Monday, January 21, 2013 (11am-4pm on WDCV)
Democracy Now! team will be on location in Washington DC to cover the Presidential Inauguration and observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Democracy Now! will take at look back at President Obama’s first term in office, analyze prospects for his second term plus examine the civil rights, social and economic justice and anti-war legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Democracy Now! is a daily independent global news hour broadcast on WDCV at 11am and 11pm Monday through Friday.
A few years ago, an article was written for Dickinson’s Sirena Journal that gives a detailed look at WDCV’s resident Jazz DJ, Bob Zieff. Did you know he is a famous jazz composer who has composed for jazz greats like Chet Baker? You will recognize his soft, paced voice when listening to his show, Jazz Pathways, Sundays from 12-2pm. The following is only an excerpt from the article but the entire thing can be read here.
We have often heard that only about 20% of college students come to school with a radio. We consider this statistic when we try to grow our audience by thinking of different ways to connect with people both on and off campus. We often broadcast Live on Britton Plaza and at downtown events so we can meet people in our community and come out of the shadows of the HUB basement. NPR posted this blog today that showed a rather interesting breakdown of how teens listen to music. We are surprised and encouraged to find that 56% of teens still listen to the radio. When we looked at the data that this graph was taken from, we were even more encouraged.
Nielson has a whole report on how people discover music. So how do most people still find music? RADIO! We are pleased as punch that people still respect and use this medium. Why do people like radio? It’s free. It’s always on. You don’t have to think of what you want to listen to, you just have to know what stations give you the news, information and music that you like. Also, some stations still have real djs. Live people playing music just for you. How nice:)
We also believe that College Radio is still very important even in this world of changing media. College Radio is one of the few remaining un-commerialized forms of mass media. Our students can start broadcasting the first year they get on campus. We hope that teens (and adults) will continue enjoying and supporting College Radio. We turn 50 this year and we are planning on being around for a long, long time.
Thanks to our “Catching The Sun” Dj, Phil Peoples, The Sentinel found out about our 50th Anniversary and upcoming plans to celebrate over Homecoming Weekend. They will be writing up more closer to the date (September 29th is our Celebration Day) so stay tuned!