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College radio — DJ’s dish on what’s hot on their playlists, from Nine Inch Nails to Lucinda Williams

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What albums are happening on college radio right now? We asked programmers at a range of stations for their selections. Listen:

BROKEN EP by Nine Inch Nails
”They’ve always done very well in concert here, and their full-length album is one of the most requested on our playlist.”
WFIT station manager Rob Selkow, Florida Tech

LIVE AT SOB’s-NEW YORK by M’Boom
”We tend to go into runs of different styles based on what we get in that’s good. Right now, it’s jazz.”
WXYC station manager Bob Boster, University of North Carolina

FIRON by Iceburn
”They’re a really progressive, complex metallic hardcore act from Salt Lake City, and they’re getting a lot of airplay right now.”
KTRU co-music director Kyle Bruckmann, Rice University

TREY LORENZ by Trey Lorenz
”I think he has all the potential to be a star.”
WHUR music director Pamela Hall, Howard University

EXPLOSION IN THE SHINGLE FACTORY by Idea Fire Company
”It’s noise kind of stuff that ranges from completely warped-out acoustic guitar to two German people speaking in a bathtub.”
WNYU program director Ida Hakkila, New York University

THE BIZARRE RIDE TO THE PHARCYDE by Pharcyde
”College radio loves to take chances on groups that dare to be different.”
KSJS rap music director Kim Collett, San Jose State University

BOMB POP by Fudge
”College radio is a place for new bands. Alternative is not EMF or U2.”
WPRB program director Sean Murphy, Princeton University

MEANTIME by Helmet
”They’re real. No glamour or glitz. They’re just pure.”
WRAS promotions director Lani Barrett, Georgia State University

SWEET OLD WORLD by Lucinda Williams
”We play what we think is good. Hopefully our listeners will like it.”
KCMU program director Don Yates, University of Washington

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