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Amidst radio's struggle to remain relevant, college stations have stayed ahead of the curve

GRANDVILLE, Mich., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Best College Reviews, a survey of all things higher education in the United States, has released a list of the 20 best college radio stations in America. Factors such as cultural relevance, historic notability, and current campus influence were considered. The list can be viewed, in full, here:

College radio stations often serve as a cultural hub for a university community, and these stations deserve to be recognized for doing an excellent job filling that role in their colleges and universities. Radio as a whole has been threatened by financial difficulties, conglomeration, and changing consumption preferences, but college radio continues to thrive, and many stations have grown since their days as early adopters of online streaming. All 20 of these stations can now be sampled and enjoyed not just in their local communities, but throughout the world thanks to that technological foresight.

The list of 20 stations includes (in alphabetical order):

- Appalachian State WASU 90.5, Boone, NC

- Ball State University WCRD 91.3, Muncie, IN

- College of Wooster WCWS 90.9 FM, Wooster, OH

- DePauw University WGRE 91.5 FM, Greencastle, IN

- Drexel University WKDU 91.7, Philadelphia, PA

- East Stroudsburg University WESS 90.3, East Stroudsburg, PA

- Eastern Illinois University WEIU 88.9, Charleston, IL

- Emerson College WERS 88.9FM, Boston, MA

- Hofstra University WRHU 88.7 FM, Hempstead, NY

- Ithaca College WICB 91.7 FM, Ithaca, NY

- North Carolina State University WKNC 88.1, Raleigh, NC

- Portland State University KPSU 98.1, Portland, OR

- Seton Hall University WSOU 89.5 FM, South Orange, NJ

- St. Bonaventure University WSBU-88.3 FM, St. Bonaventure, NY

- Texas State University KTSW 89.9, San Marcos, TX

- University of California-Berkeley KALX 90.7, Berkeley, CA

- University of Puget Sound KUPS 90.1 FM, Tacoma, WA

- University of Tennessee WUTK 90.3, Knoxville, TN

- University of Washington KEXP 90.3, Seattle, WA

- Westminster College WWNW 88.9 FM, New Wilmington, PA

About: reviews publicly available data and then produces independent ranking assessments of various educational programs as well as student guides and resources. The mission of Best College Reviews is to produce college rankings and resources in general that are useful to prospective and current higher education students. Best College Reviews recognize that no ranking system is perfect, and recommends that their ratings be used only as a general guide for choosing a quality school.

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