie in a campus radio club in the 1950s, originally called WLDB (for Louis Dembitz Brandeis's initials). The club never broadcast under this callsign, which had already been assigned to an AM station in Atlantic City. The club then changed its name to WBRS Brandeis Radio Service, in 1964. At the time, they broadcast via carrier current, and could only be heard on the Brandeis campus. WBRS got an FM radio license in 1968 and began broadcasting at 91.7 MHz with an FCC Class D license.
In the late 1970s, the FCC stopped issuing low power class D licenses, and stations were pushed to upgrade to class A (100 watts minimum). In dense urban markets such as Boston, this was often difficult or impossible due to band crowding and interference. WBRS negotiated
CJLX-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts at 91.3 FM in Belleville, Ontario. It is the campus radio station of the city's Loyalist College. CJLX was the first frequency in Canada to be granted a campus instructional license, as it is a means of training for students in the school's radio broadcasting and broadcast journalism programs. Though broadcasting from Loyalist College, the station primarily has a community oriented focus, with slightly more emphasis on the college.
The station originally began broadcasting in 1992 at 92.3 FM. Although commercial advertising is heard on 91X, it is a not-for-profit radio station, which in turn generates support rather than competition from local broadcasting companies.
In 2004, CJLX was approved by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to change frequencies from 92.3 to 91.3 FM and increase the effective radiated power. On October 11, 2005 at 12:00 midnight, CJLX officially moved to its new current frequency at 91.3 FM. The new stronger signal now covers the entire Quinte region.
All announcers and news reporters are students of the Radio Broadcasting and Broadcast Journalism courses at Loyalist College
KCR is an independent, free-form, student-run, live broadcast radio station located at the Aztec Center on the campus of San Diego State University in San Diego, California.
In continuous operation since 1969, the original broadcasts took place over cable systems followed by AM as well as FM band transmission before its current broadcast by way of 1620 AM in the college community area, on local digital cable channels, and live online at http://126.96.36.199:8000/listen.pls
KCR Radio has long been considered one of the nation’s original college radio stations. Its freeform music format has provided a launching pad for then undiscovered musical talents like the Police, the Clash, REM, Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails. Despite changes in the way music is distributed and consumed, college radio is still considered a critically important platform for new, emerging and alternative musical artists.
Scores of media and entertainment professionals got their start in KCR’s studios, including:
Bryan Scott and Lisa Tucker, Emmy-award winning producers of "Kathy Griffin: Life on the D-List"; Emmy-award winning San Diego radio host and television reporter Ken Kramer, one of KCR’s founders; Mort
KCSN is an FM radio station licensed to Northridge, Los Angeles, California, and a service of California State University, Northridge. Broadcasting at 88.5 MHz, KCSN previously featured classical music, AAA and Americana music, and in-house news broadcasts by the CSUN broadcast journalism students. However, on March 1, KCSN moved all classical music from its primary FM signal to its HD2 channel. The main FM (HD1) channel was switched to an all-Triple A (adult album alternative) programming format without news.
The only remaining live on-air personalities on KCSN's main FM signal are volunteers who broadcast specialty programming on weekends. On June 1, 2011, the station announced the arrival of new program director, Sky Daniels, who programmed KMET during the final days before it went off the air. Three new DJs were introduced on July 15, 2011. They are: Jim Nelson (Monday to Saturday mornings), Meishel (weekday middays) and Sky Daniels (weekday afternoons). On July 16, 2011, KCSN became the new radio home of Nic Harcourt (formerly of KCRW) and his new radio program, Connections with Nic Harcourt, which airs Saturday afternoons from 3 pm to 6 pm. In October 2012, Harcourt began
WGSU is an FM college radio station located at 89.3 MHz and broadcasting from Geneseo, New York, USA. The station is located on the campus of the State University of New York at Geneseo and is run and staffed primarily by the students of the college.
In the early 1970s, WGSU was one of the most progressive radio stations in the country. Imagine hearing Bessie Smith followed by Erik Satie followed by a spoken word artist followed by Sun Ra with some Firesign Theater tracks and some Hungarian folk music. The radio format, brilliantly developed and executed by John Davlin, was known as a "continuum." Alumni of this era went on to be music and program directors of commercial stations, a TV news anchorman, and a manager of a college radio station.
After Davlin's departure in 1976, WGSU continued to operate with a dedicated staff of student managers and programmers, providing the western New York region with an eclectic mix of rock, jazz, blues, World music (referred to at the time as "ethnic") and a smattering of classical music. A typical program during that period could include such diverse artists as Pat Metheny, Bruce Cockburn, Karla Bonoff, Clifton Chenier, Thelonious Monk, Gentle
KUPS (90.1 FM) is a non-commercial college radio station in Tacoma, Washington located at 90.1 MHz FM. KUPS began operations in 1968 as an experiment in closed-circuit AM broadcasting. At that time, the station was available only in buildings on the campus of the University of Puget Sound.
Today, KUPS broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to the greater Tacoma area on 90.1FM and to the rest of the world online. The station is administered by the Associated Students of the University of Puget Sound, and is run by over 120 student volunteers and paid staff members. KUPS features Alternative, Loud Rock, Hip-Hop, Electronic, and Jazz programs with listeners in the Tacoma, Washington
Additional information on the 1968 Carrier Current station for KUPS can be found at www.engineer-exchange.com
In 1975, KUPS moved from being a carrier current AM station to a 10 Watt FM station.
In 1983, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) declared that the minimum operating power for a station be at least 100 Watts. KUPS increased its output to 100 Watts.
In 1999, KUPS began streaming its programming on the internet through a third party website.
In 2001, the KUPS studios were remodeled. The
The history of the station dates back to Sep. 18 1950, as KWC (Whitworth College).
KWRS, once known as Spokane's Pirate Radio, was a non-commercial college radio station specializing in indie and alternative rock. The Spokane-based station broadcasts out of the Hixon Union Building (or 'HUB') at Whitworth University. Today, the former KWRS is known as Whitworth.FM, (W.FM in short), an online version of its former self, affectionately known as, "Spokanes only Pirate Radio Station" . The station, specializes in indie, alternative rock, and electronica music.
The station is entirely student-run, from the leadership team to the DJs. Student programming is the focus of the station. Students can do a format show entirely based on promotional music or have their own specialty program. On Sep. 16, W.FM started Student Sports Broadcasting. The station strives for creative professionalism with their students, to best serve the community at large.
The student staff are part of ASWU, the student body government at Whitworth University. All staff are; Isamu Jordan, a member of Spokane's Flying Spiders Rap Orchestra, is the faculty advisor, but the rest of the leadership team is made up of
KXLU (88.9 FM) is an FM radio station broadcasting out of Loyola Marymount University in southwest Los Angeles, California. It was first on the air in 1957, and recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. It is a non-commercial college radio station that plays many styles of music broadly classified under rock, specialty, fine arts, and Latin jazz. There is also some Public Affairs programming. KXLU has a small, but cult following among music fans in Southern California. The station's specialty shows include "Alma del Barrio" (since 1973), "She Comes in Colors" hosted by the Minister Elvin X and Dr. Frederick Phases, "Stray Pop" hosted by Stella, "Music For Nimrods" hosted by Reverend Dan, "Mcallister's Hostile Makeover" hosted by Mcallister, "The Bomb Shelter" hosted by Uncle Tim, "Livation" hosted by Robert Douglas & Eric Stringer, "The Molotov Cocktail Hour" hosted by Cyrano & Señor Amor, "Neuz Pollution" hosted by Chris Candy and Maki, and "Demolisten" hosted by shameless self-promoters Fred and Octavius.
The show began in 1984 when "DJ Agent Ava" took a couple reel-to-reel tapes of Jane's Addiction and Faith No More, and decided to start a radio show of nothing but demo tapes.
KXUA (88.3 FM) is a student run College radio station licensed to Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA. The station is currently owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas.
Decades ago, the University of Arkansas had a student radio station known as KUAF, broadcasting at 91.3FM. However, in 1986 KUAF changed their format to National Public Radio, gaining a wide following but at a loss of student input. After three years of listening to talk radio, a group of students decided to form a new student radio station, named KRFA, which would be based on the college radio format. The "broadcasting" was done via cable and carrier current, rather than FM or AM, which was available to on-campus facilities only. In the spring of 1994 KRFA disbanded.
In the fall of 1994, KRZR was formed as student organization at the University of Arkansas with the goal of creating an FM station to serve the University and the Northwest Arkansas region. A consulting engineer was hired to do a frequency check and complete the technical portion for a 500 watt station at 90.1FM.
In the Spring of 1996, a communications lawyer was hired to complete the non-technical portion of the FCC application for 90.1FM and
WMCN (91.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a variety format. Licensed to St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, the station serves the greater St. Paul area. The station is currently owned by Macalester College and run by students. The station has held the WMCN call sign since July 30, 1979.
This station was granted a final extension to its original construction permit by the Federal Communications Commission on June 20, 1979. The new station was assigned the call sign "KJAB" by the FCC but this was changed to the current WMCN on July 30, 1979. The station received its broadcast license from the FCC on April 1, 1980.
Located in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood, roughly between the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, WMCN is a low power station and has a broadcast radius of roughly 2.5 to 3 miles. The freeform programming is hosted by student disc jockeys and the station only operates during the school's terms. Students are required to complete training sessions to familiarize themselves with the station's music library, policies, and broadcast equipment before they are permitted on the air.
WMCN provides Macalester and its surrounding community with music from various
WCCR-LP (94.5 FM) is a low power college radio station owned and operated by University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Founded in 2004, it is a 24-hours a day student-run radio station.
WCCR's studio is located in the second floor of the Grace Crum Rollins Fine Arts Center at the university.
The station has been expanding in the years since the grand launch in 2004, from having a limited amount of musical selections in its library to having an extensive Rock/Pop section as well as Country, Bluegrass, Contemporary Christian, Jazz, Christmas tunes, and many other sections of musical genres. The station opens at 8 AM every morning on Monday through Friday, and beyond 9 or 10 PM every night and on weekends, "Overnight" music is played in loops or through a genre server until a live member of the staff can assume control of the station. The station only reaches a ten-mile radius from having a low-power transmitter, but is commercial free and request-friendly.
As of August 2008, the station began streaming audio broadcasts through the official WCCR website (see link below). The audio can be heard through both Windows Media and QuickTime formats.
WMHW-FM, "Moore Rock Radio 91.5," is the student-operated college radio station for Central Michigan University, located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The call letters stand for "Wilbur Moore Hall Wireless", a reference to the station's studios being located in Wilbur Moore Hall on the CMU campus. The station is under the auspices of CMU's College of Communication and Fine Arts, and is operated by students from the School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts. The station's slogan is "95 till now."
The station changed from Modern Rock Radio 91.5 to Moore Rock Radio 91.5 on October 1st, 2012. The biggest change is the inclusion of more mainstream rock music to their song selection.
WMHW is the flagship station for CMU Women's Basketball, and Mt. Pleasant High School Football. WMHW Sports also covers select CMU Softball and CMU Baseball games and CMU Volleyball home games.
In 2006, the Federal Communications Commission granted WMHW a power increase, slated to increase the station's signal from 340 watts to 13,000 watts. In addition, a new 450-foot transmitter tower was constructed, replacing the old 118-foot tower. The upgrade took place on September 28th, 2007 at 11 am when CMU President
CHRY-FM is a Canadian radio station. It is the campus radio station of York University, broadcasting over FM on 105.5 MHz in Toronto, Ontario. It has come to serve as a community radio station for the residents of the Jane and Finch corridor in North Toronto.
CHRY was originally founded as a closed-circuit cable radio service, called Radio York, in 1965, and was located on the top floor of Vanier College and served campus residences and the cafeteria located at Central Square. On June 1, 1986, upon successful application to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for a broadcasting licence, began to broadcast as CHRY at 50W, with a transmitting antenna located on the top of Vanier College's residence building. As well, on this day, it became incorporated as CHRY Community Radio, Inc.
In 1997, it moved from its old Vanier College studios to the fourth floor of York University's Student Centre, where it is today. This move was financed by a $40,000 loan from the undergraduate student association, which was forgiven four years later.
A limitation to CHRY was that its licence was Class B, which effectively meant that it was "unprotected" legally from
WCFM (91.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA. The station is currently owned by The President & Trustees of Williams College. Shows, which are run by students, faculty and Williamstown community members, include "Nothin' Much/Ah Yeah," "1580 KDAY," and "No Contest."
WUWM (89.7 FM, "Milwaukee Public Radio") is the flagship National Public Radio station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is owned and operated by the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and licensed to the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. A unit of the UW-Milwaukee College of Letters and Science, the station transmits from the WITI TV Tower in Shorewood, and is based on the seventh floor of Chase Tower in downtown Milwaukee, moving there from facilities in the nearby Shops of Grand Avenue in mid-January 2010.
WUWM airs programming from NPR, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and also airs BBC World Service in the overnight hours. WUWM also airs considerable amounts of local programming and also fills airtime with adult album alternative music. The station's HD Radio HD2 subchannel consists of an automated AAA station known as The Deuce.
WUWM signed on the air in September 1964. Originally a student laboratory, it took on a more professional look with the formation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. It was a charter member of NPR in 1971. However, its signal was spotty at best outside of Milwaukee's East Side. That changed in 1978, when WITI
KANM Student Radio, "the College station of College Station," is the Student radio station at Texas A&M University. It operates over the air as an unlicensed low-power AM operation at 1580 AM, on the Texas A&M campus cable television system at channel 88, at 99.9 cable FM on Bryan/College Station Suddenlink cable, via online streams and downloads. Like some other college radio stations, KANM's DJs program their own shows, playing music encompassing virtually any genre, from "indie rock and indie pop, alternative, electronic, emo, punk, hip-hop, metal, jazz, and much, much more" with the mission of providing, "non-commercial music and views to the Bryan-College Station community that aren't available on other local or popular national media."
KANM was founded in 1972 and is a recognized student organization at Texas A&M, one of the top ten largest universities in the U.S. with over 10,000 on-campus resident students. In the most recent month of SHOUTcast data (September 2008), KANM was one of the top college radio streams and among the top Internet streams in general, with nearly 500,000 stream connections. The station's web site claims that, at over 35 years old, it is likely the
KPCC (89.3 MHz FM) is a public radio station based in Pasadena, California. The station has among the widest-reaching broadcast areas of all public radio stations in Southern California, with a signal that reaches through most of Los Angeles and Orange County. The station is listened to by approximately 600,000 listeners each week.
KPCC is operated by Southern California Public Radio (SCPR), a group owned by American Public Media. The station's broadcast license is registered to Pasadena City College. KPCC has two satellite stations, 89.1 FM KUOR in Redlands and 90.3 FM KVLA-FM in the Coachella Valley. The station originally broadcasted from the campus of Pasadena City College in Pasadena. In February 2010, the station moved to a new 35,000-square-foot (3,300 m) facility in a converted office building on Raymond Avenue in Pasadena.
In addition to syndicated shows from the National Public Radio, American Public Media and Public Radio International networks, KPCC also produces several original programs, including The Madeleine Brand Show, Air Talk, Patt Morrison and Off Ramp. The station also produces several regular shorter features, including The Loh Life, The Loh Down on Science
This article is about a student radio station in England. For the radio station in Seattle, Washington, see KUBE (FM).
Keele University Broadcasting Enterprise (abbreviated to KUBE) is a student run radio station at Keele University in Staffordshire, England and has been running officially since 1994. This internet only radio station is the most (and only) internationally awarded student radio in the UK, thus making it arguably the best student radio station in the country at the time. All the members of KUBE are students at Keele University and so are all volunteers, who fit KUBE around their academic work. By being a completely volunteer run station this meant that it was the only nominated radio station at the New York Festival 2007 that could claim as such, and to win shows the dedication of the students who get involved.
KUBE was founded in 1994 by a small group of students which included Dan Davies, Julian Holmes-Taylor, Conrad Jacobson and Nat Sones, who formed the core committee. Assisted by Cat Jenkins, Huw Micklewright, Vish Vishvanath, Adrian the Studio Manager, and with studio furniture built by Mat Stoker and Dave Hiley, KUBE was unique at the time in obtaining a
CHRW-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 94.9 FM in London, Ontario. It is licensed as a community-based campus radio station by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. The station broadcasts from Room 250 of the University Community Centre of the University of Western Ontario.
The station has its roots in a weekly radio show that was broadcast overnights on CFPL-FM starting in 1971. The University Students' Council subsequently launched a carrier current station, which was added to the city's cable FM service in 1978 and was available on AC radios in some university buildings at 610 kHz. The station was available on 91.5 through the Rogers cable service until it was moved to digital channel 943 in 2007.
In January 1980 the station formally organized as CHRW and applied to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission for an FM license, which was granted in 1981. The station moved to the public airwaves in October of that year, with 50 watts at 94.7 on the FM dial. CHRW's chief announcer, John R. Quain, played CHRW 94.7 FM's first song, "On the Air" by Peter Gabriel, on October 31, 1981. In 1987, CHRW increased its power from
CILU-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts at 102.7 FM in Thunder Bay, Ontario. It is the campus radio station of the city's Lakehead University.
The station was licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission in 2004 and officially launched in early 2005.
DZUP 1602 (1602 kHz in Metro Manila) is a low-power AM campus radio station owned and operated by the University of the Philippines Diliman. It broadcasts from the Media Center of the College of Mass Communication, U.P. Diliman campus, in Quezon City. It is being used as a laboratory for the Broadcast Communication students of the university. Its programming includes music programs and request shows to informative segments and talk shows. The station operates from 10:00am - 08:00pm, Mondays to Fridays. Broadcast-free during semestral breaks. Also, the station can be heard on the internet.
It serves as the community radio station of the U.P. Diliman campus. It has also become the bastion of freedom of expression and academic freedom within the university.
KSHU and KSHU-TV are student-run non-commercial college radio and student television station operations located at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Broadcast and transmitter facilities are located within the Dan Rather Communication Building. Neither entity is affiliated with any network, and both KSHU-FM (90.5 MHz, 3000 watts) and KSHU-TV (cable channel 7) are managed and operated by the students enrolled in the School of Mass Communication.
KSHU-FM first signed on the air on October 8, 1973 at 89.3 FM and with ten watts of power. Broadcast studio space was originally located in the basement of the university’s Peabody Memorial Library; in 1988 the radio station boosted its power and relocated to the recently-built Communication Building.
Featuring an eclectic selection of music - including jazz, classical, college rock, classic rock, and hip-hop formats - KSHU-FM also broadcasts various Sam Houston State athletic events, including all home football, basketball, and baseball games (and select away games). Campus and community-based news and public affairs programs have also been featured in previous semesters. Since 2005, KSHU has held a twelve-hour live
Cam FM (formerly known as Cambridge University Radio and later CUR1350) is a student-run radio station at the University of Cambridge. The station broadcasts on an FM frequency of 97.2 MHz and online. In February 2012 the station moved to new premises in central Cambridge after spending 32 years in a studio located in the basement of a house owned by Churchill College.
In 2009, CAM FM was awarded an FM Community Licence by UK Broadcasting Regulator OFCOM. The FM service was launched in October 2010 on 97.2 FM, leaving behind the legacy CUR1350 name and brand. The station is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin Student Radio Ltd, which is also the FM license holder.
CAM FM is a member of the Student Radio Association, and in 2007 CUR1350 (as it was then known) won Best Station 2007 at the Student Radio Awards.
In early 1979, the student-run Cambridge University Broadcasting Society founded a radio station which was granted permission to install induction loops around the Cambridge colleges of Churchill and later New Hall, allowing residents to listen to Cambridge University Radio (as it was then known) over a short-range, mono, mediumwave broadcast. The station
CFXU-FM, branded as "the Fox", is a radio station broadcasting at 93.3 FM in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is the campus radio station of St. Francis Xavier University.
The station was conceived in 1969 by several students who used a home built 5 watt AM transmitter kit (Heathkit) to broadcast out of the common room of Fraser House (Bishop's Hall). Amateur announcers spun their own records on a simple turntable and microphone system. The station was called "VOX", (Voice of Xavier). The "pirate radio" station featured volunteer announcers offering a rock format. VOX was extremely popular with the student body and could be picked up on car and home radios in the Antigonish town area. The success of VOX sparked interest in establishing a more formal and funded "radio" station. CRTC licensing issues prevented a higher power transmitter being utilized hence the "pirate radio" format was abandoned in favor of a wired residence speaker system. Used turntables and broadcast quality microphones were acquired and a functioning broadcast studio was built in the basement of the old Student Union building (The Old Chapel next to Mockler Hall). "Radio St F.X." began closed circuit
Purple Radio is Durham University's student radio station. Purple broadcasts online 24 hours a day during term time, from October until June each year.
Purple Radio was previously known as Purple FM and later Purple 107. The station is believed to have launched in the 1980s and has been located variously within Dunelm House; in the College of St Hild and St Bede (1997–1999) and a small studio at Van Mildert College (1999–2002). Traditionally during this time the station aimed to run for two four week RSL FM broadcasts per academic year. The station initially broadcasted on frequencies around 105.4 FM, though later a frequency of 107 FM was retained. During the November 1999 broadcast pioneering use was made of outside broadcast equipment that utilised the University's internal telephone network to send transmissions from remote locations to the studio. During 2000 Purple FM was simulcast over the internet for the first time; however this service was only available from 7am to 11pm as the equipment required to run the service was sited in a student's bedroom.
In the summer of 2002 the station moved into Dunelm House, the home of Durham Students Union. This move was made to the make
KFCF (88.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to Fresno, California, USA, the station is currently owned by the Fresno Free College Foundation. KFCF gets over 85% of its programing from KPFA-FM in Berkeley.
KFCF began broadcasting on June 9, 1975 and was patterned after KPFA and Pacifica Radio's mission of being listener-sponsored and not influenced by corporate advertisers or government funding. It was designed to be the educational electronic media in the Valley devoted to alternative programming with a strong commitment to peace and justice.
KFCF became a project of the Fresno Free College Foundation in 1972. At that time Alex Vavoulis was its president. Other Board members were Douglas C. Broten, Les Kimber, Blanche Nosworthy, William T. Richert, James M. Smith and Al Villa. Since 1975, the station has played an important role in the local broadcasting scene. Through the programming originating at Pacifica Radio station KPFA, Valley people could hear about major historical events (i.e. the crisis in Haiti), poetry and prose of creative writers, music from classical to avant-garde. Some 15 to 20 percent of KFCF’s programming originates in the Valley
WHRW (90.5 FM) is Binghamton University's non-profit, student run, free format radio station. Licensed to Binghamton, New York, USA, the station serves the New York college area. The station is currently owned by Binghamton University. The station has operational facilities in and on top of the Glenn G. Bartle Library Tower, and in the SUNY Binghamton Student Union.
WHRW is operated by the students of SUNY Binghamton, and interested members of the Greater Binghamton community. WHRW strives to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (which varies with member body size and interest), and broadcasts using a 2,000-watt transmitter at 90.5 MHz on the FM dial.
WHRW's member body is made up entirely of volunteers, who become members first by "apprenticing" under a current member for a programming season (typically a school semester or over the summer), then passing a Clearance Exam. Since 1996, station members participate in a "Station Service" program, by which they accrue hours by doing things that benefit the station (auditioning CDs for profanities; cleaning up the studios; doing production work; volunteering in the News Department; and many other things). Those hours are then used to
KLPI is a non-commercial educational college radio station owned by Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. The station is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to broadcast at 89.1 MHz with an effective power of 4 kW. It is also licensed to operate a studio to transmitter microwave link, call sign WHQ444. KLPI is student-operated and allows any Louisiana Tech student to become a member of the radio station. The music selection is primarily a mix of alternative rock, college rock, indie, and mainstream rock; however, requests from almost any genre are also accepted.
KLPI was founded to maintain interest in radio as a communication medium. The radio station began as WLPI-AM in 1966 by a group of students in a graduate-level Electrical Engineering class. The students launched the experimental radio station to study carrier currents, the subject of their thesis paper. The Electrical Engineering students from the graduate-level class used their own money to rent an office on Railroad Avenue in downtown Ruston, LA and founded the start-up and operation of WLPI-AM. The letters LPI in the station’s call sign were selected to represent Louisiana Polytechnic
WKNJ-FM (90.3 FM) is a College radio station at Kean University and is completely managed and operated by Kean students. WKNJ's studios are located on the 4th floor of the Center For Academic Success building, room 401.
WKNJ's transmitter is located on the Union campus of Kean University. WKNJs FM license is held by the Board of Trustees of Kean University. WKNJ broadcasts on 90.3 megahertz on weekdays 24 hours a day, and on the internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
KCEA (89.1 FM) is a high school radio station in Atherton, California, USA. The station features big band and swing music, mostly from the 1930s and 1940s. The station is housed on the campus of Menlo-Atherton High School.
During the week the station features live call-in request programs featuring Bay Area broadcast veteran Michael Isaacs ("Night Train" Thursdays & Saturdays), "Spotlight on the 30's & 40's" with long-time radio host Craig Roberts (Mondays), and "Two Hour Tuesdays" with Victoria (Tuesdays). A weekly program featuring old-time radio called "Yesteryear" is hosted by Craig Roberts (Monday nights and Sunday mornings). The station also airs live play-by-play coverage of local high school sporting events affiliated with the Sequoia Union High School District.
