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Board Blog: Goodbye, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu

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Yesterday was my final day as CBI President. After more than five years in office, I’m passing the scepter to the capable hands of John Morris of the University of Southern Indiana. While it’s hard to let go (and, technically, I could have run for re-election), I believe that new leadership is essential to the growth of any organization.

Greg Weston, CBI Immediate Past President

Greg Weston, CBI Immediate Past President

As I look back on my time in office, I am pleased to see that CBI is in much better shape in 2016 than it was in 2011.

Among our recent successes:

  • The creation of the National Student Electronic Media Convention in 2012 has allowed us to serve our members better than ever before, expanded CBI’s visibility in the professional media world and helped us remain on firm financial footing.
  • Our lobbying efforts in areas such as webcasting have allowed our members to affordably take advantage of new ways to reach their audience while ensuring that musicians and songwriters are fairly compensated for their work.
  • Our email (yes, email) listservs remain vibrant and vital, putting the expertise and experience of our membership just a keystroke away from those who need help.
  • Soon-to-be-revealed new initiatives, in collaboration with other student media organizations, will ensure that we can continue to meet our members’ needs in an era of eroding boundaries between print, audio and video media.

What makes these achievements so important is that they are not “mine.” They are the result of the hard work and dedication of many people who share my passion for the success of student electronic media. That means that they can be sustained and built upon, regardless of who holds the title of president.

CBI will continue to grow and I’m excited to be along for the ride.

By | December 1st, 2016|Board Blogs|0 Comments

Student Media in the News

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Caz Joins Effort to Ignite the Soul of College Radio

Cazenovia College teamed up with Colgate University, Hamilton College, and Utica College at Colgate’s campus for an hour-long simulcast. The simulcast was meant to expand each station’s geographic boundaries in hopes of increasing repeat listenership.

Read more from The Quad.

Campus View: How to Plan a News Takeover for a Music Station

WSOU is a primarily a music station, with sports second and news third. I’ll admit that because I knew that what I was taking on was an unprecedented task for WSOU. As a college station reporting on the election, it could be argued that it was unwise to attempt when mainstream media outlets hold the advantage. It was intimidating.

Read more from Radio World.

By | December 1st, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

Student Media in the News

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Two SXU Students Visit the White House to Celebrate College Radio Day

Two Saint Xavier University (SXU) students, Sean Anderson and Mia Guevara, experienced an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the White House last week due to College Radio Day. This special day is an annual event sponsored by the College Radio Foundation to unite college radio stations around the country, while celebrating its important contributions to music, journalism and the radio industry.

Read more from Lawndale News.

KFHS Radio Celebrates College Radio Day

On November 4th, students that are part of FHSU’s campus radio station, KFHS, celebrated National College Radio Day. Students that were in bands or simply solo acts on campus, were asked to perform in Cody Commons to showcase their musical talents.

Read more from Tiger Media Network.

Like father, like son — Doyle’s son wants to follow in his footsteps

I don’t know how many parents have gone through this: One of your children expresses a desire to follow in your footsteps in their career. It is flattering and disconcerting at the same. Flattering in that they think highly enough of you to want to emulate you, but disconcerting in that you know the many pitfalls they will face.

My oldest son is a junior at Montclair State University where he is majoring in Journalism with a concentration in Broadcast Communications. He started working at the campus radio station (WMSC) the first semester of his freshman year and has stayed there ever since.

Read more from New Jersey 101.5.

Sylvan Esso premieres new single on WKNC

Durham electronic-pop duo Sylvan Esso stopped by the WKNC studio Nov. 17 for a guest DJ set that culminated with the premiere of their new single.

“Kick Jump Twist” was released Nov. 18 as the B-side to the single “Radio” on a new 12-inch LP from Loma Vista Recordings.

“Sylvan Esso is a great local band with national influence, so we were excited they wanted to premiere their new song on WKNC,” Emily Ehling, WKNC’s general manager, said. “We were happy to accommodate them and hope we can continue doing things like this in the future that bring a national spotlight to North Carolina music.”

Read more from NCSU Student Media.

Plus: Radio Survivor’s College Radio Watch column.

By | November 22nd, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

Board Blog: You

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The distinct privilege I have had to serve on the CBI Board as President and Past President ends soon after ten years, and I can tell you this organization is the best in the student media business only because of you.

Warren Kozireski, CBI Immediate Past President

Warren Kozireski, CBI Immediate Past President

You send an application in and are voted to a Board seat and do it for the love of student media despite already being over-committed.

You agree to coordinate a judging panel and help review sometimes 40+ category nominations for the ever-growing annual Awards competition.

You pass on the knowledge you gained from attending the conference to your peers following in your footsteps.

