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ERIC Number: ED411561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-28
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Who's Running College Radio?
Sauls, Samuel J.
While management styles and theories differ among administrators of college radio stations, the views concerning the operation of college radio tend to be consistent. Common elements present in varying degrees in every college radio stations include public broadcasting philosophy, community needs, management and staff, financing, school relations, and audience feedback. College radio stations are normally housed within an academic department of a school or college dealing with some form of communications studies. College radio is a full-time operation run generally by part-time, mostly volunteer staffs. Quite often, college radio stations are supervised by a faculty advisor who fulfills the duty of station manager. Most college radio stations receive their funding via some arm of the student government, which is usually in charge of overseeing (or at least recommending) the allocation of student fees. The aspect of control and funding becomes particularly interesting when the station coverage of school events, such as athletics, begins to take precedence over normal programming and station operation. (Contains 12 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A