College radio heads off the dial

Every once in a while I come across an article that really shows where radio is and/or where it’s going.  The leading edge of media and music has got to be college radio.  For as long as I can recall that’s where you went to find out what was freaky and cool … since the kids in college are those learning how to do new things, they are transforming broadcasting as we’ve known it for nearly 100 years now …. check this ..

“Most of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System’s 700 college members now stream on the Internet along with, or instead of, their broadcasting efforts. The Web’s freedom from Federal Communications Commission regulations is not the point. At stations like Fredonia’s, the goal is to transform themselves into the multimedia platforms they believe students with unprecedented tech appetites actually want, and it is changing the ethos, content and vibe of collegiate stations.”

More at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/06/education/edlife/college-radio-heads-off-the-dial.html?_r=1&ref=radio

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