You attend a conference session at 9 a.m. instead of sleeping in.

You help curate one or several national conference sessions one year or every year.

You prepare and delivered one or more conference sessions one year or every year.

You collect and collate the session evaluations so we become better every year.

You arrange the Media Tours wherever our conference destination.

You coordinate or participate in the annual Cybercast.

You oversee the annual Student Media Awards and presentation without a flaw.

You served on the search committee to find our Executive Director.

You contribute your expertise/opinion on the email listserv and the Resources page of the CBI website to any and all who ask.

You provide a great sounding board at the conference for those of us who have no one on our own campus who understands what we do.

You make this happen all year, every year—by and for students. Thank you for allowing me the chance to be a small part of it.

 

By | November 16th, 2016|Board Blogs|0 Comments

Student Media in the News

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WOBN alumni return for College Radio Day

The festivities started off at midnight Nov. 4 in WOBN Studios with “When Worlds Collide” featuring Al Williamson, Lillian van Wyngaarden and Bailey Ross. Shows continued throughout the rest of the day. College Radio Day closed  with “When World Collide” at 10:30 p.m. after a 22-hour long marathon and a live stream provided by Otterbein TV.

Read more from Otterbein360.

WKCO struggles to obtain sufficient funding from the BFC

Miscommunication and the slow-moving bureaucracy of the Budget and Finance Committee (BFC) are threatening to halt the production of WKCO Radio Free Kenyon, the College’s student-run radio station and recording studio.

Both last semester and once again this semester, the BFC voted not to award the studio any funding because they were unsure of the division between radio station and studio spending. To resolve this, money allocated to the radio station was reallocated to the studio. This solution did not last, and what funds were reallocated to the studio are now back in the radio station’s fund.

Read more from the Kenyon Collegian.

WCNI 90.0: The Radio Station Nobody Knows About

In preparation for writing this article, I asked students around campus if they’d ever tuned into WCNI. The majority of responses were something along the lines of, “Wait, we have a college radio station?” Honestly, I was a little saddened by these answers. A campus radio station is pretty awesome; it’s something that makes Conn special.

Read more from The College Voice.

Tarleton Radio Students attend Philadelphia Convention

Two Tarleton State University attended the College Broadcaster Inc. National Student Electronic Media Convention located in Philadelphia from Oct. 20-22. Seniors Austin Bradley and Mark Smith represented the Tarleton Radio Station. Bradley and Smith gave their own presentation on ‘How a format change can save your station’ and had the opportunity to attend seminars.

Read more from JTACNews.com.

WJJW Club of the Month for October at MCLA

The club that brings you polka, political talk, and pop music on 91.1 FM has won the Club of the Month for October. WJJW joins the likes of Debate club, the Wildlife Society, and Book Club with this designation.

Read more from The Beacon.

Radio 1190 hits the FM airwaves

It’s a big move for the independent, student-run college radio station, located in the basement of CU Boulder’s University Memorial Center (UMC).

Since 1998, Radio 1190 has provided unique programming to the Denver/Boulder area, featuring a wide assortment of independent music while promoting a noncommercial message.

The recent purchase and implementation of an FM translator means that, for the first time ever, Radio 1190’s signal can be picked up on 98.9 FM in the Boulder Valley, Lyons, Golden and along US 36 to Broomfield, Colorado. Nicknamed “The AM Revolution,” Radio 1190 previously was available only on the AM dial, or online.

Read more from CU Boulder Today.

WPFS hosts Anti-Election Smackdown for College Radio Day

Monmouth’s own campus radio station hosted their very first event to celebrate College Radio Day on November 4th in the Wells Theater.

WPFS, or Proud Fighting Scots Radio, made its’ debut on radio airways in the summer of 2015, but has provided the sound for Monmouth College since 1961.

Read more from The Courier.

Plus: Radio Survivor Podcast #70 – From Anaheim to Arkansas, and Beyond and the College Radio Watch column.

By | November 15th, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Member News|0 Comments

Student Media in the News

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College Radio Day updates from all over!

WHPK DJs Organize, Fight Back After Changes Result in Programming Cuts

In September, DJs at the student- and community-run radio station were notified that they were no longer granted after-hours access to the Reynold’s Club, the university’s student center where the station is located. The ban has ended WHPK’s 34-year run of 24/7 broadcasting, and silenced the station from midnight through 7 a.m. (weekdays), 8 a.m. (Saturdays) and 9 a.m. (Sundays); and all day during academic holidays and breaks.

Read more from Chicago Tonight.

Commentary: ICTV actively working to address sexism

It is our goal to create an atmosphere in which students feel comfortable sharing incidents of oppression with producers and the executive staff. This is the only way we can address prevalent issues. This should be an environment to learn, and everyone should feel comfortable in order to make it the best learning environment it can be.

