Is WBRU on the brink?
Mon Jul 31 16:25:33 EDT 2017
>>It's no longer a student enterprise; it's the institution's enterprise,
>>operated for the institution's purposes,
If it's licensed to the institution....it's the institutions enterprise.
And a licensed station is there to serve the community/public...not just be
entertainment for the students. Congress and the courts have mandated that
licensees serve as "public trustees" of the airwaves.
>> the students being merely its agents.
No, not "merely'.
In the case of Emerson, the students are getting airtime, and getting more
professional training than they could at any other college station.
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From: "Rob Landry" <email@example.com>
To: "Don" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Subject: Re: Is WBRU on the brink?
> On Mon, 31 Jul 2017, Don wrote:
>> So, does "college radio" mean it has to be student run, produced, managed
>> programmed....total freedom and freeform programming?
> No, but it has to be run by students. If students want to set up a rigidly
> formatted station in which everyone plays what he or she is told in the
> way that he or she is told, that's still college radio in my book if it's
> created, organized and run by the students.
> The moment you put a professional in charge, it's not college radio any
> more. It's no longer a student enterprise; it's the institution's
> enterprise, operated for the institution's purposes, the students being
> merely its agents.
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