The College Radio Foundation (CRF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. The Foundation works to promote and support non-commercial college radio stations and the students involved with them.

The CRF has three primary programs: College Radio Day (an annual awareness event to promote college radio), the College Radio Fund (to provide scholarships to students and buy equipment for college stations), and College Radio Day Records (to raise money for the College Radio Fund). All three initiatives have the CRF as their parent and administrator.

The College Radio Foundation is governed by a small Board of Directors comprised entirely of passionate believers in college radio. With this small team we manage to partner with hundreds of college radio stations across the world. We keep our staff small deliberately. We are very efficient. We can make decisions quickly and operate with minimal overhead, which means more money goes to the College Radio Fund and directly helping college radio stations and their student participants.

The College Radio Foundation Board


Lori Quicke is the Executive Director of the College Radio Foundation. Under her leadership, World College Radio Day has been celebrated by over 1100 radio stations in 57 countries, and has drawn attention and endorsements from influential figures such as President Barack Obama, President Joe Biden, and the late Queen Elizabeth II. The 2022 acknowledgment from President Biden, praising WCRD’s role in uniting people and enriching the listening experience, further cements the event’s significance. Since establishing the College Radio Fund, she has overseen the application and review process for over 43 grants to college radio stations and students. She is enthusiastic about elevating the profile of college radio, highlighting its importance as a platform for education, diversity, and cultural exchange on an international scale.

blurrymeDr. Timothy E. Craig
currently serves as an Associate Professor of Communication at Warner University in Lake Wales, Florida, where he also serves as Program Coordinator for the Social and Behavioral Sciences program and oversees all student media. Craig is committed to the cause of college radio for a variety of reasons, but specifically because it’s never boring, always tries new things, and offers the possibility of professionalism and personality. These are the qualities that make memorable student leaders who are capable of handling real-world deadlines with passion and grace. Craig developed these qualities first by beginning his career as a working journalist in North Carolina, refining them while working in media relations for a non-profit institution, and now shares them in his classroom in Florida, where he sees first-hand the promise and possibilities of the next generation of professionals.

kretenPeter Kreten (MA) is a native to the south side of Chicago and has worked in college radio for over a decade. Beginning his college radio career in 2002, Kreten held the titles of Production Director and Program Director at WXAV 88.3FM. In the summer of 2007, he became station General Manager of WXAV 88.3FM and Director of Student Media at Saint Xavier University. Under Kreten’s leadership WXAV was named by Paste Magazine as one of the best college radio stations in the United States, and the WXAV student staff has won numerous Student Silver Dome Awards from the Illinois Broadcasting Association (IBA) for broadcasting excellence. Kreten has been interviewed and featured in The Washington Post, Radio World, and has also been published in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. Kreten also teaches radio classes at Saint Xavier University as an Adjunct Professor.

Updated 4/4/24