Rob Quicke is founder of College Radio Day and co-founder of the fastest growing international college radio movement in the world, World College Radio Day. Both President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden have officially recognized WCRD which debuted in 2011. WCRD 2012 had 585 college radio stations in 29 countries participate. The event was launched by Coldplay's Chris Martin. WCRD 2013 had over 700 participating college stations in 43 countries.
Rob is a tenured Professor of Communication at William Paterson University where he also serves as General Manager of the award-winning WPSC 88.7 FM in Wayne, New Jersey (NYC market). Rob was previously General Manager of Chicago’s award-winning WXAV 88.3 FM and host of the syndicated Britsound Radio Show which broadcasted on 26 radio stations in five countries. In 2004, Rob won a Silver Dome Award for broadcasting excellence from the Illinois Broadcasters Association. In 2013, Rob won the 'Outstanding Service Award' from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System for his dedication to academic broadcasting. In 2012, '13, '17, and '18, WPSC was named as 'Best College Radio Station in the Nation' by IBS. In 2018, WPSC was awarded the Marconi Award for Non-Commercial Station of the Year.
Rob teaches radio in India as guest faculty at the Asian College of Journalism, and was previously a radio DJ in England with a market-leading morning show at Connect FM in Northamptonshire. Rob has regularly produced radio features for the BBC in the UK and NPR affiliate stations in the US. Rob and College Radio Day have been interviewed and featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, The Hollywood Reporter, TIME, and many more publications. Rob has also been featured as a guest on the Howard Stern Show and WTTW’s Chicago Tonight. Rob has a PhD as well as a BA & MA from Oxford University and an MA from Goldsmiths College, London University. Rob is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.
Hear Rob talking about college radio as well as the Bravery in Radio Award that was presented to Howard and Robin in 2011.
Hear Rob's interview with the singer and guitarist of one of the most successful British bands of the last two decades.
Hear Rob's 2013 interview about college affordability, and Obamacare affecting students.
Hear Rob's 1999 interview about Jim Morrison, life with The Doors and the impact of drugs upon the band and their music.
Hear Rob's 2015 interview with the legendary drummer and percussionist talking about life after The Police and beyond.
Hear Rob's visit to the Elvis Duran Show presenting the 2014 Bravery In Radio Award.
Hear Rob's 2006 interview with lead singer of UK band, Elbow.
Listen to Les Paul's final interview before his passing in 2009.
Hear Rob's 2006 interview with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Eric Burdon
Authors of "Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk" (Apr 2016)
Jake Shimabukuro virtuoso ukulele player (Mar 2016)
Robert Krulwich from NPR's Radiolab (Nov 2014)
Jeremiah Fraites drummer from The Lumineers (Sep 2014)
Dave Lory, former manager of Jeff Buckley (Feb 2011)
Katie Melua, singer-songwriter (Jun 2009)
Jon Hopkins, Producer and Electronica musician (May 2009)
Doug Fink, drummer from the band Noah and the Whale (Mar 2009)
Alison Goldfrapp, singer from the band Goldfrapp (Dec 2008)
David Gedge, singer from the band The Wedding Present (Nov 2008)
Laura Marling, folk singer-wongwriter (Sep 2008)
Mick Hucknall, from the band Simply Red (June 2008)
Amy MacDonald, Scottish singer-songwriter(May 2008)
Owen Clarke, from the band Hot Chip (Apr 2008)
Paul Saltzman, author of "The Beatles in India" (Feb 2008)
Billy Bragg, singer-songwriter (Nov 2007)
Jamie Cullum, jazz singer and performer (Oct 2007)
Matt Hales, from the band Aqualung (Apr 2007)
Captain Sensible, from the band The Damned (Mar 2007)
Tom Smith, lead singer from Editors (Aug 2006)
Ian Ball, singer and guitarist from Gomez (May 2006)
Chris Rea, legendary guitarist and singer (Nov 2005)
Norman Lovett, Comedian notably from TV show Red Dwarf (Sep 1998)