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World College Radio Day

World College Radio Day is Friday, November 4, 2016

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The 2016 World College Radio Day Marathon is FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016!

Join us again as we celebrate the medium of student radio around the world! A very unique 24 hours of college radio broadcasting – embracing different languages and cultures around the globe. Can you stay listening for all 24 hours?

REGISTRATION FOR WORLD COLLEGE RADIO DAY 2016 IS NOW OPEN!

We invite all student radio stations around the world to join us for this very special annual event!

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College Radio Unites Worldwide For France in Unprecedented Collaboration

In an unprecedented display of support and unity, student radio stations around the world have come together to produce a special radio program in support of the people of France and also French college radio (which lost one of its own during the attacks). Today is the one week anniversary of the attacks in Paris.

The program is called “We Stand With France: Student Radio Around The World Unites” and features messages of support from twelve countries around the world: Australia, Canada, Colombia, Finland, France, India, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the USA.

You can hear the finished program here:

The program is going to be played today on French college radio stations across the country, as well as on college radio stations around the world. Many other college radio stations plan to broadcast it in the near future to show their support for the people of France.

Claire Tapprest, a former student who was instrumental in running the student radio station, OnAir MS – La Radio de Neoma Business School, Campus de Reims, was inside the Bataclan theatre venue when the attacks occurred and was killed. Another student, also from Neoma Business School, has also been confirmed as one of those killed in the Bataclan attack. The students at OnAir MS have been devastated by the news.

Radio Campus France as well as the Confédération des Radios de Grandes Ecoles (the two student radio organizations in France) will broadcast the program on their stations throughout the country. Emile Palmantier, Coordination éditoriale & Partenariats from Radio Campus France has responded to the efforts of student radio worldwide: “We are all very touched your support messages. Solidarité, Egalité, Fraternité Radio. Thanks a lot!”

Pierre Lacombe, founder of Confédération des Radios de Grandes Ecoles also believes that this is an important time for college radio worldwide to come together, “We should use the opportunity to come together to show everyone that through college radio we can be united. We should do that now, so all of us can send our love for the victims of these attacks.”

Putting together the program was Rob Quicke, Associate Professor of Communication at William Paterson University, and Co-Founder of World College Radio Day.

“Last month we just celebrated World College Radio Day, but now we come together again as college stations around the world have poured their hearts into this program. Our thoughts continue to be with the people of France,” says Quicke.

For more information: rob@collegeradioday.com

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World College Radio Day is October 2nd!

The 2015 World College Radio Day Marathon is THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2nd!

Join us again as we celebrate the medium of student radio around the world! A very unique 24 hours of college radio broadcasting – embracing different languages and cultures around the globe. Can you stay listening for all 24 hours?

REGISTRATION FOR WORLD COLLEGE RADIO DAY 2015 IS STILL OPEN!

Join us again as we celebrate World College Radio Day on Friday, October 2nd!

“Uniting audiences across languages and borders, World College Radio Day celebrates the students who power these stations and the unique role college radio plays across the globe.” – President Barack Obama, 2013

In 2013, over 700 college/university student radio stations in 43 countries came together to celebrate the importance of student radio. This year, on October 2, we celebrate World College Radio Day 2015!


World College Radio Day
was founded in 2012 as a response to the phenomenal international interest in College Radio Day, which began in the USA in 2011 (in the USA the event is still known as College Radio Day). Recognizing that student radio stations around the world wanted to unite for this annual event, Rob Quicke, Tiziana Cavallo and Guillermo Gaviria founded World College Radio Day to take the mission and unifying message of College Radio Day around the world. For more information on the story behind this unprecedented international coalition, please click here.