270 of 365 College Radio
When I went to college I experienced the thrill of musical discovery via WHRW, SUNY Binghamton's college radio station. The station is run by students and as a result the music played on the air ranges from the alternative to the classical to the absurd. I learned a lot hanging out at the radio station and to this day I think my musical tastes are influenced by the early exposure I had to alternatives to commercial radio. Of course, this statement dates me because clearly I went to college before Youtube, satellite radio and the widespread availability of musical alternatives via the internet. Shaddup.
I think I will always have a soft spot in my heart for college radio. When I am in my car I tend to listen to WFUV, which is Fordham University's radio station. When I travel to a new place one of the first things I do is explore the lower end of the radio dial to see what the local college students are playing on the air. Today I have been enjoying the Ithaca College Radio station WICB. Most college stations stream online so if you are looking for a fresh look at music check out these links and if you have your own favorite please let me know in a comment.