21 Facts About College radio


Campus radio is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college, university or other educational institution.

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Campus College radio stations are generally licensed and regulated by national governments, and have very different characteristics from one country to the next.

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One commonality between many College radio stations regardless of their physical location is a willingness—or, in some countries, even a licensing requirement—to broadcast musical selections that are not categorized as commercial hits.

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Many campus College radio stations carry a variety of programming including news, sports, and spoken word programming as well as general music.

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Some College radio stations have gained critical acclaim for their programming and are considered by the community in which they are embedded to be an essential media outlet.

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Some College radio stations are distributed through the cable television system on cable FM or the second audio program of a TV College radio station.

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SUSTcast is the campus College radio station made for Shahjalal University of Science and Technology.

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Campus College radio stations broadcasting at full power are assigned a permanent frequency and call letters and, aside from a requirement not to compete directly with commercial College radio stations, are full players in the Canadian broadcasting spectrum.

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Radio Campus France is a national, non-profit radio broadcasting network grouping 22 public college radio stations located in the largest French cities.

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Similarly a community based College radio programme titled Panchayat Vani was recently broadcast on All India Radio, Darbhanga, Bihar.

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Campus radio exists in Israel, where several colleges, universities and high schools have successful programs.

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Student College radio has been broadcast in Sweden since the beginning of 1980.

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Some student College radio stations operate on the FM waveband for short periods at a time under the Restricted Service Licence scheme, while others choose to broadcast full-time on the AM waveband using an LPAM licence.

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College radio became commonplace in the 1960s when the Federal Communications Commission began issuing class D licenses for ten-watt radio stations to further the development of the then new FM band.

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College radio returned to Rollins College when the FM radio station, WPRK began broadcasting on 10 December 1952.

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Still, due to strict class D regulations, some College radio stations were prohibited from a wattage upgrade for possible signal interference with adjacent College radio stations, such as KWUR 90.

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College radio stations are typically considered to be public radio radio stations in the way that they are funded by donation and grants, but as a radio format the term "Public radio" generally refers to classical music, jazz, and news.

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The National Association of Broadcasters and the newly founded National Public Radio convinced the FCC that local low-power College radio stations were somehow detrimental to broadcasting, and class D licenses were no longer issued for applications made after 1979, except for broadcast translators to repeat NAB and NPR members' College radio stations.

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Many College radio stations were forced to upgrade their facilities at considerable expense.

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Many other College radio stations were eventually forced off the air, because they could not afford the upgrades at all, or not in time to avoid being locked in by other expanding College radio stations.

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Some College radio stations have had student programming taken off the air by the administration in favor of other uses, such as WWGC and KTXT.

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