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Vinylthon 2024 comes to campus radio station

48-Hours of vinyl-only music over the airwaves

On Saturday, April 20, 2024 and Sunday, April 21, 2024, radio stations throughout the USA and the world will be broadcasting shows from only vinyl, to celebrate the unique format for the annual VINYLTHON. Vinylthon also coincides with the celebrated and hugely successful Record Store Day, Saturday, April 20, 2024.

OutCast, OCCR – Owens Community College Radio will participate in this annual event by joining radio stations across the world to take part in supporting the timeless medium of vinyl, as well as the incredible people that keep the records spinning. In previous years Vinylthon has garnered support from such artists as Judas Priest, Don McLean, Dee Snider, Sevendust, Daniel Lanois, Darlene Love, and The Lumineers.

Radio stations (AM, FM, and online) both commercial and non-commercial, will join this exciting event that resonates with listeners and broadcasters alike. By taking part, stations are not only demonstrating their love of the vinyl format, but are also supporting college radio. For participating radio stations, and upon request, they will receive special programming made available to play on the air as a part of their Vinylthon celebrations. There is a unique award granted for stations that run at least 12 hours of only vinyl music – the GOLDEN SLIPMAT AWARD, sponsored by Glowtronics.

Vinylthon is also a fundraising event for the College Radio Foundation, an all-volunteer non-profit that organizes the scholarships offered to encourage, prepare, and support the next generation of broadcasters. All money raised during this event allows the Vinylthon Scholarships to reach more students that have the passion and desire to pursue a career in radio.

The College Radio Foundation that organizes this event also hosts the annual College Radio Day event. College Radio Day unites hundreds of USA college radio stations each year and has been supported by numerous artists including Andrew WK, Aviici, Coldplay, The Lumineers, Moby, and Wyclef Jean among others. College Radio Day has even been recognized and acknowledged by President Obama, with TIME calling it “A nationwide movement…illuminating the cultural significance of student-run radio.”

Beginning Monday, April 15, 2024 hear a variety of music presented on vinyl throughout the week on OutCast, OCCR – Owens Community College Radio.



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