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Training Documents

The following collection of literature is required material for becoming a WCUR DJ. In addition to the on-air proficiency test, trainees are expected to have basic knowledge about station protocol, membership requirements, FCC regulations, and the history of WCUR. This knowledge will be checked for in a written test preceding the on-air test.

Table of Contents:

    1. Membership Requirements
    2. Mission of WCUR
    3. History of WCUR
    4. Standard Operating Procedures
    5. FCC Regulations You Need To Know
    6. Station Leadership
    7. Which Committee Is Right For Me?


Membership Requirements

As a member of WCUR, there are several requirements that must be followed and met to retain a position within WCUR. The management of WCUR can and will dismiss member who fail to meet these requirements, as follows:

A member must:
1. Be a WCU student, faculty or staff member. Students must retain a GPA of at least 2.0
2. Attend all general staff meetings. WCUR understands that there are prior commitments to be met and that absences may occur. However, the programming director or general manager must be notified of all absences in advance. Call the office or email the station leaving a message for the programming director or general manager.
3. Be an active member of one committee, which includes committee hours and meetings.
4. Not use drugs or alcohol in the station. If you are found doing so you disciplinary actions will be taken.
5. Although it is no longer illegal to use obscenities on the air after ten, it has remained a policy of ECUR to prohibit the use of profane, obscene or indecent language over our airwaves. Language in music track does not need to be altered if there is a limited amount of language in that song. Clan copies of most tracks are available. Language in song titles or band names however, may not be announced on air.
6. Finally, because you are a member of WCUR and a representative of our organization, anything you san can reflect on WCUR as a whole. It is WCUR’s policy to require that members act in the Student Code of Conduct as stated in the Ram’s Eye View.

WCUR Policies
Attendance of Airshift – DJs are required to fulfill all scheduled time slot. A no-show will result in a verbal or written warning. The DJ must find a replacement and let the Programming Director know.
Attendance of Committee and staff meetings – Failure to attend a meeting, without notifying the appropriate staff member, will result in disciplinary actions.
Theft – Anyone caught stealing from WCUR will be banned from all station premises and activities. WCUR reserves the right to follow through with prosecution as applicable.


The Mission of WCUR

The mission of WCUR is summarized in these three objectives:

Service to the Public

As a licensed trustee of the public airwaves, WCUR is required by law to serve the public. Specifically, our license states that WCUR “shall render such broadcasting service as will serve public interest, convenience or necessity.” The public we serve includes not only West Chester University, but also the residents of West Chester and the surrounding area. In order to best serve the public, we try to provide a unique and valuable program service. We also try to present information of concern to our audience, and fairly address all sides of controversial issues on the public agenda.

Service to West Chester University

WCUR attempts to provide programming of value to the West Chester University Community, including students, faculty, and administration. An important service we provide is informing our audience about events, oppurtunities and activities at West Chester University. We provide a valuable “public relations” vehicle for the college. Indeed, everything we do reflects on the college, and we take seriously our responsibility to reflect the excellence of West Chester University. We strive to provide the total West Chester University Community with a broadcast service they can be proud of.

Service to Students

WCUR is staffed by West Chester University students, and we serve these students by giving them a place to develop and refine their broadcasting skills, participate in the administration of a broadcast operation, and enjoy the esprit de corps of being part of a dedicated team of individuals with similar interests and goals. WCUR is proud of its employees, and is committed to providing a valuable and enjoyable learning experience to supplement their education.

A Brief History of WCUR

Although over-the-air broadcasting is just beginning at West Chester University, the history of WCUR dates back for decades.

WCUR began in the 1960s as a closed-circuit AM station that broadcast only to the dormitories on campus. Using a technology called “carrier current broadcasting,” WCUR sent its signal to small transmitters located in each dormitory, each of which sent out a weak signal, which could be received within a radius of a few hundred feet. The station’s signal was received on 640 on the AM band.

WCUR was a pioneer in alternative music programming, and has retained that emphasis throughout its history. In 1971, the College Music Journal rated WCUR as the number one college station on the East Coast. Even with the limitations of carrier current broadcasting, WCUR developed a loyal audience. But for years, the station dreamed of having an FM station that would sound better and be able to be received off campus.

In 1987, West Chester University submitted the first of a series of applications to the Federal Communications Commission to start an FM broadcast station. Difficulties arose with the application, but the station leadership persevered. Dr, Michael Pearson, the faculty advisor during much of this time, worked through many of the issues that stood in the way of an FM license. Finally on March 20, 1998, the FCC awarded a construction permit to build a new FM station. WCUR began broadcasting at 91.7 FM on September 1, 1999.

