Over 90 college radio stations across the USA and internationally, will join forces to celebrate the third annual college radio Vinylthon this Saturday, April 21st.
The event, which also marks the 11th annual Record Store Day, is being organized by the College Radio Foundation and will see college radio stations broadcasting special programs entirely with music played from vinyl records. Eighteen stations have also pledged to broadcast a full 24 hours of nothing but vinyl music.
Artists lending their support include: Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Lajon Witherspoon(Sevendust), Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest), Dez Fafara (DevilDriver), Viniloversus (Latin Grammy award-winning band) and more artists. Authors David Sax (The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter) and Dave Lory (Jeff Buckley: From Hallelujah to the Last Goodbye).
Of the event, founder of College Radio Day and General Manager of WPSC Brave New Radio at William Paterson University, Dr. Rob Quicke, said: “The idea of this Vinylthon in conjunction with Record Store Day makes sense because college radio is still probably the only remaining broadcast medium that regularly plays music on vinyl. We want to remind everyone that for college radio, vinyl is still very important!
“Before streaming services, there was college radio – and we passionately believe that we are still the best musical curators out there!”
Participating stations will also help fundraise for the College Radio Fund that provides grants to college radio stations that need them the most. For more information about Vinylthon 2018, visit: www.collegeradio.org/vinylthon.