Grant will fund cost of new antenna
Cleveland State’s radio station and student organization, WCSB 89.3 FM, has been awarded a $2,000 grant by the College Radio Foundation in their efforts to replace the station’s 15-year-old antenna. The grant will help defray costs and enhance signal strength. De-icers will also be attached to the antenna, which is located on the roof of Rhodes Tower, to prevent damage from the elements without adding a significant amount of weight.
The College Radio Foundation (CRF) works to support non-commercial college radio stations, and its students, around the United States. The foundation accelerates the development of student broadcasters, inspiring them to reach their potential through college radio. The CRF encourages colleges to increase their listener base, while building career skills for students and providing entertainment to the listening audience.
Licensed to broadcast in 1976, WCSB 89.3 FM is CSU’s student-run radio station, broadcasting 24/7, every day of the year. WCSB encourages CSU students, faculty, staff and the Cleveland community to discover new genres of music and to listen to programming they may have never heard before. WCSB provides alternative programming that cannot be found on commercial radio. Those interested can listen to WCSB at 89.3 FM in the Cleveland area or stream the live broadcast from www.WCSB.org.
Radio programs are hosted by CSU students and community members and include music, talk shows and public affairs programs. New student members of the station become apprentices where they are trained on operation of the station’s equipment, learn FCC rules and regulations and gain knowledge on how to produce and be responsible for their own radio programs. Students interested in more behind-the-scenes work can also help the station with refiling music, assisting with station events, working with music venues, marketing, promotions and creating Public Service Announcements. Membership is open to all CSU students. Interested individuals can apply by visiting www.WCSB.org.