Philip A. Thompsen, who is the present Faculty Advisor, came to the station in the fall of 1997. He helped the station clear the final hurdles on its way to becoming an FM station, and oversaw the construction of new studios and transmission facilities. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Thompsen worked as a professional broadcaster at over a dozen radio and television stations. In addition to WCUR, he has been faculty advisor to college radio and television stations at the University of Utah and William Jewell College. He recently completed a term as chair of the Student Media Advisors division of the Broadcast Education Association, the national professional organization of broadcast educators. He has also completed fellowships at C-SPAN in Washington, DC, and KYW in Philadelphia. He teaches a variety of courses in broadcasting and communication technology in the Communications Studies department. Dr. Thompsen serves as WCUR’s Designated Chief Operator, and in that capacity works to ensure that the station is in full compliance with the rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission.

Standard Operating Procedures


WCUR management does not tolerate those who fail to show up for an assigned air shift. Make sure that you remember when you are assigned an air shift, and show up for it, preferably at least five minutes early. Realize that if you don’t show up for an air shift, someone else will have to work it. If for some reason you are unable to work an air shift, notify the General Manager no later than 48 hours before your air shift, so that a replacement may be found. Failure to give 48-hour notice is a major offense that we be excused only in the most extreme circumstances.

Air Shift Schedule

Announcers work at WCUR according to an air shift schedule, which is determined by the Programming Director and Chief Announcer. Make sure you know when you are scheduled to work. Air shifts are assigned primarily on the needs of the station, rather than at the convenience of our employees’ schedules. Still, an attempt is made to reach an air-shift schedule that is acceptable to as many people as possible. If you are a new employee, chances are good that you will be asked to work an air shift at a time other than your first choice.

Audio Levels

Average audio levels should be maintained between 70% and 100% modulation, as registered on the VU meter. Do not increase the level of programming significantly beyond 100%, as this may cause distortion in our signal, and may result in illegal interference to other broadcast stations. While we do have some automatic level control equipment, it is not sufficient to compensate for wide fluctuations in audio level; therefore, watch the VU meters, and make level adjustments as necessary.


WCUR will often have on-air promotions involving the giving away of prizes, such as records, T-shirts, concert tickets, etc. It is important that such contests be held in a fair manner, and follow FCC guidelines. Never ask the audience to provide any sort of compensation (anything that would require an investment in time, effort or money) in exchange for being eligible to win (this would violate the FCC lottery rules, and result in heavy fines being levied against you and the station). Make sure that you print clearly all of the required information about the winners (such as name, address, hone number and the prize won) so that we can make sure that the prize gets to the winner. Never rig a contest, by giving your friends “inside information”. WCUR employees and their families are not eligible to win any contest we hold.

Donor Announcements (Underwriting)

Businesses and other for-profit enterprises may give money to WCUR to help defray the cost of programming, In exchange for such a donation, WCUR is allowed to mention the donor’s name, address, phone number and a value-neutral description of the donor’s business and/or product. Space here does not allow a complete description of the FCC regulations pertaining to such announcements, but perhaps the most important rule is that they must not directly promote the sale of a specific product or service.

Emergency Alert System

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national network of broadcast stations that transmit emergency communications during times of crisis. (The EAS was formally known as the Emergency Broadcast System or EBS.) In order to insure that the network is always fully functional, WCUR is required to transmit an EAS test once per week, and we will receive a test from the station we monitor once per week. It is your responsibility as a registered operator of WCUR to understand the EAS, and what to do in case of an emergency. You should have been briefed on the procedures to follow when transmitting and receiving an EAS test, as well as what to do in case of an emergency, when you were trained as a WCUR operator. Here is a brief review of what you need to understand.
Transmitting a test If a test is scheduled to be transmitted during your air shift, you will read the “EAS Test Copy” found in the control room. You will notice that the copy is in two parts-a paragraph to read before the attention signal and a paragraph after the attention signal. Make sure that the “EAS Tone” input is engaged and ready on the board. Open the mic, read the first paragraph and then close the mic. Reach over to the EAS tone generator and press the “transmit” button. You should hear a tone on the air, which will last about 5 seconds and then stop automatically. After the tone has stopped, open the mic and read the second paragraph. Then resume normal programming. Make sure you write down the exact time you sent the test on the transmitter log.
Receiving a test Sometime during your stay at WCU, you will probably be working in the control room when you suddenly hear a loud tone, followed by an EAS test announcement. You have just received an EAS test. Whenever the station we monitor transmits an EAS test, our EAS receiver picks it up. When this happens, just press the reset button on the EAS receiver and record the exact time you received the test on the transmitter log.
What to do in case of an emergency If the EAS monitor is activated and the announcer says “this is not a test, this is an actual emergency,” then you are required by law to cease normal programming and begin transmitting the emergency information you are receiving. Turn up the input on the board labeled “EAS Receiver,” and follow the instructions in the orange EAS book found in the control room. All broadcast station operators must know what to do in case of an emergency, so read and understand the orange EAS book found in the control.

