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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

College Radio Day makes (air)waves in Georgia

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Tuesday, October 1 - Today marks College Radio Day, a day when hundreds of college radio stations from all over the world play their best music, and pay homage college radio culture. In Georgia, we have a lucky 13 stations participating this year (in 2013, who knew!?). Also this year, the University of Georgia's WUOG is the state headquarters for the College Radio Day festivities.

Other stations throughout Georgia, specifically Atlanta are doing their own celebrations in honor of College Radio Day:

"We'll be swapping a show at 5 p.m. 7 p.m. with WRAS, Georgia State's radio station," WREK's Program Director Maria Sotnikova says. "We'll be playing "Charm Academy 88" and they'll be playing "Lost in The Stacks," it's going to be exciting!"

Clark Atlanta University, home of WSTU, just learned about College Radio Day. "Hearing about what they do is great, we're are definitely interested in participating more." Edward Davenport of WSTU says. WSTU is known for bringing in local talent for live sets as well as broadcasting activist efforts for causes such as AIDS research.

In years past, different stations have held the honor of being the state HQ for College Radio Day. Two years ago, University of West Georgia's station, The Wolf, was the state headquarters, and has been acclaimed by College Radio Day as one of the top stations in Georgia and has won awards such as Best Community Outreach and Best On Air Programming. General Manager Shawn Isaacs, who serves as a National Cabinet Member for College Radio Day, says that they
will be playing an hour-long radio show during CRD's 24-hour marathon. "We don't have a particular name for our show," Issacs says, "but we plan to take a retrospective look at college radio
during the hour."

This will be The Wolf's first time airing during the 24-hour marathon in the three years that the station has participated in College Radio Day. They will be airing with stations from the United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden, India, Israel and many other countries. You can listen to them and all of the other shows here.

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