24-Hour Marathon Highlights 2015 College Radio Day
September 3, 2015 at 11:53 AM (PT)
HOUSTON PUBLIC MEDIA soon-to-be-relaunched KBLT-F/HOUSTON is celebrating the fifth annual COLLEGE RADIO DAY by holding a 24-hour marathon on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2nd, coinciding with the former RICE UNIVERSITY station KTRU's return to the airwaves as an LPFM radio station. The 24 hours of college radio will start at 12 midnight (CT); every hour, stations “pass the baton” to each other, from coast-to-coast, with hours of special programs planned
“KTRU is excited to return to the FM airwaves and to coincide our launch with the 24-Hour COLLEGE RADIO MARATHON," KTRU Student Station Manager EMILY MEIGS said. "KTRU has had an interesting past, but we believe our move back to FM goes to show that college radio is still thriving and will continue to do so. We are looking forward to starting the marathon and joining others in the celebration of college radio!”
The organizers of COLLEGE RADIO DAY will be producing their annual college radio simulcast for stations to broadcast on OCTOBER 2nd at 1p ET. This year the simulcast will feature support from artists such as TAYLOR GOLDSMITH of DAWES, MIKE D’ANTONIO of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, K RECORDS Founder CALVIN JOHNSON, SUB POP RECORDS Co-Founder BRUCE PAVITT, MIKE PICKEREL of THE SCREAMING TREES and more to be announced.
“After discovering college radio during the second semester of freshman year, I've been enamored with the medium and community that is college radio," COLLEGE RADIO DAY Pres. ANTHONY SAIA said. "I'm proud to serve as the President of the Board and look forward to hearing all the unique programming put out by stations from around the nation during this year's event!"