Formerly known as KMAH (1979–1984), the MAH standing for Menlo Atherton High School, the station dates back to the late 1960s. In about 1967, a group of students working in the Audio Visual Department, as members of the AV Club, found some recording equipment and a dual turntable stored above a storage closet in the intra-campus broadcast room. This room was used to broadcast the Pledge of Allegiance and information
KCSC-HD2 (90.1 HD2, "ed 90.1") is the student radio station in Edmond, Oklahoma, on the campus of The University of Central Oklahoma. "ed 90.1" broadcasts all across Oklahoma City on the HD 2 side channel of the university's classical music station 90.1 KCSC. The station can also be heard online at ed901.com, iTunes radio, and on iPhones via the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System College Radio Tuner. The station is on-air 24 hours a day with live jocks. ed 90.1 is part of the UCentral student media network at the University of Central Oklahoma.
ed 90.1 is a Hot Adult Contemporary radio station that plays "Today's College Music" featuring artists such as Coldplay, Paramore, Katy Perry, Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson, The All American Rejects, Death Cab for Cutie, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Pink, Maroon 5, Snow Patrol, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga.
During the fall football season, ed 90.1 airs home games from all three Edmond High Schools. Live play by play coverage and color commentary is given by students within the Mass Communication Department's Broadcast Program.
Surge (also known as Surge Radio) is an English student radio station based at the University of Southampton. Founded in 1976 as Radio Heffalump, the station was renamed Radio Glen the following year and originally broadcast from the university's Glen Eyre Halls complex. The station was relocated to Highfield Campus and rebranded as Surge in 2001, and is owned by the Southampton University Students' Union (SUSU).
Radio Heffalump began broadcasting in the autumn term of 1976 as a pirate station, before it was agreed in March 1977 to form a legal radio station at Glen Eyre. The station was founded as Radio Glen and initially broadcast from a studio in Glen Eyre "F-Block", transmitting on AM by means of induction-loop systems installed on building rooftops on 963, and later on 1602, kHz. The early 1980s brought major developments, including the station's first regular service of student news, a consistent programme schedule, the construction of a second studio and new music library, refurbishment of the main studio with cartridge machines and a new student-built mixer, and a sung jingle package. The station relocated to larger premises in New Terrace in 1998.In 2000 the station began
WIXQ (91.7 FM), known as "The Ville", is the fully student-run college radio station of Millersville University in Millersville, Pennsylvania, United States. WIXQ broadcasts to the Lancaster/Millersville area and is located in the Student Memorial Center on the Millersville campus.
WNMH (91.5 FM) was a high school radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Formerly licensed to Northfield, Massachusetts, USA, the station was owned by Northfield Mount Hermon School and featured programing from ABC Radio.
The station's license was cancelled and its call sign deleted by the Federal Communications Commission on September 28, 2010.
WOBN is an American college radio station owned and operated on 97.5 MHz FM by Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. The station's studio is located at 33 Collegeview Road and tower is located at Cowan Hall on the campus of Otterbein College.
The station began operations in 1948 as an AM station with the callsign of WOBC. In 1968, the station's programming moved to the FM band on 91.5 FM. In the early 1980s, the station changed frequencies to 105.7 MHz - a frequency located within the current commercial portion of the FM band. In 1989, the FCC required that Otterbein relinquish the commercial frequency to make room for a new commercial station in Marysville (now licensed to Hilliard as WBWR-FM). In 1990, WOBN-FM moved to the frequency of 101.5 MHz. In November 2008 WOBN moved once again to the present frequency of 97.5.
Because WOBN is a student-run college radio station, its lineup and content change frequently as new students enter and experienced students graduate. In addition to WOBN's formatted music programming, the station's mission statement includes supporting local athletes and early airplay of major and independent label new releases. Current shows include Cardinal
KSCL 91.3-FM is the student-run College radio station broadcasting from the campus of Centenary College of Louisiana. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day to the cities of Shreveport, Bossier City, and other surrounding communities. KSCL was Shreveport's first public radio station. The station is located in the heart of Centenary's campus. The station prides itself in being a progressive station dedicated to community events and alternative music, from college rock and jazz to local Acadian music and zydeco.
KSCL is a student-run radio station. The DJs are all volunteers, and the governing positions are filled by students.
Dr. Webb Pomeroy, chairman of the Communications Committee, first proposed the idea of "Centenary Radio" in 1972. Four and a half years later, KSCL went live on March 19, 1976. The first Station Manager was Jay Reynolds. Reynolds said that KSCL would be "alternative" and "like no other station in Shreveport." The original inventory contained 120 albums, several pounds of "worthless 45's", and two top quality turntables. The entire cost for the station was less than $700. The initial operating hours were from 6pm-12am Sunday through Thursday, and 6 pm until 2am
KRLX is a student-run, freeform radio format, non-commercial FM college radio station broadcasting from Northfield, Minnesota. Affiliated with Carleton College. The station's call sign was chosen to read "KaRL-ten," since X is the Roman numeral for ten. KRLX broadcasts with 100 watts of power at 88.1 MHz and produces live streaming media, expanding the station's reach to the world. The KRLX studios are located in the basement of the Sayles-Hill Campus Center, Carleton's student union; they feature basic production tools, a record library, and a live FM studio. The basement location is the motivation for the station's motto, "It's better on the bottom." KRLX is licensed for continuous broadcast, but because the station is student-run, the signal is up only when school is in session. Because Carleton does not offer a summer term, the station generally broadcasts September through June, though not during winter and spring breaks.
In the fall of 2005, KRLX introduced podcasting for all of its non-music shows, including all of the station's original news programming and Periscope.
Beginning in 2005, The Princeton Review began ranking KRLX as one of the nation's top college radio
WDBK (91.5 FM) is a college radio station. "The Radio Voice Of Camden County College", WDBK broadcasts in the Southern New Jersey / Philadelphia area that covers most of Camden County and parts of Gloucester and Burlington Counties in New Jersey. WDBK's weekday programming consists of 1 hour live radio shows during the Fall and Spring semesters from 10am to 3pm. During the evenings and weekends, there are some specialty shows (not live) that will air. Since the station's format is freeform, the students play whatever music they want to play as long as there is no profanity. However, there are no live student radio shows during the summer months (from May to early September). The station's disc jockeys are Camden County College students.
WHSN (89.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting an alternative rock format. Licensed to Bangor, Maine, USA, the station serves the Bangor area. The station is currently owned by Husson University. The station is run by the students of the New England School of Communications, which is located on the campus of Husson University. The station was run by Husson from its sign on until the mid 1980s when NESCom moved from its Broadway campus to the Husson campus. In 2006 the station upgraded its signal from 140 watts to 3,000 watts and moved its transmitter to behind the NESCom building.
WKNC-FM (88.1 FM), North Carolina State University's student-run radio station, is a College radio station in the United States. Broadcasting with an effective radiated power of 25,000 watts, its signal covers much of the Research Triangle and outlying areas. The station is operated as part of the Department of Student Media at N.C. State and students hold all roles from DJ to general manager. The primary weekday format is indie rock, with . The station was recently named "Best of the Triangle" by the readers of the Independent Weekly.
WKNC's programming is divided into four main formats: Daytime Rock (primarily indie rock), Afterhours (electronic/techno music), Underground (hip hop), and Chainsaw Rock (heavy metal). The "Local Lunch" airs weekdays from 12:00PM to 1:00PM, during which only North Carolina artists are played.
WKNC airs many specialty shows including Mystery Roach (Progressive, Fusion, Psychedelic, Garage, and noise from the 1960s and 1970s), Geet Bazaar (music from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and others), Saturday Night Soul R&B, The 2.0 show Mixshow Hip-Hop, Neo soul, Dance music, Reggae, A cappella, Punk rock, Post-rock, Ska, Americana and Blues and Grunge.
KMSM-FM (103.9 FM) is a radio station licensed to serve Butte, Montana. The station is owned by The Associated Students of Montana Tech. It airs a Variety format.
The station was assigned the KMSM-FM call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on January 3, 1973.
The station was formerly broadcast at a frequency of 106.9 but was changed in to 107.1 in 2003. It was changed to 103.9 in August 2011.
Associated Students of Montana Tech run and maintain the station.
CHYZ-FM is the college radio station for Université Laval, located in Sainte-Foy, Québec, Canada. Its frequency is 94.3 MHz on the FM dial.
Formerly known as Radio Campus Laval, CHYZ-FM broadcasts in French. The station is run by volunteers, most of whom are Laval students. Station programming follows mostly a music radio format of many music genres.
After it was founded in 1991, when student radio programs from various university faculties merged to form Radio Campus Laval, the station launched its programming on closed circuit and cable FM. When it began broadcasting on the FM band in 1997, it became known by its call letters CHYZ. In 2000, it started broadcasting via the Internet. Since October 2005, CHYZ has been broadcasting with a 6000-watt antenna from a site at the university and, as a result, can now be heard on the FM band throughout the Greater Quebec City Area.
WJSC-FM (90.7 FM, "Radio Johnson") is a radio station licensed to serve Johnson, Vermont. The station is owned by Johnson State College and licensed to the Board of Trustees, Vermont State Colleges. WJSC-FM, the voice of the mountains, began its operation in the fall of 1968. Broadcasting as an unlicensed station with the call sign WLUV (which also belonged to a legitimately licensed station) on the AM band at 640 kHz with only 5 watts of power, it could be heard in the farthest reaches of Arthur and Martinetti residence Halls – and nowhere else! WJSC first broadcast from a cramped music practice room in Governors Hall, but in early 1970 was asked to move. The station was moved to Stearns Hall, in what is now known as Stearns Stage Space.
During the 1971 calendar year the station staff developed plans to seek licensing from the FCC for operation as a non-commercial, educational station broadscasting with 10 watts.
In the fall of 1972, the station was moved into spacious and well-equipped studios in the basement of Senator’s Hall. During the 1971-72 academic year, the licensing process was completed and the station received a license to broadcast at 90.1 mHz with 10 watts of power
KSDB-FM is Kansas State University's campus radio station. A non-commercial radio station located in Manhattan, Kansas, broadcasting on 91.9 MHz on the FM dial, KSDB is staffed by about 100 student volunteers who gain valuable experience in all areas of radio broadcasting. It plays Modern rock, Urban, and local music and is under the jurisdiction of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
The station has been broadcasting on the FM band since spring of 1950, and from its current location in the K-State Student Union since 2002. Previously, the station broadcast on the campus carrier current AM system, and had studios located in Nichols Gymnasium. When Nichols burned down in 1968, KSDB operated from temporary locations until McCain Auditorium was completed. The station still maintains studios and offices there.
Live requests can be made by calling (785) 532-0919.
KSDB began as an experiment on the third floor of Nichols Gymnasium in 1949. The first broadcasts began in earnest in March, but KSDB was a commercial station by June. KSDB's commercial status allowed it to be self-supporting. Instead of a tower, the station broadcast over the campus power system.
KSJS (90.5 MHz) is a college radio station that broadcasts 24 hours a day from the campus of San Jose State University in San Jose, California, USA. It went on the air on February 11, 1963, with only 85 watts of power. The studio is located in Hugh Gillis Hall, easily accessible to RTVF majors. Originally, its transmitting antenna was installed atop the Walquist Library Building on campus, but broadcasting range was adversely affected due to the nearby Bank of America Building's superior height. Today, however, its transmitter atop Coyote Peak broadcasts 1500 watts, allowing the station to be heard by the entire Santa Clara Valley and much of the San Francisco Peninsula. Currently, the station features five musical formats: urban, electronic, subversive rock, rock en Español, and jazz. It also has a variety of specialty broadcasting, including Radio Ethiopia, Mecca One, Celluloid Dreams, and the Disco Funk Explosion. The station is almost entirely student-run, and was one of the first radio stations in the nation to stream its programming over the Internet.
KSJS carried regular news programs produced by San Jose State's Radio-Television News Center, which had been started by
University Radio Nottingham is the multi-award–winning university radio station of the University of Nottingham, England, where it is part of the Students' Union. During term-time it broadcasts locally on University Park Campus on 1350 AM and worldwide via its website.
URN was established from the University's Radio Broadcasting Club, who, in the late 1970s had an hour's slot on BBC Radio Nottingham. The station set up its first studio in the Cherry Tree buildings in 1978 and "University Radio Nottingham" started broadcasting to Hugh Stewart Hall and Cripps Hall of residence on 963 kHz (312m) in November 1979. Additional induction loops were set up over the next few years in other halls on campus. A fifth induction loop was installed on Sutton Bonington Campus in 1990, financed by their Guild.
In 1997, URN became one of the first radio stations to broadcast on the internet using the MP3 format. The station started broadcasting in the Ogg Vorbis format in 2002.
The station was one of the first to broadcast using an LPAM long-term restricted service licence to the whole of University Park on 1350AM in 2001.
In 2004, URN moved into new purpose build studios located in the University's
Radio Active is a radio station based in Wellington New Zealand. It was the student radio station for Victoria University of Wellington until it was sold to Radio Active Limited in the late 1990s, it broadcasts in FM on a frequency of 89 MHz.
Radio Active is part of the b.net group of radio stations.
KDCR, 88.5 FM, is the radio station of Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. It began broadcasting August 16, 1968. It is owned by Dordt College, Inc., and governed by the Dordt College Board of Trustees.
KDCR has never been a typical college radio station. It has always been much more powerful than most college radio stations ever are and broadcasts only Christian oriented programming. In 1968, KDCR began broadcasting at 48,000 watts and to a radius of 50-60 miles. Today the station broadcasts at 100,000 watts and to a radius of 80-90 miles. KDCR also operates translator stations—retransmitting KDCR's signal even further in specific areas. Originally KDCR broadcast at 91.3 FM but since 1981 it has broadcast at 88.5 FM.
KDCR follows closely the Christian Reformed Church in North America tradition that gave rise and shape to Dordt College.
UCT Radio is a campus radio station operated by students of the University of Cape Town (UCT) in Cape Town, South Africa. UCT Radio broadcasts on the 104.5 MHz frequency from a 20 watt transmitter located at 33°57′30″S 18°27′45″E / 33.95833°S 18.4625°E / -33.95833; 18.4625.
According to the Radio Audience Measurement Survey, as of June 2010 UCT Radio had a weekly listenership of 30 000 people.
WMLN-FM (91.5 FM) is a radio station located on the campus of Curry College and is supervised by a faculty member, but is currently student run. It broadcasts an Other format featuring a variety in music, live talk-shows and live coverage of Curry College sports. Licensed to Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts, USA, the station covers the campus and the Milton-Boston area. It features programing from AP Radio, CNN Radio and Westwood One. From 1968 till 1974 WVAC, the "Voice at Curry", was a carrier AM station at Curry College, which later became WMLN-FM.
Radio Glendon is a Canadian online radio station, which broadcasts on radioglendon.ca in Toronto, Ontario. It is the campus radio station of the city's Glendon College, a campus of York University.
Radio Glendon offer a variety of programs in both English and French, and the programming schedule features both independent and mainstream music.
The station has broadcast on a variety of platforms since its creation in 1977. Originally a cable radio outlet, it converted to AM radio in 1990, and then to FM radio in 2005, with the call sign CKRG-FM, before ceasing its conventional radio transmissions and moving exclusively online in 2010.
From the archives of the Glendon newspaper, Pro Tem, the following is known. CKRG broadcast on FM with a 'cable only' licence from May 23, 1977 to August 15, 1980. Alan Lysaght was the manager during this time. By January 1978 RG had 2 new 'on-air' studios in the Glendon mansion, one of which fed the pub and Junior Common room, the other, licensed, studio fed a low power transmitter which covered the campus and Rogers and Metro Cable for transmission throughout Toronto on Cable FM. In March 1979, CKRG was seeking funding for a full FM licence not
KALX (90.7 FM) is an FM radio station that broadcasts from the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, California. KALX, a community- and student-run radio station licensed to the University of California, Berkeley, broadcasts in stereo with 500 watts of power. The station employs three full-time paid staff members, but is largely run by its nearly 300 volunteers, including Berkeley students and other members of the local community.
The station originally began broadcasting in 1962, as a carrier current station. By 1966, KALX (then known as Radio KAL, the call letters being derived from Berkeley's nickname "Cal") had moved from Berkeley's dormitories to Dwinelle Hall on campus, and Berkeley administrators began investigating the possibility of applying for a broadcast frequency for the station. KALX received its broadcast license and made its first FM broadcast, with 10 watts of power, in 1967. The studio in the basement of Dwinelle was modest, a small chamber sequestered off from a sizable library of albums.
In the 1970's, KALX was taken off the air for a short period by the faculty oversight Radio Policy Board after the station manager and friends had abused their use of
KRRC (97.9 FM) is the student-run radio station of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, United States. It used broadcast in a Variety format, with various students hosting shows in different formats. It was on the air from 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM daily. The station now airs online at krrcfm.com . The station is owned by the Reed Institute.
The Reed Radio Club was founded in 1954 by a group of students with the goal of pursuing “the technical and programming aspects of radio broadcasting.” The club was one of the most popular on campus, and launched KRCB-AM in October 1955, at 660 AM.
Reed students financed the station, and physics students built some of the equipment, including a 40-watt transmitter. The station used a system that transmitted the signal through area power lines, eliminating the need for antennae. The station carried programming atypical of radio in the area from its earliest days, as well as programming tied in with classes and campus activities.
The station moved to 89.3 FM on May 14, 1958, and became KRRC. When classes began the next fall, the station's inaugural broadcast featured messages from U.S. Senator Wayne Morse and other prominent Oregonians.
CFRU-FM, airing at 93.3 on the FM dial, is a campus radio station based at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. CFRU is a volunteer-run campus and community radio station. CFRU is a member of the National Campus and Community Radio Association. The station hosted the 2005 national conference of that organization.
Radio at the University of Guelph has a long history dating back to 1939 when there was credit course in radio broadcasting offered by the Ontario Agricultural College. Radio curriculum was taught at the University of Guelph until the late 1950s.
Throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s various colleges at the University of Guelph produced a half hour radio program for CJOY in a sound booth in the Massey Hall drama practice theatre.
In 1965, broadcast executive Frank Ryan, a former member of the university's Board of Governors, bequeathed the university $25,000 in his will to launch its own radio station.
In 1969 Room 102 of the Physical Sciences Building became a radio studio as Radio Gryphon began regular programming to cafeterias and student lounges through a closed circuit system. CJOY programming discontinued.
In September 1970 Radio Gryphon
KMSC 92.9 FM is a college radio station broadcasting an alternative format. It is licensed to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, USA. Students are able to participate regardless of their field of study, with some classes requiring participation in KMSC's on-air presence. Students host their own shows ranging from shows about wrestling to political talk shows.
Broadcast radio at Morningside College first started with a "Marconi station" built in the 1910s by some physics students and only capable of sending Morse code signals. Voice broadcasting was inaugurated with radio station KFMR 1150 AM, which operated between 1923 and 1928 at a power of 100 watts. KFMR was among the earliest educational stations in the country (the very first educational stations at the Universities of Minnesota and Wisconsin went on the air in 1922). However, it wasn't until April 1978 that college radio returned to Morningside with the start of KMSC, thanks in part to the FCC's adoption of new (at the time) non-commercial/educational FM regulations.
In 2006, the station received the Eric Sevareid Award for first place in the category of student radio play-by-play by the Northwest Broadcast News
KUAR is a National Public Radio affiliate in Little Rock, Arkansas. It broadcasts at 89.1 FM and is licensed to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. During the day, KUAR airs NPR news and information with a strong emphasis on Arkansas news and culture. At night, the station airs jazz music.
The College radio station went on the air in 1986 as a satellite of the area's original NPR station, KLRE-FM 90.5, on the air since 1973. At the time, KLRE only broadcast at 40,000 watts, and the addition of KUAR brought NPR programming to large portions of central Arkansas that hadn't received it before. In 1988, all NPR news and talk programming moved to KUAR during the day, while KLRE began running exclusively classical music.
The two stations were jointly owned by UALR and the Little Rock School District until 1995, when UALR became the sole owner. KUAR began airing jazz shortly afterward at night.
The two stations have a full-time staff of nine, including General Manager Ben Fry, Operations Director William Wagner, KUAR News and Program Director Ron Breeding, KLRE Program Director Wayne Angerame and Development Director Mary Waldo. It also offers UALR students the chance to get
WAVM (91.7 FM) is a high school radio station broadcasting from Maynard High School in Maynard, Massachusetts. Station programming provides the local area with news and church service broadcasts among other types of programming. Founded in 1973, WAVM has aided the careers of several of the school's successful alumni.
For several years WAVM petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to increase the power of its signal from 10 watts to 500 watts. Per FCC regulations, and a tentative decision, the station's frequency had become available for bidding from other broadcasting companies, one of those companies being Living Proof Inc., a Christian broadcasting network headquartered in California that distributes programming to its affiliates via satellite, with minimal local programming.
Another interested party was University of Massachusetts Boston, operator of the WUMB network of radio stations. WAVM entered into an agreement with WUMB to jointly own the frequency and their partnership had appealed the FCC's decision.
Congressional Representative Marty Meehan and Senators John Kerry and Ted Kennedy have all contributed their support to WAVM in the form of letters to the FCC, and
Bulls Radio is the University of South Florida student radio station. It broadcasts on 1620 kHz on the USF campus and is also carried on the HD Radio signal of 88.5 WMNF and on an Internet audio stream.
The station claims to be one of Florida's largest student-run radio stations, and the entire operation of the station is by student workers and volunteers. The station is funded by the USF Student Government, and the station office and on-are studio are in the university's Marshall Student Center.
The station was started in 1988, and began its AM broadcasting in 1999. It began receiving funding in 2003.
Bulls Radio's original programming represents over a dozen genres of music as well as daily news and sports shows.
Bulls Radio has been the subject of a few controversies since its inception. In June 2010, the USF Student Government President appointed Brett Farrar as the new director of Bulls Radio after an expedited interview process, despite having no previous experience at Bulls Radio or in the radio industry. Vocal opposition to the final USF Student Government Senate vote confirming Farrar's appointment was silenced when senators voted to remove "Open Forum" from the Senate
Trinity FM originally created in 1998 as a joint venture between a few enthusiasts and the SU Ents Officer. Initially intended as medium to cover RAG week and other big student events, the station was broadcast from the Ents office in House 6 with the aid of some rented equipment. However, following the success of this venture, a significant grant from the Central Societies Committee in 2000 led to the birth of the D.U. Radio Society. These much needed funds allowed for the creation of a brand new studio at the top of House 6, fitted with high-tech broadcast equipment, and the installation of a permanent aerial on the side on one of Trinity’s beloved chimneys. Since then, the station has operated on a temporary broadcasting licence granted by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland, allowing it to broadcast on 92.1 FM FM for six weeks in the year along with streaming on www.trinityfm.org all run by 10 full time volunteers.
TrinityFM broadcasts everyday from 5pm to midnight during college term at 92.1 FM and online through the website trinityfm.org There are shows each hour that are all presented by Trinity students. Along with regular show Trinity FM also has an open mic week from
CFRC-FM is the campus radio station of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
The station has one of the longest radio histories in the world, surpassed only by the Marconi companies. CFRC remains in operation at the present time and serves the Queen's University campus and greater Kingston. The station broadcasts at 101.9 MHz, although for most of its past it operated at "1490 on the AM dial," including a period during which it was simulcast on 1490 kHz AM and 91.9 MHz FM.
CFRC-FM is a member of the National Campus and Community Radio Association.
A comprehensive oral history of the station was compiled by Arthur Zimmerman, which was broadcast on the station in 1982 and was published in book form in 1991.
Radio technology has a surprisingly long history in Kingston, dating back to the early radio experimentations of Queen's first Professor of General Engineering, James Lester Willis Gill. He mounted the first public exhibition of wireless telegraphy at a Queen's Convocation lecture on April 28, 1902, only four months after Guglielmo Marconi's first successful trans-Atlantic transmission from Signal Hill. By the 1910s regular courses on wireless technology and theory were
GU2 is the radio station run by the students of the University of Surrey in Guildford, Surrey, England, which broadcasts on 1350AM during term-time. It is a long term Restricted Service Licenced broadcaster operating under an Low-power AM License. GU2 also broadcast online during term time at http://www.gu2.co.uk
The radio station started out as University Radio Surrey in 1972, before being rebranded as Guildford Campus Radio (GCR) in 1990. In 2001 the radio station was renamed GU2 after the postcode prefix of the area surrounding the University campus. Following the rebranding GU2 won the title of "Best Station" at the 2002 SRA Awards reflecting the pursuit of an innovative format featuring favorites such as the J-Team, Ben Lander, Gareth Davies and a fair smattering of Greek language and religious content overnight. GU2 has also won the award for "Best Interview" at the 2010 SRA awards. James Alexander won the award for his interview with Sue Doughty, member of the Liberal Democrats.
In 2004 the radio station was visited by the Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex as part of his trip to the University. Also in that year GU2, along with many other UK student radio stations, faced a
KEOM (88.5 FM) is a non-commercial educational high school radio station based in Mesquite, Texas. It is operated by the Mesquite Independent School District and broadcasts to the greater Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex.
The station was founded by Dr. Ralph Poteet, former MISD Superintendent, to present community information in a way not possible via commercial radio stations, and to provide MISD students having interest in radio and communications with hands-on radio experience. The air staff is primarily made up of students from the five high schools in the city taking radio production classes.
The station signed on the air September 4, 1984, on 88.3 FM with 3,000 watts on a 250-foot (76 m) tower. It moved to 88.5 and increased its power to 61,000 watts in 1992 upon the completion of a new 415-foot-tall (126 m) City/School Communications Tower at Mesquite Memorial Stadium.
