RadioDJAs the first day of rain falls on the Pacific Northwest, it symbolically reminds us that summer is almost over and fall is right around the corner. Colleges across the country are back in session, and students are finally back on campus. A select few of those students, with their knit hats, flannels, skinny jeans, and American Spirits have made their way back into the DJ booths of the nation’s college radio stations. Thankfully, we can all finally emerge from the doldrums of summer pop radio and don’t have to hear Pharrell’s “Happy” until May.

After another year of working with college radio stations from Alaska to Florida, the Zipwhip Radio team has two major announcements. The first is the brand new Zipwhip for Radio page. Here, stations can learn about the value of text messaging their existing studio or request phone number. Also, we are excited to announce Zipwhip’s second annual College Radio Day contest. College Radio Day is was created in 2010 to raise awareness about many small but innovative independent college radio stations whose musical taste are responsible for broadcasting the burgeoning 1980’s punk and 1990’s grunge music to the masses. To honor these pioneering stations, Zipwhip wants to hear from you, college radio station devotees, about your favorite college radio stations. In the week leading up to College Radio Day (Friday, October 3rd), you can vote for your favorite station on our Facebook page. The two radio stations with the most votes will win a free year of service, and two lucky voters will win a swag pack from Zipwhip and a twenty-dollar Starbucks gift card.

Click here to enter (http://on.fb.me/1wNAsVP) or go directly to our Facebook page. Like the page if you haven’t already, then enter the station’s call letters and their respective college (i.e. “KEXP at University of Washington”) below the entry form. That’s all there is to it. We will announce the winner of the contest on Friday, October 3rd at 5pm PST. Not a terrible way to start the new term.

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