October 2, 2012, marks the second annual College Radio Day, the nationwide bringing together of college radio stations to raise awareness and support for all things college radio. When we spoke to College Radio Day founder Rob Quicke back in June, he told us he hoped to release an album to raise funds to help endangered radio stations. Released digitally on College Radio Day via iTunes and CDBaby is College Radio Day: The Album 2012, the compilation Quicke was dreaming of this summer.
Only 1,500 physical copies of this double album have been pressed, with all proceeds going to the non-profit College Radio Defense Fund. A panel of judges pulled from college radio stations across the country selected the tracks featured on the album. The first half offers “the best music performances in college radio stations across the USA,” while the second contains previously unreleased recordings from artists “who are publicly standing with college radio,” including the Civil Wars, Delta Spirit and the Front Bottoms. Stream the full College Radio Day album here.