The Early History of College Radio with Jennifer Waits
March 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
We will be hosting Jennifer Waits of Radio Survivor to speak to the CHRS membership about The Early History of College Radio.
Title: “Sleuthing out the Early Days of College Radio and Preserving this Important History”
Co-founder Radio Survivor
Assistant Curator, Digital Library of Amateur Radio and Communications
Co-chair, College, Community and Educational Radio Caucus on the Library of Congress’ Radio Preservation Task Force
Ever since radio’s early experimental days, there have been college students broadcasting from their campuses, often at the technological forefront of radio. Despite lack of funding, a transient student population, and competing academic demands, passionate radio enthusiasts have persevered and created radio stations in myriad forms using amateur radio, AM, FM, carrier current, public address systems, cable, telephones, the Internet, and so much more.
Jennifer Waits has been researching the early history of college radio for many years and also obsessively tours radio stations (posting field trip reports for 173 so far). She started blogging about college radio in 2008 on her site, Spinning Indie, and in 2009 helped to launch Radio Survivor, where much of her work appears today.
Inspired by the rich radio history at her alma mater, Haverford College (where students launched AM station WABQ in 1923) she has been working to tell the story of the important work done by students at student-run college radio stations.
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