Equipment maintenance

Please treat the equipment in the WCUR studios with care. It is very expensive to replace equipment that is damaged by careless abuse so please be gentle. If you are not sure how to operate a piece of equipment, ask someone for help. If something does not seem to be functioning properly, tell the programming director or general manager so that it can be fixed. Do not attempt to fix a piece of equipment yourself, as you risk personal injury to yourself, and may cause greater damage to the equipment.

FCC (Federal Communications Commission)

This agency of the federal government regulates all broadcast stations in the United States. While you may never come into direct contact with the FCC, as an operator of WCUR you are obligated by law to abide by their regulations. Failure to obey FCC regulations can result in many penalties, including fines levied against you and the station. You may believe that you deserve special consideration since you are working at a college station, but the FCC makes no such distinction. While you are not expected to know all FCC regulations, you need to be generally aware of the ones that affect your role as operator of WCUR. Most of the FCC regulations that you are responsible for are included in the file “FCC Rules You Need To Know.”

Legal ID

The FCC requires all broadcast stations to identify their call letters and city of license at least once an hour by making an announcement called a legal ID, which is given as close to the “top” of the hour as programming allows. There is an exact format that the Legal ID follows, and it is very important that the format be followed. A Legal ID consists of the call letters and the city of license; thus the WCUR Legal ID is “WCUR, West Chester.” Please make sure you give the Legal ID once an hour, following the format provided, as failure to do so is a violation of FCC rules.

Non-profit Time Sales

While WCUR is a non-commercial radio station, and does not sell commercial advertising time, we may sell air time to non-profit organizations. However, any time purchased may not be used for the promotion of a commercial, profit-making enterprise. For more information about time sales to non-profit organizations, talk to the general or business manager.

Production Studios

WCUR has a production studio for audio editing. If you wish to reserve the production studio for your use, sign up for a time on the production studio reservation sheet, which is beside the door of the studio. The production director is in charge of the studio, and can provide assistance in its operation. Please try to leave the production studio neat and clean, and treat the equipment with care.

Public File

The public file is a collection of documents that are available for public inspection during regular business hours. Included in the public files are copies of our license and other documents required to be available for public inspection by the FCC. The public file is kept in the SSI Business Office. (It’s a large white 3-ringbinder.) If someone requests to see the public file, please let them see it, but do not let them remove it from the office.

Public Service Announcements (PSA)

WCUR will provide public service announcements free of charge to non-profit organizations. An organization desiring a PSA should sent the information about their event, activity or organization to: PSA, WCUR Radio, Sykes Union 237, West Chester University, West Chester, PA, 19383. We will write a short announcement based upon the information, and will place the announcement in rotation with all other current PSAs. Check the “kill date” on PSA copy before you read it on the air, and if you find outdated PSA copy, please put it in the “to be filed” bin. WCUR typically broadcasts at least one PSA an hour. If a non-profit organization wants more air time than is possible through rotation of a PSA, we encourage them to consider non-profit time sales (see that heading above).


WCUR often plays requests from the audience. Please don’t ask for requests on the air more than once per hour, as this quickly becomes tedious to the listener and sounds as if you are begging for attention.
Security ALL WCUR employees are requested to support our security efforts. Please keep the door to the WCUR studios locked after hours. Do not prop open the main door. Authorized persons who are on the key list are responsible for the security of the WCUR facilities and, guests must be accompanied by such authorized persons at all times.

Staff Meetings

All WCUR employees are expected to attend staff meetings. These meetings are generally held every other week (usually Tuesday). The WCUR leadership will try to schedule these meetings at a time convenient for everyone. The WCUR leadership also meets regularly to discuss important concerns and coordinate management efforts.

FCC Rules You Need To Know

The Federal Commuincations Commission (FCC) was created by Congress in 1934 when it adopted the law known as the Communications Act of 1934. This law gives the FCC the authority to regulate radio and television stations. WCUR is licensed by the FCC, which can revoke our license and impose fines if we violate t heir rules. As a WCUR member, you must abide by these rules. Failure to do so can result in dismissal.

