BSR Radio

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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.

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A weekly talk and call-in show on BSR. Join the conversation about all aspects of biking and cycling culture, with a focus on the Providence scene. Mondays, 9:30pm on bsrlive.com

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Alternative news and views from Providence.

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\\ Speaking Frequencies //::\\ Modulating Realities //

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Radio that serves the curious listener in even more curious ways.


Latest Pieces

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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 KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KUNM, and WXLV-FM


  • Added: Apr 04, 2007
  • Length: 07:16
  • Purchases: 3
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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