First Ever 24-Hour National College Radio Marathon Planned for Fifth Annual “College Radio Day” by William Paterson University’s WP 88.7 FM on Friday, October 2, 2015

Hundreds of radio stations across the country and the world will celebrate the day with live programming

William Paterson University’s campus radio station, WP 88.7 FM Brave New Radio, will kick off its fifth annual College Radio Day on Friday, October 2, 2015.

An unprecedented 24 hours of live college radio programming will start at 12:01 a.m. Every hour hundreds of college stations across the country will “pass the baton” to each other with special programs planned.

WP 88.7 FM’s College Radio Day programing will feature live music and an exclusive interview with Grammy award-winning musician Stewart Copeland, drummer of The Police.

College Radio Day was developed and initiated by Rob Quicke, associate professor of communication and general manager of the University’s award-winning station, WP 88.7 FM.

“This is our fifth College Radio Day, and the energy and excitement continues to grow year after year. I’m very proud of our students here at WPSC for putting so much effort into this year’s event. It should be a great day!” says Quicke.

Over the last five years, College Radio Day has become an annual tradition on hundreds of college campuses across the country, and has attracted supporters such as Moby, Andrew WK, Coldplay and even President Obama. Since 2012, the event has become known internationally as World College Radio Day, with nearly 42 countries across around the world celebrating the occasion in their own cultures and languages.

College Radio Day was established to counter the trend of colleges and universities selling their radio station licenses, often valued in the millions. The aim of College Radio Day is to ask people to tune in to their local area college radio stations, support this unique programming, and underscore the importance and power of college radio to the universities and colleges they represent globally.

For more information about College Radio Day, visit the website