The Designated Chief Operator
Every broadcast station must have a designated chief operator (DCO). This person id responsible for making sure the station operates according to FCC rules. Among other duties, the DCO makes sure the station stays on its assigned frequency, operates at its authorized power, and sends and receives tests of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The DCO has the authority to turn the WCUR transmitter off and on, and to take any steps necessary to ensure FCC compliance. You must abide by any official directive given by the DCO. At the present time, Dr. Thompsen, the faculty advisor, serves as DCO.

Station Identification
A station identification announcement, or “Legal ID,” must be made at the beginning and end of each time of operation, and hourly, as close to the hour as feasible, at a natural break in program offerings. A Legal ID consists of the station’s call sign immediately followed by the community specified in its license as the station’s location. Our Legal ID is “WCUR, West Chester.” This is a very important rule. Give the Legal ID hourly.

Public Inspection File
Every broadcast license must maintain a public inspection file at its main studio. This file must be available for public inspection at any time during regular business hours. The public inspection file includes, among other things, station applications and related documents, ownership information, and a list of programs that have addressed issues of public concern. You must know where the public file is (it’s a large white binder in the control room), and if someone requests to see it, you must allow them to do so. However, you must not allow anyone to remove the public inspection file from the control room. If someone wants t o make a copy of a document in this file, they may do so, but only if you or another WCUR member accompanies them to the copy center and returns the public inspection file to the control room as soon as possible.

Obscenity and Indecency
Obscene speech is not protected by the First Amendment and cannot be broadcast at any time. To be obscene, it meets a three prong test: (1) an average person, applying contemporary community standards, must find that the material, as a whole, appeals to prurient interest; (2) the material must depict or describe, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct, and (3) the material, taken as a whole, must lack serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value. Obscene speech is different from indecent speech. Indecent speech is protected by the First Amendment, but the FCC has the authority to restrict its broadcast. The FCC has defined broadcast indecency as “language or material that, in context, depicts or describes, in terms patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium, sexual or excretory organs or activities.” The FCC restricts indecency to avoid its broadcast during times of the day when there is a reasonable risk that children may be in the audience. Thus, broadcasts that fall within the definition of indecency and are aired between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. are subject to indecency enforcement action. It is better to air on the side of safety, and avoid saying on the air or broadcasting music which could be considered indecent.

Candidates for Public Office
When any qualified candidate for public office has been permitted to broadcast a political message on WCUR, we must afford equal opportunities to all other such candidates for that office. This rule does not apply to newscasts or on-the-spot coverage of news events/ We must keep careful records of any political broadcast in our public inspection file. For this reason, please notify the DCO before airing a political broadcast.

Personal Attacks
Personal attacks occur when, during the presentation of views on a controversial issue of public importance, and attack is made upon the honesty, character, and integrity or like personal qualities of an identified person or group. FCC rules require that after a personal attack, the licensee must, no later than one week after the attack, send to the person or group attacked: (a) notification of the date, time, and identification of the broadcast; (b) a tape, script or accurate summary of the attack; and (c) an offer of a reasonable opportunity to respond over the air. To avoid invoking this rule, please avoid making personal attacks on the air.

When WCUR conducts any kind of contest, we must fully and accurately disclose the terms of the contest and must conduct the contest substantially as announced or advertised. Contest descriptions may not be false, misleading or deceptive. WCUR members are not eligible to win any contest we conduct.

Telephone Conversations
Before recording a telephone conversation for broadcast, or broadcasting a telephone conversation simultaneously with its occurrence, a station must inform any party to the call of its intention to broadcast the conversation. This includes recordings made for news or sports broadcasts, as well as request or “dedication” shows. The FCC typically does not enforce this rule for conversations whose broadcast can reasonably be presumed, such as call-in talk shows. Even during such programs, however, it’s a good idea to screen calls before placing them on the air, and to notify callers that their conversations will be broadcast.

Broadcast Hoaxes
Broadcasting false information concerning a crime or a catastrophe constitutes a violation of FCC rules if (1) you knew this information was false, (2) it was foreseeable that broadcast of the information would cause substantial public harm and (3) broadcast of the information did in fact directly cause substantial public harm. In this context, a “crime” is an act or omission that makes the offender subject to criminal punishment by law and a “catastrophe” is a disaster or imminent disaster involving violent or sudden events affecting the public. “Public harm” must begin immediately, and cause direct and actual damage to property or to the health or safety of the general public, or diversion of law enforcement or public health and safety authorities from their duties.

Federal law prohibits the broadcast of any advertisement of or information concerning a lottery. A lottery has been defined as any game, contest, or promotion that combines prize, chance and consideration. There are a number of exceptions to this provision, including state lotteries.

