WQFS on ‘Best College Radio’ List
WQFS, Guilford’s student-run radio station, is ranked 6th among college radio stations, according to The Princeton Review. The station moved up from 11th last year on the “Best College Radio” list, which has included WQFS in 10 of the past 11 years.
Guilford is included in The Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges: 2014 Edition. The book, released Aug. 6, contains 62 college rankings based on a survey of 126,000 students.
Featuring a mix of students and community volunteers as on-air talent, WQFS moved into a new, more prominent studio in Founders Hall last September. It will offer a practicum class, similar to the one for the student newspaper, for the first time this fall. In addition to broadcasting on 90.9 FM, the station streams its programming online.
“I’m so excited to get this rating because it reflects the work we did last year,” said faculty advisor Kami Rowan, director of guitar studies in the Music Department.
“With the advent of the WQFS Practicum this fall, the station is climbing back up to be one of the top ranked in the country. We’ve got great students – DJs and managers – and a lot of wonderful Greensboro community DJs too. I am so motivated and hyped about QFS!”
Guilford also was ranked 18th on the book’s “Reefer Madness” list.