Three HWS students had the opportunity to participate in the first-ever College Radio Day on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Claire Brown ’12, Meghan Brooks ’12 and Evan Phail ’13 represented WEOS-FM during the event, as did four members of the Geneva community and a high school junior from Bloomfield, N.Y. The participants gathered together at the WEOS studio and each broadcast their respective shows live to a much larger audience than usual.
Brown and Brooks host “DEAD AIR with Meg & Clair,” on Sundays at 6 p.m. and Thursdays at 8 p.m. on 105.7FM WHWS-LP. The show can be heard online at http://www.whws.fm/p/listen-live.html.
Rob Quicke, general manager at WPSC-FM at William Paterson University, and Peter Kreten, general manager at WXAV-FM at Saint Xavier University, founded College Radio Day in December 2010.
“The aim of College Radio Day is to harness the combined listenership of hundreds of thousands of college radio listeners throughout North America and to celebrate the important contribution of college radio to America’s airwaves by uniting for this one day,” Quicke and Kreten said.
College Radio Day succeeded in expanding the listener base for college and high school radio stations across the country while simultaneously awarding HWS students the opportunity to broadcast their talents.
“College radio is one of the last remaining bastions of creative radio programming, free from having to be commercially viable, and a place where those involved in its programming believe passionately in its mission,” says Greg Cotterill, station manager at WEOS at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.