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WVU to Play All Vinyl for College Radio Day

West Texas A&M University will host an open house in its studios

College radio stations across the country have their own unique plans to celebrate tomorrow’s College Radio Day.

West Virginia University’s WWVU(FM) will be going old school. “We’ll be doing a special format change — we’re playing all vinyl to celebrate,” said Matthew Fouty, the station’s general manger.

A remote broadcast from WVU’s student union building is planned as well. Fouty says official College Radio Day t-shirts will be given away to students passing by and to callers.

In the Texas Panhandle, West Texas A&M University’s KWTS(FM) plans to host an open house reception in its studios. Having been on air since 1972, the student-run station’s faculty advisor, Randy Ray, said that because the station is well-established on campus and within the community, opening its doors to the larger student population gives them a chance to give back as well as to continue to make its presence known.

As for special broadcasts, Ray has asked alumnae to come back to re-create their old shifts or to call in.

Around 400 college radio stations will take part in College Radio Day. The holiday is aimed at elevating awareness of the many student-run college stations across the world by encouraging people who would normally not listen to do so.

“I love college radio. I think college radio is one of the outposts for really creative radio, which is what radio was meant to be like,” said Ray.

Check out what some other college stations will be doing tomorrow here.