KEOM airs live broadcasts of high school sports from MISD schools, as commentated by instructors and students enrolled in the sports broadcasting course. The station also broadcasts music from the 1970s.
The station was named "Best Blast from the Past" in the 2007 Dallas Observer "Best of Dallas" rankings.
KRVS (88.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a World Ethnic format. Licensed to Lafayette, Louisiana; it is currently owned by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and features programing from American Public Media, National Public Radio and Public Radio International.
Programming covers various types of music of Louisiana such as Cajun music, zydeco, blues, jazz, swamp pop, swamp rock and other Louisiana singer/ songwriter music. KRVS also broadcasts the annual Festival International de Louisiane.
The station began broadcasting in 1963 with a power of 10 watts and a coverage area of about six city blocks. KRVS's call letters have a dual meaning, as they stand for Radio Voice of Southwestern (UL's name at the time the station signed on was the University of Southwestern Louisiana), but also are mnemonic for the Cajun French word ecrivisse, which means crawfish. Originally a college radio station, it joined NPR in the mid-1970s.
Today the station serves roles as regional public radio and an international online resource. KRVS broadcasts at 100,000 watts providing service to 651,000 residents in 12 parishes across southern Louisiana, an area referred to as Acadiana. KRVS
Rare FM is the student-run radio station of UCL. The current station manager is Tom Riste-Smith.
Rare FM was set up in 1998 as an affiliated society of UCL Union, headed at that time by Ed Jackson. It is managed by a committee elected annually at the society's AGM by its members.
Rare FM broadcasts continuously over the Internet, making use of MP3 and OGG streaming, streaming music when DJs are not live in the studio hosting their shows. On a normal day during the university's Autumn and Spring Terms, there will be approximately 15 hours of live original programming, starting at 9.00 a.m. and finishing at 12.00 midnight.
During the university's holidays and reading weeks, many of the student DJs leave London resulting in the output of shows per day decreasing, although some other shows are extended to cover some time that would otherwise be filled by streaming music as happens at night. Similarly, during the Summer Term many students DJs are unable to do their shows owing to exams.
Whilst students are not in the studio, music is streamed via a computerised playout system. Students are able to play music from a variety of sources including the studio database, CDs, cassette tapes,
WAMH (89.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting an Alternative rock format. Licensed to Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. The station is currently owned by Amherst College. Programming includes independent artists, news, college sports, and live local music. WAMH is off the air as of 12/04/2011 due to a damaged transmission line which is expected to be replaced before Fall 2012. The station is periodically heard on their online stream.
WAMH currently holds a construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission to relocate their antenna to the adjacent WFCR tower on Mt. Lincoln in Pelham, Mass.
WCLK FM 91.9 is a radio station licensed to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and serves the core area of metro Atlanta. The station is owned and operated as a public radio station by Clark Atlanta University. The station is also broadcast in HD radio.
The station was granted a construction permit in early 2009 to downgrade its effective radiated power (the maximum in any direction) from 6kW to 2.5kW, however this will change its footprint very little, reducing its range to the north and east by just a few kilometers or miles. Coverage to the south and west will remain the same.
WCLK airs some NPR talk programming not heard on WABE, such as The Takeaway and Tell Me More, due to WABE's mostly classical format where little talk programming is aired on that station aside from their HD channel.
WCLK has been relayed by two broadcast translators, whose broadcast ranges were entirely within its main broadcast area. Its former six-watt translator W250BC 97.9 in Riverdale was sold for 100,000 dollars to Extreme Media Group in November 2007, then to commercial broadcaster Cumulus Broadcasting in February 2009. It now airs 99X from WNNX-FM FM 100.5 HD Radio channel 2, also owned by Cumulus. WCLK was
WFNP is a college radio station licensed to Rosendale, New York run by students attending the State University of New York at New Paltz, broadcasting on 88.7 MHz at 6 kilowatts ERP from the Illinois Mountain tower in Lloyd, New York.
WFNP-FM is one of a handful of time-share FM stations remaining in the United States; since its 1990 sign-on it has shared the 88.7 frequency with WRHV-FM (originally WMHX-FM), a simulcast of classical-formatted WMHT-FM Schenectady. Currently, WFNP-FM is on the air from 7:00 PM–5:00 AM weeknights and 10:00 PM–5:00 AM weekends while school is in session (September 1 to November 30 and February 1 until April 30). Since the mid 1990s, WFNP-FM has looked to find its own frequency and currently possesses a construction permit to move to 98.9 MHz and to expand to 24/7 programming.
Though WFNP-FM signed on in 1990, the station has been on in some form since 1972 when it began as a carrier current AM station heard solely on campus, which went by the name WNPC, and later WRNP (for Radio New Paltz) on 640 AM. After the launch of the WFNP-FM, the AM remained on the air with its own programming by day and an FM simulcast by night. WFNP (AM) lasted until the early
CHSR-FM is a Canadian community radio station in Fredericton, New Brunswick with an effective radiated power of 250 watts. The broadcast signal is also streamed live on the internet.
Most of its members are students at the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, however, it is a community station with many non-student volunteers. Its broadcast studio and record library are located in the Student Union Building (the SUB) which is shared by the two institutions.
The organization now known as CHSR was founded in the late 1950s, and officially went on-air January 22, 1961 as Radio UNB. It is one of the oldest community radio stations in Atlantic Canada and boasts the largest music library east of Montreal, although Fredericton is much smaller than other communities in the Atlantic Region. The library holds a large variety of musical genres, on a variety of formats (vinyl, cassettes, compact discs, etc.) from the past six decades.
Like many student media organizations, the relationship with various university, student and community leaders were occasionally strained. One of the more persistent sources of disputes was largely resolved with an agreement signed in 1999,
KAFA-FM (97.7 FM, "The New 97.7"), originally started in 1964, is the unlicensed United States Air Force Academy cadet radio station. Run and staffed by current Officer Cadets and limited permanent party members, KAFA is the voice of cadets to the Colorado Springs area. With no formal budget or permanent staff, KAFA had no set transmission hours or format. The frequency was changed from 104.5 FM in October 1993 to 104.3 FM where it stood until June 2006.
In 2004, KAFA was given a grant and updated its studio to current radio broadcasting industry standards with the introduction of Prophet Systems software and Dell computers. In June 2006, KAFA changed frequency to 97.7 FM. The station subsequently solidified a format of Alternative rock and Indie rock branded as "The New 97.7". With the change to a new format came new popularity. The station has a large on-line web audience. The programming also allows distinct DJs and personalities to maintain their own distinct shows, most notably, "Dan and Dave," their most popular show.
The website is currently maintained under the United States Air Force Academy Wing Media page.
In October 2006, KAFA began to research online streaming
KQAL (89.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to Winona, Minnesota, USA. Currently, the station is the only independent, non-commercial station broadcasting in the near area. The station is currently owned by Winona State University and features programming from AP Radio.
KQAL-FM at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota went on the air in December 1975 as a ten watt station. An alternative independent radio station from the beginning, broadcasting began from the roof of the Performing Arts Center. KQAL was started by faculty members Jacque Reidelberger and Brice Wilkinson and student manager, the late Bruce Hittner. A laboratory for the Speech Department at WSU, KQAL has been staffed primarily by students from the very beginning.
In 1980 KQAL, Winona’s alternative music radio, was placed under the jurisdiction of the newly created Mass Communication Department at WSU. KQAL increased its power output to 1,100 watts in 1981 and it became a member of the Associated Press.
1989 saw the power output increased to 1,800 watts and the transmitter moved from the roof of the Performing Arts Center to a 400 foot tower leased from KWNO on Garvin Heights. Also
University Radio York (commonly known as URY) is a campus radio covering the campus of the University of York. It was the first legal independent radio station in the United Kingdom.
Like most student radio stations, University Radio York is run entirely by volunteers, all students studying at the University of York. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day during university term time (a total of 30 weeks per year). The schedule is made up of a variety of shows including entertainment, news, speech, drama and music. With a new intake of students each academic year, the station's output can change significantly.
URY was set up in 1967 by Mike Greasley, then a student of the university. The station broadcast for the first time that year as Radio York under a test licence, and was the first station independent of the BBC to broadcast legally in the UK. The station was relaunched as University Radio York in 1969, featuring a guest broadcast by DJ John Peel.
The station switched from its original 998 kHz induction loop system to a LPAM licence in 1999, and now broadcasts across the both of York University's Heslington and Heslington East campuses on 1350AM. The station has also conducted
KBWC (91.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a urban contemporary format. Licensed to Marshall, Texas, USA, the station serves the Longview-Marshall area. The station is currently owned by Wiley College.
WCUA is the college radio station broadcast from The Catholic University of America. Due to a lack of a license to broadcast at their designated frequency at 97.5 MHz FM and how the antenna is located at a building different from the studio, the station currently only broadcasts over the campus-wide TV station and over the internet at their website.
Most of the programming consists of talk (mostly surrounding politics) and rock/jazz/country music. Breaks between and during shows are done through a preset playlist by either the station producer or the station manager.
As a university with an electrical engineering school, students expressed interest in varied aspects of radio broadcasting. In 1921, the Electrical Engineering Department successfully built a working radio transmitter. In December,1922, a CUA Tower article reports,
"Installation of the radio experimental station in the Engineering Building has been completed and is now in operation. The call for this station is 3-X-I."
Based on these successes, the university applied for and received a broadcast license on February 23, 1923. Called WQAW, the station broadcast at 834 kilocycles (AM) at five watts power on "unlimited
KAMP (1570 AM) is an unlicensed College radio station operated by students of The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. It broadcasts at 1570 kHz on the AM band, and the closed-circuit Cable television Channel 20 in the dormitories on the UA campus and on the Internet at kamp.arizona.edu.
The University of Arizona's first college radio station started in 1988. From the start, the "Student Radio Task Force" consisted of several passionate students who broadcasted from a claustrophobic studio in the old Memorial Union. They began with an eight-hour programming block, which hosted various genres of music as well as news and sports.
Years later, the "Student Radio Task Force" evolved to "KAMP Student Radio." Today, KAMP is home to over 150 student volunteers and all genres of music. KAMP is broadcasting streaming live audio via internet as well as on 1570 AM. On-campus students can also access KAMP through closed-circuit television on Channel 20 and UATV (in between movies). KAMP is also broadcast live to the Park Student Union on the University of Arizona campus. KAMP is funded by a $1 fee on per-semester tuition that was approved by student referendum.
WEXP is a Philadelphia college radio station with a freeform radio format. It airs live on 1600 AM in Philadelphia and online.
WEXP opened its doors at La Salle University in 1972. Initially, the radio station could only be heard inside the Student Union building, and the start-up price for the station was around US$7,500 ($1,000 of which came through a donation from U.S. Ambassador to Britain Walter H. Annenberg). Airing on 640 AM, “EXPlorer 64” was founded as a co-curricular activity, and was tied directly to the Marketing Department and the English Department’s Speech and Drama course. Much of WEXP’s early programming featured commentary opposing the Vietnam War, and oldies music. Coverage of La Salle basketball was also aired live from as far away as Arlington, Virginia. The station only aired from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
After operating fairly successfully (despite a weak signal) throughout the 1970s, WEXP suffered what would arguably be its biggest setback in 1980. On September 15, a student installed a transmitter to WEXP’s existing antenna on top of the Union building. The student did so “without consultation” and “exceeded FCC [ Federal Communications Commission ] capabilities”,
WGLS-FM, known as Rowan Radio, is a college radio station licensed to Rowan University that broadcasts on 89.7MHz. The studios are located in the College of Communication on the campus of Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. WGLS-FM is Gloucester County's only FM radio station.
WGLS's programming features a variety of music, sports, cultural, educational programs focused towards the interest of the Rowan University and South Jersey communities.
The call letters for WGLS hearken back to the former name of the institution: W GLassboro State College.
The station has won numerous local and national awards, including being named "College Station of the Year" by the National Association of College Broadcasters in 1997.
KMSU (89.7 FM, "The Maverick") is a public radio station operated by Minnesota State University, Mankato in Mankato, Minnesota that carries a mixed news, talk, and music format. A repeater station, KMSK (91.3 FM), serves the city of Austin. A translator station, K220AQ (91.9 FM), serves the city of Fairmont, and another, K220AR (also on 91.9 FM), serves the city of Albert Lea. It is part of Minnesota's Independent Public Radio network. The "Maverick" moniker comes from the university's athletic team name.
James "Gully" Gullickson is the station manager, program director, and the host of Minnesota Mid Day. Karen Wright is the operations director, and the host of Minnesota Morning. KMSU has a variety of shows including a Saturday night show called The Five Count which somehow seems to be the most popular show on the station. The station also features a late-night avant-garde electronic music program titled True Punks Do Electro. The show is hosted by various and anonymous DJs from the Mankato area. News programming that airs daily on the station,The Southern Minnesota News Project, is put together by journalism students at the connected University, Minnesota State Mankato.
One of the
The University of Westminster (informally Westminster) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom. Its antecedent institution, the Royal Polytechnic, was founded in 1838 and was the first polytechnic to open in the UK. Westminster was awarded university status in 1992.
The university's headquarters and original campus are based on Regent Street in the Westminster area of central London, with additional campuses in the Fitzrovia, Marylebone and Harrow areas of London. The university also operates the Westminster International University in Tashkent in Uzbekistan and a satellite campus in Paris, France through the Diplomatic Academy of London.
Westminster's academic activities are organised into seven schools, within which there are around 45 departments and 65 research centres. Westminster had a total income of £164.6 million in 2010/11, of which £5.5 million was from research grants and contracts.
Westminster is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association of MBAs, EFMD, the European University Association and Universities UK.
The Royal Polytechnic Institution opened in August 1838 to provide (in the words of its prospectus of
WEIU (88.9 FM) is a 4,000 watt radio station in Charleston, Illinois, in eastern Illinois. The station licensee, Eastern Illinois University is authorized by the Federal Communications Commission. The station first signed on in 1982.
WEIU is a student-run campus radio station operating under a guise of a regular-formatted hit radio station. Its aim is to give EIU students hands-on experience and responsibilities in the professional world of radio broadcasting, under various conditions that can be experienced in the real world.
WEIU signed on in 1985 as a progressive alternative college radio station airing diverse formats. The station signed off at midnight. On September 9, 2004, Hit-Mix was born. The new 24 hour format not only serves students, but the people of Coles County playing the top hits from the 50s through today. Requests are always taken via phone or email. Hit-mix also streams online at their website. There have been numerous graduates of WEIU that have gone on to work at commercial stations.
WERW is a student-run radio station at Syracuse University that broadcasts on the Web. The station programs an eclectic format similar to many other college radio stations in the United States of America, with blocks of programs featuring underground rock music, world music, folk music, occasional news, and some political or public affairs programs.
The station was formed by the largest student-run organization on campus, University Union, after a controversy involving the other student-run station, WJPZ. WJPZ had incorporated as an independent entity broadcasting Top 40 music in a simulation of a professional radio station, in order to provide communications students attending the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with vocational training. It started, like WERW, as a carrier current AM station, but began broadcasting with 100 watts on 89.1 FM on February 2, 1985. WJPZ did find some favor among students at Syracuse University and amongst Top 40 fans in the surrounding community that could hear it. However, there were protests among many university students who wanted the station to reflect more "diverse" programming, including a three-day sit-in at the station's studios
KWCR-FM ("88.1 WEBER FM", formerly "88.1 The Edge") is a student-run College radio station in Ogden, Utah, Owned and operated by Weber State University and broadcasts at the frequency 88.1 MHz FM and online. All DJs and staff members are students at Weber State University, studying various courses throughout the university. The current general manager is Alex Larrabee and Nick Smith is the program director.
Because KWCR is student run, the format of KWCR-FM has changed numerous times in the history of the station, but currently classifies itself as "Indie Rock." In the past the format has been Hip hop, Popular Top-40, College rock and Alternative. In addition to their standard programming, KWCR offers a variety of specialty shows, including Punk, Jazz, and political commentary.
KWCR reports charts to the College Media Journal. KWCR was featured on the cover of College Media Journal Magazine issue no. 978 with the quote: "KWCR makes Utah a little less lame".
WEGL (91.1 FM) is a Class A, non-commercial, FM, College radio station located on the campus of Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. The station's programming is broadcast at 3,000 watts from a tower situated atop Auburn University's tallest building, Haley Center.
WEGL's broadcast listening area includes the Alabama counties of Lee, Chambers, Macon, Russell, Tallapoosa, and Muscogee County, Georgia. WEGL streams its broadcasts over the internet through its website.
The bulk of funding for the operation of WEGL 91 is allocated by Auburn University's Student Government Association and comes directly from Auburn's students' Student Activity Fees.
WEGL's all-volunteer DJ staff includes various members of the Auburn University student, faculty, and staff populations.
WEGL was not the first radio station at Auburn University. In 1922, WMAV began broadcasting from Broun Hall with a 1,500 watt homemade transmitter. It became part of the University’s Extension Service and received a new name, WAPI-AM (WAPI) (for the school’s name at the time: Alabama Polytechnic Institute.) WAPI was later moved to Birmingham, Alabama.
On June 1, 1970, the Board of Trustees authorized then-University
WHPC is the college radio station of Nassau Community College in Long Island, New York. Popular shows include "The German Hit Parade" hosted by Uwe Riggers, "Sinatra Serenade" hosted by Glenn DeMilt, "Jewish Talk" hosted by Rabbi Anchelle Perl, and "Music Frontiers" hosted by Joe Whalen.
KDVS (90.3 FM) is an American student and community radio station based in Davis, California. Featuring a freeform programming format, the station is owned by Regents of the University of California. Broadcasting at 9200 watts, it is currently one of the most powerful freeform university based radio stations in the United States.
A free newsletter entitled KDViationS, written and composed by the volunteer staff of the radio station, is published quarterly. The station also produces This Week in Science which is broadcast live on the station but is known mostly in podcast form. KDVS is also the home of the public affairs programs Radio Parallax and Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour.
KDVS has a long and proud history. Now famous artists passed through KDVS in their early years on their way to fame. Pavement played one of the their first concerts on KDVS' "Live in Studio A." Former KDVS DJs also include DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born, Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel of Blackalicious, Steven Wynn of The Dream Syndicate, and Kendra Smith of both The Dream Syndicate and Opal.
KGAR-LP (93.3 FM) is a high school radio station broadcasting a variety music format. Licensed to Lemoore, California, USA, the station serves the Visalia-Tulare area. The station is currently owned by Lemoore Union High School District.
KUCI (88.9 FM) is a college radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to Irvine, California, USA, the station serves the Orange County area. The station is currently owned by Regents of the University of California.
Originally a student-run pirate radio station in 1968 only reaching a few miles from the UCI campus, KUCI broadcast taped music from a dormitory on campus. The tapes were made by Richard Privette, and the broadcast equipment was assembled by Craig Will. Shortly after, there was a nightly live music and talk show called Unreal Radio, with Lee Sailer and Zack Zenor, from Sailer's dormitory room.
KUCI became legal after it was forced to officially register with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) following a crack-down on illegal radio broadcasts in 1969. The legalization of the station was undertaken by an engineering student named Craig Will. 1969 was the first year that KUCI received funding from the Associated Students of UCI (ASUCI), which filed an application to register the station with the Federal Communications Commission. Will, unable to continue the process due to a wound from radiation testing and under the burden of his schoolwork, handed
WBWC (88.3 FM) — branded 88.3 FM The Sting — is a non-commercial college/modern rock radio station licensed to Berea, Ohio, serving western parts of Greater Cleveland. Owned by Baldwin Wallace University, the station is operated by both faculty and students. The WBWC studios are located at Strosacker Hall on the Baldwin Wallace campus in Berea, while the station transmitter resides in North Olmsted.
WBWC signed on as the first totally student funded and operated radio station in the United States on March 1, 1958. Stereo facilities were added to the radio station in 1975. By 1981, WBWC received permission from the FCC to begin construction to increase broadcast power from 10 to 100 watts of power. That same year, the station launched the Summer Marathon Series. In 1995, WBWC became the very first college radio station to perform a remote broadcast from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. The station's power was increased to 4,000 watts in 2001. Seven years later, on March 1, 2008, WBWC celebrated its 50th Anniversary.
WBWC airs 16 hours of modern rock every day. During weekday overnights, the station airs a variety of music styles. Public Service to the community includes
WSLX (91.9 FM) is a non-commercial high school radio station licensed to serve New Canaan, Connecticut. The station is owned by St. Luke's School in the same town and licensed to the St. Luke'S Foundation, Inc. It airs a Variety music format.
The station was assigned the WSLX call letters by the Federal Communications Commission.
CIOI-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 101.5 FM in Hamilton, Ontario. The license for this campus radio station is held by the Mohawk College Radio Corporation at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario Canada.
CIOI-FM was originally launched in 1975 as CHMR, broadcasting on carrier current and cable FM. The station launched on FM on March 23 in 1998 as C101.5 FM. The station rebranded as INDI 101 in October 2009, corresponding to the huge majority of independent music that the station plays.
The station operates partly within the curriculum of Mohawk College's Music and Communications Media Programs which include radio broadcasting, broadcast journalism, advertising, television and music. Although any student at the college may volunteer to work at the station, priority is generally given to students who are currently studying in the Broadcasting and Journalism courses. Additionally a number of community members volunteer their time by hosting genre-specific radio programs on INDI 101. This combination of student-themed programming coupled with community-based and local-music supported programming allows INDI 101 to provide a diversity in broadcasting for the Hamilton
CHUO-FM is a Canadian community-based campus radio radio station, broadcasting at 89.1 FM in Ottawa, on Rogers digital cable on channel 943, via RealAudio stream and in MP3. It is the campus radio station of the University of Ottawa, and a member of the National Campus and Community Radio Association in Canada as well as the world community radio association AMARC.
The station began as a radio club transmitting as CHOR, an AM carrier current station on 670 kHz in 1975 on the University of Ottawa campus. By 1984 CHOR was known as CFUO which started cable-casting and could be heard on closed circuit in the university's student residences. It was subsequently awarded a broadcast license by the CRTC, and began broadcasting at 89.1 FM on May 31, 1991.
The station is bilingual, broadcasting in both of Canada's official languages; English and French. CHUO's programming is composed of 45% English programming, 45% French programming and 10% in third languages.
Tom Green hosted The Midnight Caller program on the station for several years in the mid-1990s before moving to television with Rogers Cable's Ottawa community channel. CHUO has spawned other long-standing local voices many of whom
CKHC-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 96.9 FM in Toronto, Ontario. It is a low-power station, and the campus radio station of the city's Humber College.
The station was licensed by the CRTC in 2004. CKHC was the first radio station in Canada to voluntarily adopt a 100 per cent Canadian content playlist. In 2005, the station was approved for a campus instructional license and an increase in power. It can now be heard at a radius of 10 km around the Humber North campus. The station is known on-air as RadioHumber.
Programming includes a daily news magazine show @Humber, which airs Monday to Friday at 12 and again at 6 p.m. Jazz from Humber's renowned music program at 8 a.m. and midnight, along with a daily sports show, Humber Sportsdrive at 5:30 p.m.
KTRM (88.7 FM, "The Edge") is an FM non-commercial/educational radio station operated by students at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. The station features alternative music, with specialty shows hosted in the evenings and on weekends. KTRM broadcasts at 2,500 watts power, covering Adair County and rural areas within a 25-mile radius.
KTRM also streams online using QuickTime.
KTRM was originally envisioned in 1975, when the Department of Language and Literature sought to establish a 100,000 watt FM station. The University, however, decided to pursue an unlicensed operation, regulated by Part 15 of FCC code. Under the letters KNEU (for Northeast Missouri State University, Truman's previous name), the station debuted in October 1975 at 1600 AM. Because the power levels allowed by Part 15 only resulted in a small coverage area, transmitters were purchased for each residence hall.
The reception of the 1600 AM signal was not ideal in several of the brick and mortar halls. In February 1976, KNEU moved to 580 AM and rewired the transmitters in each building. In the late 1970s, KNEU added FM coverage, but students could only receive the 102.1 FM signal on-campus via Cable
Rice Radio (former callsign: KTRU) is a college radio station broadcasting a freeform-eclectic music format on the air via a digital subchannel of KPFT. The station is owned by Rice University, and is managed by its students. Rice Radio's broadcast tower, FM frequency and license were transferred to the University of Houston System, and the station ceased broadcasting on the 91.7 FM frequency on April 28, 2011.
Rice Radio's programming includes variety of genres including modern classical, reggae, indie rock, screwed and chopped, spoken word and local experimental noise bands. During evening hours, the station broadcast shows geared to particular musical genres and themes.
The station has promoted and sponsored independent and local music through sponsoring shows at local venues and on its university campus. The station organized a Rice battle of the bands and an outdoor show featuring local and touring bands during the spring semester.
In addition to the main station, Rice Radio's programming was relayed by a broadcast translator to improve reception in the area surrounding the Rice campus. The translator was included in the sale to the University of Houston System.
The roots of
KUOM, known as "770 Radio K", "Real College Radio" is a college radio station operated by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Likely the oldest station in the state, Radio K broadcasts an eclectic mix of music from its transmitters—a variety that has been praised by radio critics. Prior to the transition to a music radio format in the 1990s, KUOM was known as University of Minnesota Public Radio (independent of Minnesota Public Radio) and broadcast public affairs, arts, classical music, and a variety of other programming. Because of this, the station is operated by the university's College of Continuing Education, but receives funding from a number of sources including donations from the public.
