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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

WPRK has been off the air for nearly 3 months, but will return

Those who have tried to tune their radio dials to WPRK 91.5 in recent months have been met with one of two things: all-out static or the occasional crackle of what sounds like Sunday morning church. No, Rollins College’s storied WPRK hasn’t had the plug pulled. That’s the bleed-over from its Christian contemporary neighbor on the dial, WHIF 91.3. The problem is simple: WPRK’s antenna has been down for months, leaving them no way to broadcast a signal.On September 8th, less than two days before Hurricane Irma made landfall, the station staff made the decision to sign off for safety, says Greg Golden, director of student media. It was supposed to be a temporary hunker-down, but the silence on the …
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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Orlando Zine Fest

Earlier this year, Orlando Weekly profiled 10 local zine artists who are breathing new life into a form that’s hundreds of years old. So it’s exciting to know that just four months later, a three-day festival will showcase three times as many zines. The trope that “print is dead” is tired, and demonstrably untrue – while print is undergoing an evolution, young, forward-looking artists and writers know that there’s no more exciting way to put your work in someone’s brain than by putting it in their hands. If you aren’t swayed by the artistic argument, think about this: Many of the most important philosophical and ethical battles in our nation’s history, from the American Revolution to the Civil War to …
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