Top College Radio Countdown Picks

  by Meg Christensen.

To say that mtvU had a fun semester with College Radio Countdown in our first semester would be a massive understatement. It was awesome meeting so many passionate music fans, hearing their music picks, and becoming friends.

Radio K’s @morgzyoloha is one of the funniest people you could possibly follow on Twitter. Sample: “Why are there so many underage kids at burrito loco watching this game? Where are my friends? Why is it so busy? Do you ever get nervous?”

We also got to hang out with the crew during CMJ week and had the best time crashing concerts. U of Miami’s Brianne and her crew are awesome and she will most likely be dyeing all of the staff’s hair soon. UT-Knoxville was absolutely charming, even sending us Cuzi’s and Pizza Cutters which we use. (Maybe a little too much) BU’s video directed by Matt Paterno and Tim Larew set the bar for future stop-motion intros, and quite frankly that will be hard to top. And of course, Mike Wallz from Penn State was the ultimate twitter warrior, hyping up his countdown for thousands of his followers.

We had our first premiere with Crystal Seth’s music video, The Labyrinth, who earned a spot on the countdown! WKNC’s countdown was particularly enjoyable for us as Father John’s Misty song ran in heavy rotation that week. Seriously, WKNC, thank you. Texas A&M-Kingsville and UT-Austin showed the country some Western spirit. Texas is clearly great. Western Connecticut brought the zombies and proved they will be the ones who keep cool during the zombie apocalypse. We’re not sure what in the world WKDU brought, but it was freaking AWESOME. And our adorable “preppy hipsters” at Georgetown put their acting skills to use with a very clever intro. Seton Hall was the most insane metal countdown ever and everyone who watched the College Radio Countdown in the gym that week had an awesome workout. Wesleyan’s video was definitely one of the most entertaining introductions of the year. It included a rap and a part we had to edit out… Oh Wesleyan, you rebels.

mtvU’s College Radio Countdown will be back with new episodes beginning January 15, 2013 on mtvU and Also, keep an eye on the Countdown this Spring for brand new contests and insane opportunities. Until then, Happy New Year from your buddies at mtvU’s ‘College Radio Countdown’.

Here’s Our Top 10 College Radio Countdown Tumblr Picks

10. Lightfoot ‘Pow Wow’ (From WGTB)
9. Delta RaeBottom Of The River‘ (From WERS)
8. PoolsideSlow Down‘ {From KVRX)
7. Crystal Seth ft. Bubba SparxxxThe Labyrinth‘ (From The Lion 90.7 FM)
6. DiivHow Long Have You Known‘ (From KVRX)
5. Air Traffic ControllerHurry Hurry‘ (From WERS)
4. ANRDigital World‘ (From WVUM)
3. AbadabadPark Slope (I’m Sorry)
2. HuskyHistory’s Door‘ (From WERS)
1. U.S. RoyaltyEquestrian‘ (From WGTB)

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