Minute Of Silence Planned To Spotlight College Radio Station Sales
April 27, 2011 at 3:59 AM (PT)
A national Minute of Silence will be held TOMORROW (4/28) at 12:00p CT on college radio stations. COLLEGE BROADCASTERS, INC (CBI) is organizing the grassroots effort. The goal of the Minute of Silence is to bring awareness of the deep impact that the sale of student radio stations is having on campuses and their surrounding communities.
CBI, who represents over 200 student media outlets, said they have become increasingly alarmed at the sale of student stations. "The recent sale of stations like KUSF at the UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO, KTRU at RICE UNIVERSITY and WNAZ at TREVECCA NAZRENE UNIVERSITY indicates that college broadcasters need to do a better job of explaining their value and purpose to the schools and communities they serve," said CBI Pres. CANDACE WALTON. "This minute of silence is just the first step in a broader effort to make the nation aware of how critical student stations are to localism in broadcasting."
The minute of silence is a first step as part of a broader effort to build awareness of the selling of student stations. College Broadcasters, Inc, will also host a variety of sessions regarding this issue at their national convention in ORLANDO, FL in OCTOBER 2011. There is more information available online at www.askcbi.org including an update list of stations that have been sold and transferred from student stations.