Welcome to
Rob Quicke.com

 

Radio professor. PhD. Audio creator. College radio enthusiast. Award-winning radio producer. Author (when needed). Tea aficionado. Indian food lover. Overall nice bloke. 'Nuff said. 

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Intro

Dr. Rob Quicke is founder of College Radio Day and co-founder of the currently fastest growing international college radio movement in the world, World College Radio Day.  Both President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden have  officially proclaimed and recognized the importance of WCRD which  debuted in 2011. WCRD 2012 had 585 college radio stations in 29  countries participate to raise the profile of college radio. The event was launched by Coldplay's Chris Martin. WCRD 2013 had over 700 participating college stations in 43 countries, it has continued to grow every year.

Rob is also 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, 2013 & 2017, WPSC was named as 'Best College Radio Station in the Nation' by the IBS. In 2018, WPSC won the Marconi Radio Award for Non-Commercial Radio Station of the Year from the National Association of Broadcasters in America.

Rob teaches radio broadcasting in India as adjunct faculty at the Asian College of Journalism, and also has previously been a radio DJ in England with a market-leading morning show at Connect FM in Northamptonshire. Rob has also 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, SPIN 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

RESUME / CV

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Radio Appearances

 

The Elvis Duran Show the Bravery in Radio Award  (May 2014)
The Kevin Collins Show, WJOL 1340 AM, Joilet IL, talking about the death of Margaret Thatcher (Apr 2013)
The Howard Stern Show  the Bravery In Radio Award  (Mar 2011)
The Howard Stern Wrap Up Show talking about my appearance on the show (Mar 2011) 

The Cousin Brucie Show (Apr 2010) the Bravery in Radio Award

WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago Public Radio talking about college radio and WXAV 88.3 FM at Saint Xavier University (Jul 2007)
The Rob Quicke Breakfast Show, Connect 97.2 FM. I was, at the time, the youngest morning show DJ in the UK. It shows ;-) (1998 - 1999)

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Feature Programs & Documentaries

"The Vinylthon 2016 Radio Feature" 

- Narrator & Exec. Producer (Apr 2016)
"We Stand With France: Student Radio Around The World Unites

- Narrator & Exec. Producer (Dec 2015)
"We Are WRAS" National College Radio Simulcast 

- Exec. Producer (Jun 2014)

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Radio Interviews

 

Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain authors of "Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk" (Apr 2016)
Jake Shimabukuro virtuoso ukulele player (Mar 2016)

Stewart Copeland of The Police (Oct 2015)
Robert Krulwich from NPR's Radiolab (Nov 2014)
Jeremiah Fraites drummer from The Lumineers (Sep 2014)
Joe Biden, Vice-President of the United States (Oct 2013)

Chris Martin & Jonny Buckland from Coldplay (Nov 2011)
Dave Lory, former manager of Jeff Buckley (Feb 2011)

Katie Melua, singer-songwriter (Jun 2009)

Jon Hopkins, Producer and Electronica musician (May 2009)

Les Paul, legendary guitarist and inventor in his last ever interview (Apr 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)

Eric Burdon, legendary singer from The Animals  (Nov 2006)

Tom Smith, lead singer from Editors (Aug 2006)

Ian Ball, singer and guitarist from Gomez (May 2006)

Guy Garvey, singer from the band Elbow (Apr 2006)

Chris Rea, legendary guitarist and singer (Nov 2005)
Ray Manzarek, from The Doors (May 1999)
Norman Lovett, Comedian notably from TV show Red Dwarf (Sep 1998)

SELECTED EXPERIENCE

College Radio Day

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(2011 - Present)
Founder

World College Radio Day

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(2012 - Present)
Co-Founder

William Paterson University

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(2007 - Present)

Professsor & Chair of Communication

General Manager, WPSC 88.7 FM

St. Xavier University

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(2001 - 2007)
General Manager WXAV 88.3 FM,  & Director of Student Media

PR Newswire (London)

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(2000 - 2001)
Audio Operations Manager (Europe) 

Connect FM

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(1998 - 1999)
Morning Host, The Rob Quicke Breakfast Show & Head of Community Affairs