A photo 20 years in the making! The one on the left is from 1996 when Damian Radcliffe and Rob Quicke prepared for the launch of the UK’s first student radio station. The one on the right, 20 years later, is in the studios of WPSC 88.7 FM!

Audio links from Professor Rob Quicke

Class notes and extra listening from Top Audio Storytelling at School of Journalism and Communication, at the University of Oregon on 1st Feb 2017.

Today we spoke to Rob Quicke. Rob talked about his love of audio and communication, and gave examples of some of the editorial decisions he had made in his own work.

Dr. Rob Quicke is a tenured Associate Professor of Communication at William Paterson University where he also serves as General Manager of the award-winning WPSC 88.7 FM in Wayne, New Jersey (NYC market). Quicke was previously General Manager of Chicago’s award-winning WXAV 88.3 FM and host of the syndicated Britsound Radio Show which broadcasted on 26 radio stations in five countries. In 2004, Quicke won a Silver Dome Award for broadcasting excellence from the Illinois Broadcasters Association. In 2013, Quicke won the ‘Outstanding Service Award’ from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System for his dedication to academic broadcasting. In 2012 & 2013, WPSC was named as ‘Best College Radio Station in the Nation’ by the IBS.

Howard Stern

Rob appeared on the Howard Stern show in 2011. Here are the links to the interview.

Rob Quicke on Howard Stern Show (March 2011) to present him and Robin with the Bravery in Radio Award from William Paterson University. NSFW (Fruity language).
Howard Stern Wrap Up Show Discussing Rob after his appearance on the Howard Stern Show (Mar 2011).

Interview with Jennifer Bishop Jenkins

I need to convert this to a web friendly format. And will then add it here.

Things we ran out of time to cover:

1. College Radio Day

Quicke is also founder of College Radio Day and co-founder of the currently fastest growing international college radio movement in the world, World College Radio Day. Both President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden have officially proclaimed and recognized the importance of WCRD which debuted in 2011. WCRD 2012 had 585 college radio stations in 29 countries participate to raise the profile of college radio. The event was launched by Coldplay’s Chris Martin. WCRD 2013 had over 700 participating college stations in 43 countries.
Video from College Radio Day participants, West Texas A&M University

2. Interview with Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland (2011)

Rob Quicke interview’s Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland in November 2011 about their new album Mylo Xyloto.

3. The Story of Oxygen: “The Launch” Teaser

Rob is currently finalizing a documentary about the radio station, Oxygen, that we worked on in the late 90s. Here’s a teaser for the full piece.

4. Oxygen Financial Challenges

5. Recommended reading

Excellent advice on capturing sound. This builds on many of the things we’ve already discussed in class.

Helpful article from the always excellent Transom, on the basics of audio. No matter how much you think you know, you’ll still learn something new from this piece.