Event Celebrates College Radio From Coast-To-Coast Hundreds Of College Radio Stations Will Unite To Celebrate
Hewitt, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/04/2014 -- -Artists and celebrities such as Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, Rudy), Andrew WK, Ty Segall, Twin Peaks and Living Colour (‘Cult of Personality’) have thrown their support behind this year’s event, with more yet to be confirmed
-Builds upon last year’s successful event which was recognized by President Obama and featured a special concert by Wyclef Jean and interview with Moby
-College Radio Day is “a reminder that, despite some stations being sold off, college radio is still alive and kicking!” says CRD President, Peter Kreten
College Radio Day was started 4 years ago and over the last four years, CRD has grown from several hundred participating college and high school radio stations to over 700 stations currently signed on covering 43 countries. The 4th Annual College Radio Day is scheduled to take place on October 3rd, 2014 – and clearly, the yearly global airwaves event has grown tremendously in its short lifetime. So much so, that the event is now known as WORLD COLLEGE RADIO DAY outside of the USA.
In a letter sent to participating college radio stations last year, President Obama proclaimed that: “Uniting audiences across languages and borders, World College Radio Day celebrates the students who power these stations and the unique role college radio plays across the globe.”
CRD was founded by Dr. Rob Quicke, a tenured Associate Professor of Communication at William Paterson University where he also serves as GM of the university’s award-winning WPSC 88.7 FM (Wayne, NJ). In 2012 and 2013, WPSC was named “Best College Radio Station” in the US by IBS.
The organizers of CRD believe that college radio is the last bastion of creative radio programming and, simply put, that college radio is an integral part of the media landscape: “It’s remarkable just how much CRD has grown – it is a truly global event. Some say college radio is dying and I disagree. The event is a reminder that, despite some stations being sold off, college radio is still alive and kicking!” CRD President Peter Kreten commented. The countdown to Friday, October 3 begins!
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The College Radio Day event is run entirely by volunteers. CRD is a grass-roots, not-for-profit group and is currently awaiting official status as 501(c)3 charity organization.
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