The station has broadcast on the AM band at 770 kHz since the 1920s, but is subject to clear channel restrictions on that frequency and shuts down at night, in order to protect New York City's WABC and KKOB in Albuquerque. Radio K now has three small FM transmitters set up as translators to carry the signal. Due to their limited range, the station largely relies on Internet radio to reach listeners at night. As a side effect, these netcasts have given Radio K a small but loyal
WALF (89.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to Alfred, New York, USA, the station serves the New York college area. The station is owned by Alfred University.
WALF-FM started in November 1971 in the basement of 6 Sayles Street, and has since moved twice, to Steinheim in the mid-1970s, and then to its current location in the Powell Campus Center when it opened in 1993.
WALF-FM is run by student volunteers, and has a freeform genre - allowing the student volunteer DJs to play what they want (within Federal Communications Commission regulations). The students produce most of the programming from 9:00am-2:00am, with some programming including faculty and community members.
WHUS is the commercial-free college radio station of the University of Connecticut. It is one of the oldest radio stations in Connecticut, with roots going back to just after World War I. It is a community radio station, featuring members of the student body and the local community around Storrs, Connecticut.
The community radio format allows WHUS to operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at 91.7MHz on the FM dial. WHUS broadcasts a diverse mix of music, from polka to hip-hop, with several public affairs shows as well. It also provides commercial-free coverage of ten sports at UConn.
The station originally went on the air as WABL, a 100-watt AM station, in 1922 with two 103 foot (31 m) steel towers serving as the station's antennae. In 1925 power increased to 500-watts and the call letters changed to WCAC.
On April 30, 1936 the station's license was voluntarily surrendered due to frustrations over constant frequency and power changes mandated by the U.S. Commerce Department. Broadcasting was resumed in 1947 at a frequency of 640 kHz AM from studios in the basement of Koons Hall. The studios were moved to the new Student Union Building in 1952. Between 1954 and 1956, there was
WMFO (91.5 FM) is a radio station licensed to Medford, Massachusetts, USA. The station is owned by Tufts University and is run by students. WMFO is funded by the Tufts Student Activities Fee as allocated by the TCU Senate and through community donations.
Prior to the licensing of WMFO, the station was home to the AM radio station WTUR. In the late 1960s Tufts University students ran a wire from WTUR's 20-watt transmitter to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Commuter railroad tracks that run directly behind the studio building. The signal could be heard clearly as far as Quincy, Massachusetts 15 miles to the south, and as far north as Nashua, New Hampshire, more than 30 miles beyond the station's permitted broadcasting limits. This stunt drew the attention of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which promptly shut the station down.
On April 2, 1977, Curtis Hall, the building that WMFO resides in, had a major fire. The station was knocked off the air for a short time, but was up and running within a few hours when student DJs plugged a portable broadcasting board directly into the station's transmitter.
In March 2009, the station left the airwaves for a week,
KACV-FM (89.9 FM, "FM90") is a college radio station in Amarillo, Texas, USA. The station is owned and operated by the city's community college, Amarillo College, from its Washington Street campus by the radio / TV students of Amarillo College.
Founded in 1976, the station is a typical, unaffiliated campus radio station, airing alternative rock music during the weekdays. The station airs the syndicated "Dr. Demento" radio program, a feature of KACV-FM since 1987. Due to a special contract, KACV was the only station continuing to air Dr. Demento after June 6, 2010, after Dr. Demento canceled his terrestrial show and moved exclusively to the Internet. KACV carried the Internet version of the show, presumably censored to meet FCC guidelines, until it left KACV in January 2011.
Queen's Radio (or QR) is a student radio station, broadcasting a wide variety of shows, based at Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, currently broadcasting via online stream
Its studios are located in the Students' Union building. It is the only licensed student station broadcasting in Northern Ireland, and one of several on the island.
Queen's Radio began broadcasting on 29 September 2003, initially over the Queen's University campus network and then the internet. In late 2005, the station was successful in acquiring a low-powered AM license, allowing it to broadcast to Queen's Halls of Residence (Elms Village) directly via Medium Wave. This service commenced on 6 February 2006.
Queen's Radio is operated by the 'Queen's University of Belfast Radio Club', which was originally formed in 1953, making it two years older than the independent student newspaper The Gown. The old Radio Club was a general purpose electronics, amateur radio and computer club, and provided facilities for students to pursue hobby interests in these areas and participated in amateur radio contests, etc. In the late 1990s the University evicted it from its premises in Fitzwilliam St and the club
Radio Campus Paris is a non-profit Student radio station. Founded in 1998 and first broadcast on the Internet, the radio can be listened to in Paris, France on 93.9 FM (from 5.30 p.m. to 5.30 a.m.). Managed by volunteers (mainly students), this indie student radio focuses on emerging music and local and student-related news.
WERS (88.9 FM) is one of Emerson College's two radio stations (the other being campus station WECB), located in Boston, Massachusetts. Student-run and professionally managed, it serves eastern New England an eclectic mix of musical genres, and more live performances than any other station in the region. Programming features over 20 different styles of music and news, including live performances and interviews. WERS stands as the first non-commercial radio station in New England, and has been in operation since November 1949. Among the founders of the station was WEEI Radio program director Arthur F. Edes, who first taught broadcasting courses at Emerson in 1932 and helped to plan a campus radio station. The chief architect of WERS in its early years was Professor Charles William Dudley.
In June 2007, WERS inaugurated a translator station on 96.5 MHz in New Bedford, Massachusetts, relaying WERS's programming to New Bedford and nearby communities. Another translator, on 101.5 MHz in Gloucester, Massachusetts, on Cape Ann, went on the air in July 2008.
According to The Princeton Review, WERS is the #1 college radio station in America, an award the station has won or come close to
WESU is a college/community radio station in the United States, founded in 1939 as an unofficial AM carrier current station in the basement of Clark Hall. Upon eventually gaining recognition, the station operated under the callsign WES. In the 50's, the call-sign became WESU. Then in the 60's it operated an FM station at 88.1 MHz, eventually abandoning the AM station. Between 1967 and 1990, WESU was owned and operated by an independent student group, the now-defunct Wesleyan Broadcast Association, Inc. It is currently owned by trustees of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and operated by students and community volunteers. In 1999, the station moved offices and studios from the basement of Clark Hall to its current location next the Wesleyan Argus on 45 Broad Street.
WESU operates 24 hours a day. Until 2004, WESU's format had been entirely freeform, with DJs and student staff having complete freedom to program what they will. The University had, at that time, announced its intent to seek an affiliation with National Public Radio, and to drastically change the station's format. Douglas Bennet, then President of the University, was a former president of NPR. The station
Bailrigg FM (Formerly known as University Radio Bailrigg (URB) and Radio Bailrigg) is the radio station for Lancaster University, operating in a music radio format predominantly featuring indie music. During evening and weekend hours programming moves to specialist content where the presenter is free (within reason) to play whatever they wish. This can range from classical music to heavy metal rock with much in between.
The station has a long history and is one of the oldest student radio stations in the country Also as well as being the first student station licensed to broadcast on FM. Bailrigg FM broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - all year round. It originally broadcast to the university campus on 312m medium wave using an inductive loop aerial system around the various halls of residence. Now listeners on campus can tune in on 87.7 MHz, or by going to the station's website and listening to the live webstream.
The station has received several awards in the national 'Student Radio Awards' over the years, including Best Website and Best Station Sound.
Bailrigg FM hold several large events throughout the year, including a 7-day freshers week outside broadcast and coverage
KROU (KGOU/KROU) is an NPR/Jazz music radio station serving the Oklahoma City area and is owned by University of Oklahoma.
KROU arose out of OU's efforts to expand KGOU's reach throughout the Oklahoma City area. KGOU's signal was spotty at best in northern Oklahoma City because it had to protect what is now KTUZ-FM at nearby 106.7. To solve this problem, OU won a construction permit for a repeater station that would better cover the northern suburbs.
This repeater station officially signed on June 28, 1993, licensed to serve Spencer, Oklahoma. The 4000-watt signal covers Oklahoma County, simulcasting programming from Norman's KGOU (106.3 FM).
CFU758 is a low-power broadcaster, using the on-air brand 90.7 RAV FM. It is the only licensed high school radio station in Thornhill, Ontario and is owned and operated by Vaughan Secondary School. RAV FM is part of the school's radio broadcasting course, and is one of a small number of Canadian radio stations licensed to a high school.
RAV FM first signed on in the year 1999 on 106.3 FM using a mix of students and teachers to operate the station. Rob Basile is the original founder and program director of RAV-FM. Under Basile's guidance, the station voluntarly changed to 90.7 to avoid interference with CKAV-FM in 2002. After moving to CIRR-FM at the end of the 2004 to become that station's program director, the job of program director was given to Punch Andrews, who also continued his on-air duties at CKFM-FM. After the death of Andrews, Ronald Johnson was named the new program director of the station.
RAV FM club has run community concerts in the past including such as RAVOLUTION and Summer Jam.
Since the station's on-air personalities are students, the station runs jockless when the school season is out.
RAV FM provides a low power signal from on top of the school. The studios
The Student Radio Association (SRA) is a representative body which supports and acts on behalf of the UK student radio community, comprising radio stations that are associated with or linked to a place of education. It is a not-for-profit organisation which exists to encourage and facilitate communication between student stations, to assist in their development, and to offer support and advice to new stations in the process of setting up. The SRA receives support from industry partners including the Radio Academy, Skillset and the RadioCentre.
The Student Radio Association organises events for its members including the National Student Radio Conference (where delegates have an opportunity to receive advice and support from industry professionals) and the Student Radio Awards, a yearly black-tie awards event recognising the very best telent within Student Radio.
In November 2007, the SRA was incorporated as a Private Company Limited by Guarantee. Currently, six voluntary 'Executive Officers' are elected annually by the membership and fulfil the role of company directors. The predecessor of the Association, NASB (National Association of Student Broadcasting), went into voluntary
WCEB (91.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to Corning, New York, USA. The station is currently owned by Corning Community College. Because of the location of its tower, the station can be heard through much of the Corning, New York area despite its low power.
The station began broadcasting a mix of news and rock music from a trailer on the Corning Community College campus on April 1, 1974, with an 18 hour broadcast day. It carried news broadcasts from the UPI Radio network on the hour, and local news on the half hour. It was programmed and staffed completely by students, and was managed by sophomore student David Game, who was the station's first general manager. WCEB grew from the school's Radio Club, which had broadcast a closed-circuit signal to the student union for a number of years while exploring the feasibility of a broadcast station. Following Game's election as president of the Radio Club in 1973, funding was secured from the school, and Game supervised the project to obtain the necessary FCC license. He selected the station's call letters, which stand for Corning Educational Broadcasting. The station's first broadcast was simulcast on local
WMCX (88.9 FM, The X 88.9) is a New Jersey college radio station with a Modern Rock format. The studios and production facilities are located at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey.
WMCX began broadcasting on 88.1 MHz from Monmouth University on May 2, 1974. At 10 watts, the station could only be heard within a radius of 2–3 miles. In September 1987, the station moved to 88.9 MHz and increased power to 1,000 watts. Today, the station has a broadcast radius of approximately 15 miles in various towns located in Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey. The station has more than 500,000 listeners both domestically and internationally thanks largely to the "listen live" streaming radio feature on their official web site. This feature enables listeners to tune in to the station from anywhere in the world at anytime. In addition to playing college rock, WMCX is also home to a news department and the only home of Monmouth Football, Basketball, and Baseball games on the radio.
WMCX went on the air on May 2, 1974 as 88.1 FM, a 10 watt station. On March 29, 1984: A fire destroyed the station and remained off the air for nearly a year until reopening on March 6, 1985. On June
WMEB-FM is a non-commercial American radio station owned and operated by the University of Maine.
WMEB became an official radio station in January 1964 when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licensed the station to operate on the frequency of 91.9 mHz FM, and its callsign became WMEB-FM.
Originally broadcasting between 4pm and 10pm, WMEB was a "mix of music, news, and informational programming." The station remained with this format throughout most of the 1960s.
In the 1970s, the station became more progressive rock-based in its format as more and more artists were releasing on vinyl records.
There was still a place for news and public service announcements, but by the 1980s, WMEB had joined many other college radio stations in helping little-known bands make it onto the charts.
In 2009 the station upgraded its transmitter to 10,000 watts.
Over the years WMEB has had a number of slogans:
KWUR is a College radio in St. Louis, Missouri located at 90.3 MHz FM. KWUR was founded on July 4, 1976 at Washington University in St. Louis, and represents one of the last remaining independent and fully student managed radio station in the United States.
Commercial-free programming, including rock, surf-rock, garage-rock, hip-hop, punk, metal, world, goth-industrial, classical, reggae, jazz, blues, electronica, talk, experimental, and Washington University sports, represent KWUR's freeform format.
Although KWUR is only a class D FM station with a 10 watt effective radiated power (early in its history it billed itself as "the 10,000 milliwatt giant"), its location on the Washington University campus allows reception over the lively and focal Delmar Loop. Additionally, live Internet audio streaming supports a dedicated student, national, and global following. KWUR receives funding and support from the Washington University Student Union, the institution's undergraduate student government. KWUR is notable for fostering the St. Louis music scene through its initiatives including "Stack Sessions", where local musicians are featured, as well as other community events, including St.
Flirt FM is the student radio station for the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). It broadcasts at 101.3 MHz on the FM band and a webcast is also available.
Flirt FM started on air on 28 September 1995, as part of a pilot scheme in community radio operated by the Independent Radio and Television Commission, the regulatory body for non-state-owned radio and television broadcasting in Ireland. One of 11 stations in the scheme, Flirt FM was one of four community of interest stations, all operated by third-level institutions. Billed from the start as 'radio by students for students' Flirt FM was spearheaded by the Radio Society at NUI, Galway (then UCG), which had formed in 1993 with the aim of founding a permanent student station in Galway.
There had been previous temporary stations at UCG, operating as UCG FM during College Week ('Rag Week') under the special event license provision of the 1988 legislation (which limited groups to 21 days of operation in a year). However, it was not until the Radio Society was formed that moves were made to start a permanent station. A number of factors can be seen as responsible for this - the lack of an appropriate legal framework until
KCPR is a non-profit freeform college radio station at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo), San Luis Obispo, California. Its operating frequency is 91.3 MHz FM and covers approximately a 50 mile radius from San Luis Obispo. KCPR also streams its programming online 24 hours a day.
KCPR's first broadcast occurred with a small 2-watt transmitter in the Fall of 1968; according to station lore, the first words spoken on air were, "Is this the damn switch?" or "Christ, are we on the air?" Weird Al Yankovic was a volunteer DJ there when he was an undergraduate architecture student at the university. Yankovic recorded his iconic parody song "My Bologna" in the bathroom that stands across the hall from the station's original location on the second floor of the Journalism Building on the Cal Poly campus. He would later return to the station for an interview during the 1990s, where he recorded a station ID that can still be heard playing today. After 39 years of continuous operation, KCPR moved to a new studio in the Summer of 2008.
Long-time KCPR dee jay and Cal Poly professor Jim Cushing describes the station's musical philosophy thusly: “to provide people
KCRW (89.9 MHz FM) is a public radio station broadcasting from the campus of Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, California, carrying a mix of National Public Radio news, talk radio and freeform music format. A network of repeaters and broadcast translators allows the station to serve the Los Angeles metropolitan area and other communities in Southern California. The station has also become widely known because of nationally distributed programming, streaming Internet radio broadcasts, and podcasts.
KCRW is known for broadcast of cutting edge music, as well as originating numerous news-talk-information and cultural programs that are distributed nationwide.
KCRW was founded as the College Radio Workshop in 1945 to train servicemen returning from World War II in the then-new technology, FM broadcasting. Ruth Hirschman, who changed her name to Ruth Seymour, became General Manager in 1978 and developed a mix of music, news, and other spoken-word programming that now attracts over 500,000 listeners each week. Seymour retired in February 2010. The new General Manager is Jennifer Ferro.
The station airs programs from NPR, Public Radio International (PRI), American Public Media, and the
KWTS is a radio broadcast service in Canyon, Texas, USA and is operated by the West Texas A&M University. The station started broadcasting in 1972 with 10 watts—just enough to cover the university's campus. In 1982, the Federal Communications Commission ordered all educational radio stations to increase power. Later that year, the station's power increased to 100 watts and broadcast in stereo. The station now broadcasts across nine different counties in the Texas Panhandle, as well as being available over the Internet.
The station has continuously aired special shows, both music and talk shows, ranging from classical to contemporary music of varying genres. Talk shows have varied in topic from gaming and sports to relationships. The station moved to the new Sybil B. Harrington fine arts complex in August 2006, but did not go live on the air until September 11, the birthday of the station.
On September 30th, 2010, WTAMU opened up the AT&T High Definition Studio, which will be used by broadcasting students. On November 8th, KWTS broke in the new studio with its "ONE Sessions at the Live Lounge" program, a live show which featured local music.
KZSU is a freeform FM radio station broadcasting from the campus of Stanford University in Stanford, California, USA.
KZSU broadcasts in stereo at 90.1 MHz FM with an effective radiated power of 500 watts. The station is owned by the Trustees of Stanford University and is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the University's President. Operations are managed by a General Manager selected each year from the student body.
KZSU began broadcasting on January 6, 1947, using the informal call letters KSU. Originally an AM carrier-current station, it relied on cables strung throughout Stanford's network of steam tunnels to carry its 590 kHz (later 880 kHz) signal. The first broadcast was a musical comedy revue starring Doodles Weaver. At first, the station broadcasted only in the evenings. In the 1940s and 1950s, KZSU was a commercial station featuring popular and classical music, local cultural events, talk shows, and radio plays.
The station was shut down for two years following a raid by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in August 1958, which resulted from rising interference with the signal of radio station KGO-AM at 810 kHz. Broadcasting resumed in the fall of
WBSU (89.1 FM) is a radio station licensed to Brockport, New York, USA, the station serves the entire western New York region and into Toronto. WBSU is known better today as 89.1 The Point. The station is currently owned by State University of New York.
The Radio Club began at College at Brockport in the late 1950s and, shortly thereafter, efforts began to acquire a FM frequency. Starting in 1957, the Radio Club began broadcasting via public address to the student union on the Brockport campus. On May 1, 1964, the station, then known as WBSN began transmitting to the entire campus via telephone lines. In January 1970, the station moved into its present facilities in the Seymour College Union and became WBSU-AM.
Following many years of hard work and patience, WBSU-FM was born on January 14, 1981 with 10 watts at 88.9. Thanks to the efforts of many people including the FM Task Force, Lloyd Trufelman, Dr, Melvin Smagorinsky, Edward Rothstein, Chief Engineer Bernard Lynch, Brian Issacson, Dr. Fred Powell, Martha Walstrum, Frank Filardo, Terrin Hover, Harry Goldberg, Scott Fishman and many others, the dream finally became a reality. The first General Manager was David Van Wie and he
WHRB is a commercial FM radio station in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It broadcasts at 95.3 MHz and is operated by students at Harvard College.
WHRB was one of America's first college radio stations, initially signing on as a carrier current station on December 2, 1940. After acquiring funding from The Harvard Crimson the station's first call sign was WHCN (Harvard Crimson Network). It broke from the Crimson in 1943 and adopted the call sign WHRV (Harvard Radio Voice). Harvard Radio Broadcasting Co., Inc., the non-profit corporation that owns the station, was formed February 1, 1951, and the current call sign adopted.
In order to reach audiences beyond Harvard's campus, the corporation acquired a commercial FM broadcast license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and began regular broadcasting on May 17, 1957 at 107.1 MHz (at that time called "megacycles"). A few years later, the station changed frequency to 95.3 MHz, where it has remained since. The broadcast area expanded considerably in 1995 when the transmitter was relocated from atop Holyoke Center in Harvard Square to its present location atop One Financial Center in downtown Boston. Broadcasts went global when
WLUR is a Public Radio and Variety formatted broadcast radio station licensed to and serving Lexington, Virginia. WLUR is owned and operated by Washington and Lee University.
WLUR broadcasts student created programming from its studios in Lexington. WLUR retransmits programming from Radio IQ in the late night and early morning hours, and also airs Radio IQ when W&L is not in session.
98.7 Z Radio (DWUB 98.7 MHz Baguio City) is a music and information FM radio station owned and operated by Benguet Broadcasting Corporation in the Philippines. The station's studio and transmitter are located in The University Of Baguio, Baguio City.
KBVR (88.7 FM) is a student-run radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to Corvallis, Oregon, USA. The station is currently owned by Oregon State Board of Higher Education.
The station can be heard in about a 30 mile radius around Corvallis, depending on altitude. KBVR was founded in 1966.
KBVR-FM 88.7 was originally broadcast from Shepherd Hall on the Oregon State University Campus in 1967 with 10 watts of power and a 4 to 5 mile listening radius. The station relocated to Snell Hall, its current location in 1977, and continued to expand it’s listing area to the current radius of 30 miles using 340 watts of power.
In the first six months of operations, KBVR-FM (90.1 then) was only on the air from 6-7pm Monday-Friday. In the past 37 years however, KBVR has expanded considerably and currently KBVR covers the airwaves 24 hours a day, seven days a week and includes news, sports and talk variety shows. The show formats include indie rock, punk, jazz, blues, electronica, funk, hip-hop, nu metal and alternative metal, classical, world, and sports talk. The station also broadcasts live Beaver Football and Men's Basketball games.
KBVR-FM is funded by student fees and
KCLC (89.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Album Adult Alternative format. Licensed to St. Charles, Missouri, USA, the station serves the St, Louis area. The station is owned by Lindenwood University.
"The Wood" underwent major facility upgrades in late August 2010, including a new antenna and transmitter, new studio hardware and software, and the capability of HD broadcasting.
The Operations Manager for KCLC is Richard Reighard and the General Manager is Mike Wall.
KSUA (91.5 FM) is a College radio station broadcasting a Non-commercial educational format. Licensed to Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, (though most of their legal IDs continue to refer to College, Alaska, which their previous frequency was licensed to), the station serves the Alaska Interior area. The station is currently owned by the University of Alaska Board of Regents, on behalf of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
KSUA-FM didn't go on the air until the mid-1980s, but the station's roots stretch back for two decades before that, to the first UAF radio station, KUAC-FM. KUAC, the Fairbanks North Star Borough's public radio station, went on the air October 1, 1962, operating out of the Constitution Hall studios KSUA now occupies. KUAC was the first non-commercial radio station in Alaska, and also the first FM station serving the Interior. They would blaze the trail for the other stations to come, although it would not be until 1981 before Fairbanks gained its second FM station. Eventually, KUAC moved their broadcasting facilities into their current home in the basement of the Great Hall.
KUAC was joined a decade later by KMPS-AM, the precursor to KSUA, which came online March 5,
WIIT (88.9 FM) is a radio station located at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Licensed to Chicago, Illinois, USA, it serves the Chicago area. The station is currently owned by Illinois Institute of Technology.
The station has previously had its call letters forced to WOUI by a similar sounding radio station. The station eventually returned to its original call letters, WIIT, on February 23, 2001.
The station has survived debilitating lightning strikes, budgets below $100, and being forced from their original location in the Armor Building on IIT Campus to a smaller location across the hall.
The station moved to the McCormick Tribune Campus Center in 2004.
The station has an open format and focuses on allowing students and community members to experience broadcast.
CITR-FM, normally branded CiTR (with a lower-case "i"), is a Canadian FM radio station based out of the University of British Columbia's Student Union Building in the University Endowment Lands, just west of the city limits of Vancouver, British Columbia.
CiTR is operated by UBC students and community volunteers under the ownership of the Student Radio Society of the University of British Columbia, an entity closely affiliated with UBC's Alma Mater Society. The station's mandate is to provide programming that is alternative to the genres played on mainstream radio. Broadcasting at FM 101.9, its signal encompasses most of the Vancouver Metropolitan Area.
Notable or long-running programmers include Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Steve Edge, Gavin Walker of the Jazz Show, Kliph Nesteroff, "Long" John Tanner, DJ Ebony, DJ Avi Shack, Val Cormier, Luke Meat, Chris-a-riffic, Ska-T, Zena Sharman, Bryce Dunn, Jonathon Brown, Spike Chilton of the Northern Wish and the Canadian Way, Bleek Swinney of Exquisite Corpse and Breakfast With The Browns, Pyra Draculea of the Vampire's Ball, Marie Benard of Synchronicity, Caroline of Sexy In VanCity and many others.
CiTR was created in 1937, when the
CJSR-FM is a Canadian campus-based community radio station, broadcasting at 88.5 FM in Edmonton, Alberta. The CJSR studios are located in the Students' Union Building of the University of Alberta.
CJSR is a volunteer-run campus and community radio station with a stated mission, "to enlighten and entertain our audience through high quality and diverse programming that constantly challenges the status quo."
CJSR plays a diverse range of music and spoken-word programming. It is subject to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's requirements for community-based campus stations which means, among other things, that:
CJSR operates a 900 watt transmitter, broadcasting throughout Edmonton, Alberta and the surrounding area. Since 2000 the station's broadcasts have also been available via streaming audio.
CJSR's broadcast license is held by the First Alberta Campus Radio Association (FACRA), which is funded by a mix of fees assessed to students at the University of Alberta (under the auspices of the taxation powers of the University of Alberta Students' Union and the Graduate Students' Association), donations from listeners, and limited advertising revenue. In 2005,
KWLC (1240 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Educational format. Licensed to Decorah, Iowa, USA. The station is currently owned by Luther College.
