With the end of the academic year upon us and most of the WRUV executive board graduating, we’ll soon have a new WRUV “EB” leading the station into the 2013-14 year. So, as they transition out, here’s one last look at the departing execs.
Just one exec will be returning: program director Sadie Holliday, seen in this video at 1:13, will step into the role of station manager, WRUV’s top leadership position.
Coming up next week: The New EB!
Thank you, listeners, for your attention and kind words these past few years as we’ve built Writers@WRUV on 90.1, WRUV-FM. We’ve been all about Vermont fiction, essays and poetry. Your calls and emails tell us that you have been, too.
We’re going on indefinite hiatus. Doubtless we’ll be unable to resist hosting and posting the occasional reading from WRUV, so please do stay tuned. In the meantime, you can use this site to listen to our archived shows and use the list below to locate your own copy of The WRUV Reader, our 2012 anthology of the best writing heard on Writers@WRUV.
Find your copy of The WRUV Reader in Burlington and online.
- The Phoenix Bookstore / 191 Bank St., Burlington, VT 05401 / (802) 448.3350
- Crow Bookshop / 14 Church St., Burlington, VT 05401 / (802) 862-0848
- Pure Pop Records / 115 S Winooski Ave., Burlington, VT 05401 / (802) 658-2652
- The University of Vermont Bookstore / 590 Main St., Burlington, VT 05405 / (802) 656-3290
- Createspace.com / Available in both Black & White (Cheap!) and Color (Deluxe!)
- Amazon.com / Available in both Black & White (Vintage!) and Color (Modern!)
Finally, thanks so much to our authors, who donated their time and their work. All proceeds from The WRUV Reader benefit media education at The University of Vermont, and your work allows us to make that education happen.
Listeners, if there’s any writer who you would like to hear on the radio, you can still reach us at Writers@WRUV.org.
Till then, keep it locked to your better alternative, WRUV-FM, 90.1 in Burlington.
UVMtv has been churning out some great original video content this semester. One recent addition getting a lot of buzz is “CatsportsMorning Sportscast,” a weekly wrapup of UVM sports by UVM students Rory Leland and Taylor Gregory, who create and host the show.
In this episode, which originally aired March 25: New interior decorating! Prohibition era hate mail! The ski team! All are featured on this week’s edition of CatSports Morning SportCast. In addition, we’ll take a look at the highlights from men’s basketball postseason play and find some closure for this year’s hockey season.
In a radio battle that dwarfed all others, at 3 a.m. today WRUV-FM narrowly lost to Carnegie Mellon radio station WRCT-FM in the Sweet 16 round of Soundtap Madness, an annual listenership contest sponsored by Soundtap.com.
WRCT accumulated more than 1,618 cumulative hours of online listening in the 48 hours of April 5 and 6. WRUV accumulated 8 fewer. Last year, WRUV faced WRCT in the final competition to win the entire tournament, with each team logging more than 3,600 hours in the final round. 2012 was the first year of Soundtap Madness and WRUV its first champion.
This year, each team put up numbers greater than any other station in the Sweet 16, with the next highest tally coming from KTRU-FM of Rice University, which logged 449 hours to win its competition. Many stations managed fewer than 100 hours.
“We lost,” wrote WRUV DJ Konkreet, who posted a message to the WRUV DJ listserv just before 5 a.m. “All of those who helped we couldn’t have got that far without you, so big ups.
“Not to sound like the cliche coach here but we are all winners here, you guys didn’t give up and we had a good fight.”
Across the two days of that fight, each team at some time led by 60 to 100 hours. As last year, WRUV pulled ahead during the day, only to have WRCT catch up and, this year, surpass WRUV during the night.
The final Soundtap Madness round takes place April 5 and 6. Were I a betting blogger, I’d bet serious money on seeing a Rice-Carnegie Mellon matchup.
Last year, WRUV came out on top in a competition called Soundtap Madness, a celebration of non-profit college radio stations that has absolutely nothing to do with the extremely trademarked March Madness.
UVM’s own student-run radio station got the most fans to sign in and listen, barely beating out Carnegie Mellon’s WRCT-FM in the championship round.
This year’s competition began April 1. As of this writing, WRUV is locked in a Battle of Titans with WRCT in the Sweet 16. (Again, absolutely no connection to the completely unique and untouchable Sweet Sixteen operated by a certain athletic association.)
Only one team can advance. Who will it be?
Tune in to find out and follow the fun at soundtap.com/madness.
Are we the best journalism blog in the country? Um, no way.
We’re looking at you, Jim.
Some would say yes.
In what could only be considered a huge affirmation of our work or two huge typos caused by deadline-driven delirium in those who rank journalism blogs, The UVM J-Blog has found its way onto not one but two Best Of lists in the past year. Below, see what the rankers are saying.
As a rankee, we blush and say thank you.
100 Best Sites for Journalists
This site, maintained by Sean Flynn, byline-getter in such notable publications as Condé Nast Traveler and The New York Times, praises us for helping students “to learn leadership skills as well as responsible journalism, allowing students to advance their knowledge and their ensuing careers.”
Well, we do try.
The 40 Best Blogs for Journalism Students
The “OEDb” reports that it “contains reviews of 1,088 programs from 76 accredited online colleges.” The big selling point here is that all of the schools are accredited, according the site’s landing page.
The site’s authors go on: “Because journalism as a whole constantly ebbs and flows along with the currents of new technologies, students hoping to graduate and enter into the industry need to understand how its myriad facets change over time.”
And then the gushing praise: “For insight into what other journalism students are studying, learning, and doing, head over to this excellent read from a school that surprisingly doesn’t even host such a major!”
Yes. With an exclamation point!
Once again, kind rankers, we thank you for your words, and we await your published correction.
While there, they paused to film several student journalists who are perhaps more accustomed to interviewing than they are to being interviewed.