Map and streaming playlist of the best non-commercial college radio stations.
September 7, 2010 2:49 PM   Subscribe

Map and streaming playlist of the best non-commercial college radio stations.
After discovering two amazing college radio stations in my proximity (KZSU - Stanford and KFJC - Foothills College), I began listening not only from my car but wherever I had a high speed internet connection. Thus I began a mission to identify all similarly awesome stations in the USA/Canada. The result is 77 high-quality streaming commercial-free radio stations that you can load into a convenient playlist. Surely this beats the repetitive, commercial music discovery sites out there. It has been an extremely rewarding project for me, and I hope you enjoy it too!

All feedback is appreciated. If you think I missed a station please let me know!
posted by foraneagle2 (14 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by KokuRyu on September 20, 2010: Map and streaming playlist of the best non-commercial college radio stations.

WRFL
posted by phrontist at 10:44 PM on September 8, 2010


Great idea.
posted by Outlawyr at 8:55 AM on September 9, 2010


WRFL - thanks, this definitely qualifies and has been added to the map and playlist!
KVRX - stream only 96kbps.
WTUL - stream only 80kbps.

Thanks for the replies! To clarify: I had to choose a cutoff to distinguish higher quality audio and I did so at a 128kbps..
posted by foraneagle2 at 3:56 PM on September 9, 2010


WMTU (At the centre leg of your tower ;)
posted by HLD at 1:17 PM on September 11, 2010


There are other more (obnoxiously) dynamic college radio look-ups, like CollegeRadio.com, and on the other side, Wikipedia list of campus radio stations (worldwide, linked to the US section). I'd hype the local station, but the station streams in Real Media (.RAM) and Quicktime (.QLT) formats (warning: ridiculously out-of-date website).
posted by filthy light thief at 4:59 PM on September 13, 2010


... and now I realize this doesn't help filter the Best from the Rest. But there's more material for your review.
posted by filthy light thief at 4:59 PM on September 13, 2010




KUMD
posted by edgeways at 1:15 PM on September 20, 2010


I can't be the only person from Rochester who thinks that WBER beats out WITR? How do we petition for redress of radio grievances?
posted by knile at 1:24 PM on September 20, 2010


WUNH, U. of New Hampshire is a solid choice. I am biased, but still.

By the way, one dream I've had for a site like this is to add blobs showing the signal range.
posted by schoolgirl report at 2:41 PM on September 20, 2010


WHUS
WMPG
posted by bzbb at 6:47 PM on September 20, 2010


KSPC
posted by thewittyname at 8:16 PM on September 20, 2010


WUSC 90.5 in Columbia, SC is generally well respected in the college radio world. Sadly, their website seems to be very out of date.

Cool project, foraneagle2.
posted by shoepal at 3:43 AM on September 21, 2010


updated!: http://zoomout.in/college-radio-map/

WUNH - added to map and playlist
KSPC - added to map and playlist
WMTU - added to map and playlist (had to move the antenna :)
KUMD - not quite enough programming variety.. i'll keep this one on my radar.
WBER - stream only 96kbps (plus lots of gaps in the schedule)
KCRW - too much NPR/talk
WUSC - stream only 96kbps
WMPG - stream only 24kbps

I appreciate all the feedback! And a special thanks to KokuRyu for spreading the word!
posted by foraneagle2 at 9:20 PM on September 28, 2010


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