The station began broadcasting in 1926 and is said to be the oldest continually operating radio station in Iowa. It broadcasts on a frequency shared with local commercial station KDEC. In 2004, the station began webcasting.
RDU 98.5FM is a student radio station operating from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. It broadcasts on a frequency of 98.5 MHz, and is a member of the b.net group of stations, all of which are run from New Zealand University campuses.
RDU began in 1976 on 1413kHz which is now occupied by Radio Ferrymead.
Wammo and Spanky became an infamous duo on the RDU Mornings show, most notably coaxing Don Brash into answering inappropriate love letters live on-air, and upsetting listeners by playing distasteful games poking fun at cancer victims. Sadly Wammo was scouted by Kiwi FM and was replaced by Kate Gorgeous, who hosted the show for a year till the end of 2007. After much searching for a new host, Spanky has returned to host the show solo under the new show title Breakfast with Spanky.
Many of the shows on RDU have been on air for years, hosted by some of Christchurch's finest talent. Girl School, The Mixtape Sessions, The Joint, Guitar Media, Dollar Mix, Hauswerk and Vintage Cuts are all popular long running shows that are regular each week.
Since late 2006 RDU online streaming has been operating reliably, enabling the stations unique sound to now reach a global audience.
Rhodes Music Radio, or RMR as it is more commonly known, is the campus radio station of Rhodes University. It was also the first non-State broadcaster in South Africa's history to be allowed to broadcast legally. The pioneering broadcasts of RMR's FESTIVAL FM were reported worldwide in 1991 as global media highlighted this 'first breaking' of the half-century monopoly on broadcasting exercised by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).
The station was formed in 1981, at which point it broadcast only across Grahamstown's Rhodes University campus. One of the founding music presenters at the station, David O'Sullivan, is today one of South Africa's most respected radio talk show hosts as a presenter on Talk Radio 702. Another notable personality to emerge from RMR's early days includes South African television and radio personality Jeremy Mansfield.
More recently the station has produced a string of household names in South African television, radio and journalism including former CNN sports presenter Graeme Joffe, 5FM DJs Nicole Fox and Mlungisi Dikulu, SABC news and talk presenter Sherwin Bryce-Pease, SuperSport presenter Leigh-Ann Paulick and Talk Radio 702 reporter
89.1 WBCX FM is a student radio station licensed to Gainesville, Georgia, and owned by Brenau University. WBCX serves Hall and parts of surrounding counties in northeast Georgia, as far as northeastern metro Atlanta.
WBCX began in 1976 as an experiment, broadcasting 10 watts to the college campus and immediate area only. This was increased to 840 watts in the 1986, enabling the station to reach well beyond campus. Instrumental in the station's creation were Brenau Trustee and Jacobs Media Corporation Chairman John W. Jacobs, Jr., Journalism Professor Clara Martin, and Professor James Bridwell, among others. The first WBCX student station manager hired by Brenau was Jay Andrews.
Throughout the 1980's WBCX played easy listening music from a reel to reel and cartridge automation system located at the studios of WDUN radio. In 1995 the station switched to a smooth jazz format with computerized automation from the Jones Smooth Jazz Network, playing an average of 22 hours per day of satellite fed programming with a handful of local jazz and classical music shows.
Scott Fugate was hired as General Manager in 2002 and WBCX started to move away from satellite programming towards live
WFSK-FM is the campus radio station of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. It broadcasts on a frequency of 88.1 mHz. Its primary musical format is Smooth Jazz.
Sharon Kay is the general manager of WFSK; Xuam Lawson is the program director.
WICB (91.7 FM) is a radio station licensed to serve Ithaca, New York, USA. Established in 1947, the station is owned by Ithaca College.
WICB broadcasts an alternative music format to the greater Ithaca area. The station features news programming from ABC Radio.
92 WICB began in 1947 with 10 watts of power, and operated from a Quonset hut in downtown Ithaca at the corner of Court and Cayuga Streets. It moved to the basement of Dillingham Center in 1968, then to the Roy H. Park School of Communications in 1989.
92 WICB is an affiliate of both ABC Radio and the Associated Press, and has active news and sports departments, which cover such events as Ithaca College football, soccer, baseball, and lacrosse.
The radio station is Ithaca College's only FCC-licensed broadcast facility, and is in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The Radio Station currently operates with a 4100 Watt transmitter that is able to reach much of Tompkins County and beyond. The transmitter is capable of reaching nearly 250,000 listeners from parts of Northern Pennsylvania up to Lake Ontario. The recent addition of a live streaming webcast has expanded potential listener-ship even more.
The WICB Station is
WISU is a non-commercial, educational radio station licensed to Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. The station operates on the assigned FM frequency of 89.7 MHz with an effective radiated power of 13,500 watts. The studios are located in Dreiser Hall on the ISU campus. The tower and transmitter facilities are located in West Terre Haute, Indiana. WISU began broadcasting on April 1, 1964.
WISU currently broadcasts Modern Rock, Monday through Thursday. On weekends, programming is flipped to CHR/Rhythmic and the station is branded HotMix 90. Both formats are highly successful in their given market.
WMPH (91.7 FM, "Super 91.7") is Delaware's first high school radio station, located in Wilmington. The Brandywine School District Board of Education owns the license granted by the FCC. The call letters WMPH stand for Mount Pleasant High and offered several program formats including Top 40, progressive rock, dance and now classic and alternative music. WMPH signed off the air on June 11, 2010 but has since been totally renovated and came back on-air at full power on June 3, 2011 in a classic/alternative rock, jazz and community based format.
Jesse Morris, Class of 1968, was running for the Mount Pleasant Senior High School student council. On the Morris Ticket was the proposal for a student-run low power radio station. The radio station was initially proposed in May 1967 prior to the student council election. The student council election was held on May 20, 1967. Jesse Morris was elected Student Council President for the Class of 1968. On May 23, Robert Huber (also Class of 1968) was appointed radio station manager and project coordinator. The school administration were helpful and supportive of this ambitious project. On February 19, 1968, the Mount Pleasant Board of Education
Bristol University Radio Station (Burst) is the radio station run by students of the University of Bristol, England. Its studios are located within the University of Bristol Union building, and it broadcasts online. The station was initially known as BURST FM, but this name has now been dropped as the station no longer regularly broadcasts on FM. The station is generally not on air during university vacations. The station is active on its Facebook page and its Twitter, @burstradio.
In 1995, students from Bristol University and the University of the West of England (UWE) co-operated to run Fresh FM. After Fresh FM ceased to exist, BURST FM was conceived by Bristol University students in 1997. When sufficient funds had been raised, a one month licence to broadcast on 106.6 FM was awarded for March 1998. Housed in St Paul's Church in Clifton.
However, the unavailability of further FM licences due to the launch of a new full-time station (The Eagle, now renamed Star) prevented further broadcasts. In early 2000 speakers were installed within the Union building, and broadcasts mounted for during Fresh (Bristol University's freshers' week) 2000. At the same time, a grant from the Alumni
CISM-FM (Communication Information Sur la Montagne) is the official radio station of Université de Montréal. It is student-run on a volunteer basis and can be heard in Montreal, Canada, and its outlying regions, or by internet users around the world through live-streaming technology (Flash only). A great variety of shows are broadcast daily in the French language.
As early as 1970, Université de Montréal students developed the idea of a French college radio station. In 1980, a requested feasibility study gave place to recommendations for a potential radio broadcasting school. At noon on October 7, 1985, CISM broadcast its first radio show over the university's campus. In July 1990, CISM gained its FM broadcast permit from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Then, on March 14, 1991, CISM's broadcasting antenna was boosted to 10 000 watts. With a broadcasting radius of 70 km, CISM is now the world's largest French-language college radio station.
CKDU-FM (88.1 FM, formerly CKDU 97.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting in a campus radio format from the campus of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Licensed to broadcast to the Halifax Regional Municipality area, it broadcasts via a 3200 watt transmitter heard primarily to the urban core of Halifax. CKDU, which began broadcasting as an FM station in 1985, is operated by the not-for-profit CKDU-FM Society. Its mandate is to provide the Halifax area with an alternative to public and private radio broadcasting. On February 14, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. AST CKDU began transmitting at 3200 watts at 88.1 FM. Their former frequency was 97.5 FM after first receiving CRTC in 1984. CKDU is a member of the National Campus and Community Radio Association, and hosted the National Campus and Community Radio Conference in 1999.
CKDU evolved from the Dalhousie University radio club, Radio Tiger, which dated back at least to the 1950s. In 1975 the station was dubbed CKDU and began broadcasting via closed circuit to Dalhousie residences from the Dalhousie Student Union Building (the SUB).
By 1985, the only place CKDU could be heard was from a speaker in the ceiling outside a bathroom
Pulse! Radio is the official radio station of the London School of Economics and Political Science Students' Union. Its studios are located within the East Building at the School's Houghton Street campus in Westminster, London and it broadcasts online through the Pulse Player, as well as across campus in the Students' Union.
Pulse forms part of the LSESU Media Group alongside The Beaver newspaper, Clare Market Review and LooSE TV.
The station is managed by an elected Executive Committee, which is a subsidiary of the Union, and is headed by the Station Manager. It is staffed by student volunteers who act as Disc jockeys, technicians, and producers, and is funded by the LSESU, advertising revenue, and donations.
The station broadcasts in three slots from October to December January to March and April to June each year, with vacations in between the School's Michaelmas, Lent and Summer Terms. Overnight and during these vacations, the station broadcasts a pre-set playlist which is adapted each week.
Pulse began broadcasting on 1 February 1999. For the first few years Pulse broadcast for four week periods on an FM Restricted Service License. Currently the station broadcasts a live
WBNY is the college radio station of Buffalo State College, located within the city of Buffalo, New York. WBNY, licensed in 1982, broadcasts on 91.3 FM. The station is the descendant of BSC's AM carrier-current station known as WSCB, which could be received only on campus through the electrical system. The WBNY call letters were previously associated with 1400 AM in Buffalo in the 40s and 50s. (The WBNY identification is apparently also used by a shortwave pirate, unrelated to the FCC-licensed FM station.)
WBNY maintains studio locations at Campbell Student Union 220 with transmitter facilities located on Porter Hall, with an effective radiated power of 100-watts, allowing for full campus-wide coverage and general coverage as far south as South Buffalo and as far west as Fort Erie, Ontario.
Music programs on WBNY include two and three hour blocks of RPM, punk rock, retro, folk/bluegrass, loud rock, jazz, American Roots, reggae, hip hop, and "format" shows, consisting of music from WBNY's library rotation. Once a week, there is a six hour block of talk radio, featuring shows and discussions about professional wrestling, politics, sports, and trivia. Wrestling radio show "Monday
WGHR is a noncommercial radio station operated solely by the students of Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia, USA. The station is student- and listener-supported, with diverse programming from a wide variety of genres.
Like many other college radio stations, WGHR originally began as a carrier current low-power AM station in 1969, transmitting on 1280kHz from a wire loop antenna run atop the circle of buildings at the center of campus. Although not an officially-assigned callsign, it took the name WSTB, an acronym for Southern Tech Broadcasting. Nicknamed "Stubby", its studio was in a dormitory.
In the mid-1970s, the station applied for a low-power FM station. First trying 91.7, it was initially rejected for being too close to 91.9 (WCLK) and 91.1 (WREK). It then selected 102.5, and was eventually given a construction permit in 1979 for that frequency. Since there was already a WSTB FM in Streetsboro, Ohio, the students selected WGHR to mean "Green Hornet Radio", after the school's mascot. The nickname, likewise, became "Wooger" (later mocked by the station's own promos). After an extra year's delay due to a recalled Harris Broadcast transmitter, it finally
WJAB (90.9 FM) is a National Public Radio-affiliated college radio station in Huntsville, Alabama. It primarily features jazz and blues music programming aimed toward African-American residents of the northern counties of Alabama and several counties in southern middle Tennessee. WJAB's signal travels in about a 120-mile radius.
The station is licensed to Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (known as "Alabama A&M" for short) in Normal, Alabama, which is actually located within the city of Huntsville. The Telecommunications Center of the University operates the station partly as a laboratory for student announcers, producers, and journalists.
Beginning in the late 1970s, Alabama A&M made numerous attempts to obtain funding from the state of Alabama and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in order to establish a radio station of its own. The FCC originally allocated the callsign WAED for the station. The Telecommunications Center under the direction of the late Dr. Heyward Handy and Elizabeth Sloan-Ragland was best known during the 1970s and 1980s for producing several weekly public affairs and features shows seen on Alabama Public Television, including Montage and
WLHS (89.9 FM) is a high school radio station broadcasting an non-commercial educational format. Licensed to West Chester, Ohio, USA, the radio station serves the greater Cincinnati, Ohio, area. The station is currently owned by Lakota Local School District.
The station focuses on an indie rock format and is operated solely by high school students in the Lakota Local School District. The station ID is 89.9 FM in the Greater Cincinnati Area. The station broadcasts live during school hours, and sometimes on Saturday mornings. Automated programming is produced for all other hours.
The studio is housed at Lakota East High School, however the antenna is actually located on top of the water tower in Pisgah (West Chester Township).
WLLO-LP (102.9 FM, "Leo 103") is a high school radio station broadcasting a High school radio format. Programming includes rock, country, big band, and children's programming. Licensed to Londonderry, New Hampshire, USA, the station serves the Manchester area. Broadcasts can also be heard on cable FM channel 28 of the local cable TV system. The station is currently owned by Londonderry School District, School Administrative Unit 12 as a Educational-access television channel.
WMCE (88.5 FM) is a jazz radio station in Erie, Pennsylvania, owned and operated by Mercyhurst University. WMCE is called 88.5 JAZZ FM, "Erie's Jazz Station" and is a full time jazz station.
88.5 JAZZ FM's content is provided by local hosts, and weekly regional shows. Programs include: Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz Profiles, Jazz Variations, Radio Deluxe, European Jazz Stage, Latin Jazz Perspectives, Blues Before Sunrise, Juke in the Back, Blues and Beyond, Frank's Place, Swingin' Down The Lane and The Jazz Scene. Jazz Hosts include: Bob Protzman, Helen Wigger, Tony Mowod, and Bob Studebaker.
The station is operated by staff and by students from Mercyhurst University.
The station first signed on the air in February 1989 with Classic Rock. 88.5 JAZZ FM converted from a mixed variety format to a Jazz format on January 3, 2009 under former station director Michael Leal. The station director is now "Captain" Dan Geary & operations director is Tom Lavery.
88.5 JAZZ FM also broadcasts major Mercyhurst University sporting events (Ice Hockey, Football, Basketball) over the air and/or through the Internet by offering two audio streams, continuing jazz programming on air, while streaming the
CFUV-FM is a campus/community radio station broadcasting on 101.9 FM in British Columbia, Canada. It serves the University of Victoria, Greater Victoria and, via cable, Vancouver Island and many areas in the Lower Mainland. It is owned and run by the University of Victoria Student Radio Society.
CKVC, the precursor to CFUV was on air from 1965 until 1970 and had a broadcast range that included the Student Union Building as well as two student residence buildings. The campus radio returned in 1981 after the UVic Campus Radio Club formed. CFUV became Victoria's second FM radio station on December 17, 1984, broadcasting at 49.4 watts on 105.1 FM.
In 1987 CFUV aimed to increase its transmission power to over 2000 watts. Approval was granted by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in September 1988; in January 1989, CFUV started broadcasting on 101.9 FM at 2290 watts. Concurrently, CFUV arranged cable broadcast all over Vancouver Island (in most areas cable 104.3 FM).
CFUV is a not-for-profit, non-commercial, volunteer-based radio station. It is a member of the National Campus and Community Radio Association, and hosted the National Campus and Community
CKLN-FM was a community radio station based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
From 1983 to 2011, CKLN Radio Inc. was licenced by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission as a campus-community FM radio station affiliated with Ryerson University, and broadcast at 88.1 MHz on the FM dial with the call sign CKLN-FM. It ceased FM broadcasting on April 15, 2011 after its licence was revoked on January 28, 2011 and continued as an internet radio outlet until it ceased operations on December 26, 2011. Its domain name is now owned by Chris Scully.
In its final months most of the internet broadcaster's programs were produced in the Regent Park neighbourhood of Toronto. After CKLN was officially dissolved as an organization, its remaining resources and volunteers were transferred to Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre, which launched Radio Regent, a new Internet radio operation, in early 2012.
CKLN began as a closed circuit station set up in 1977 with the call letters CRFM, its broadcasts piped to loudspeakers around campus. It was licensed by the CRTC in 1983 as a Ryerson University-based campus-community radio station and assigned the CKLN call letters. Ryerson had
JamRadio (formerly Jam 1575) is Hull University Union's student campus radio station that, as of 2012, broadcasts twelve hours per day throughout each year. It was previously broadcast on 1575 medium wave (MW), but now airs solely on the Internet. The station is overseen by a subcommittee of Hull University Union's Media and Marketing Committee. All presenters, DJs and executive committee members are students of the university and JamRadio is a member of the Student Radio Association.
The radio station was set up in 1979, broadcasting on an induction loop system around the residence halls and through speakers situated within Hull University Union. In 1997, it became the first student radio station in the UK to broadcast on AM using a newly formulated Low Powered AM license (LPAM). Three other radio stations were awarded LPAMs by the Radio Authority (now Ofcom) at the same time (two hospital radio stations and one other student radio station) though Jam was the first. Bruce Davidson was the very first radio station manager. The radio station was licensed to broadcast to the campus, although the signal could "drift" further. The transmitter runs at 1 watt and is located in the loft
Junction11 is the student radio station for The University of Reading. Its tag-line is "Get Turned On!". The station celebrated its 10th year of broadcasting and re-launched its website in 2008.
Junction11 was created in the late 1990s. The station was named for the nearby M4 interchange, and it operated out of two rooms at the Students' Union Bulmershe office. Initially broadcasting by induction loop to Mojo's Bar and Café Mondial on the separate but nearby Whiteknights Campus, broadcasting was later extended to Breeze Bar (then 'Kata Kiu' or 'Legends').
In 2000 permission was granted to install an AM transmitter on the Whiteknights Campus in the RUSU car park. 1287AM transmissions went live on Monday 21 May 2001.
In 2002, the entire station was moved to the old NUS Southeast Area office in the Students' Union building on Whiteknights campus, allowing students to take part without the 30min walk to Bulmershe. Programme hours were extended from 12pm-12am to 9am-1am.
Significant spending on IT equipment in 2002/2003 led to online streaming, and pioneering work was made to make previous shows available online. Later that year, in October, the station won two Student Radio Awards
KBPS (1450 AM) is a high school radio station run by Benson Polytechnic High School students enrolled in the radio broadcasting program. It is owned by Portland Public Schools. The station manager is Bill Cooper.
KQAC, formerly KBPS-FM, and KBPS-AM share the same building, the FM station no longer has any affiliation with Portland Public Schools other than the space they rent out.
KBPS broadcasts in AM Stereo.
In May 1921, the Benson Tech Radio Club received a government license to operate telegraph station 7YK, later changing the call sign to 7XAD in October 1923. This would lead to Benson's first broadcasting station on May 4, 1923, at 6:00 PM when station KFIF signed on the air. This was only the second radio station operated by an educational institute.
KFIF would become KBPS on March 17, 1930 when KFIF became too expensive for the student body to operate, the District accepted ownership of the station. Prior to 1947 the station only broadcast six hours each day. The station was renamed KBPS (for Benson Polytechnic School) and has continued to this day to operate on the Benson campus and to be staffed by Benson students.
Patricia Green Swenson was the general manager of the
KCOU (88.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting the College radio format. Licensed to Columbia, Missouri, USA, the station is currently owned by the Missouri Students Association at the University of Missouri.
Originally known as KCCS (the Kampus Carrier Current Station), the station was founded in a dorm broom closet in 1963 as a carrier current AM station at 580 kHz. In 1973, the Independent Residence Halls Association was granted a broadcast license by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to operate in monaural at 88.3 MHz FM with 16 watts. Historically, this was the first license ever issued to a student group within a university, instead of to a university's administration. Operation began Halloween evening, playing the oddball tune "They're Coming to Take Me Away Ha-Haaa!".
In the mid-1990s, the Missouri Students Association bought the station from the Residence Halls Association, who deemed it a financial burden for the organization.
The student-run station gained notoriety during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s by promoting alternative music/college rock and providing a platform for new artists and new trends. It has broken or been among the first radio stations to play
KFJM (90.7 FM) is a public radio station in Grand Forks, North Dakota airing an adult album alternative format with news in the mornings, jazz in the late evenings and blues and folk on the weekends.
The station is owned by the University of North Dakota, but is operated and programmed by Prairie Public, and carries programs from NPR and Public Radio International. KFJM is currently the second longest lasting radio station in North Dakota, signing on a year after WDAY in Fargo.
KFJM signed on as KUND in 1923 on the AM dial as a college radio station for University of North Dakota, making it one of the first college radio stations and the second radio station to sign on in North Dakota after WDAY. Its frequency has changed throughout the years from 1310, 1440, and most recently 1370. In 1995, KFJY-FM signed on at 90.7 FM simulcasting on KFJM AM with a AAA format and jazz overnight. During April 1997, both stations went off the air as the floodwaters went through the transmitter. KFJY 90.7 was switched to KUND 90.7. KUND-FM then switched call signs with KFJM 89.3 FM after the flood.
On July 31, 2002, KUND/KFJM went off the air. KUND/KFJM signed back on on August 6, 2002 with its
WLOY Loyola Radio is a non-commercial college radio station owned and operated by Loyola University Maryland, broadcasting on 1620kHz AM, campus cable channels 3 and 35, and streaming on wloy.org, and iTunes, based in Baltimore and Timonium, Maryland. WLOY operates multiple synchronized transmission locations under Part 15 of the FCC regulations, as well as on the Internet via multiple radio formats.
A group of students and Fr. Michael Braden (founder of the campus TV operations) persuaded Fr. Harold Ridley, then President of the College, to start a new, state-of-the-art facility for students that would also embrace the Communications Department coursework as a laboratory. A new facility was designed and installed by LPB Communications, Inc., Ziger Snead, James Posey Associates and Acoustic Dimensions. Construction was completed in autumn of 2002. John Devecka was hired as the Operations Manager, and the initial student staff was trained to begin broadcasting. William Coveney '03 was the first student General Manager, Kathryn Lowry '05 the first Music Director. WLOY went live March 19, 2003 and has broadcast continuously since.
WLOY follows a general rock music radio format,
WMBR is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology student-run college radio station, licensed to Cambridge, Massachusetts, and broadcasting on 88.1 FM. It is all-volunteer and funded by listener donations and MIT funds. Both students and community members can apply for positions, and like many college radio stations, WMBR offers diverse programming.
The current General Manager is Olutayo Falase and the Program Director is Eduardo Sverdlin-Lisker.
The station's board of trustees is the Technology Broadcasting Corporation, whose members are appointed by the President of MIT. The officers are: President - Henry Holtzman; Vice President - Anne Slinn; Clerk - Todd Glickman; Treasurer - Shawn Mamros.
This is the third set of call letters for the station.
The first MIT student broadcasting station first signed on as WMIT on November 25, 1946. It had a "carrier current" AM transmitter located in the Ware entryway of Senior House dormitory and broadcast over power lines at 800, and later 640 kilocycles ("kilocycles per second" being the proper period term for the unit of frequency now called the "kilohertz"). Audible only within a few hundred feet of the dorms, under FCC Part 15 regulations
CFBX-FM, also known as "The X" 92.5 FM, is the campus radio station at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia. During the 1980s, CFBX started out as a closed-circuit radio station at the university. During the early 2000s, they applied to the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission for a license for a low-power radio station which was approved. They went live April 2001.
CFBX-FM is a member of the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA).
CJSW-FM is a campus radio station, broadcasting at 90.9 MHz FM, from the University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. CJSW is a member of the National Campus and Community Radio Association and the University of Calgary Tri-Media Alliance in partnership with NUTV (the campus television station) and The Gauntlet (the campus newspaper).
The station is run by a small group of paid staff and more than 200 campus and community volunteers. In addition to the FM broadcast, the station can be heard at 106.9 MHz cable FM, and via Ogg Vorbis stream from its web site. Select shows are also available for podcast download.
The campus station has a long and colourful history, first going to air before the University of Calgary was officially formed.
On 1955-10-17 the Calgary branch of the University of Alberta ran a 15 minute program, Varsity Vista, on CFAC radio. The show, directed by student Bruce Northam, aimed to give the community an inside view of campus life. The show would eventually grow into programs such as Meet the Professors, and Hit Tunes DJ Series along with drama club presentations of radio plays such as Sorry, Wrong Number.
With the new campus opening in 1960, the
KCSB-FM (91.9 FM) is a joint student and community radio station located on the UC Santa Barbara campus that prides itself on having unique programming and no advertising. It has a range that reaches as far south as Los Angeles County and as far north as San Luis Obispo, California.
KCSB was started as Navajo Radio, named for Navajo Hall, a 2nd floor wing in the Anacapa men's dormitory from which it began broadcasting in 1962, broadcasting 3 – 4 hours of daily programming to the UCSB dorms at 5 watts. It was the first University of California station to be licensed. It gradually grew in to the station it is today, changing frequency in 1976 and undergoing wattage expansions in 1964 and 1983. On April 18, 1970, KCSB was shut down by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department. The department took the measure as a precaution against rioting, which they felt would occur if the UCSB and Isla Vista community became aware of the events of the Isla Vista riots, an outgrowth of anger originating with the Vietnam War that was ignited by the firing of a popular professor. The incident is the only one on record of a police force shutting down a radio station. In 1989, the station was
WBJB-FM (90.5 FM, "Brookdale Public Radio, 90.5 The NIGHT") is a non-commercial educational public radio station licensed to Brookdale Community College that serves Central New Jersey with "The News You Need and the Music You Love." Brookdale Public Radio is a member-supported station.
