Organizers Plan Second College Radio Day
Rob Quicke expects 500 radio stations in 20 countries to take part in the
second “College Radio Day.”
You may recall we told you
about the first “day” last year; it’s an event to highlight the programming and
contributions of college and high school stations during
an era when some institutions have opted to sell student stations off.
The second annual
event is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 2.
Organizer Rob Quicke is GM of FM station WPSC at
William Paterson University in New Jersey. “It’s a day we all come together and make a collective statement that
says college/high school radio is an important and vital medium,” he said in
the announcement. Efforts are all volunteer.
Promo efforts include an album to raise funds for
college stations to buy and fix equipment and to support events. Artists donating tracks
include The Civil Wars, We Are Scientists
and Blues Traveler. One of the two CDs features unsigned artists
playing in college stations.
This year’s event will launch with a message from Chris Martin
What Is College
Radio Day? (Quicke guest commentary, Sept. 2011)
Why Radio Should Go Back to School (July 2012)