College radio stations are crap.
I’ve written about this in the blog, and am not going to discuss their merits any further. Most college stations are active about 2 days a year, if that. Only a handful (usually where there is paid staff) have anything resembling a real radio station. Most importantly, NOBODY comes to Streaming Radio Guide to find them. They google on the name of the college and go right to the web site.
Having volunteers chase down the rabbit hole hoping to find something of value is wasting your time, and just adding more work for me. So I’ve removed all educational format stations from the Needs Review page, even if you explicitly ask for them – you won’t get them.
The second change has to do with my failure to communicate effectively. So let me be more clear.
WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR NOR TESTING STREAMS OR PLAYERS.
I don’t expect to ever resume offering player links other than a few dozen news/talk stations, and that may have been a mistake.
Since at least three people continue to add notes like “There is a new player at blah blah”, I’ve blocked adding notes about player or streams. I would rather be verifying stations than writing blog posts or writing code to block volunteers from doing things.