Jim (The Front Porch Swing) Szwede, Rick Hansen, Ken Pauli, Matt Ward, Dave Wilson, Amy Ellentuck, Joan Reynen, Theresa Joseph, Matt Ward, Russ Borris, Mike Ford, Tony Moore (student), Mike Mottley (student), Mike Sauter, Tom Sito (student), Gary Larson (student), Robin Shannon, Victor Guzman, Steve Stanger, Chris Wallace, Al Lundgren, Ben Sbar, Rob Layer (student), Jeff Beers, Matt Hughes, Leah August (student), Ken Jewell, Leo Zaccari (former student), Tom Gambersky (Bluegrass Jam), Jazzhead, Pablo Rodriguez (former student), John Kapcar (The Pub Scene), Fred Mulharin, Phil Silverman (Rock & Soul Alternative), Drew Williamson (Rock & Roll Revisited), Martin Johns (aka Pete Rally of After Hours The Blues), Naomi (student), Farah (student), George Marshall, Mike Ferrel, Loretta Windas, Kevin Scott Jones, Jessica (former student), Frank Collins (former student), Mike Boyle (former student), Bob
CIMN was a Canadian campus radio station at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
The station began as a "very low power broadcast station", known as Radio UPEI and operated from the top floor of the administrative building in 1970. The transmitters were home-made and of solid state design. In 1972, the UPEI Student Union funded upgrades to a carrier current system operating on 700 kHz using the callsign CSUR. This conflicted with international callsign allocations (the ITU prefix CS is assigned to Portugal, not Canada), so a new application was made for the callsign CIMN (Campus Information Music & News).
A series of transmitters, using the electrical wiring of buildings as the antenna system, were located in the various residences. A set of control rooms and production studios located on the 4th floor of Main Building remained in operation for a number of years. The station also began to simulcast audio via the local cable television system into homes in the area.
In 1982, the studios were moved to the Barn, which housed student union offices and student activity areas on campus.
The station received a full FM license in 1995 to broadcast
CKVI-FM is a Canadian community radio station, owned and operated by Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Kingston, Ontario. The station broadcasts at 91.9 on the FM dial, and uses the on-air brand "The Cave". CKVI was the first high school radio station to be granted a broadcasting license by the CRTC.
CKVI now broadcasts up to 52 hours a week. Its programing consists of many styles, cultures and of course music. CKVI Radio broadcasts many genres of music.
Initially licensed by the CRTC in 1996, it was the first licensed high school radio station in Canada. The station didn't go on air until the 1997–1998 school year because the station is run by high school students and had to wait until the start of the following year.
The station is run by students who are part of the Radio Broadcasting county-wide focus program which is open to any Grade 11, 12, and returning 12th year students in the Limestone District School Board.
KGOU (KGOU/KROU) is an NPR News/Talk/Jazz music/Blues music radio station serving the Oklahoma City area and is owned by the University of Oklahoma.
KGOU was originally licensed as a commercial rock music station to the University of Oklahoma in 1970, broadcasting at 106.3 FM. The university applied for a non-commercial Class A license and switched the station's format to Public Radio in January 1983, signing on to become an NPR member station. Today, KGOU is one of two stations serving the Oklahoma City area with NPR programming.
Programming is simulcast by KROU (105.7 FM) in Spencer, OK, KWOU (88.1 FM) in Woodward, OK, KOUA (91.9 FM) in Ada, OK, and by translators K276ET (103.1 FM) in Seminole, OK, K250AU (97.9 FM) in Ada, OK, and 106.9 in Chickasha, OK. Streaming is available at http://s9.viastreaming.net/7000/ provided by ViaStreaming. On August 10, 2007 KGOU began broadcasting 24 hours a day.
Studios for KGOU are located on-campus in recently renovated studios (2006) at the University of Oklahoma in Copeland Hall at 860 Van Vleet Oval, Room 300 Norman, OK 73019. KGOU is a service of The University of Oklahoma Outreach, College of Continuing Education.
KJAG (1640 AM, named after the school's mascot, the Jaguars) is an unlicensed high school radio station broadcasting out of South Mountain High School in Phoenix, Arizona. The station has been broadcasting music to the South Mountain High School staff and students for over a decade now. The radio station plays all types of music formats, as well as news and information programs.
KUMM (89.7 FM, "U-90") is an American non-commercial educational radio station licensed to serve the community of Morris, the county seat of Stevens County, Minnesota. The station, established in 1970, is owned and operated by the University of Minnesota Morris.
KUMM broadcasts a college radio/alternative rock music format to the campus and the greater Stevens County, Minnesota, area. The station is a member of Minnesota's Independent Public Radio network. The station also broadcasts programming produced by University of Minnesota Morris students.
KUMM began licensed broadcast operations on September 17, 1970, with just 10 watts of effective radiated power (ERP) from an antenna 21.3 meters (70 ft) in height above average terrain. The station was assigned the call sign "KUMM" by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
In May 1981, KUMM was granted a construction permit to increase power to 223 watts and lower its antenna to 17.3 meters (57 ft). The station began licensed operation at the new parameters on December 15, 1983.
In September 2002, KUMM applied for a new construction permit to further expand the station's coverage area. The application sought to raise the antenna to
WHCJ is a campus radio station, operated by Savannah State University, broadcasts 24 hours a day from the campus. Broadcasting at 90.3 FM it covers all of Chatham County, and can also be heard in Effingham, Bryan, Beaufort, and Liberty counties.
WHCJ was established in 1975 as a non-commercial, educational public radio facility under the auspices of Savannah State.
The station’s primary mission is to educate the listening audience through selective programming and to promote and enhance the image of Savannah State University. The goal of WHCJ, like other public radio stations is to present quality alternative programming that is not available on other outlets. Known as "the Voice of Savannah State University" the station plays jazz, reggae, gospel, blues, salsa, hip hop, and alternative soul music. Additionally the station broadcasts a lineup of talk shows, commentary, cultural enrichment and African-American educational programs.
As a public radio station located on the campus of an historically Black university, WHCJ has become the principal source of cultural programming for Savannah’s African-American community, but the station's audience is considerable and diverse; not
WSLN (98.7 FM) was a radio station broadcasting a college radio format. Licensed to Delaware, Ohio, USA, the station served the Ohio college area. The station was owned by Ohio Wesleyan University.
The WSLN studios were located on the third floor of Slocum Hall, the Wesleyan Admissions Office Building, and featured basic production tools, a record library, and a live FM studio. The roof location led the station to adopt the motto "It's better on the top." WSLN was licensed for continuous broadcast, but because the station was student-run, the signal was up only when school is in session.
In the fall of 2004, WSLN introduced internet radio.
On May 31, 2012, the station's license was cancelled and the call sign deleted by the Federal Communications Commission from its database, per the licensee's request.
WSLN's format-free nature made for very diverse programming, and the station programmed vertically so that similar shows were scheduled consecutively. Radio programs on WSLN ran the gamut from bluegrass to independent hip hop to classical, and DJs were restricted only by FCC guidelines. Despite the station's flexibility, there were several long-running programs that were consistent
Demon FM is a community radio station and student radio station for De Montfort University.
The station is simulcast on FM (on a frequency of 107.5 FM) and online on a 24/7 basis and was set up in 1995 by the Communications Officer of the time, Rob Martin.
The first licence broadcast on 106.4FM from 29 September 1995 to 26 October 1995, the second broadcast on 106.2FM from 22 April 1996 to 19 May 1996. The last of the 25 RSL broadcasts were on 97.5FM.
Demon FM finished their 26th and final Restricted Service Licence on the 30th of November 2008 before beginning a 5-year community radio licence in the spring of 2009.
The station is part of De Montfort Students' Union's award-winning Demon Media group which also comprises The Demon newspaper and Demon TV.
The first record ever played was Public Enemy - Don't Believe the Hype.
Demon FM broadcasts from the CTS studios, within De Montfort University's 'Queens Building', and previously the students' union's 'Campus Centre' building before shifting all programming entirely to the Queens Building. Demon FM broadcasts to an area of around 5 miles in all directions, covering Leicester's student area and city centre. In addition to the
KEXP-FM (90.3 FM) is a public radio station based in Seattle, Washington, that specializes in alternative and indie rock programmed by its disc jockeys. Its broadcasting license is owned by the University of Washington, which operates the station in a partnership with Paul Allen's Experience Music Project. The station was formerly operated under the call letters KCMU.
For the majority of its schedule, KEXP broadcasts a mix of primarily alternative rock. The station also features weekly speciality programs dedicated to particular musical genres, including rockabilly, blues, world music, hip hop, electronica, punk, and alternative country. Live, in-studio performances by artists are also regularly featured.
KEXP is broadcast in the Seattle area on 90.3 FM; on the Internet via streaming audio; and on Intelsat's Galaxy 18 satellite.
KEXP's streaming costs are covered by the University of Washington (UW), which also provides most of the Internet technology used by the station. KEXP is often a testing ground for the university’s Computing and Communications department, leading to features not found by other stations. In addition, music licensing fees associated with internet radio are
WDBM (88.9), East Lansing, Michigan, is a 2,000 watt, Class A, student-run college radio station at Michigan State University that broadcasts to listeners in the Lansing, Michigan, metropolitan area. The station is the successor to the Michigan State Network, which in the 1970s was the nation's largest college carrier current radio network, and had studios in several MSU dormitories. The network was eventually consolidated to one carrier current station, WLFT ('Turn to the Left'), which broadcast from the former WKAR studios in the MSU Auditorium Building.
WDBM began broadcasting in 1989 with the moniker Impact 89FM, a name it still uses today. It is one of the few student-run college radio stations to broadcast 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year. WDBM has been named "College Station of the Year" by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters more than any other station. In 2004, it was the nation's first college station to broadcast in HD Radio and streams its programming on its website.
Its staff began recording and podcasting Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm's weekly radio address in 2005.
The station is licensed to the MSU Board of Trustees, financed by a student fee, and operates
WECS is a College radio station based in Windham, Connecticut, on the campus of Eastern Connecticut State University. The station broadcasts on 90.1 MHz with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 430 watts at a height above average terrain (HAAT) of 116 meters.
WECS began in the 1970s as a turntable mounted in a 3x4' square of plywood which sat atop a work sink in a janitor's closet in an old dormitory. This was not a licensed station. It ran at approximately 10 watts and was a pirate broadcaster. At the time, Eastern Connecticut State University was not yet accredited as a university. In the late 1970s, a movement was afoot to get a legitimate radio station for the communications department. This was orchestrated by former WCBS announcer Prof. John Zatowski.
By 1982, test broadcasts had begun, and by 1984, WECS-FM was on air. In the succeeding decades, a number of long-time DJs have come and gone: Joe Standby, Bash, Robbo Retro, Mark E. Ramone, Beechnut and others. Marko, Hack, and Jeffrey Nash remain. Despite the stations relatively minor stature, a good number of its staff have moved on to work in the media industry.
At present, WECS is a National Public Radio affiliate and John
WLRA (88.1 FM) or sometimes called WLRA Radio, or WLRA-FM, is a college radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to Romeoville, Illinois, USA, the station serves the Chicago/greater Joliet region. The station is licensed to and owned by Lewis University. Lewis University is a private Roman Catholic and Lasallian university with an enrollment around 6,800 students. The station is a member of the National Association of Broadcasters, Illinois Broadcaster's Association, and Broadcast Education Association.
WFJL-FM - WLCL-AM - WERA-AM - WLRA-FM
As with most colleges, WLRA included, the music industry and musical tastes of the station's staff and the listening audience change with the times. Colleges and Universities have a diverse student population and audience. The college's radio station has the obligation to meet these challenges. As Cardinal John Henry Newman wrote: "to live is to change... and to be perfect is to have changed often". College radio stations pride themselves by promoting underplayed and under-represented forms of music, the obscure and unique - versus the mainstream. The college radio stations achieve this with the independent music labels and the
CKMS-FM, known as 100.3 SoundFM, is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 100.3 FM in Waterloo, Ontario.
The station launched in 1977 at 94.5 FM, and moved to its current frequency in 1992 where it has been broadcasting from at least 6am until midnight ever since. During this time the Federation of Students promised to provide perpetual funding at $40,000 per year.
CKMS plays a variety of genres both in English and other languages, so as to provide the campus and community with music that may not otherwise be accessible on air from mainstream venues. The station's programmers are all volunteers from the Kitchener-Waterloo community and students at the University of Waterloo. The station also contains UW Alumni who were programmers during their time at UW and stayed on after graduation, in addition to those who were interested in radio but never found the time to host a show while they were studying for their degree.
The station is governed by a board of directors made up of students and community members.
Historically, 90% of CKMS's funding came from UW's undergraduate students, via a refundable charge on students' bill statements ($5.50 per term until the end of the 2007-2008
K-UTE is a low power AM college radio station broadcasting on 1620 kHz to the campus of the University of Utah and surrounding areas. The station primarily plays music from independent artists and several student produced shows, which range from talk to different types of music sets. Along with its AM signal, the station can be heard on Channel 99 cable on campus, as well as online at its website. The station receives most of its music from the College Music Journal and from students themselves. As of 2009, the station is operating normally.
K-UTE has been broadcasting to the University of Utah since 1988. The station lost its "over the air" broadcast in 2005 when the nearby dormitories were taken down. In late 2007 and early 2008, a new antenna was constructed and in February 2008, the station was once again broadcasting on its AM frequency. Ever since its sign on, the station has experienced financial trouble and several times has almost been shut down. The student government on campus (known as ASUU) cut the station's funding in 2007, and had to operate financially on the stations reserve funding.
In early 2007, a controversy over a sex hotline and vandalism of the studio led to
WDSO (88.3 FM, "The Rock") is a radio station located at Chesterton High School, in Chesterton, Indiana. The transmitter is located at Chesterton Middle School . WDSO is a non-profit high school station. All of the disc jockeys are high school students, ranging from freshmen to seniors. To be a part of the radio station, students must take the semester long Introduction to Radio/Video class . To become a DJ, the student must complete a series of Learn/Test tasks.
WDSO's music format is variety. Ranging from The Beatles to Led Zeppelin to the Foo Fighters. WDSO also broadcast most Chesterton High School Basketball, Football, and Baseball games.
WDSO has two full-time staff members:
Every year the student staff changes at the end of the third nine weeks of the school year. The current WDSO staff includes:
1976-1977 Rick Valpatic
1977-1978 Martha Scheimann
1978-1979 Jon Meyers
1979-1980 Lori Stipp
1980-1981 Rob Reynolds
1981-1982 Al Owens
1982-1983 Mike Bucy
1983-1984 Patty Byrnes
1984-1985 Terry Dougherty
1985-1986 Terry Dougherty
1986-1987 Brent Barber
1987-1988 Jason Howe
1988-1989 Jason Castaldi
1989-1990 Doug Richter
1990-1991 Daryl Anderson
1991-1992 Diana Eagen
WUDR (98.1/99.5 FM) is a non-commercial, college radio station located on the campus of the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. The station broadcasts from a studio located on Art Street at the University of Dayton. Flyer Radio is a student-run radio station that offers variety music, sports, and talk shows. In June 2008, the station was also simulcasted on WGXM 88.7 (formerly 'WXXY-FM'), out of Port Republic, 'New Jersey'.
Both students and professors are represented among the station staff. As a result, the programming schedule changes each semester depending on the current staff. Broadcasting at 13 Watts, and via webcast, Flyer Radio broadcasts music in a variety of genres. While the station primarily carries a radio format, Flyer Radio also broadcasts University of Dayton sports including basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball and women's sports.
In addition to the main station, WUDR is relayed by an additional translator to widen its broadcast area.
Through the mid-1990s, the University also operated a 50,000 watt commercial radio station, WVUD-FM (99.9 MHz), playing album-oriented rock (AOR). The station was know, colloquially, as "VUD", "FM-100" and "The Radio Station".
CJUM-FM 101.5 FM (AKA UMFM) is a volunteer driven campus radio station in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, based at the University of Manitoba.
The station originally began broadcasting at 101.1 FM in September 1975. CJUM-FM was one of the two first campus radio stations ever granted a broadcast licence in Canada, the other being Carleton University's CKCU-FM. However, the station faced financial difficulties, and closed down in June 1980. The original station signed off the air with Bruce Springsteen's "Born To Run".
In the spring of 1996, a group of University of Manitoba students started a campaign to bring radio back to the campus. During a referendum that year, a $5 increase in student fees was sought, and passed with 2,520 votes for the levy, to go towards the construction and maintenance of this new station. The University of Manitoba Students' Union put forth an application to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for a broadcasting licence, broadcasting at 101.5 MHz with effective radiated power of 1,200 watts was officially approved on October 2, 1997, and the station was reincarnated and began broadcasting on September 4, 1998 at 6:00 p.m.
CKCU-FM is a Canadian community-based campus radio station, broadcasting at 93.1 FM in Ottawa, and offering a live RealAudio stream and MP3 stream from its website. The station broadcasts 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
The station's studios are located on the campus of Carleton University, on the fifth floor of the Unicenter building. The station's signal is radiated from the Ryan Tower in the Gatineau Hills, along with most of Ottawa's other private and public radio stations, meaning that it enjoys full broadcast power and a listening area with a radius of 100 km.
CKCU Radio Carleton is Canada's oldest community-based campus radio station. It first broadcast on November 14, 1975 when it played Joni Mitchell's "You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio".
CKCU broadcasts live 24 hours a day to a 100 km radius on FM 93.1 and around the world on www.ckcufm.com.
CKCU provides a voice for the many individuals and groups not served by commercial, mainstream media.
CKCU's 100 different shows each week, include multicultural programs in 14 languages. The schedule includes both general and specialty music programs, public affairs and spoken word programming, and features many shows with a topical
CKXU-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 88.3 FM, from the University of Lethbridge, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
CKXU began as CKUL in 1972, when a public address system was set up in Section A of University Hall at the University of Lethbridge to broadcast musical content inside the building from mid-morning to early afternoon. The station was managed by a three-member executive under the auspices of the University of Lethbridge Students' Union.
The CKUL Radio Society was incorporated in October 1977, to govern the affairs of the station, and a year later the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) granted the society a licence to broadcast at 530 AM. Even in those early days, the Board of Directors of the station began examining the possibility of a move to the FM band by increasing the number of daily broadcast hours and developing the long-term income streams necessary to fund such an operation.
At the time, broadcasting at a mere 25W, the AM transmitter was of such low power that it was drowned out by the time it reached the parking lot of the university, by a station originating in Montana. However, the move to AM still represented a
KLSU (91.1 FM) is the student-run college radio station for Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with a radio format of variety music and specialty programming. The radio station is part of the university's Student Media Program and employs students as DJs and management staff. KLSU broadcasts across the Baton Rouge area at 5,000 watts of power, and is able to reach up to 40 miles outside of the LSU campus. The station is licensed under the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as a non-commercial educational (NCE) radio station. KLSU is one of 700 college radio stations across the United States that submits music chart reports to the weekly publication College Music Journal magazine.
KLSU is unusual in that its callsign begins with a K but is located on the east side on the Mississippi River (which should have it beginning with a W), and the callsign was not the beneficiary of the FCC grandfather clause. During the application period for the station, it was discovered that another station had the desired callsign (WLSU). Since the station was located within a mile of the Mississippi River, the FCC granted an exemption to the K-W rule so it could have LSU in its
KNTU (88.1 FM) is the campus radio station of the University of North Texas which was formerly known as North Texas State University at Denton, Texas. The signal of the station covers much of the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex of North Texas with a format of news and primarily Jazz music. Any University of North Texas student is welcome to work at the station, but most of the staff consists of those majoring in Radio, Television, and Film or Journalism.
In addition to its main format of jazz, KNTU presents several specialty programs:
In addition, KNTU students produce a weeknight newscast, The Late Edition, which was recognized in 2004 by the Broadcast Educators Association "BEA Festival - 2004 Winners". Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. http://web.archive.org/web/20080611152341/http://www.beafestival.org/2004winners.html. Retrieved 2008-07-05. as "Best Student Newscast in the Nation," and simulcasts WFAA's News 8 at Six (weekdays).
KSCU (103.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to Santa Clara, California, the station serves the San Jose area. The station is currently owned by Santa Clara University. The station plays independent music, varying from indie rock, punk, ska, jazz, blues, reggae, and others. KSCU has been a radio station (with one name or another) for over 50 years.
KTXT-FM (88.1 FM) is a non-commercial educational college radio station licensed to Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, USA. KTXT-FM is licensed to broadcast 35,000 watts of power to Lubbock and the surrounding South Plains of West Texas.
The first station operated at Texas Tech University began as a carrier current station in 1951. It was called MD-2 until permission was obtained to use the call letters KTTC. In 1959, it became an AM band radio broadcast station. The following year, KTTC applied to the FCC to become a 10-watt, non-commercial educational FM station. The request was granted and the station began broadcasting at 91.9 megahertz. The call letters were changed to KTXT since KTTC were for marine operation.
The original transmitter, antenna, and studios were located in the speech building and after the late seventies in the journalism building. The antenna and transmitter moved to the channel five KTXT-TV at the west end of the campus sometime after TV's inception in 1962. Though power remained low, the antenna stood at a height of 272 feet (83 m).
In the late 1960s or early 1970s, the station applied for and received a construction permit for an increase to 18,500
KUSC (91.5 MHz FM) is a listener-supported classical music radio station broadcasting from downtown Los Angeles, California, USA. KUSC is owned and operated by the University of Southern California, which also operates student-run KXSC and San Francisco's classical station KDFC. It is the largest non-profit classical music station in the country and the only classical radio station in the Greater Los Angeles Area (although KDB is a second classical music station for the Santa Barbara area, where KUSC is also available).
Notable local programming includes Dennis Bartel's weekday morning show, Rich Capparela's weekday afternoon program, Jim Svejda's weekday evening show, Duff Murphy's Saturday opera show, and special features by Gail Eichenthal. Other announcers include Alan Chapman and Brian Lauritzen. Management helped establish the nationwide Classical 24 network and also supervised Virginia's WMRA network before taking up leadership at KUSC.
The station holds three membership drives annually to help support operational costs. These drives usually last less than ten days. Corporate sponsors include Lexus, Miramax Films, University of Redlands, Universal Music Group, City of Hope
KUSF was a non-commercial radio station licensed to San Francisco, California and owned by the University of San Francisco. From 1963 until 2011, the station broadcast at 90.3 FM MHz.
On January 18, 2011, the station's longtime student-run, freeform/eclectic music format was abruptly dropped from the 90.3 FM frequency following the announcement of the station's sale. That same day, the University of Southern California announced a deal with Entercom Communications to acquire the call sign, programming and intellectual property of longtime classical music outlet KDFC-FM, and began airing the station's programming on the 90.3 FM frequency (as well as on also-acquired KNDL) later that same day.
USF will keep the KUSF call letters (for branding purposes) and intellectual property and continue it as an online-only station.
From 1963 until 2011, KUSF was a student-run broadcast station owned by the University of San Francisco. Following the frequency's sale, KUSF announced plans to become an online-only station.
The station is located in the basement of Phelan Hall on the University of San Francisco campus, and is funded by the University of San Francisco, local and merchant
WBGU (88.1 FM) is an American non-commercial, college radio station licensed to serve Bowling Green, Ohio, USA. The station, established in 1951, is owned and operated by Bowling Green State University.
WBGU broadcasts a college radio format from the campus of Bowling Green State University. WBGU is a student-run radio station that focuses on independent, underground, and under-represented music.
WBGU's origins begin with a public address system built to broadcast a Bowling Green basketball game with audio phoned in from New York City in December 1947. This led to a carrier current station known as "WRSM" signing on in January 1948 at 600 kHz. This station, run by students and volunteers, was authorized by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and was affiliated with the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. Repeated expansion led the university in 1951 to apply to the FCC for a construction permit to build an FM broadcasting station, licensed as "WBGU" in November 1951, with 10 watts of effective radiated power on a frequency of 88.1 MHz. In the six decades since it launched, the station has upgraded its signal strength, studio facilities, and equipment to meet the needs of
WCWS-FM is the radio station of The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, USA. It is also known as WOO 91, Wooster's Sound Alternative. WCWS broadcasts 1050 watts of power at a frequency of 90.9 MHz to Wayne and neighboring counties. Under the FCC Table of Allotments, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, WNZR, also operates at 90.9 MHz; this keeps WCWS from maximizing its wattage potential.
Herman Gibbs is the chief operator/engineer of WCWS, and has served in that role since 1984.Students share the administrative duties of running the station with a faculty adviser to oversee them. The current adviser is John Finn. Radio at the College of Wooster began back in the 1950s broadcasting music and local programs as well as campus activities in mono to the greater Wooster community. The 1980s saw the addition of a satellite dish to broadcast Metropolitan Opera programs on Saturday afternoons. During the school year 1984/85 WCWS went stereo for the first time under the leadership of Gibbs as well as student managers Dan Garan and Kenyon Mau. Further changes came in latter years, including the frequecy change from 91.9 to 90.9 FM. For the full history of WCWS, please see the WCWS website.
