The University of Maryland has zealously supported college radio for over 75 years. The school’s student-run station, WMUC, kicked off from what was initially a course in the Speech Department. Since then, generations of ambitious and brilliant students have helped it progress into a huge success. Today, the university is celebrating the accomplishments and contributions the station has provided to and from the students, as well as the greater Washington, D.C. community area, with an exhibition called Saving College Radio: WMUC Past, Present And Future.
And as part of the celebration, the university will be hosting an academic symposium titled Saving College Radio on Friday, April 11. The event will feature speakers from WMUC, WRGW, NPR and more, and will include a viewing of the exhibition. If you’re in or near College Park, MD, we highly recommend joining the conversation. The symposium is free to the public with an RSVP.