College Radio Day is celebrating its 9th year. This year, we have the support from Grammy-winning indie alternative band, The Black Keys, who are the official ambassadors of the event, as well as interviews with bands such as Rise Against, Spin Doctors, Manchester Orchestra and Lacuna Coil.
The theme this year for WCRD is “Hear It First on College Radio” and participating stations will explore and highlight how students create unique programming and content on college radio that is important to them and not heard on any other medium. It is often college radio that gives a spotlight to local stories and issues, as well as playing music that is new and innovative. “Only on college radio will you hear music and programming you just can’t find anywhere else, and it’s the place where people take risks in what they play,” says Rob Quicke, founder of College Radio Day and Professor of Communication at William Paterson University in New Jersey.