Wrigley’s success shows radio’s struggles

Rick Wrigley recently celebrated 50 years with WUSC, and his experience with local radio stations and online radio has given him perspective on the current issues radio faces, as well as some of the things that need to be done to stay relevant.

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‘Boom Box Guy JJ’ prepares to graduate and retire the persona

  A familiar sight – and sound – on USC’s campus could soon fade into history. Jeremiah Shepherd, better known around campus as Boom Box Guy JJ, is about to graduate. He shares his experience of living out his alter ego and hints at what comes next for him and the boom box.

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Town/Gown: Student renters, older residents feel divide in Wales Garden

By Isabelle Khurshudyan and Brantley Fortenberry July 22, 2013 Wales Garden Neighborhood Association President Andrew Marion doesn’t mind the USC students who have moved into his cozy Columbia community until the late-night parties when he’s charged with damage control. Then the difficulties that can come from living close to the urban campus of a large… Read More Town/Gown: Student renters, older residents feel divide in Wales Garden

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Town/Gown: Olympia struggles with student influx

By Kyle Heck July 19, 2013 Vi Hendley has lived in Olympia for 30 years. She was around when Olympia and Granby mills were up and running, and she was around when they closed in 1996. And she has been around as more college students, most from the nearby University of South Carolina, have moved… Read More Town/Gown: Olympia struggles with student influx

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For 40 years, USC’s U101 has stressed freshman success

USC’s U101 program has a track record of success in helping new students. But it’s still just an option, and that means some students remain ambivalent about it. (Above – a page from one of the workbooks to help students organize their time.) By Brantley Fortenberry July 9, 2013 USC freshmen have a decision to… Read More For 40 years, USC’s U101 has stressed freshman success

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Wheeler Hill couple remembers thriving African-American neighborhood

By Caitlyn McGuire July 9, 2013 From the front porch of their Pickens Street house, Frances and Matthew Addison can look out at what seems to be an almost ideal city neighborhood tucked away just beside USC’s campus. Along Wheeler Hill’s winding roads are tall brick houses, neighbors washing their cars and walking their dogs,… Read More Wheeler Hill couple remembers thriving African-American neighborhood

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USC’s Boo Major makes sports world notice equestrian

USC’s equestrian coach has always loved horses. Now she’s making the rest of the sports world take notice too. By Kyle Heck July 9, 2013   USC equestrian coach Frances “Boo” Major’s first love was horses. For her, it was never a question of what she would do with her life. By age 3, Major… Read More USC’s Boo Major makes sports world notice equestrian

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