USD Radio goes live

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Vista--I mentioned in my column last week that the radio deprives us of music that cannot be marketed to the mainstream. This problem that rides the sound waves of FM stations causes music lovers to completely disregard the radio altogether and plug in the iPod of their stolen MP3’s or search through music blogs to stream music. This leaves the listener with some work cut out for them. Rather then having the courtesy of a radio station providing new and exciting music, one must rely on word of mouth in order to discover new music, clicking from website to website in order to stream and download different musicians that have been recommended by peers.
As all of you know by now, as I have made a point in every A&C issue to make sure there is mention of this, USD does have a radio station. Throughout the semester, USD Radio, in particular Nick Peterson, has worked hard to get their program up and running. There have been big name in-studio interviews with bands like Peter, Bjorn & John, and album reviews have been prevalent on the site weekly to recommend what to buy and what not to buy. Most importantly though, there have been pre-recorded radio shows composed by your fellow scholars here at USD. We have had the pleasure over the last few months of visiting the website and sifting through a particular DJ’s playlists to find music with which we most closely identify. (Full story in The Vista)

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