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Debaser
05-06-2003, 16:25:16
Are they actually run by colleges? Or are they just based in college towns?

And why are they so fucking good? We don't get anything near as cool in this country. I'm currently grooving to the delicious indie sounds of www.somafm.com (the 'indiepop rocks' section) and every song they play is excellent.

zmama
05-06-2003, 16:37:09
They're actually run by colleges for the most part. Many are part of the curriculum and some are independent "club" sorts of things.

Debaser
05-06-2003, 16:43:51
Hmm, having actually read their site a little bit I've discovered that Soma FM isn't actually a college station, but that's still quite interesting. I suppose Reading college has "Blast FM", but it just churns out the same chart crap as most commercial stations round here.

Soma FM have just played the Pixies, Husker Du, Red House Painters and the Flaming Lips back to back. This makes me happy.

Asher
05-06-2003, 17:30:53
Our college radio station is funded by the SU, and it's commercial free. Any wingnut can get a show on it (Zylka has one). They play anything and everything, electronica to rock to hiphop to pop...

Vincent
05-06-2003, 18:55:21
SU = Soviet Union or Sonic Undermind?

zmama
05-06-2003, 19:22:51
Why, Syracuse University, of course

Asher
05-06-2003, 23:56:45
Students' Union, twats.

protein
06-06-2003, 08:56:53
Reading Uni station is excellent. That plays all good indie, rock and hip hop. Lots of obscure stuff too.