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Thursday, October 18


College Day Breakfast & Performances
College Day breakfast presented by Red Bull. Enjoy a morning snack while listening to live sets from Jinja Safari and Jack Ladder.


It Takes A Village
Learn how to bring the community and your school back into college radio and strengthen the ties with these powerful allies in a time when college radio needs it the most.

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Carrie Brothers

Carrie got her start in music in 2002 in a make-shift office in her bedroom from where she did freelance promotional work for independent musicians. She earned her sea legs with a leap into radio at WXJM where she served as a DJ for four years, Underwriting Director for one year... Read More →
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Dawood Nadurath

Chelsea Upton was born for Radio. She lives for Radio. She sleeps for Radio. Eventually, far off down the line (provided she doesn't discover the Fountain of Youth), she will die for Radio. In her spare time, Chelsea watches the 1992 classic film "The Crying Game" while simultaneously... Read More →
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Jon Samuels

Jon has been the Music Director at 92 WICB in Ithaca, New York since 2010. He has since hosted a weekly new music radio show called "Eclectic Revolution" and co-founded a local Ithaca 'youth culture' zine, Taste. Jon spends the rest of his time studying Psychology at Ithaca College... Read More →
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Thor Slaughter

No one plays the game harder than Thor Slaughter. The blockbuster hit eighties film "Highlander" was inspired by his life and the films famous tag line "There can be only one!" was a direct quote from Thor Slaughter. He fights hard for fuzz and college radio, they say the only thing... Read More →


Music Directors' Summit
Whether you are dealing with bullying, budget constraints or unruly DJs, no question is too big or too small (or off-limits) when music directors get together and tell all.

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Omar Husain

Head Music Director @ Montreal's CJLO 1690AM, Omar is a seasoned broadcaster/interviewer with considerable experience in community radio. Co-founder of Medium Rotation, a networking & community soundboard for the campus radio community, Omar has spoken on panels at CMJ and NXNE... Read More →
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Kodi McKinney

Kodi McKinney was born in the suburban town of Martinsburg, WV, where he was introduced to college radio and underground music at 16 after Sonic Youth’s “Mary-Christ” snuck onto his car stereo from nearby Shepherd University’s WSHC-FM. That led to a fascination with punk... Read More →
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Luke Phillips

In 2001, little did 11-year-old Luke "Diamond" Phillips know that a cursory purchase of the first Gorillaz album would start him on the long, endless, but rewarding road to restless music fandom. After mentally sponging all of the information on his favorite bands he could muster... Read More →
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Chad Reich

Chad Reich is the Program Director and former Music Director at KBUT--FM, a community radio station in the Central Colorado Rockies. He goes skiing as much as possible and has a yellow Labrador named The Axeman. He prefers post-rock and electronic music over Republicans and 4-whe... Read More →
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Sean Riley

Sean is originally from Newmarket, NH, and is a senior Psychology/Justice Studies major at University of NH. After realizing in high school that he was awful at sports and couldn't be in a band without it breaking up, he focused on getting into the business side of the music industry... Read More →


College Day Lunch & Performances
College Day Lunch And Performances, presented by Sounds Australia

Food for all and a flurry of fabulous Australian artists: Winter People, Big Scary, The Trouble With Templeton, Dune Rats and Emma


D.I.Y. For All Sizes
Economic slump got you down? Learn to put together events, organize fundraisers and raise station awareness while running as efficiently
and effectively as possible.

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Nichole Bennett

Nichole is a biology Ph.D. student at The University of Texas at Austin. She currently serves as music director for KVRX 91.7 FM in Austin, TX. She has also been music director at WSBF 88.1 FM Clemson, SC.
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Murad Erzinclioglu

Murad is the Music Director at CJAM 99.1FM in Windsor Detroit. He's been involved with the station for 10 years and has produced over 500 episodes of his new music variety show Productive Confusion. Murad is the Co-founder and organizer of Harvesting The FAM Festival, Windsor's largest... Read More →
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Tenni Gharakhanian

Tenni was born in London, England, raised in Los Angeles, and spent most of her life in Toronto Canada. Tenni is a double major graduate from the University Of Toronto, specializing in Economics and English, and has spent a fistful of years as a dedicated staff member of CFRE-FM and... Read More →
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Joni Sadler

Joni Sadler has been involved with campus/community radio for a decade as both a volunteer and staff member at multiple stations across Canada. For five and a half years, she acted as the English Music Director at CHUO 89.1 FM in Ottawa and recently moved to Montreal to take the on... Read More →
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Jessica Thumma

Jess Thumma began as a DJ at WSYC in Fall of 2009 during her freshman year at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Within a matter of weeks, she took on the role of Music Director, and later became Program Director in spring of 2012. She continues to actively hold both positions... Read More →



2012 CMJ College Radio Awards

The CMJ College Radio Awards—the only college/non- comm radio awards nominated by and voted on by those in the industry—are back and eager to reward the best and the brightest for their hard work and dedication.

Awards have been kindly provided by official College Day poster artist Print Mafia. Prizes will be furnished by Champion, the official apparel sponsor of CMJ Music Marathon 2012.

Voting will take place on-site at CMJ Music Marathon. Anyone with a CMJ 2012 badge may vote.