Jennifer Waits takes us on tours of two storied college stations, with deep roots in their communities. WIIT-FM is the student station at the Illinois Institute of Technology, housed in the modern Rem Koolhaas designed McCormick Tribune Campus Center situated at the intersection of Chicago’s Bronzeville and Bridgeport neighborhoods. WKCR is Columbia University’s station, with a rich history in New York City’s jazz community, whose many luminaries have paid a visit.
We learn how IIT was home to early radio broadcasting pioneers, including vacuum tube inventor Lee de Forest, and why WKCR’s student DJs eschew more familiar rock music in favor of genres like jazz, contemporary classical and experimental music. Plus, Paul shares some memories of his recent visit to Mana’o Radio on the Hawaiian island of Maui.Show Notes
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