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    College Radio Struggles to be Heard “Ten watts of fury,” screams current WBCN nighttime deejay Deek, as he sits in his Boylston street studio. Ten watts, which is low by today’s radio standards, certainly doesn’t describe the Infinity-owned rock station that hands him his bi-weekly paycheck. However, it does describe the place where he, along with so many other deejays, got their start on the road to a professional radio career -- college radio. Less than two miles away from WBCN stands the

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    Non-Profit College Radio “Radio is the salvation of the world…” Non-profit college radio is, by its nature, a medium dedicated to the local community and the public interest. The media landscape in the new millennium has brought about a homogenized world of radio. Large conglomerates like Clear Channel and Infinity Broadcasting own thousands of radio stations. Clear Channel designates one programming director for a particular format in an area, giving sometimes a hundred radio stations the

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    Clear Channel's Grip on College Radio

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    completion within the music industry since the media policy wars in the early 2000s. Since then, the radio industry arguably has lost a significant amount of the authenticity it once had. The only exception is college radio: the last safe haven for musical integrity. The only facet of radio not owned and controlled by a major monopoly. Recently, however, Clear Channel has gone to bed with college radio stations across the country. Although the corporate monopoly has shut out authenticity and artistic

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    Howard Stern

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    listeners a genius. He grew up in a suburb of Manhattan in the early sixties. His father, Ben Stern, worked at radio station WHOM where the was the engineer. His father commuted every day about 40 miles to and from work. Howard would spend little time with his father but on occasion he would get to go to work with him. This is what interested Howard to being on the radio. At the time, the area Howard lived in was going through a racist change. His mother told his friends who were

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    tyler

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    since I’ve got older I finally decided what I would love to do. I would love to become a radio broadcaster. It all started freshmen year I decided to do debate. I looked down the sheet and I asked my teacher what I could do. He replied, “Why don’t you do radio?” So I wrote radio and I went to the competition. It was my first radio performance in debate all I had to do was act like a radio announcer for a radio station. All I had to talk about was sports news and weather. I thought this would be

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    HUM 110: Technology and Society Exam Essay #1 Question: Is technology inevitable or unpredictable? Technology is inevitable in that man has always sought to improve life and/or make certain tasks simpler or less labor intensive. It (technology) is also unpredictable, while we may be able to look and see what is on the horizon is respect to current developments, we cannot say for sure what direction they will take or how new high-tech items will be used, or what will come after that. Looking back

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    Lee De Forest

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    Lee De Forest Lee De Forest was born Aug. 26, 1873, Council Bluffs, Iowa. De Forest was the son of a Congregational minister. His father moved the family to Alabama and there assumed the presidency of the nearly bankrupt Talladega College for Negroes. Excluded by citizens of the white community who resented his father's efforts to educate blacks, Lee and his brother and sister made friends from among the black children of the town and spent a happy although sternly disciplined childhood in this

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    The Risks of Distracted Driving

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    Distracted driving can be playing with the radio, texting, eating, drinking, applying makeup, or even just having a lot of people in the car at once. I, personally, despise people who continuously choose to partake in dangerous behaviors that cause distracted driving. They are creating risks of having a wreck and a chance of killing themselves or others on the road. First of all, the use of cell phones, having your radio too loud, or just messing with your radio is probably some of the most common distractions

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    Radio in the 1930's

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    Has anyone ever wondered how radio communications changed society during the 1930’s? According to the research done by the Education Foundation, many people believe that the most important development in the radio at that time was entertainment; this is entirely false. In fact, radio communications not only made an impact in the way people received their news, but also brought together a nation that got out of a brutal depression. Together, the nations as one made radio communications the commanding

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    less crowded." -Mark Twain. Are people who go to college in group one or two? Many may claim to have become successful through getting their bachelors degree from college, but did they really? Even though some would argue that the only way to succeed after high school is to go to college, it is possible to bypass college and still be successful in life. People like my grandfather were subjected to the mantra "finish high school then go to college." Although my grandfather dropped out, he still went

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