World College Radio Day is underway, and WFNP is proud to be celebrating this day alongside hundreds of other student-run radio organizations across the globe!
Some background on WCRD, as written by the organizers themselves:
The aim of College Radio Day is to raise a greater, international awareness of the many college and high school radio stations that operate around the world by encouraging people who would not normally listen to college radio to do so on this day. It is hoped that those people who do tune in like what they hear and become regular listeners. The organizers of College Radio Day believe that college radio is one of the last remaining bastions of creative radio programming, free from the constrictions of having to be commercially viable, and a place where those involved in its programming believe passionately in its mission. College radio is the only free live medium brave enough to play unsigned, local, and independent artists on a regular basis. Indeed, many famous and successful bands today, owe their initial break to being played on college radio. Put simply, college radio is an important part of the media landscape because of its unique and fearless programming.https://www.collegeradio.org/college-radio-day/
With most SUNY New Paltz students gearing up for the Fall Break that starts this upcoming weekend, WFNP decided to kick off this (well-needed) academic break with a packed schedule of events and performances from local artists and acts throughout the day: