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Greetings, music fans everywhere! Today is College Radio Day. What, you might ask, is that (if you didn’t just click on the link)? Well, it’s a day to appreciate and celebrate everything good about college radio–the new music everyone gets to hear, the DJs learning skills and spinning sweet tracks for an audience outside just their circle of friends, and the connections between stations and people that form through our shared love of music.

And this is how College Radio Day’s website puts it:

“The aim of College Radio Day is to raise a greater, national awareness of the many college and high school radio stations that operate in North America by encouraging people who would not normally listen to college radio to do so on this day. It is hoped that those people who do tune in like what they hear and become regular listeners. The organizers of College Radio Day believe that college radio is one of the last remaining bastions of creative radio programming, free from the constrictions of having to be commercially viable, and a place where those involved in its programming believe passionately in its mission. College radio is the only free live medium brave enough to play unsigned, local, and independent artists on a regular basis. Indeed, many famous and successful bands today, owe their initial break to being played on colllege radio. Put simply, college radio is an important part of the North American media landscape because of its unique and fearless programming.”

Today, 5C students, tune in to your favorite shows on KSPC for a chance to win College Radio Day giveaways JUST FOR YOU. Tickets to great shows and KSPC swag are up for grabs all day! Celebrate college radio, and let us celebrate our lovely listeners, too!

Love, 88.7 KSPC