Sunday, September 30, 2012

It's time for College Radio Day, October 2 , 2012

It's time to raise awareness of the college and high school radio stations across North America.

It's time to start tuning in and fighting back against the corporate takeover of radio.

It's time to support creative programming and truly independent content and music you can't find anywhere 

It's time to start giving back to the stations that help break the bands you love.

Come on! Give it the old college try! It's time we all come together.

It's time for College Radio Day 
October 2 , 2012

“The aim of College Radio Day is to get people to tune in to their local college radio stations, support this programming and remind college administrators just how important their radio stations are.” – The Record (New Jersey)

“College Radio Day: An SOS for student-run stations…a unifying college-radio event” – The Washington Post

“[An] event that encourages participating stations to tout their role in training students and helping unknown bands find an audience.” – USA Today

“A new, non-Hallmark holiday to honor students' "unique and fearless programming" on the left of the dial.” – SPIN

“A nationwide movement…illuminating the cultural significance of student-run radio” – TIME

“A day reminding listeners that even as commercial radio often sounds more and more corporate, college radio is still out there” – NY Daily News

“College Radio Has Its Day…College Radio Day boosts support” – New Jersey Monthly

“The idea of College Radio Day seems to have caught on” – RadioWorld 

“Today people across North America are celebrating College Radio Day—a brand-new holiday founded by two enthusiasts of college radio” – Gawker


Northeast community and independent college radio stations

WAPJ, Torrington (community)
WCNI, New London (independent college)
WDJW, Somers (high school)
WPKN, Bridgeport (community)
WHUS, Storrs (independent college - UConn)
WNHU, West Haven (independent college - University of New Haven)
WWEB, Wallingford (high school)
WWUH, Hartford (independent college - University of Hartford)

WBOR, (independent college - Bowdoin College)
WERU, Blue Hill (community)
WMPG, Portland (independent college)
WUMF, Farmington (independent college - UMaine)

BIRN (Berklee Internet Radio Network), Boston (independent college internet - Berklee)
Boston Free Radio, Somerville (Community Internet)
EC Radio, Boston (Independent College, Emmanuel College)
I.B.I.S. Radio (the Independent Broadcast Information Service), JP (independent non-commercial)
Lasell College Radio, Newton (internet)
WAVM, Maynard (high school)
WBCR-LP, Great Barrington (community)
WBIM, Bridgewater (indeoendent college - Bridgewater State)
WBRS, Waltham (independent college - Brandeis)
WCHC, Worcester (independent college - Holy Cross)
WCUW, Worcester (community)
WDJM, Framingham (independent college - Framingam State)
WECB, Boston (independent college - Emerson)
WERS. Boston (independent college - Emerson)
WHRB, Cambridge ((1) Harvard)
WKKL, West Barnstable (independent college and community - Cape Cod Community College)
WMBR, Cambridge (independent college and community - MIT)
WMFO, Medford (independent college - Tufts)
WMBC-LP, Greenfield (community)
WMUA, Amherst (independent college - UMass)
WMWM, Salem (independent college - Salem State University)
WNRC-LP, Dudley (independent college - Nichols College)
WOMR/WFMR, Provincetown (community)
WRBB, Boston (independent college - Northeastern)
WSCW, Worcester (independent college internet - Worcester State University)
WSHL, Easton (independent college - Stonehill College)
WTBU, Boston (independent college - Boston University)
WUMD, North Dartmouth (independent college - UMass)
WUML, Lowell (independent college - UMass)
WVVY, Martha's Vineyard (community)
WXOJ-LP, Florence (community)
WZBC, Newton (independent college - Boston College)
WZLY, Wellesley (independent college - Wellesley College)

WNEC, Henniker (independent college - New England College)
WSCA-LP, Portsmouth (community)
WSCS, New London (independent college)
WUNH, Durham (independent college - UNH)

New Jersey
90.3 the core (Rutgurs), Blairstown (Internet)
WPRB, Princeton (community)
WFDU, Teeneck (independent college - Fairleigh-Dickinson)
WFMU, Jersey City (community)

New York
WBAI (community)
WBAR (independent college - Barnard)
WCDB, Albany (independent college - SUNY Albany)
WNYU, Manhattan (independent college - NYU)
WVCF, Fredonia/Dunkirk (independent college - SUNY Fredonia/Dunkirk)
WDFH, lower Hudson Valley (community)
WFNP, New Paltz (independent college - SUNY New Paltz)
WHCS, NYC (independent college - Hunter)
WKCR, NYC (Columbia U)

BSR Radio, Brown University, Providence (Internet Based Brown Student and Community Radio)
WRIU, Kingston (independent college - URI)

WIUV, Castleton (independent college - Castleton State College)
WGDR, Plainfield (independent college - Goddard College)
WOOL, Bellows Falls (community LP)
WRVU, Burlington (independent college - UVM)
WVEW-LP, Brattleborough (community)

* WHRB is an anomaly, it programs in the style of a non-commercial station, it's an all-volunteer student run non-profit, but it has a commercial license and some low-key local commercials.


In celebration of College Radio DayOctober 2 , 2012, for the next seven days, NEFolk has turned on a reminder for each and every college radio program in its Calendar. Tune in, listen and appreciate some fine non-commercial / non-corporate student-producd and hosted radio programming. Please take moment to review the entries. If additions or edits are needed, please email

All who appreciate independent college and community radio stations in the northeast US are encouraged to join with and participate in Northeast Community and Independent College Radioan open group run by and for community and independent college radi
o producer/hosts (no commercial, no "NPR/PRI/PRX/APR/APM, etc, so-called "public" stations) located in New England and contiguous states and provinces. Its mission is to promote independent non-commercial radio, share with our peers and the public news of our own and our stations' programming and network with one another.

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