Vancouver's CiTR profiled in campus magazine

Vancouver's CiTR gets a nice profile from the University of British Columbia's campus magazine this month. CiTR will host the National Campus and Community Radio Association's next national conference in June 2007. The profile focuses on the station's reputation for developing new artists amd journalists, and promotes their expanding Internet presence:

A campus radio station that has launched some of the brightest talents in independent music is ready to rock an iPod near you. For 25 years, the University of British Columbia’s student-run CiTR 101.9 FM has nurtured local passions for music and radio -- and in the process, helped to launch some of the biggest names in the Canadian independent music scene, including alt-country crooner Neko Case, MuchMusic “guerilla” interviewer Nardwuar The Human Serviette and CBC Radio 3 personality Grant Lawrence.

With the introduction of a new podcasting service, CiTR on Demand, music fans can now fill their portable MP3 players with CiTR’s eclectic mix of music, talk, sports and news, including such shows as Cute Band Alert (pop/rock), These are the Breaks (hip hop), Live from Thunderbird Hell (live bands), Juicebox (sex/relationships), Democracy Now (news), Queer FM (talk) and Let’s Get Baked (cooking).

Read the full article here.

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