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College Radio Day — Oct. 3

Promoting “one of the last remaining bastions of creative radio programming”

Friday is College Radio Day in the United States, an effort that has spread and is now observed as World College Radio Day elsewhere.

Last year’s event featured over 700 stations in 43 countries. “The aim of College Radio Day is to harness the combined listenership of hundreds of thousands of college radio listeners throughout the world and to celebrate the important contribution of college radio by uniting for this one day,” the website explains.

It adds, “The organizers of College Radio Day believe that college radio is one of the last remaining bastions of creative radio programming, free from the constrictions of having to be commercially viable, and a place where those involved in its programming believe passionately in its mission.”

Furthermore, “The organizers also hope that College Radio Day can also be used as a fundraising vehicle for those individual stations that choose to participate, benefiting from the extra attention their station will receive on that particular day.”

High school radio stations are invited to participate as well.

Look for an interview with College Radio Day founder Dr. Rob Quicke at later in the week.