Rock Radio 2.0

Independent Radio News of Note

small-antenna_radiotower.jpgAs a big supporter of community/independent radio and a volunteer myself at CKUT FM, I like to encourage people to volunteer or at the very least listen to their local community radio stations as much as possible. Here are some stations with news that you will find interesting.

WXPN is asking for the Top 885 Music Moments. While 885 corresponds to this University of Pennsylvania’s FM frequency, it certainly gives us a lot of room to maneuver. Get in your moments now! You have until August 31, 2007 to submit your contributions. I always thought that the Grateful Dead playing at the pyramids in Egypt was a particularly cool musical moment.

WPRB on the other hand bills itself as the United States oldest college radio station (67 years and counting!) and since they get no money from Princeton they are finding the need to conduct their very first on-air membership drive. If you want to support independent radio in the U.S., this is a great way to do it.

Finally, WOXY ,which went from a broadcast FM operation to an Internet-only station and then was knocked off the air due to a serious lack of funds but was then rescued with the financial support of, are back on the airwaves! They have signed an agreement with Cincinnati Public radio station WVXU to broadcast over one of their High Definition multicast channels. Great news from a station that bills itself as the “future of rock and roll” and which seemed to be out for the count not too long ago.