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10-04-2011


WCCR Joins Inaugural Nationwide College Radio Day

 


Williamsburg, Ky - On October 11, 2011, the University of the Cumberlands (UC) radio station, WCCR 94.5 FM, will join college broadcasters across the country in presenting the first-ever College Radio Day.

According to the College Radio Day website, the aim of College Radio Day is to "harness the combined listenership of hundreds of thousands of college radio listeners throughout North America and to celebrate the important contribution of college radio to America's airwaves."

On WCCR, listeners will hear special programming from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Special promotions and prizes will also be available on Tuesday, October 11th as well.

UC senior Jordyne Gunthert has been a part of WCCR since her freshman year, and recently moved to morning deejay along with fellow student Tyler Collins. "Tyler and I are really looking forward to starting off the day right with the WCCR morning show, 'The Morning Crossroads," says Gunthert. "After several weeks of practice, we're really hoping we can get people to tune in and raise awareness about the special broadcasting available on WCCR during College Radio Day."

WCCR was the first Kentucky radio station to become affiliated with College Radio Day. As the event grew, other universities including Western Kentucky University, University of Kentucky and Bellarmine University have also signed up to take part.

“[WCCR] is excited with the prospect of being involved in the first ever College Radio Day,” said station General Manager Dr. Keith Semmel. “We hope that this will not only allow us to reach more listeners but also give us the opportunity to showcase our outstanding student DJs.”

To tune in, listeners can listen to 94.5 in the Williamsburg area, visit the UC iPhone app or go online to www.ucumberlands.edu/wccr. For additional information, see WCCR's Facebook page.

WCCR is a non-commercial, educational station that began programming during the summer of 2004. It is run primarily by UC students and is advised by three members of the Communication Arts faculty. All programming is available online. To contact the station, call 606-539-4532 or email at wccr@ucumberlands.edu.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master's degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.