COMMUNITY

Genre DJ of the Month | Michael A. Murphy, WMEB Bangor, Maine

“College radio stations attract students (many of them, perhaps, identifying as misfits) from a wide variety of backgrounds with an equally wide variety of musical tastes. Getting them to a point where they realize they are part of something bigger, where they can bond over their commonalities, rather than get polarized over differences, is a challenge.”

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Industry Interview with Jesse Stensby, Vitriol Radio Promotion

“You can tout the power of playlists and blogs and everything else, but I’ll still put my hand up for the stations out there that are truly engaging their community on a local level and in addition helping to be the filter that makes it possible to bring the rest of the world to the people of their area.”

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Genre DJ of the Month | Toni Pennacchia, WZBC Newton

“About 10 years ago, DJ Madame B wanted to expand into the Boston area and knew how important WZBC was in Boston music scene. I also saw a need for a global music show and genre director there and the leadership was open to this along with airing Spoiler Alert Radio as a features show.”

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April MD of the Month | Sean Carolan, Altrok Radio

“On average, I find women are making more interesting music these days than men, full stop. Altrok Radio’s playlist reflects that; “I’ve already added enough women” is not a rule I have. However, “I only have ten adds” *is* a rule I have. So it’s kinda competitive.”

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Community Interview with Kate Smith Promotions

“It is my perception that College Radio is wherein lies the freedom to BE… to fully express your creative SELF (experimental, improvisational, avant and fusion)… in most cases without the restrictions of branding and the dictates catering to the established listening zone of an older donor base required for survival…”

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Interview with David DeKeyser, Radio Marketing Consultant

“[College & Community Radio] is a place where people who think of music as a hobby or a broader interest can transform that feeling into this intractable part of themselves. It’s a place to connect to the social aspects of music, beyond your friends or even your scene, and see how so many others find their own relationships to it.

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