WSDH (91.5 FM) is a high school radio station licensed to Sandwich, Massachusetts, USA and serving the Cape Cod area. The station is currently owned by Sandwich, Massachusetts Public Schools. It is operated by Sandwich High School students for a portion of the day but primarily rebroadcasts WBUR.
WWPH (107.9 FM) is a student-run non-commercial college radio station licensed to the community of Princeton Junction, New Jersey and serving Mercer County. The station is owned by West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District. It airs a Freeform radio format. Programming includes music, news, student views, community information, sports, and more. The daily shows are podcasted on iTunes, and broadcasted online. The webcast can be found at www.wwph1079fm.com.
The station was assigned the WWPH call letters by the Federal Communications Commission.
High school radio within the United States is almost as old as radio broadcasting itself. Simply defined as a radio station, with its studios located at a high school and usually operated by its students with faculty supervision, stations fitting this description existed in the mid-1920s. Little is recorded about these stations, but like other low-powered stations of the era, their programming would tend to be sporadic, with music and readings performed live by the station's performers – the era of playing records would not be established until the 1950s. The combination of the Great Depression of the early 1930s and new restrictions enacted by the Federal Communications Commission forced all of the high school stations off the air by 1934.
It would not be until the late 1940s, with the advent of the 88–108 MHz FM Radio band that renewed interest was shown in HS radio. Because the 88-92 MHz region was dedicated to non-commercial broadcasting, this allowed for schools to fairly easily obtain licenses from the FCC. The oldest HS station on FM is WNAS in New Albany, Indiana, which started broadcasting in May 1949. The station is still broadcasting today. As the FM band increased in
KALA (88.5 FM) is a 10,000 watt public format, non-profit radio station in Davenport, Iowa, one of the Quad Cities. The station licensee, St. Ambrose University is authorized by the Federal Communications Commission. KALA also has a translator, K288CY Bettendorf, Iowa at 105.5 FM.
KALA's format includes news, information and entertainment from National Public Radio's Public Radio International service, including the "Tavis Smiley Show", and "The Takeaway". The station's Jazz and Variety musical lineup includes several styles of music. Catering to specialty/niche audiences, this lineup includes: Mainstream and Fusion Jazz, Blues and Roots music. Music Programming includes the "Voyage" Jazz program with host Jason Stewart, broadcasting on KALA since 1978; "Jazz in the Box with James Michael Olson," a variety music sampler show; and "Chill Out," a Fusion jazz and urban program from host and station Operations Manager David Baker. These and several other air personalities, have been on the station more than 10 years.
The station also plays "New World" eclectic international pop music, "Chill Music" or "Quiet Storm" urban contemporary, and Classic R and B. Several shows also feature an
Wild 92.3 WT (DXWT 92.3 MHz Davao City) is the flagship FM station of UM Broadcasting Network in the Philippines. The station's studio is located at the UMBN Broadcast Center, P. Reyes Street, Davao City.
DXWT-FM is the flagship FM station of UMBN, popularly known as "Wild FM". Established in 1988, about two years after the "EDSA People Power Revolution", DXWT-FM is formatted as Contemporary Hit Radio-Dance (CHR-DANCE), capitalizing on Dance Re-Mixes and the so-called EPs (Extended Play), normally played only in Disco Clubs. Wild FM transformed radio programming by putting these re-mixes and EPs in 20-minute un-interrupted non-stop sweeps over the airwaves. Wild FM also revolutionized radio promotions and events by organizing Street Discos and Disco sa Barangays. In less than a year, Wild FM became no. 1 in Davao City, and a by-word in the industry.
In 2009, the station changed its branding to Wild 92.3WT. It now targets the A, B and C market. In 2010, 92.3WT became the first radio station in Mindanao to began broadcasting via its HD Radio technology. Today, Wild FM remains a vital force in the industry, enjoying the steady support of both the listeners and advertisers, as
WJPZ-FM is a student run college radio station at Syracuse University in New York. It broadcasts at 89.1 FM at an effective radiated power of 100 watts and can be heard throughout Syracuse, the rest of Onondaga County, and beyond to the north and east. WJPZ programs a Contemporary Hit Radio, Top 40 radio format. Although operated by students, it is an independent organization which is incorporated and licensed by the FCC as WJPZ Radio, Inc and leases studio and transmitter facilities on Syracuse University property.
The station was established in 1974 as an alternative to the Syracuse University-owned FM station, WAER, which at that time programmed a freeform radio format and was operated by students. The call letters were selected for their similarity in sound to those of New York's WABC, at that time the nation's premier Top-40 station. WJPZ first broadcast on a frequency of 1200 kHz in the AM band with 100 milliwatts (1/10 watt) of power which had good coverage of the university campus and nearby residential areas of Syracuse. The station's AM antenna was located atop Day Hall, the same site that WJPZ (FM) currently utilizes. The station's radio format was Top 40 music, and
CKDJ-FM is a Canadian radio station. It is the campus radio station of Ottawa's Algonquin College and broadcasts on 107.9 FM.
The station was launched in 1972 as a closed circuit outlet using the call letters CBRT (College Broadcasting Radio Television). At the time, the radio and television broadcasting programs at the college were one unit, though they were later split into two completely separate entities. It was licensed by the CRTC to broadcast on FM in 1994, and was launched on October 3 that year.
Until 2003 when it moved to its current frequency, the station broadcast at 96.9 FM with a power of only 8 watts.
The station also operates a very low-power radio station at 1700 kHz on the AM dial, known as "AM 1700 AIR Algonquin All Hit Radio".
In spring 2009, program coordinator Don Crockford decided to reinstate a full management structure.
The World Show - World Groove - broadcast Mondays at 9am. The show played different types of world music. Hosted by Bernie O'Hara and Miranda Bobiwash.
Sounds of the 613 - Mondays at 9pm, this show spotlighted local artists. Common formats for the show included interviews, live in-studio shows and giving away free tickets to concerts.
Radyo DZLB (1116 AM) is a radio station located in Los Baños, Laguna in the Philippines. It owned and operated by the University of the Philippines Los Baños - College of Development Communication. Its studio is located the DZLB Broadcast Studio, 2nd Floor College of Development Communication Building, UP Los Baños, College, Laguna. It is being used as an experimental radio station of the Department of Community Broadcasting. Its programming includes music programs and request shows, informative segments and talk shows and School-on-air programs.
Radyo DZLB was established in 1964 by the University of the Philippines Los Baños to provide educational programming to rural communities surrounding Los Baños. The station originally broadcast at 1200 kHz with a power of 250 watts. In 1978, the frequency was changed to 1116 kHz.
DZLB won a KBP Golden Dove Award for Best AM Station in 1994 and a Catholic Mass Media Award for Best Educational Radio Program in 2010.
In 2005, the station went inactive due to lack of equipment. Three years after, on October 2008, the station went back on-air with a more powerful transmitter & equipment. Since December 1 of the same year, DZLB broadcasts from
Start FM is a campus radio station hosted by Vilnius University (Lithuania). Broadcast launched on 94.2 FM in Vilnius in Sep 12, 2005 (webcast in Jan 24, 2006). Freeform radio programming.
There is quite little practice of the establishing university radio stations in Lithuania. Those few who tried to establish a radio station of any kind in corporation with an academic institution ended up pretty soon – some of them on the level of nice talk, the others burned out in a couple of weeks or months of broadcasting.
Vilnius University radio Start FM – which started broadcasting on 12 September 2005 across Vilnius on 94.2FM and worldwide via the Internet on 24 January 2006 - might be considered the first successful university radio station in Lithuania.
Same year October month Kaunas University of Technology opened its academic web-radio station Gaudeamus. On 15 November 2006 Baltupiai School started regular broadcasts on Baltupiai Radio, covering Vilnius on 98.8 FM.
Vilnius university radio station Start FM might be considered the first successful university radio station in Lithuania. The studios lie in Sauletekis alley, in the campus Kamchatka and transmitter is hoisted on a 55m
SYN Media (Student Youth Network Inc) is a youth-run media organisation that provides training and broadcast opportunities for young people.
Commonly referred to as SYN, the organisation produces new and independent media that is made by and for Melbourne's young people. It's a multi-media organisation utilising radio, television, and online.
The station was formed after SRA (RMIT Student Radio Association) and 3TD (Thornbury Darebin College's radio station) merged in order to bolster their bid for a fulltime community radio broadcasting license. SYN began broadcasting in 2001.
In late December 2002, SYN was awarded a permanent broadcasting license. It began broadcasting full time in January 2003. SYN broadcasts on a full power metropolitan community radio license in Victoria and can be heard throughout Melbourne, Geelong and in parts of regional Victoria on 90.7 FM. Many of their shows are podcast (or SYNcast) on their website, and also through sites like Facebook.
Approximately 80,000 people tune in to SYN's radio broadcast on 90.7 FM weekly. Volunteers are all aged 12–25 years, and fill various roles in the organization. These include presenting and producing programs and
WKKL (90.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Full service format. Licensed to West Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA, the station serves the Cape Cod area. The station is currently owned by Cape Cod Community College. The station is used as part of the classroom setting for their Associate degree program in communications. The studios are located on the campus of Cape Cod Community College in the McKay Broadcast Center. During the week (Monday - Friday) block programming is the order of the day. The weekends are mostly free form. On Sunday 1PM to 5PM they play Spanish music. WKKL also simulcast some programming from Boston public radio station WBUR from 1992 until 1999, when the arrangement was ended due to WBUR's 1997 acquisition of the 1240 AM frequency in West Yarmouth, the signal of which heavily overlaps with WKKL.
WLKL (89.9 FM, The Max Alternative) is a radio station broadcasting an alternative music format. Licensed to Mattoon, Illinois, USA, the station serves the Mattoon/Neoga area. The station is currently owned by Lake Land College through its licensee Community College District #517.
The Most is a radio station operating in Taranaki, New Zealand and is now broadcasting on 100.4 FM. The station is overseen by the Taranaki FM Trust and is operated by volunteers with the support and assistance of two expert paid employees.
The station began in 1995, originally only broadcasting one month out of the year, but by November 1997, it was broadcasting full time. It operated for almost a decade on 92.3 MHz, being run by a willing and enthusiastic pool of students and volunteers. As a result of a bureaucratic glitch, The Most lost its original license in early 2008. The resulting public outcry caused by The Most going off air led to the formation of the Taranaki FM Trust, a consortium of local businessmen and well-wishers who vowed to get the station back on air. In March 2008, after a two month break in transmission, The Most began operating on 107.6 FM, but on a very localised frequency range. However, on Friday 15 August, The Most 'powered up' on the brand new frequency of 100.4 FM, moving up from 100 to 900 watts. The Most has a solid fanbase of listeners, most of whom are knowledgeable and passionate about their music. The Most was bitstreaming all shows on
WBRH (90.3 FM) is a student-run jazz high school radio station in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The station, at Baton Rouge Magnet High School, broadcasts with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 21 kW. It is owned by the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, along with sister station KBRH 1260 AM.
WBRH went on the air in 1977 at 90.1 MHz with 20 watts ERP as a launching pad for future broadcasters. It currently offers a contemporary and traditional jazz music format and airs NPR programming.
WCBN-FM is the student-run radio station of the University of Michigan. Its format is primarily freeform. It broadcasts at 88.3 MHz FM in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
WCBN is one of the longest-standing continuous practitioners of primarily free-form radio programming. "Freeform" radio format is best described as an approach that allows the individual radio programmer (or DJ) maximum, if not complete, latitude, in determining what is broadcast from moment to moment. In practical terms this may mean that a listener may hear a number of different kinds of music in the course of a single program, often chosen spontaneously during that same program; but a listener might just as easily hear live broadcasts from a field with sounds of crickets, a radio play, poetry, or spontaneous political protest. The AP national newswire covered one such protest in November, 1980 when a DJ on the station began playing Lesley Gore's "It's My Party (and I'll Cry if I Want To)" continuously for hours when President Ronald Reagan was first elected. Other DJs joined in and the protest ended up lasting for a number of days.
WCBN was created in 1952 when three existing carrier current broadcasting systems on campus
CFUR-FM is a Canadian FM radio station, broadcasting at FM 88.7 in Prince George, British Columbia. A campus radio station based at the University of Northern British Columbia. The "FUR" (as it is known colloquially) is governed by the Education Alternative Radio Society, a non-profit corporation consisting of students and other community members who promote CFUR via membership drives, fundraisers, and on-air broadcasting.
The station was originally licenced by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on September 12, 2001 as a developmental campus/community station, a licence process created by the CRTC to encourage and streamline the creation of campus and community radio stations. The station was subsequently granted a full Class A license in 2007.
Blackfoot's "Highway Song" was the first song broadcasted on September 12th, 2001.
CFUR-FM is a member of the National Campus and Community Radio Association
KAUR (89.1 FM) is a radio station that broadcast a variety format until 2009 and which now broadcasts Minnesota Public Radio news. Licensed to Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA, the station serves the greater Sioux Falls area and can reliably broadcast up to approximately 30 miles in any direction. The station is currently owned by Augustana College and operated by Minnesota Public Radio.
Up until 2009, KAUR specialized in independent or college rock and also broadcast regular Alternative, Blues/Jazz, Folk, Spanish Traditional, Hip-Hop, and Hardcore/Metal shows. KAUR was founded in 1972 and Augustana College also once managed a self-constructed AM station, which, itself, was founded in 1945.
By 2009, KAUR had begun to experience a number of problems. Amongst the most troublesome of KAUR's woes was a major staffing issue. Owing to a lack of official support, and a decrease in student interest in traditional media, KAUR spent its last year as a student-run station under the direction of only six students during the first semester and five throughout the second, spring semester. Although understaffed, the station continued to develop new ideas for operating in the
bNet is a network of current and former student radio radio stations in New Zealand. The network co-ordinates national advertising sales and shares ideas and programming between the member stations. It began as a loose grouping of university student radio stations in major centres (the Student Radio Network), but is now a commercial network that includes both student union stations and former student union stations in six markets. bNet stations broadcast local independent news and current affairs, and have provided a platform for new or independent New Zealand artists such as Fat Freddys Drop, Kora, Jordan Reyne, Dimmer, Jet Jaguar, Shocking Pinks, The Enright House, and some underground and electronica acts. Until 2007 the network held the annual bNet New Zealand Music Awards.
In 1986 member station Radio One launched the Rad-One Card, a low-cost discount and loyalty card with on-air competitions, to raise funds. Similar schemes have now been launched by other bNet stations, such as the Active card by Radio Active and the bCard by bFM and Bank of New Zealand.
bFM operates in Auckland, New Zealand on Schedule 7 (educational purposes) semi-commercial licence. The station is based in
bFM is a radio station which operates in Auckland, New Zealand on Schedule 7 (educational purposes) semi-commercial licence. The station is based in the Student Union Building at the University of Auckland, and is owned by a trust on behalf of the Auckland University Students Association, AUSA. The station operates as part of a loose grouping of student radio stations across New Zealand known as the B.net, and broadcasts its signal to greater Auckland at 95.0 on the FM dial. It is the promoter of the b. Net New Zealand Music Awards (along with the other b. Net stations) and the popular Summer Series live events in nearby Albert Park.
Founded in 1969, bFM was a pirate student radio station, broadcast from a boat - which ran aground in Auckland's Waitemata Harbour - and played illegally on speakers around the University. The iconic ‘b’ originally stood for "bosom" in honour of a capping week graduation stunt. The station was originally run as an AUSA club but by the mid eighties had seven staff (paid a nominal wage) and 100+ volunteers. All staff were voted into their position by collective vote - the collective being the staff and volunteers of the station at the time, with the
CFBU-FM (also known as Brock University Student Radio) is the community-based campus radio station of Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. The station broadcasts at 103.7 FM, with an effective radiated power of 250 watts. CFBU was launched on the FM band in 1997.
CFBU-FM is a member of the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA).
KTEQ or "K-Tech" is the campus radio station of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T) in Rapid City, South Dakota. The station's daily schedule consists of shows that are three hours in length. The music formats of the radio shows vary according to the tastes of the volunteer DJ's doing the shows. The only restriction that KTEQ places on the formats of the shows is that the music cannot be Top 40 music.
In August 2000, KTEQ temporarily discontinued broadcasting by radio. Since then the station's programming has been transmitted over channel 34 of the closed-circuit television on the SDSM&T campus and by Internet streaming.
In May 2011 the FCC granted a construction license to KTEQ.
The first campus radio station at SDSM&T was WCAT, which broadcast from September 1922 to 1952. The AM station was founded by students from the Electrical Engineering department. The station was licensed to broadcast at a wavelength of 485 meters at a power of 750 watts. Later, the station operated on 1200 kilohertz at a power of 100 watts. The station's call-letters, WCAT, were an abbreviation for "Wildcat Radio." Originally, the studios were located in the basement of the
Radio One (also known simply as "The One") is a student radio station operating from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. It broadcasts on a frequency of 91.0 MHz. it is a member of the b.net group of stations, all of which are run from New Zealand University campuses.
The impetus for the station began with an open letter to the President of the Otago University Students' Association (then Phyllis Comerford) from Alastair Thomson, who had worked on the Waikato University student radio station. This letter brought together other interested parties including members of the bands Netherworld Dancing Toys and The Verlaines. With a grant from the OUSA of approximately $12,000, the station first went to air in early 1984 broadcasting from the OUSA's former boardroom. The station ran on a part-time basis during the university year until the mid-1990s, from which time it has been operating round-the-clock throughout the year in a new annex to the Student Union building which was specifically designed to house the station, the OUSA's offices, and the university's student newspaper Critic. The station celebrated its 25th birthday at the beginning of 2009.
In the station's early
Spark Radio is the official radio station of Westmont College.
Spark Radio is a student run radio station at Westmont College. Originally founded as KZSB in 1971, after a series of name changes it ultimately became Spark Radio in 2007, under the leadership of Todd Pulliam.
Currently Spark Radios run during the academic year on Sundays to Thursdays from 7pm-11pm. The rest of the day, the station runs fully automated.
Live DJs have ended for the year. Live programming resumes in September 2009.
For a few years, this was the exclusive home for the J-Money-Crunk-Nasty Show, a cultural and societal pillar both on campus at Westmont College and internationally. Noted Hosted by Jake Blair, some note-worthy contributors included the likes of Bryan Lane, Matthew Miller, Justin Davis, Curtis Davenport, and Levi Bagdanov.
WCLH (90.7 FM) is a non-commercial radio station licensed to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA, the station serves the Scranton area. The station is currently owned by Wilkes College. The station has obtained a construction permit from the FCC for a power increase to 205 watts. The station plays alternative rock, heavy metal, and most recently adding rap/hip-hop to the programming schedule. It also airs the nationally syndicated shows Democracy Now, Making Contact, CounterSpin, Radio Goethe and The Full Armor of God Broadcast. Like most college radio stations, it is run by a staff of students with the exception of a faculty general manager to oversee the day to day operations.
WNEP-TV's transmission tower broadcasting the analog signal on channel 16 and WCLH's FM signal collapsed on December 16, 2007 due to severe ice, winds, and snow at the transmitter location on Penobscot Knob. The tower collapse also destroyed the transmitter building. No one was injured during the incident. The collapse of the tower supporting the antennas for WCLH (FM) and WNEP(analog TV) also damaged the nearby WVIA tower putting WVIA-TV off the air and severed power to the transmitters for WYOU-TV and WBRE-TV
WCWM is a freeform radio station licensed to Williamsburg, Virginia, serving the Middle Peninsula. WCWM is owned and operated by The College of William & Mary in Virginia.
In 2012, WCWM hosted the first music festival at The College of William and Mary, WCWM Fest, featuring The Walkmen and The Mountain Goats as headliners.
WWPT (90.3 FM, "Wrecker Radio") is a high school radio station licensed to serve Westport, Connecticut. The station is owned by Staples High School and licensed to the Westport County Board of Education. It airs a high school radio format.
The station was assigned the WWPT call letters by the Federal Communications Commission.
In 2009, WWPT placed 3rd or above in four of five entries in the John Drury National High School Radio Awards.
WWPT broadcasts all of the Staples football, boys and girls basketball, and most baseball games, as well as many other games. There are also DJ shows from 2:30-9:30 Monday through Friday during the school year.
In 2009, WWPT began broadcast via internet.
Xpress Radio is a national award-winning student radio station based at Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales, focussed on current, popular and new music. The station broadcasts from 9am-1am daily with programming ranging from comedy to film review, to the best in new and local music.
Xpress is run by students at the university. It operates from a studio and editing suite on the fourth floor of the Students' Union building. The current station manager of Xpress is Daniel Potts.
Every year Xpress links with Swansea University's station Xtreme Radio to present live coverage of the Welsh Varsity sporting events between the two institutions, including a full live commentary from the Millennium Stadium for Men's Rugby match in the evening.
Ex-members include Vicki Blight (Absolute Radio), Jen Long (BBC Radio One) and Roop and Tom.
WBSD (89.1 FM) is a high school radio station licensed to serve Burlington, Wisconsin, USA. The station is owned by the Burlington Area School District and operated by the staff and students of Burlington High School. The station's studios are on the current Burlington High School campus but the transmitter site is at Karcher Middle School which is housed in the former Burlington High School building. The current General Manager, Thomas Gilding, began managing the station in mid 2009 becoming only the third General Manager in the station's history after Arlo Ketchpaw and the station's founder, Wisconsin Broadcasters' Association Hall of Fame Member, Terry Havel.
WBSD broadcasts a community-oriented adult album alternative (aka "Triple A") music format. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to its usual music programming, WBSD airs live play-by-play broadcasts of Burlington High School sporting events.
Burlington High School offers a number of classes to help familiarize students with radio station operations, FCC regulations, and broadcasting best practices. The "Broadcasting 1" class allows students to get licensed by the Federal Communications
WFUV, 90.7 FM in New York City, is Fordham University's 50,000-watt, non-commercial radio station, with studios on campus and its antenna atop nearby Montefiore Medical Center. First broadcast in 1947, WFUV has an airstaff which includes such New York radio veterans as Pete Fornatale (until his death in 2012) (who returned to WFUV in 2001 after a 30-year hiatus), Dennis Elsas, and Vin Scelsa. Other full-time air staff members include Rita Houston (music director and host of the program The Whole Wide World), Darren DeVivo, Claudia Marshall and Corny O'Connell.
The station is a National Public Radio affiliate and carries several shows from Public Radio International. It had been a 3,500-watt station until February 21, 1969 and began broadcasting in stereo on March 31, 1973. It serves over 300,000 listeners weekly in the New York area and thousands more worldwide on the Web (wfuv.org). The station is known for its adult album alternative format (a mix of adult rock, singer-songwriters, world and other music, formerly branded as "City Folk"), as well as Celtic music. Other programs include genres such as folk music and early pop and jazz. National programs heard on WFUV include World
URB is the student radio station for the University of Bath, England.
URB (University Radio Bath), previously URB 963, and currently 1449AM URB launched on 16 May 1973 and is a student-run radio station at the University of Bath. It was launched by Annie Nightingale & Pete Murray from Radio 1. In 1994 and 2003 URB also broadcast under short-term Restricted Service Licences across the city of Bath on the FM band. In summer 1995 Torch FM 106.2 used URB studios and presenters to provide a city-wide radio service for the European Youth Olympics in Bath.
The station was originally broadcast from a cupboard in the Electrical Engineering Department and carried by induction loops in all of the campus residences. A year after launch the station moved the current studios in Norwood house but still retained the induction loop transmitters, which were updated and expanded as new residences were built on campus. Over the years loudspeakers playing URB were added to the campus laundrettes and the students' union coffee shop. In summer 1994 renovations to the Westwood blocks severed the wires to the loops there and after that URB 963 could only be heard in Eastwood, Wessex and Norwood. On 8
CFML-FM is the campus radio station of the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. The station began broadcasting in January 1982 on cable FM at 104.5 MHz. On March 7, 2006, the station began using the name Evolution 107.9 FM upon the launch of its new location on the FM dial at 107.9 MHz.
The station's transmitter, located on the Metrotown towers in Burnaby, is licenced for 12 watts ERP. The signal can now be heard on cable and on the FM dial. Its FM signal reaches mainly within the Burnaby city limits at the moment. The radio format is adult album alternative and consists mostly of independent, rock, and adult alternative. It is staffed by second year students in the Broadcast & Media Communications: Radio Program.
The station uses the on-air brand name Evolution 1079.
A few references give the station's call sign as VF2448, a call sign format used in Canada to denote low-power rebroadcasters. This was the call sign temporarily assigned to the station when it ran its pre-launch transmitter tests, but has never been the station's official call sign as a fully operational station, although Industry Canada's database has not been updated to
CFMU-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 93.3 FM in Hamilton, Ontario. It is a campus/community radio station owned and operated by the McMaster Students Union at McMaster University.
CFMU was launched on FM in 1978, broadcasting in mono at 25 watts. It had previously operated as a closed circuit station. In the early 1990s, faced with a wattage increase at nearby CFRU-FM in Guelph, CFMU upgraded to a 250 watt stereo transmitter, with a transmission tower originally located at Chedoke Hospital. Presently transmitting from a tower at Mohawk College shared with Mohawk's instructional station CIOI-FM, the station can be heard throughout much of Hamilton and Burlington, although their vertically polarized signal means the station can be heard farther on car radios.
CJAM-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts at 99.1 FM in Windsor, Ontario. It is the campus radio station of the city's University of Windsor.
CJAM is an active member of the National Campus and Community Radio Association, and hosted the 2008 National Campus and Community Radio Conference.
