(Photo: Dan Auerbach and Pat Carney of The Black Keys, official ambassadors of College Radio Day 2019).
MONTCLAIR, N.J., Sept. 23, 2019 / — Four-time Grammy award winners The Black Keys have been named the official 2019 Ambassadors for College Radio Day, which is happening on hundreds of college stations nationwide on Friday, October 4th, 2019.
“The Black Keys’ journey to becoming a top iconic modern rock band reminds us of college radio students who begin their career in college radio,” said Anabella Poland, General Manager of WMSC FM at Montclair State University and Vice President of CRD. “They began playing small intimate shows, and graduated to headlining their own arena tours.”
“The importance of college radio can’t be overstated,” said Pat Carney of The Black Keys. “Dan and I are proud to be the ambassadors of College Radio Day.” As ambassadors of the event, Pat has recorded an exclusive interview for college radio stations to play on the air during the day.
The Black Keys’ latest album, “Let’s Rock,” was on the top 1 spot for five consecutive weeks on the North American College & Community Radio Chart, giving The Black Keys the title for NACC’s longest run in 2019. They are currently on a North America stadium tour in support of the new album. “It feels incredible to be getting played on college radio,” says Pat, as the album continues to do very well across the country.
Set for Friday, October 4th, the 9th annual College Radio Day will unite over 360 college stations from 26 countries around the world to bring awareness to the work and value college stations bring to the broadcasting medium. This year the theme is Hear It First, which highlights how students create unique programming and content on college radio that is important to them and not heard on any other medium.
About College Radio Day: The mission of College Radio Day is to harness the combined listenership of hundreds of thousands of college radio listeners throughout the world and celebrate the important contribution of college radio by uniting for one day. The event is organized by the College Radio Foundation. For more information, please visit: www.collegeradio.org. For more information about The Black Keys, please visit https://www.theblackkeys.com