Welcome to Radio Round-up, wherein we take a look up what went down in college radio this past week.
- Happy (belated) National Radio Day! Surprised that radio gets it own day? Well it actually gets three. So if you missed celebrating National Radio Day this past Wednesday August 20, you can show your radio spirit on College Radio Day in October or during World Radio Day in February.
- WEHC is going green! This week Emory and Henry College announced that they are installing a series of 192 solar panels that will power the station’s transmitter. Once completed, WEHC will be the first station in the Southeast to go off the grid.
- According to Tribstar, there are some shifts in radio broadcasting taking place in Indiana’s Wabash Valley. Indiana State University has acquired WHMD, Rose-Hullman Institute of Technology’s station. Indiana State’s WISU will become an NPR news station, and its student-run music programing will move over to what was WHMD. As part of this move, WISU will be changing its call letters to WZIS. The University’s President, Dan Bradley, has said that these changes will provide increased opportunities for student broadcasters.
- The fight to save WRAS continues with a rally to #SaveWRAS next Thursday, August 28. More information can be found here.