The marathon, held October 21-25 in New York City, is billed as "the world’s largest festival for emerging music," featuring over 1,400 live performances from all around the world. College Day, specifically, promotes the importance of college radio in the music industry.
The panel Freese will lead, titled"Family Ties," will be a discussion of how college radio can be a connecting element for schools and communities. The former music director for BW's student-run station, WBWC is looking forward to meeting others with a passion for college radio:
“College radio is this awesome network of students and promoters from all over the country that are all working towards the exact same thing—getting awesome music out to everyone. CMJ is the one time where we really all come together.”
Freese, who completed his undergraduate at BW in broadcasting and mass communications, is currently a radio promoter for Co-sign, an agency working with musicians, record labels, and brands to develop artists and coordinate campaigns to promote their music.