RC Radio original programming keeps growing

Rockford College Radio continues to add fun and interesting original programming to its daily line-up. Senior accounting major and RC Radio General Manager Vince Chiarelli makes regular stops by my office to let me know what’s new. It’s exciting to hear about how students and community members are getting involved and sharing their unique interests and talents on various shows. The best way to stay in tune with RC Radio is to check out their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/#!/RockfordCollegeRadio where you can easily link to listen in and check out what’s coming up or, if you missed something, catch the replay. Premiering today is the new “Old School Radio Show” which will air from 6 – 7  p.m. and produced by alumnus Ross Hunter, class of 1971. Ross was involved in WRCR radio while a student at RC and has never lost his passion for broadcasting. He currently resides in Virginia and produces the hour long show from his home. Ross shares, “I looked through the music on my computer and picked a variety of songs I like and rolled them into a 1-hour show.” Songs featured are from the 60s through the 80s. Ross plans on producing new shows every few weeks and other alumni have been invited to join in send in compilations of their favorites songs to air. Coming up – this Friday, Feb. 17 at 12 p.m. “Country Hits and News Bits” welcomes Winnebago County Chairman Scott Christiansen as a guest. Mr. Christiansen will share more about what’s new with the latest developments and initiatives for Winnebago county. Wheather its The Nurses, Getting Down to Business, Rockford Origninals, Sock Monkey Sound, Krypotnite Showcase, or Broadway Beat – Vince shares the station motto that you’re sure to find something fun to “stick in your ear.” We’ll all just have to stay tuned to find...

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Music and movie celebrities lined up for Rockford College Radio interviews

Cory Chisel, of Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons, an Americana folk rock band with origins in Appleton, Wis., will talk live with Vince Chiarelli on Kryptonite Showcase today at 4 p.m. Cory and his band were signed to the RCA Records subsidiary Black Seal Music in 2007.  Their song “Getting By” from the album Little Bird, was featured in the 2008 Samuel Jackson film Cleaner, also featuring Eva Mendes and Ed Harris. Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons also have been featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The band is well known around the area and Rockford musicians Miles Nielsen and Dan McMahon have played in the band. Then on Thursday’s Rockford Originals show at 7 p.m., an interview with native Rockfordian Nino Cimino promises to give listeners the scoop on a film written by Nino, in which he also stars. Nino moved to Los Angeles about 10 years ago to study acting. He started Cimino Productions, and in 2009 wrote his crime drama This Is Who I Am. Nino stars in the movie alongside Frank Stallone (Sylvester’s brother, Grammy winner, and movie icon) and Robert Miano (from the movie Donnie Brasco). Nino will share some exciting news about the movies distribution, now renamed American Mobster. The Rockford College Radio Facebook page is the best place to keep pace with the growing programming and the latest shows and guests. Rockford College radio streams 24/7 on the internet so it’s easy to tune if from just about anywhere on any...

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Growing exponentially! RC Radio finds niche with local businesses

The independent and student run radio station at Rockford College has been around in some form or fashion for more than 40 years. Always small, always independent, and always student driven, the radio station has served as an outlet for creativity and a bit of revelry. Students this year, led by senior and Rockford native Vince Chiarelli, have taken RC Radio(previously known as WRCR) to a whole new level; thanks to an exceptional amount of drive, passion and technology to broadcast via the Internet, programming has skyrocketed. Included are an eclectic mix ranging from Vince’s show, “Rockford Originals” featuring a mix of music and interviews with Rockford-based musicians that have written or produced music, to the new “Getting Down to Business” hosted by Kryptonite owner Chris Wachowiak who will be interviewing and highlighting Rockford area entrepreneurs. Chris’ first weekly show airs Wednesday, November 16 at 2 p.m. Check out Chris’ blog to learn more about this show and  two more he has in the works to feature local artists. Original programming has climbed to more than 2o shows hosted by students, college staff, and now community members. The Rockford College Radio Facebook  page is the best place to keep pace with the growing programming. Just a few months in the making, “Likes” are on the increase. Listeners from across the country and the world are tuning in and identifying with what they hear. Vince recently heard from a listener in Luxembourg and has reconnected with alumni and friends from nearly every corner of the United States. We invite everyone to tune and check it out – it’s certainly a Rockford...

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