Announcement of College Radio Grants

Announcement of College Radio Grants

The College Radio Foundation is delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s College Radio Grant Awards:

• $2000 awarded to Delgado’s Dolphin Radio – WXDR 99.1 FM, Delgado Community College, Louisiana
WXDR will use these funds to acquire new microphones and booms, associated cables, a mixer for the multi-purpose studio, and to strengthen the sound isolation of their studio. “We receive no direct funding from the college, so a grant like this would be manna, a boon, a windfall.”

• $2000 awarded to WCSB 89.3fm, Cleveland State University, Ohio
WCSB plans to apply this grant toward replacing their station’s aging antenna, which has resulted in a loss of signal strength. “The station is currently operating with an antenna that desperately needs replacing. This grant would help tremendously in paying for a replacement.”

• $1,000 awarded to 90.3 WRST-FM Oshkosh, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Wisconsin
WRST-FM will put these funds toward tower painting and inspection, transmitter maintenance, and new gear for remote equipment. “Our students, the university community and the listeners at large benefit from the station being kept in top operating condition and being a reliable media outlet.”

• $1,000 awarded to UTRGVRadio, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Texas
UTRGV Radio hopes to enlist the help of radio professionals who can assess and evaluate their station equipment setup so it is more user-friendly and optimally efficient. They also intend to use some of the funds for a rebranding PR campaign to expand listenership throughout the community. “This grant will show that not only is our program valuable, but that the faculty and staff are committed to qualitative improvement. … Our hope is that this will provide the impetus for our administration to invest long-term institutional resources for the furtherance of our mission.”

• $1,000 awarded to WUSB Stony Brook, SUNY Stony Brook, New York
WUSB Stony Brook will use their funds to address their station’s needs for the storage and utilization of their digitized music library. “The station’s mission focuses heavily on offering our community of listeners the ability to hear independent, classic, new and local music. Obtaining this grant would allow us to more effectively share our vast collection of music.”

Congratulations to all of this year’s CRF Grant recipients!