Today is College Radio Day, and right now, over 350 college and high school stations across North America are united to celebrate the spirit of college radio and its independent airwaves. The organizers of CRD say, “The aim of College Radio Day is to raise a greater, national awareness of the many college and high school radio stations that operate in North America 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 North American media landscape because of its unique and fearless programming.” Tune in today (and every day) on WMSE and you’ll hear those ideals of supporting and promoting the independent and local musician echoed in the music each program host chooses to play. Enjoy!