The recipients of this year’s College Station Grants

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

• $2000 awarded to Wsbu.Fm, St. Bonaventure University, New York
WSBU will use these funds toward the purchase of a new automation system, as their current system is not functioning, resulting in dead air and cancelled radio programming. “This grant would not only help us be able to operate day to day once again but allow our students to be able to experience every opportunity our station has to offer. We hope you see how important our station is to us, and how much we really do need your help to survive.”

• $1,000 awarded to KUOI FM Moscow 89.3, University of Idaho, Idaho
KUOI will use their funds to purchase a new master control board, as their current board is unreliable and faulty. “Having new, reliable equipment will help us draw people to the station and give new DJs the best experience and training possible.”

• $1,000 awarded to THE BUZZ, 89.1 FM & 90.7 FM, Black Hills State University, South Dakota
KBHU and KJKT will be able to replace a computer that is central to their soundboard, broadcasting equipment, and online stream. “Getting this grant would mean that we would be able to stay on air, which in turn would mean we could keep reaching students and the local community to educate and inform as is our aim as a station.”

• $1,000 awarded to WSPN, Skidmore College, New York
WSPN intends to expand their podcasting and recording capabilities by transforming a currently underused space into a recording space. “Our goal is to have a space in which students, faculty, and community members can record PSAs, station IDs, and (most importantly) serious long-form radio pieces that can be broadcasted, uploaded online, and archived. There is also the potential to record live musical acts, which is always exciting!”

• $1,000 awarded to 89.1 The Bash, Wabash Valley College, Illinois
WVJC plans to put these funds toward the purchase of a new audio console for their main on-air studio. “The replacement of our console is the first step of a long-range plan to overhaul our station’s equipment and operations to better reflect today’s industry standards.”

 

We thank everyone who applied for these awards, and commit to raising even more money next year for stations.

– The College Radio Foundation