College Radio Stands With France

Student radio stations worldwide collaborate on special program in support of France
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In an effort to show support and unity with the people of France following the tragic attacks on Paris on Nov. 13, student radio stations from around the world produced a special radio program titled “We Stand With France: Student Radio Around the World Unites.”

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The program originally played on the one-week anniversary of the attacks on French college radio stations across the country, and on college radio stations globally. More stations plan on broadcasting it this week as well.

A total of 12 countries contributed to the broadcast, including Australia, Canada, Colombia, Finland, France, India, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, United Arab Emirates, U.K., and the U.S.A.

French college radio was personally affected by the attacks on Paris, as OnAir MS – La Radio de Neoma Business School, Campus de Reims, lost former student Claire Tapprest, who helped run the student radio station. She was killed during the attacks on the Bataclan theatre. Another Neoma Business School student was killed during the Bataclan attack.

Rob Quicke, associate professor of communication at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J., and co-founder of World College Radio Day, put the program together. British musician John Garrison, granted permission for his music to be used for the program.

“We are all very touched by your support and messages,” said Emile Palmantier, editorial coordination and partnerships from Radio Campus France. “Solidarité, Egalité, Fraternité Radio. Thanks a lot!”

To hear the completed program, click here.

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