By Patrick Hertz of Tinderbox. This article originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog. College radio is a unique mix of non-commercial stations that range from small-watt student-run operations to huge, vastly influential public and/or community stations. This spectrum allows for most any independent artist to find terrestrial radio airplay – that is, of course, if the music is good. CMJ (College Music Journal) defines the parameters for which non-commercial stations we can consider "college market" stations. What counts as a “college market” station? There are many other non-commercial stations out there, so don’t get confused if your promoter considers one...

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