Announcing our first college radio VINYLTHON!


As you may know, College Radio Day unites hundreds of USA college radio stations every year (this year CRD will be November 4thregister here for free).

Saturday, April 16, is Record Store Day, and who better to celebrate the importance of vinyl music than college radio!

We therefore invite all college radio stations across the country to join us for our first ever VINYLTHON! This will take place on April 16, which is Record Store Day across the country and the world. It’s a day for college radio stations to play vinyl as much as possible.

The idea makes sense because we hear that college radio stations already, across the country, do events every year involving Record Store Day, and this will be a nice way for us to unite together once more. After all, college radio is still probably the only remaining radio medium that regularly plays music on vinyl. Let’s remind everyone that for many of us, vinyl is still very important.

What do you have to do? Sign up here for free if, on Saturday April 16, 2016, you can commit your station to playing at least an hour of music programing entirely from vinyl (preferably longer if you can).


  1. During the day Tweet your vinyl playlists/plans to @collegeradioday and use the hashtag #vinylthon and #collegeradioonrecordstoreday or even #joysofvinyl if you want! Also include the official RSD twitter if you want @recordstoreday
  2. Instagram! Send us your pictures of your station’s vinyl collection. During the day post pictures of your DJs with their vinyl, personal collections and favorites, etc. Explain why you love vinyl! Again use #vinylthon and #collegeradioonrecordstoreday and tag us @collegeradioday on Instagram!
  3. Help get the word out to the media that college radio is doing this event across the country! Use Facebook and your own websites to get the word out! We will also list your station as participating in the vinylthon on our own website:

We hope that some stations will take the plunge and go for a whole 24 hours of vinyl only! Again, it’s free to register, and we hope you’ll join us for this fun event!

Long live college radio!


Rob Quicke
Founder, College Radio Day