Webcasting Rates and Terms to Improve for Educational Student Stations Under Settlement
The Copyright Royalty Board (“CRB”) has published CBI negotiated settlement with SoundExchange (“SX”) as the rules pertaining to certain educational stations which are substantially staffed by students. The CRB publication of agreement signals acceptance of agreement with minor technical changes.
CBI sees this as a big win for many student stations webcasting sound recordings. “The adoption of this settlement not only rolls forward the current rates for these stations for another five years, but also enlarges the number of stations which can report the use of sound recordings via a proxy fee, while allowing these services to the public to provide reports of use of sound recordings. This is a big win for student stations, the labels and artists” said Gregory Weston, President of CBI. The latter two were represented by SX in the negotiation process.
Read the complete CBI press release here.
KTRU Due Back On FM Dial Friday
The new low-power frequency will be 96.1 FM, broadcasting from an antenna atop Rice Stadium under the official call letters KBLT-LP. According to a press release, the station’s coverage area should stretch approximately from Loop 610 south to Buffalo Bayou and will continue to refer to itself as KTRU. It will cease using KPFT’s HD-2 frequency, which it had been using since going off air in April 2011; it is also available through a number of apps including iHeartRadio.
Read more from the Houston Press and Radio Survivor.
White House Welcomes Contingent from College Radio Day
In recapping the visit, Quicke wrote that the group had “… a lively discussion in the Roosevelt Room on the role of the media, and the importance of student media especially. College radio was specifically discussed also. At the conclusion of our visit we were presented with a letter from President Obama wishing us a successful College Radio Day 2015.”
Read more from Radio Survivor and Radio Ink.
Texas A&M Students Launch Radio Station
There’s a new radio station in town, and it is run entirely by students at Texas A&M.
With the help of Bryan Broadcasting, students in the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications department launched Fusion FM, a divergent rock station.
Read more from WTAW News Talk.
Sweet Briar College has new radio station
“We try to make — it an open canvas for students to try to do things that can build themselves up and try to have their own experiences while also giving them a really nice platform to experiment with public speaking, public relations, connecting with bands or with their community,” said Madeline Artibee, a senior studying anthropology at Sweet Briar who DJs at the station. “Whatever way they want to get involved, they can.”
Sweet Briar previously ran a part-time station, under the call letters WUDZ, on 89.9. Now, that station is replaced by The Briar, which is broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Read more from the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
From punk to Christian to ‘dad rock,’ Morningside College radio is making waves on the FM dial
Most of the time, Jenni Beaver, 18, is a serious-minded Morningside College mass communications junior who dreams of becoming a writer.
But for a two-hour shift twice a week, the Fort Walton Beach, Florida, native becomes the effervescent host of “On a Positive Note,” a program of contemporary Christian music on KMSC-FM Fusion 93, the college-run radio station.
Read more from the Sioux City Journal.
San Joaquin Delta College to launch new radio station
San Joaquin Delta College celebrated the official launch of KWDC, “The Voice of Stockton” FM 93.5, a new community radio station, on Thursday, Sept. 24 at it’s Shima Center studios.
KWDC will feature news, talk, sports, music and more and will stream worldwide at KWDC.org and on the TuneIn app. The radio signal should reach north past Eight Mile Road, to the Delta west of Interstate-5, south to Charter Way and East to Highway 99.
Read more from the Lodi News-Sentinel.
S.C. State radio station to hold annual fall membership drive
Celebrating 30 years of broadcasting, S.C. State University’s radio station, WSSB 90.3 FM, will host its fall membership drive Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 28-30. Hours each day will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Nance Hall, room B-114, located on the campus.
Read more from The Times and Democrat.
NMSU radio station keeps airwaves cool
The KRUX managers have a lot to discuss at their weekly board meeting: the installation of a new antenna this week that will push their FM signal into West Texas, more than doubling the size of their potential market; a “birthday bash” celebrating the station’s 26th year; and the perennial, and growing, concern of how to raise enough money to keep KRUX on the air.
Read more from the Albuquerque Journal.
KSFS embraces the chaos of a new semester
The walls of the KSFS radio station at SF State are covered with graffiti, a long-standing tradition carried on by students looking to make their mark. A large sign showcasing their slogan, “Embrace the chaos,” is tacked onto the wall.
It is a sentiment that Jeff Jacoby, advisor and associate professor, said he proudly upholds. In the other room, Tim Blair, operations manager of KSFS and broadcast and electronic communication arts major, sat behind the soundboard with his co-host, eager to begin their show “T-Time.” With headphones strapped on and microphones raised to their lips, they dim the lights to, as Blair describes it, “turn our eyes off and our ears on.”
Read more from Golden Gate Xpress.
New England Public Radio News Network to air on WAMH 89.3
“WAMH students program a wide range of music and talk programs, and we look forward to being a part of the eclectic mix,” John Voci, NEPR’s executive director of programming said in a statement. “We think public radio listeners in Hampshire County will embrace the ‘mash up’ of the NEPR News Network and the often experimental nature of college radio.”
Read more from the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
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