October 1, 2013 is College Radio Day! Radio stations all over the globe will take part in the festivities. Secondary and collegiate schools from multiple continents come together each year to celebrate the work and art of radio broadcasting. For one day, journalists and deejays everywhere can let their voices be heard.
Founded in 2010, the aim of College Radio Day is to harness the combined listenership of hundreds of thousands of college radio listeners throughout the world. We unite for one day to raise a greater, international awareness of the many student stations that operate around the world. The organizers and us as students encourage people who would not normally listen to college radio to do so on this day. It is hoped that those people who tune in will like what they hear and become regular listeners.
College Radio Day was such a hit that this past year the international world took another step. Since 2012, the annual event is known internationally as World College Radio Day. The celebration is free for all college and high school radio stations, whether AM, FM or online. The goal is to highlight the importance of college radio for its unique and fearless programming in typical media landscape.
Consistency of listenership and creative programming is what we are all about. Last year, 585 student stations in 29 different countries came together and made history. This year, I am proud to say Knightcast will be a part of the celebration. Tomorrow, all of our On-Air Show Hosts will produce their best shows, while our LIVE! DJs will promote their mixes. Our Street Team will be supporting our social media and sharing our station’s promotional video. As a student-run online station, available to a global audience, I cannot wait to represent the University of Central Florida around the world.