The station was launched in 1983 on its former frequency of 91.5 MHz, at a power of 50 watts. It had previously operated only on carrier current, with an effective radiated power of just 20 watts, on the AM band at 660 kHz. While Trillium Cable was the main cable provider for Windsor and area (until 1995), it was carried on their cable services on 91.9 FM. In 1995, the station was granted permission to increase power to 456 watts on average (914 watts maximum). In the summer of 1996 a new tower, antenna, and transmitter was installed to facilitate this power increase. Antenna height was 49.4 metres.
The current listening area for the station is to Forest Glade, on the east side of Windsor, while with a car stereo, it can be heard as far as Tilbury, adequately covering all of Essex County, as well as Detroit and the Metro Detroit area's inner suburbs.
In addition to being a campus
CKLU-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts at FM 96.7 in Sudbury, Ontario. It is the campus radio station of the city's Laurentian University, and airs programming in both English and French, along with special interest programming for other language communities in the area.
The station broadcasts from studios in Laurentian University's Parker Building. Its studios underwent a significant equipment upgrade in 2008.
The station launched in 1984 as a closed circuit station, available only in certain locations on campus. In 1986, the station was added to cable FM service in Sudbury, using the informal callsign CFLR. The station operated at cable 106.7 FM.
In 1996, the station applied to the CRTC for an FM license. The application was granted, and the station began broadcasting over the airwaves at 96.7 MHz in 1997. The station was not able to retain the CFLR callsign, due to the existence of another CFLR broadcasting in La Romaine, Quebec.
The station added Internet streaming to its website in September 2008.
In addition to locally produced programming, the station also airs several syndicated public radio programs, including the Putumayo World Music Hour, Deconstructing
KJHK 90.7 FM is a campus radio station, located in Lawrence, Kansas at the University of Kansas. On December 3, 1994, the station became one of the first radio stations to broadcast a live and continuous stream over internet radio. It currently broadcasts at 2600 watts, with a broadcast area covering Lawrence, parts of Topeka, and Kansas City. The station is overseen by the KU Memorial Unions, but is completely run by KU students.
KJHK's roots go back to 1952, when KDGU signed on as a carrier current station on 630 AM. In 1956, it changed its calls to KUOK. Wilt Chamberlain hosted his own show on the station during his days as a KU student.
By the 1970s, the popularity of the station was outgrowing its limited range and on October 5, 1975 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave final permission to broadcast at 90.7 megahertz, and granted the station the new call letters "KJHK". On October 15, 1975, Steve Doocy played the first song at 12:25 P.M., broadcasting at 9.9 watts. In 1978 a bored staffer wrote a fake news report claiming a nuclear reactor explosion destroyed Waterloo, Iowa killing 15,000 people. Another staffer found the report and read it on air. The news was
KUMD-FM (103.3 FM) is a 95,000-watt public radio station operated by the University of Minnesota-Duluth, which primarily carries an adult alternative radio format but also has a number of programs focusing on jazz, blues, and other genres. KUMD airs its college-oriented programming after 9 PM CST, under the moniker "The Basement." It is part of Minnesota's Independent Public Radio network. Programming from national sources includes World Cafe and American Routes.
The station was founded by students at UMD in 1957 as a 10-watt AM station in the basement of what was then Washburn Hall dormitory on the old main campus in a residential neighborhood of Duluth. The first station manager was student Bruce Elving, and the first chief engineer was Douglas Hedin. Hedin also built the station's first transmitter. The station was closed down several times by the FCC in its early days due to out-of-compliance technical standards.
KUMD went through a series of changes and fits and starts in its early days, including station managers, due to the student-run nature of the college radio station. In 1962, stronger faculty advisors were appointed as the station converted to 250 watts FM. The dean of
WKUF-LP (94.3 FM) is a student-run low-powered campus radio station located in Flint, Michigan. It broadcasts at 100 watts, and has a range of between 6 and 20 miles, depending on terrain, elevation, and building density between the university and the location of the listener. It is operated by Kettering University, formerly the General Motors Institute (GMI). It is paid for by student activity fees and a special fund created by the university.
Radio has a long history at Kettering University. In the early 1970s an unlicensed "carrier current" radio station operated with the call letters "KRIB". The station was managed by GMI student Lewis Middaugh and Friday late-evening DJ, the late Johnnie Heiman (Dr. J). "Dr. J" moved from an Indiana nut farm to the "big city" Flint when he attended GMI. KRIB helped start him off on a very successful radio career until his death in a farming accident. KRIB was ahead of its time in the radio world. The Glett-Albanese wind-down hour, a Friday evening regular show, was one of the first "dueling DJ" spots in the nation. The show had a dedicated following and this broadcasting technique caught on across the nation. This continued until in the early
WSHS (91.7) is a student-run high school radio station operating on a non-commercial license in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Owned by the Sheboygan Area School District, the station's studio is located on the second floor of Sheboygan North High School on the city's north side, and the transmitter is located atop the North High building. An auxiliary studio is also located at Sheboygan South High School, though most programming originates out of North High. The station's signal covers most of Sheboygan and portions of Kohler, and is also simulcast as the audio on the district's South-produced cable channel SASD TV during non-programming hours, which is carried on Charter Communications digital cable systems in Sheboygan, Fond du Lac and Washington Counties.
The station came on the air in 1968, and was the first high school radio station in the state of Wisconsin. Some local and state personalities had their starts on the air of WSHS, like current Milwaukee radio host WTMJ Radio (620)'s Gene Mueller and Dick Alpert, the current traffic reporter and director for Clear Channel's Madison and Milwaukee radio clusters, and for television partners WMTV (Channel 15) and WITI (Channel 6) in each
CIUT-FM is a campus and community radio station owned and operated by the University of Toronto community. The station broadcasts live and continuously from Toronto on the 89.5 FM frequency. Programming can also be heard nationally via channel 826 on Shaw Direct, and over the internet via the CIUT website. The station is financially supported by donations and an undergraduate student levy.
The station began as a closed-circuit broadcaster called Radio Varsity in 1966, later becoming Input Radio, UTR and then CJUT. All these versions of the station were only heard within the confines of the University of Toronto, thanks to an extensive network of loudspeakers, amplifiers, and cables strung through the extensive underground network of steam tunnels beneath the UoT downtown campus. The station was granted a broadcast license and became CIUT-FM in 1986, and on January 15, 1987, the station's FM broadcasts began to reach a considerably wider range across southern Ontario.
In 1999, CIUT was $150,000 in debt resulting in the student union taking over management, firing two employees, dismissing five volunteers, shortening time slots for other programs and selling late-night time slots to
CKUT-FM is the official campus community radio station of McGill University. It can be heard at 90.3 FM in Montreal, 91.7 on cable, or on the CKUT website. CKUT's FM signal, broadcast from a tower on the top of Mount Royal, reaches as far as the Eastern Townships and upstate New York. CKUT is consistently voted as the Best Radio Station in The Montreal Mirror's Best of Montreal Readers Poll.
CKUT's programming is produced by more than 300 volunteers - McGill students and members of the community. The station also employs a handful of full time and part time coordinators. The station's format is freeform in that each programmer is responsible for choosing music without regard to commercial interests.
A great variety of music and spoken-word shows are broadcast daily in a multiplicity of languages, including English, French, Spanish, Korean, Hindi, and Haitian Creole.
CKUT established and has for the last ten years hosted the annual Canadian Homelessness Marathon. Every February, the marathon broadcasts fourteen hours from dusk until dawn. The broadcast engages with homelessness in Canada live and direct from the streets of Montreal.
Among CKUT's many programs are:
Voice of Korea is
CKUW-FM is the campus radio station at the University of Winnipeg in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The station broadcasts on 95.9 FM with 450 watts of power.
Beginning as CJUC, the station was started in 1963 by David Shilliday and physics professor Ron Riddell. In 1968 the call letters were changed to CKUW to mark the founding of the University of Winnipeg. At that time the station operated as a closed circuit station broadcasting to Lockhart Hall lounges, the Buffeteria and the Bulman Students Centre. Despite the small presence on campus CKUW had a disproportionate effect on the local music scene, including spawning local music magazine Stylus and launching the career of many local media personalities.
After a decade of fundraising and planning, CKUW's licence application was approved by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in October 1998. Test broadcasts started on April 27, 1999, and the official kickoff broadcast started on April 30. First was a short speech by station manager Rob Schmidt, and the first song was "That's Entertainment" by The Jam.
Local cultural programs are a large part of the schedule, and a quarter of CKUW's programming
Fresh Air is an alternative music student radio station serving Edinburgh, Scotland. Launched on October 3, 1992, Fresh Air is one of the oldest surviving student radio stations in the UK. Winner of the "Student Radio Station of the Year" award at the Student Radio Association awards in 2004 & Station of the year 2011(Scottish new music awards). Fresh Air is a registered student society with several of the city's universities, but remains an independent body.
In the autumn of 1990, Edinburgh University student Robert Barrow conducted a survey to gauge support for a student radio station within the university. In the course of the survey Barrow met fellow student Eric Wilkinson, and soon partnered with him to form the Edinburgh Student Radio society, with the initial aim to set up a permanent radio station. By the beginning of the following academic year, they realized that this was perhaps overly ambitious as a starting point, and instead focused on the idea of a short term broadcast, taking advantage of the Radio Authority's new Restricted Service Licence scheme.
With support from the Edinburgh Enterprise Centre, ESR recruited prospective presenters and ran a training course with
Insanity Radio (103.2 FM, 1287 AM) is the student radio station of Royal Holloway, University of London and a member of the UK Student Radio Association. Established in 1998, the station broadcasts throughout the year on a community radio license, with presenters in the studio presenting a varied schedule from 8 am until 2 am every day during term time, and from 2 pm until 6 pm each day during the University's recess periods. The positions of Station Manager and Assistant Station Manager are elected yearly via a campus-wide election. The current Station Manager is Philip Nutter.
The station began as the Radio Society in Spring 1997, after Ed Harry had sent four delegates (Richard Clarke, Ian Joliet, Simon Delany and Karen Williams) to the annual Student Radio Conference in Edinburgh.
Insanity Radio was formed a year later, taking its name loosely from the fact that Royal Holloway's founder Thomas Holloway also opened the Holloway Sanatorium, a hospital for the treatment of the mentally ill, a short distance away. It began broadcasting under Restricted Service Licences in 1998, meaning that these broadcasts could only be held for 28 days at a time, twice a year. The station was
KHKE is a radio station owned and operated by the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA, which broadcasts on 89.5 MHz. It is a classical station, sharing broadcast facilities with KUNI. It is now a part of Iowa Public Radio, operating with the other two public radio station clusters at the University of Iowa and Iowa State University.
On February 24 2007 the upper half of the KHKE tower collapsed due to an ice storm. The remaining lower half was later demolished, and the tower was scheduled to be rebuilt in Summer 2007.
KKJZ (88.1 MHz FM, KJAZZ) is a non-commercial public radio station in Southern California broadcasting from the Long Beach State campus. The station is one of several public radio stations in Southern California presenting jazz and blues.
The California State University Long Beach Foundation owns the non-commercial broadcast license for KKJZ; as a public radio station, it is funded by contributions from listener-members and other donors, with 75% of the station's funding coming from station memberships. Global Jazz, Inc., an affiliate of Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters, Inc., programs and manages the radio station.
The station's antennae is located on the top of Signal Hill in the Long Beach area. KKJZ is also available through internet streaming audio and in Japan via direct broadcast satellite on MBCO (Mobile Broadcasting Corporation).
In the 1970s the station broadcast with the call letters KLON and was owned by the Long Beach Unified School District, the station has been broadcasting jazz since 1981. The station changed to KKJZ in July 2002. Prior to its Southern California location, the call letters KKJZ belonged to "Smooth Jazz 106.7" in Portland, Oregon.
The station had been
KXSC (1560 AM) is the student-run college radio station at the University of Southern California. Listeners can tune in via the internet at http://kxsc.org and at 1560 AM in the area immediately surrounding USC's campus. KXSC provides the community with original programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The station also provides students with the opportunity to work at a college radio station and learn the basics of the music industry.
KXSC's staff—over 200 members—is entirely composed of student volunteers. A General Manager oversees six main departments: programming, music, concerts, promotions, operations, and sales. In addition to working for one or more of these departments, most staff members work at least two hours per week in the studio.
KXSC traces its roots to the original KUSC, which was operated by students starting in 1946. Eventually, KUSC transitioned to classical programming and moved off-campus in the mid-1970s.
In 1975, a group of students reacted to renewed demand for student-run radio at USC and founded KSCR, a carrier-current station broadcasting at 530AM out of the Hancock Foundation Building. Eventually, due to equipment failures, the University
KTEP (88.5 FM) is a non-commercial radio station broadcasting a National Public Radio format from the Communication Department at the University of Texas at El Paso in the United States. Jazz music is broadcast from 1am to 5am.
The station began in October 1946 as WTCM, a carrier current station based at what was then Texas College of Mines. In 1947, it changed its calls to KVOF after finding out the WTCM call letters were already being used by a station in Traverse City, Michigan. In 1950, it applied for and won a full license. The station began broadcasting educational programming aimed at elementary school students as well. Originally broadcasting at 10 watts, in 1966 it moved to space on KROD-TV (now KDBC-TV)'s tower, boosting its coverage area to every zip code in El Paso. In 1967, the station moved to its current call letters of KTEP along with the university name change to The University of Texas at El Paso.
In 1971, the station became a charter member of National Public Radio and increased its broadcast day to 18 hours and to 24 hours in 1997. In 1980, it moved its tower to its current location on KVIA-TV's tower.
KVRX (91.7 FM) is the student radio station for The University of Texas at Austin. The station broadcasts in Austin on 91.7 MHz, with an effective radiated power of 3,000 watts.
In the Spring of 1986, students at the University of Texas at Austin formed a committee called the Student Radio Task Force with the intention of raising both institutional and student support for a campus radio station. Two years later, SRTF had secured the support of Texas Student Publications (now Texas Student Media, the University organization which houses all student media and publication outlets). Before receiving its broadcasting license, the fledgling station used the call sign KTSB, and began its first narrowcast via cable television in April 1988.
KTSB's call letters were changed to KVRX nearly six years later in January 1994, after the FCC approved a unique time-share agreement between KTSB and KOOP for the 91.7 FM frequency, the last remaining non-commercial frequency in Austin (the call letters "KTSB" were already in use by another station, necessitating the change). KVRX would go on to broadcast on the FM frequency in November 1994.
KVRX shares the 91.7 frequency with KOOP Community Radio.
KXOT (91.7 FM) is a station in Tacoma, Washington. It is currently silent, as their lease with Public Radio Capital expired in 2012.
The station began as KTOY in 1949 by the Tacoma School District at its vocational school which became Bates Technical College in 1991. During the day it was operated by Bates Technical College broadcasting students studying under former KJR DJ Lee Perkins. During the late 1970s until the mid 1980s, starting at midnight on Friday and lasting until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, KTOY broadcast hip-hop (including electro) and urban music under the slogan "Giving You The Music of Tomorrow, Today." (During 1983-1984, the late night hip-hop program's slogan was "R&B's best in the Pacific Northwest." It was often used during station IDs.) This format lasted from 1978 to 1984. By 1985, the format was no longer the entire weekend and by 1986, the station changed call letters to KTPS-FM and then KBTC from Bates Technical College. The station only played hip-hop and urban music on Sunday for two hours in the form of a top 20 countdown.
KBTC was sold to Public Radio Capital, which then licensed the frequency to KEXP. KEXP wished to extend their signal into the South Sound,
WBDG (90.9 FM) is a high school radio station broadcasting a Variety format from Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The station is currently owned by Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township.
WBDG is one of the first radio stations in Marion County to be owned by a school system and operated by the students of that system. A construction permit was obtained to build a tower on top of the newly-constructed "new" Ben Davis High School in September 1965, and, on February 14, 1966, WBDG came to life with its first regular broadcasting day. The station had a radiated power of just 10 watts.
Early programming on WBDG consisted of a modest schedule of educational programs aimed at the township elementary schools, community news and a lunch-time dance party. The station broadcast only during school hours and on athletic event nights. Competition for the handful of disc jockey slots each week was very fierce.
In the early 1970s, station management applied for and was granted a power increase. The station's radiated power was upped to 320 watts. Channel six (WRTV) insisted that WBDG move its antenna and transmitter to the tower farm near St. Vincent Hospital on Indy's
WCSB (89.3 FM) — branded WCSB 89.3 — is a non-commercial college/variety radio station licensed to Cleveland, Ohio. Owned by Cleveland State University, the station serves Greater Cleveland and is student-run. The WCSB studios are located at Cole Center on the campus of Cleveland State in Downtown Cleveland, while the station transmitter resides atop Rhodes Tower.
WCSB began broadcasting on May 1, 1976.
WCSB airs a wide variety of music, including blues noise, electronic jazz, Eastern Bloc punk, outlaw country, and acid rap. The station also airs news and information oriented toward many of the ethnic groups represented in Greater Cleveland: Latin, Hispanic, German, Hungarian, Polish, Irish, Macedonian, Arabic, and Slovenian. Weekly public affairs programs focus on a range of topics, from social justice to space exploration.
WHHS is the student-run high school radio station of Haverford Senior High School, in Havertown, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Philadelphia). WHHS is the oldest high school radio station in the country. The station itself is located within the High School, and the transmitter is located nearby, covering a 5 to 10 mile radius around the High School. WHHS originally occupied 89.3 FM until 1992, when the FCC forced them to change frequencies, and then 107.9 FM, until a new, major radio station based in Philadelphia (WRNB) forced WHHS to change frequencies again. WHHS currently occupies 99.9 FM under a special exemption from the FCC while the station undergoes the formal process of applying for a station license.
Typical show formats include rock, classic rock, rap/hip-hop, sports talk, political talk, and sometimes more eclectic genres like classical or jazz. Occasionally, shows feature live performances from local or school-based bands.
Students of the High School apply for a radio show (usually 90 minutes long), and a typical show has 2-4 hosts. On the basis of interviews and previous experience with the station, students are chosen to fill several positions, including Station Director,
WHPK (88.5 FM) is an American radio station based in Hyde Park on the of South Side of Chicago, established in 1968. The station is owned by the University of Chicago, and operated by volunteer students and community members. WHPK's station manager and program director are elected by the station's student members and must be students themselves. The station's broadcast engineer is paid by the university.
In 1968, WHPK was established when the campus secret Society of the Owl and Serpent disbanded, donating its funds and Reynolds Club office space to a student radio group. WHPK started broadcasting as a 15-watt FM station at 88.3 MHz on March 22, 1968. In 1985, WHPK upgraded to a 100-watt transmitter and moved to the current frequency of 88.5 MHz.
WHPK was the first radio station to broadcast hip hop music in Chicago, and would become home to aspiring rappers throughout the years, including Common and Kanye West.
Programming blocks are divided into classical, folk, international, jazz, public affairs, rap, rock, and specialty show formats.
In 1984, WHPK's first rap show was established by Ken Wissoker. DJ JP Chill has had a rap and hip hop show on WHPK since 1986.
WITR (89.7 FM) is a student-run broadcast radio station in Henrietta, New York. The station is owned by the Rochester Institute of Technology. It is a college radio station. The station was assigned the WITR call letters by the Federal Communications Commission.It is located in the A-Level (basement) of the Student Alumni Union just past the RITZ Sports Zone.
The station broadcasts all RIT Tigers men's ice hockey games as part of the RIT Sports Network.
In March 2010, the station unveiled a new logo and branding, changing from "Modern Music and More" to "The Pulse of Music".
WIUX-LP (99.1 FM) is a student-operated low power FM college radio station in Bloomington, Indiana, in southern Indiana. The station licensee, Indiana University Student Broadcasting is authorized by the Federal Communications Commission.
WIUX is competely operated by student volunteers currently enrolled at Indiana University. There are no paid employees or faculty supervisors.
On October 31, 2006, WIUX announced on its website that the Federal Communications Commission was granting the 100.3 mHz frequency to a Class A FM radio station in Edinburgh, Indiana, taking over the frequency WIUX had been granted only the previous year. Because the Indiana University student-based station operates as a Low Power station, the FCC maintains that it has the right to move the station or remove it from the air. Indiana University filed a petition against the move. The Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs at Indiana University, Richard McKaig, states in the official petition (available through the WIUX website): "The Indiana frequency did not appear on the Commission’s internet site or on a public notice until after the comment reply date of June 13, 2006 deadline. As a
WJCU (88.7 FM) — branded WJCU 88.7 FM — is a non-commercial college/variety radio station licensed to University Heights, Ohio. Owned by John Carroll University, the station serves Greater Cleveland and is operated under the direction of the Department of Communications and Theatre Arts. The WJCU studios are located at the Grasselli Library on the John Carroll campus, as is the station transmitter.
WJCU began as WABU on May 13, 1969 via a 10 watt signal at 88.9 MHz. That same year, the station adopted the callsign WUJC. In 1977, the station began broadcasting at 88.7 MHz. For less than one day, on September 24, 1982, the station carried the callsign WUJC-FM; that same day, the station re-adopted the WUJC callsign. On January 12, 1998, the station adopted the callsign WJCU. In the spring of 2006 the power was increased to 1,000 watts and by summer was up to its current output of 2,500 watts.
WJCU features a weekday daytime format with eclectic and diversified block programming each evening and weekend. While many of the shows feature music, there are also a number of talk/spoken word programs, most of which are locally produced by community broadcasters. Sundays are the special
WJSV is a student-run radio station in Morristown, New Jersey. WJSV is run by students of Morristown High School and owned by the Morris School District. WJSV, first bought by the Morris School District in 1971, generally broadcasts Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 10:00 pm while school is in session. WJSV's Main Transmitter is located at the Mountain Way School in Morris Plains, NJ.
Currently, the station is completely run by members and an executive staff composed totally of students. The executive staff is mainly an emulation of the above the line positions at a commercial radio station, including Program Director, Music Director, News Director, and obviously, Station Manager. Usually the station is supervised only by two staff members, one being the Station Advisor, currently Michael Butler; the other is the Chief Engineer, currently Steven Woodruff.
Before the station was bought by the Morris School District, Morristown High School had already had a TV station, which upon purchasing WJSV, was renamed JSV-TV. Currently, it is used for a weekly show named Colonial Corner, on the high school's local network airing on "C"-Day mornings during AEP.
WJSV originally came on the
WLSO is a radio station in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, United States, broadcasting at 90.1 on the FM dial. It is the college radio station of the city's Lake Superior State University.
The station originally launched in 1991, as an AM carrier current station, broadcasting exclusively to Brady Hall, parts of Osborn Hall and on crisp nights could be heard in the campus trailer park. After receiving a broadcasting license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the station launched on FM in 1993.
Though based out of the Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan market, WLSO can be heard in nearby areas like Brimley, Sugar Island, and across the border in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and the Garden River First Nation.
WLSO studios are now located in the basement of the Cisler Center. The studio was moved to its new location in 2006 to be more visible in the campus community and easier to access by students.
The studio consists of management offices, a recording booth, and the on-air broadcast studio.
The station broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week year-round. WLSO runs on automation whenever there is no live show in the studio; this usually occurs at night and over breaks.
WMHD-FM (The Monkey) is the student radio station at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. The broadcast studio is located on campus in the basement of the Baur-Sames Bogart Residence Hall, while the antenna is located across the Wabash in West Terre Haute, Indiana.
The staff consists of many dedicated volunteers which include undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and staff.
The Monkey currently broadcasts a variety of music which is chosen by the disc jockey or the Unattended Broadcasting System software written by Rose-Hulman student, Christ Humbert. Because there is no prescribed format, it is very common to hear punk, bluegrass, and electronica all in a single broadcast day.
WRUW-FM (91.1 FM) — branded WRUW FM 91.1 — is a non-commercial college/variety radio station licensed to Cleveland, Ohio. Owned by Case Western Reserve University, the station serves Greater Cleveland and is student-run. The WRUW-FM studios are located in the Mather Memorial Building on the campus of Case Western Reserve at University Circle, while the station transmitter resides in East Cleveland.
WRUW has its earliest roots in "WFSM", started in 1946 by the Flora Stone Mather Radio Club, which presented programing via a public address system. This was followed by the AM station WRAR in 1955. Finally, on February 26, 1967, the FCC granted a license under the callsign WRUW-FM.
WRUW began as a 10-watt monoaural station, gained stereo capability in 1974 and saw a power increase to 1000 watts in 1980. WRUW's power was boosted to its current level of 15,000 watts on March 5, 2002.
Over the years, WRUW has worked to maintain ties to the community, co-sponsoring events with Case Western Reserve University and other University Circle institutions, maintaining a relationship with the Hessler Street Fair, and providing a voice for community members not otherwise associated with Case Western
WVPH (90.3 FM, "The Core") is Piscataway, New Jersey's community and student-run radio station.
It is a broadcasting agreement between the former WRLC AM station from Rutgers, Livingston College and WVPH-FM from Piscataway High School. The two institutions combined forces in 1977 to create an educational opportunity and provide an outlet for both entertainment and information. This radio station is self-governed with help from the two schools and the community.
WVPH's transmitter is now located on a communications tower on the Livingston campus of Rutgers University. It was previously located on the roof of Piscataway High School. The transmitter was moved on October 6, 2007, following a day of stunting that led up to the transmitter move. The new coverage area reaches over 85% more people than the old coverage area.
In 2009, The Core conducted a live three day broadcast from the All Points West Festival in Jersey City, New Jersey. DJs facilitated interviews and organized performances in the facility.