COMMUNITY

Christopher Thomas, Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS)

“We do our best to meet students and their stations where they are at. We listen to their concerns and search to find resources, speakers and more to support them. It helps that IBS is a completely volunteer run organization and that the majority of us are media advisors ourselves, so we are interacting with students and student media each and every day as well.”

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February MD of the Month: Narkis Anthony Garcia III, WIIT Chicago

“WIIT first became a student radio club in 1914, eventually becoming an experimental station in 1919. Being both non-comm and open format, we have an incredibly diverse array of shows with DJs that each individually have full creative control over their own show concepts. Back in the day, Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco even hosted his radio show FNF radio here at WIIT.”

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Interview with Peter Hay, Twin Vision

“Non-comm/college radio’s key virtue is that it is still a geographical outpost to support developing artists. Good stations relate to their listener’s community and sensibilities while providing adventurous playlist curation.”

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Community Interview with Lisa Reedy Promotions

“College and community radio is a big go to for jazz listeners and it’s hard to imagine not having these very important outlets, both for the listeners and the musicians. I cannot emphasize how important these stations and the dedicated people who work there are to the jazz community. We owe them a huge debt of gratitude.”

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Genre DJ of the Month | John Diliberto, Echoes

“ECHOES, is a daily two-hour music soundscape, distributed by Public Radio International. Our focus is on chill music wherever we find it from ambient and electronic to singer-songwriters and dream-pop with frequent stops at jazz, rock, and contemporary classical.”

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January 2019 MD of the Month | Erin Wolf, WMSE 91.7 FM Milwaukee

“WMSE’s on-air staff is made up of 70+ dedicated community volunteers who specialize in their favorite genre. Those volunteers steer the musical ship, 24/7, broadcasting from the downtown campus of the Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our DJ team is made up of artists, lawyers, nurses, students, professors, small business owners and beyond.”

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