In case you missed Liberadio(!) the other day (it was 7 a.m., after all), they had two Vanderbilt Student Communications board members on the show--Kevin Leander and Vanessa Beaseley, both faculty. As you might imagine, they answered questions relating to the recent "kerfuffle" involving the removal of community DJs from the station and the new cap on non-affiliate involvement. Leander, the chair, said there were "two main goals" the board was looking to address: "a type of realignment" to increase student involvement and "issues around liability." You can listen to an archive of the show here.
As community DJs have lost their shows on WRVU, some have been looking for other outlets.
The Chris Crofton Show, of course, has taken up where the ousted The Best of Bread left off, and now, in podcast form, calls Nashville Cream home. The Nashville's Dead crew are looking into a similar arrangement for A Bit Stranger. Another show going the podcast route is Tony Youngblood's ~ORE~ Theatre Intangible, a showcase for experimental improv, which was removed from WRVU for a little show called "Get It on With Dave Cloud." If you know anything about Mr. Cloud, or have ever gotten unsolicited sex advice from him at a bar, you can probably imagine why feathers got ruffled. If not, here's a bit from the institutional rebuke Youngblood received for the episode:
The violations of good taste and community standards are too numerous to count, but, just to name a few, there were instances of a caller talking about being pregnant despite only having sex "in the back door", callers who appeared to be masturbating while Mr. Cloud read his erotic material on air, a caller asking about their yeast infections while Mr. Cloud asked if there was a foul odor emanating, mention of the naked, nubile young women who all wanted to talk to the DJ, and many many more violations.
Youngblood recounts his side of the whole sordid tale, including more of the email exchange (excertped above) between him and GM Mikil Taylor over at the new Theatre Intangible blog, where you can also check out the show in its new digital podcastic incarnation--no bleep button required!