What is College Radio Day?


College Radio Day, is an event conceived by Rob Quicke, General Manager of WPSC at William Paterson University. The company was founded in December 2010.The first event was held on October 11, 2011 with subsequent CRD events happening in the first week of October every year. In October 2014, it was announced that College Radio Day was now being run as part of a newly formed non-profit organization called the College Radio Foundation.

The aim of the event is to “raise a greater, national awareness of the many college and high school radio stations that operate in North America by encouraging people who would not normally listen to college radio to do so on this day.” This first event had over 360 participating college and high school radio stations in America, Canada and Jamaica. Because of international interest with over 600 college radio stations in 42 countries, World College Radio Day was founded in 2012, and is now celebrated the same day as College Radio Day in countries around the world outside of the USA. 

Brave New Radio iso ne of the major headquarters of Brave New Radio featuring 24 hours of special programming such as radio dramas, live performances, and special interviews. Previous College Radio Days have featured interviews with the likes of Z100's Skeery Jones, Wyclef Jean, and former Vice President Joe Biden. 

More information about the College Radio Foundation and College Radio Day can be found here

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