WRUW-FM

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WRUW-FM
WRUW-FM logo.png
CityCleveland, Ohio
Broadcast areaGreater Cleveland
BrandingWRUW FM 91.1
SloganMore Music, Fewer Hits
Frequency91.1 MHz
First air dateFebruary 26, 1967
FormatCollege/variety
ERP15,000 watts
HAAT89 meters
ClassB1
Facility ID9255
Transmitter coordinates41°31′14.00″N 81°35′3.00″W / 41.5205556°N 81.5841667°W / 41.5205556; -81.5841667
Callsign meaning"Western Reserve Univ." W –FM
(original owner)
OwnerCase Western Reserve University
WebcastListen Live
Websitewruw.org

WRUW-FM (91.1 FM) – branded WRUW FM 91.1 – is a non-commercial educational college/variety radio station licensed to Cleveland, Ohio. Owned by Case Western Reserve University, the station serves Greater Cleveland and is student-run. The WRUW-FM studios are located in the Mather Memorial Building on the campus of Case Western Reserve at University Circle, while the station transmitter resides in East Cleveland.

History[edit]

WRUW has its earliest roots in "WFSM", started in 1946 by the Flora Stone Mather Radio Club at what was then Western Reserve University which presented programing via a public address system. This was followed by the AM carrier current station WRAR in 1955. Finally, on February 26, 1967, the FCC granted a license under the callsign WRUW-FM.[1][2] Western Reserve merged with Case Institute of Technology five months later.

WRUW began as a 10-watt monoaural station, gained stereo capability in 1974 and saw a power increase to 1000 watts in 1980. WRUW's power was boosted to its current level of 15,000 watts on March 5, 2002.[2]

Over the years, WRUW has worked to maintain ties to the community, co-sponsoring events with Case Western Reserve University and other University Circle institutions, maintaining a relationship with the Hessler Street Fair, and providing a voice for community members not otherwise associated with Case Western Reserve University.[2]

Current programming[edit]

WRUW is open to both students and members of the Cleveland community. Completion of a semester long training course is required. Summer events include Studio-A-Rama (mainly Indie rock and pop acts), usually held the Saturday after Labor Day. Webcasting has opened up a new audience for WRUW. Listeners from around the world are now able to listen and send email to WRUW's programmers and staff.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC-YB-IDX/60s-OCR-YB/1969-YB/1969-BC-YB-for-OCR-Page-0294.pdf
  2. ^ a b c "Who We Are". WRUW. Retrieved 2009-05-29.

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