COMMUNITY

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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March MD of the Month : Jackie Lira, KRUX Las Cruces

“KRUX history as told by our underwriter: ‘In a galaxy far far away from here, one guy for whatever reason decided to get this place licensed by the FCC. 30 or some years later here we are.’ If you listen to us at 91.5fm online or on the air, you’ll hear a pretty cute promo of a recording of their first day on air. It’s kinda crazy to think about because it’s just a group of kids being fascinated by The Ramones, and as Brandon said 30 or something years later, here we are.”

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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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