KWCR (radio station)

KWCR is a student-run College radio station in Ogden, Utah. Owned and operated by Weber State University, the station formerly broadcast on a frequency of 88.1 MHz FM, but in October 2015, decided to continue solely online. All DJs and staff members are students at Weber State University, studying various courses throughout the university.

KWCR
CityOgden, Utah
Broadcast areaOgden, Utah
Branding"KWCR"
Slogan"Weber's Radio Station"
First air date1965
FormatAlternative/College rock
Callsign meaningK Weber College Radio -or- K Wild Cat Radio
OwnerWeber State University
Website

Format

Because KWCR is a non-profit/student-run, online streaming radio station, the format of KWCR has changed numerous times in the history of the station, but currently classifies itself as "Indie Rock." In the past, the format has been Hip hop, Popular Top-40, College rock and Alternative. In addition to their standard programming, KWCR offers a variety of specialty shows, including Punk, Ska, Hardcore, Rpm, Post-Rock Instrumental, Country, and political commentary. "The Nerd Show" is one of the most popular radio shows in Weber State University and also on Sundays, the station offers an alternative show in Latin Languages (Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Ladino, French, Portuguese, Romanian) called "Domingos Latinos" ["Latin Sundays"].

College Media Journal

KWCR reports charts to the College Media Journal. KWCR was featured on the cover of College Media Journal Magazine issue no. 978 with the quote: "KWCR makes Utah a little less lame".

Leaving the air

Starting October 30, 2015, the station notified its listeners via Facebook that it was going online only.[1] The station handed out CDs to its listeners after going digital only.[2]

See also

  • KUAO — FCC-licensed radio station previously owned by Weber State as KWCR-FM

References

  1. "KWCR 88.1 FM Now Online Only". talkingutahradio.proboards.com. November 3, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  2. Saunders, Kylie Coats (November 16, 2015). "KWCR to give away CD collection after going digital". The Signpost. Retrieved July 17, 2017.


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