Read more from The Ithacan.

PSUC student leads campus radio station

When Gramegna first came to Plattsburgh State as an incoming freshman, she met Audio Radio Production Chair Timothy Clukey, and Television Studio Manager Jonathan Chew gave her a tour of the studios in Yokum. She had such a good experience and appreciated the one on one tour they gave her. Additionally, she had enjoyed making productions, so that’s when she started looking for programs at PSUC.

Read more from Cardinal Points.

 

By | November 8th, 2016|Broadcasting News, Member News|0 Comments

Board Blog: CBI Board involvement has made me a better, experienced media adviser

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My fellow CBI Board members know I’ve been having a tough time wrapping up my final days as treasurer. While service contributions can be seen by many as mandatory and boring, I could have not asked for a better experience during the last six years with CBI. They’re going to have to push me out the door!

Lisa Marshall, CBI Treasurer

Lisa Marshall, CBI Treasurer

During the last few years of CBI’s positive organizational growth, the board of directors have made it a goal to encourage more CBI adviser involvement within the organization. As our convention reach continues to expand and we are becoming better known across the country, having more volunteers drive our mission can only help CBI’s future. As I exit my term, let me happily offer you reasons why you may want to run for upcoming board positions:

-I feel I’m part of a group making a difference within the world of student electronic media. Student media outlet needs always come first when making any type of organizational decision. I’m proud to stand by that fact—we’re a group who makes group decisions.

-I’ve made new connections within the college and professional media world I wouldn’t have found elsewhere. My network of media contacts has flourished. I now personally know “that person” to call for any given situation that may arise within my own organization.

-Many of my students have joined me along the journey—whether attending the National Student Electronic Media Convention…or as interns designing convention logos, name badges, graphics, postcards, or taking photos. They have learned tangible skills and in turn, sweetened their portfolios. These students have shared my pride for being involved with an organization that fuels college media.

-CBI has made me a better media adviser. One of many examples…I’ve been able to visit fellow board members’ media outlets and see and learn for myself how they operate. This has only improved the operations of my own media organization.

-And, perhaps, most importantly, everyone on the board gets along. What?! Yes, it’s true! I consider my fellow board members not only colleagues, but amazing friends.

Thank you to my undergraduate adviser, and now fellow colleague, Dr. Jeff Harman, who walked into my office in 2010 and encouraged me to run for the CBI Board of Directors. (Advisers never stop advising!) I’m grateful this position gave me the opportunity to get to know and interact with fellow CBI advisers and students. As mentioned in the October NSEMC Philadelphia Membership Meeting, my next step is spearheading our alumni relations network to help CBI graduates better connect with our organization. Kindly follow our LinkedIn alumni group and share the page with your students and peers.

See you in San Antonio!

By | November 2nd, 2016|Board Blogs|0 Comments

Student Media in the News

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How I Got the Job: 7 Questions Answered About Becoming a TV Reporter

Everyone takes a different path to their first media job. Some people land their first choice right out of college. Others need to apply to dozens of places before landing an interview. There’s not a perfect way to get the job you want, but it can help to learn from the experience of others. This week: Joe Little, a reporter for 10 News in San Diego, and master of the one-man-band standup.

Read more from College Media Matters.

Stations get ready for College Radio Day

See what other stations are doing and register your station for CRD events.

 

Plus, College Radio Watch recaps the week and Podcast #69 visits the Ozarks.

By | November 1st, 2016|CBI News, Conventions, Member News|0 Comments

Student Media in the News

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This small N.J. college radio station is the best in the nation

And, for the first time ever, the Marconi goes to WSOU.

The recognition is the equivalent of an Academy Award for radio work, and at a ceremony in Tennessee last month, students and teachers from Seton Hall University accepted a Marconi that named the school’s small, student-run radio station the best non-commercial one in the country. Mark Maben, the station’s faculty advisor and general manager, called the win “really something that we, as an entire state, can be proud of.”

Read more from NJ.com.

WMUL faculty manager honored

WMUL Faculty Manager Chuck Bailey has joined an exclusive club, but he’s not one to rest on his laurels.

Bailey also works as an executive producer for WMUL’s sports coverage. In addition to live broadcasts of football and basketball games, the station covers other sports, including track, volleyball and baseball. The station also hosts a program in co-production with WFGH called “Basketball Friday Nights,” which covers high school basketball in the state.

Read more from the Herald-Dispatch.

 

Plus, College Radio Watch gears up to visit Philadelphia, and check out the winners of the CBI National Student Production Awards.

 

By | October 25th, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Contests, Member News|0 Comments