Greetings to all who read this!
My name is Sean McDonald, and I am excited to introduce myself as the incoming President of College Radio Day! I would like to thank the Board of Directors for the College Radio Foundation for placing their trust in me to carry on and enhance the CRD experience for a new generation of college radio students. I’d also like to publicly thank Anthony Saia for all of his work as President, and for allowing me to serve along side him last year. Anthony is a champion for college radio, and put in countless hours to ensure that CRD is a success for many years to come.
College Radio Day has one simple, yet important mission: Celebrate the importance and power of college radio. To anyone who has ever stepped in to a college radio station, turned on a mic, cut a promo, mixed a live band on the air, found your first spin in the pile of CDs submitted, or just answered the station phone: you get it. You know the rush of adrenaline, the excitement mixed with nerves. You know what is like to be a part of something special. Yet, somehow, 99.7% of your peers and faculty do not know what we experience, or even worse, that our school has a radio station.
CRD is OUR holiday, endorsed by The White House, and proclaimed by many governors and members of Congress. This is the day that we shine a spotlight on the hard working students who spend late nights in studios hidden in a small corner of the campus that most will never see editing the same 15 seconds over and over again until it’s just right. On this day each year, we celebrate the students who have the great ear for finding a new band that deserves to be heard by the masses. Once a year, we let others in on something that we’ve known all along: college radio is more than hitting the post on that song. College radio is the reason that you’re hearing that song in the first place.
On Friday, November 4, 2016, join me and hundreds of college radio stations across the country as we celebrate the importance and fun of college radio on the 6th annual College Radio Day. More details will follow, so stay in touch with us on our various social media pages, and by visiting https://www.collegeradio.org
I look forward to working with you to make CRD continue to be great! Long live college radio!