More than 700 radio stations in 43 countries will participate in the third annual College Radio Day Tuesday.
The 40-hour event is based out of William Paterson University’s student-run Bravo New Radio station, WP 88.7 FM. The event is designed to showcase the talent and enthusiasm of collegiate radio majors and get more people to listen to college radio.
Associate Professor of Communication Rob Quicke, general manager of WP 88.7 FM, developed the event.
“It’s remarkable how College Radio Day has grown into a global event,” said Quicke. “There has been a tremendous outpouring of enthusiasm and creativity produced by stations worldwide to support this creative medium.
Radio stations in Italy, Israel, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and other countries will join the broadcast live for one hour, one after another. More than 500 radio stations participated last year.
William Paterson will kick off the broadcast at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. Messages and pre-recorded interviews from Lucius, Coldplay, The Lumineers, and other will be broadcast.
The station was named the best college radio station in the country for the second consecutive year at the 2013 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards.