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BSR Radio

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Description

BSR is Brown Student and Community Radio that serves the curious listener on the web at www.bsrlive.com.

Goals:
1) to teach people interested in producing radio how to do so
2) to further interactions between Brown students and the greater Providence community
3) to cultivate a thoughtful and dedicated listenership

Values:
Localism – We love our city and state!
Education – Spread knowledge and ideas!
Diversity – Different is great!
Entertainment – Have fun and a sense of humor!
Public Participation – Get into it!  Get involved!

“The Brown Network” began in 1936 as the first student-run radio station in the country.  It was a carrier-current AM station broadcasting to Brown dorms.  Eventually the station’s name was changed to “WBRU-AM.”  In 1966, some of the station’s members secured a loan from the University and founded the radio station WBRU-FM (95.5), while others continued the student-oriented AM tradition.  WBRU-FM became a commercial corporation, financially and legally separate from Brown University, while WBRU-AM continued to operate for the Brown community and surrounding areas in the college radio tradition. The AM signal in time became virtually inaudible. During the mid-1990s, a few students worked to find a new, more audible outlet for those still broadcasting in the older, experimental, student tradition.  In 1997, WBRU-AM became “Brown Student Radio” (BSR) and started broadcasting on WELH-FM (88.1).  In the early 2000s, BSR began broadcasting online 24/7 and became a joint student/community collaboration.

Pieces

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This week on Sine Languages: Extended improv, meditation, the sounds that surround us.

Bought by KGOU


  • Added: Jan 18, 2012
  • Length: 25:32
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Sine Languages: Fear and Glossolalia. The line between reason and ritual. Can we still believe in the face of all the subliminal messa...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2012
  • Length: 27:41
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This week on Sine Languages: we twist advertisments inside out, with auditory abstraction and statistical manipulation. We get up on all the latest...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2012
  • Length: 27:40
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The first real episode of Sine Languages. Featuring: Alphabet stations, drones, digital experiments and improvisation.

  • Added: Jan 18, 2012
  • Length: 26:58
From: BSR Radio
Series: Off the Beat
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Off the Beat explores the concept of home! Where do you call home? What makes a home a home? Can you have more than one home? Who are you when you’...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2012
  • Length: 30:12
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Off the Beat explores secret spaces around Providence, including the abandoned underground railroad tunnel, Keeney tunnels, and some less literal p...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2012
  • Length: 27:47
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Off the Beat checks out the local Occupy Providence at Burnside Park. How is “Occupy Providence” distinct from other Occupations? What does OP hope...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2012
  • Length: 29:31
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Off the Beat travels to New York City to investigate the growing Occupy movement. Who are the occupiers? How do international Occupy movements inte...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2012
  • Length: 27:04
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Off the Beat takes a look at the astronomical costs of higher education: Where is the money going? Is it worth paying for? AND FOR GOD’S SAKES, WHA...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2012
  • Length: 40:58
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The Providence based Manton Avenue Project works to train young children in playwriting. The final result of the project is a full-fledged play pe...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2010
  • Length: 07:49
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This segment for Brown Student and Community Radio's team features program The Radio Show explores the line between funny and not funny (the episod...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2010
  • Length: 09:22
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What do you believe? Talking about Faith. Contributions by: Matthew Lawrence, Rachel Blatt, and Brice Peterson.

  • Added: Nov 08, 2010
  • Length: 30:39
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In time for Thanksgiving, an exploration of Family. Contributions by: Gowri Chandra, Laurel Foglia, Brice Peterson, Katie Jennings, Rachel Blatt, a...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2010
  • Length: 31:35
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An investigation of the future of Providence's Olneyville neighborhood

  • Added: Jun 27, 2010
  • Length: 08:13
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The role of radio for Liberian immigrants -- and a new voice on the air.

Bought by NPR Station Showcase with PRX and WXLV-FM


  • Added: May 07, 2007
  • Length: 06:03
  • Purchases: 2
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The story of a new interpretation of the Kabuki play "Drum of the Waves of Horikawa," approaching the text from a punk-rock perspective.

Bought by KFAI and WXLV-FM


  • Added: May 07, 2007
  • Length: 05:34
  • Purchases: 2
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A look into the politics of the HPV vaccine in Rhode Island and nationwide.

Bought by KUNM and WXLV-FM


  • Added: Apr 04, 2007
  • Length: 07:16
  • Purchases: 2
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A young harbor seal named Chuck at the Boston Aquarium performs his fledgling talent

Bought by WXLV-FM


  • Added: Jan 09, 2007
  • Length: 13:20
  • Purchases: 1
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"Was this what it looked like? Had I been picked up? On iTunes, no less?"

Bought by PRX to iTunes, The PRX Podcast, PRX Lovesick Stream, and WGBH Radio Boston


  • Added: Dec 08, 2006
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 4
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"How do you go from meaning into sound? Sound into meaning?"

Bought by KGOU


  • Added: Nov 14, 2006
  • Length: 05:54
  • Purchases: 1