Underwriting Announcements
WCUR is a noncommercial educational station, and we may not sell advertising or broadcast commercials. We may, however, acknowledge contributions for program or station support over the air, but such announcements may not promote the goods or services of for-profit donors or underwriters. Underwriting acknowledgements of for-profit donors may include (1) slogans that identify but do not promote, (2) location information, (3) value neutral descriptions of a product line or service and (4) brand and trade names, and product service listings. Such acknowledgements may not interrupt our regular programming, but rather should be made at the beginning and/or end of a program, or at a natural break in a program. The DCO must approve prior to broadcast any underwriting acknowledgement announcement.

Emergency Alert System
WCUR is a part of the Emergency Alert System (EAS), which is designed to provide important information to the public in the event of a local or national emergency. In the event of an emergency, our broadcast signal will automatically switch to programming from the EAS. We are required to test this system weekly; such tests will be conducted by the DCO or an authorized appointee. You should familiarize yourself with the EAS booklet in the control room, and know what to do in the event of an emergency. See the section on the EAS in the Standard Operating Procedures section of this handbook for more information on how to conduct a test, and what to do in the event of an emergency.

WCUR Leadership

The WCUR leadership consists of those employees who have been elected to positions of greater authority and responsibility.

Requirements for Leadership To become a WCUR leader, a student must:

  • be currently enrolled as a full-time West Chester University student
  • have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  • have worked at WCUR for at least one full semester
  • be willing to serve as a WCUR leader for at least one semester
  • be willing to work at WCUR at least 5 hours per week
  • be willing to attend regular meetings of the WCUR leadership

Here are the various leadership positions, and a brief summary of their responsibilities:

General Manager

The general manager is responsible for the overall operation of WCUR, and works with the Faculty Advisor to ensure that WCUR operates in compliance with the policies of the University, Student Services, Inc., and the Federal Communications Commission.

The general manager’s duties include (1) formulating and implementing strategies to advance the quality of WCUR operations, (2) supervising and evaluating the work of the executive staff, (3) serving as WCUR representative to the Media Advisory Board (and other representative bodies as needed), (4) administering WCUR’s operational policies, as contained in this operation handbook and elsewhere, (5) preparing the agenda and conducting regular meetings of the WCUR staff and executive staff, (6) supervising the elections of the WCUR leadership, and if needed, appointing temporary directors until elections can be held, (7) reporting regularly to the Faculty Advisor on the status of WCUR operations, and (8) preparing reports (including the WCUR annual report) to our various supervising bodies, including Student Services, Inc., and the Student Government Association. The General Manager acts as the chief student leader of WCUR.

Programming Director

The programming director is responsible for the programming of WCUR, and is assisted by the chief announcer, music director, and production director. The programming director’s duties include (1) formulating specific programming strategies to advance our programming philosophy, (2) supervising the training and development of the programming staff, (3) regularly evaluating the quality of programming, (4) administering WCUR’s programming policies, and (5) formulating specific strategies for the improvement of WCUR programming. The programming director is the chief programming executive of WCUR.

Business Manager

The business manager is responsible for the WCUR budget, and the financial operations of the station. The business manager’s duties include (1) preparing the annual budget proposal to the Student Government Association, (2) maintaining records of accounts payable and receivable, (3) corresponding with out vendors and clients as needed to keep our bookkeeping current, (4) preparing and submitting purchase orders and payment requests to Student Services, Inc., and (5) maintain positive business relationships with WCUR donors and underwriters.

Music Director

The music director is responsible for the selection of music for broadcast. The music director’s duties include (1) selecting the music that will be in the music rotation, (2) regularly updating the music rotation, (3) preparing regular playlists for distributions to records labels and trade publications, (4) corresponding with records labels to maintain good working relationships with them, (5) maintaining the music library and archives in good working order, and (6) formulating specific strategies for the improvement of WCUR’s music programming.

Promotion Director

The promotion director is responsible for both the on-air promotion of WCUR, and the off-air promotion and publicity efforts of WCUR. The promotion director’s duties include (1) working with the production director in the preparation of on-air promotional announcements, (2) preparing newspaper advertising copy for the promotion of WCUR, (3) preparing the WCUR Program Guide and supervising its distribution, (4) preparing and supervising the distribution of WCUR promotional materials, including t-shirts, bumper stickers and promotional novelties, (5) regularly evaluating the quality of promotion of WCUR, and (5) formulating specific strategies for the promotion of WCUR.

Special Events Coordinator

The Special Events Coordinator is responsible for the promotion and coordination of special WCUR sponsored events, such as concerts

Production Director

The production director is responsible for the recording of programming for broadcast. The production director’s duties include (1) supervising the production staff in the recording of music, announcements, and programming fr broadcast, (2) maintaining the production facilities in good working order, (3) administering production room operating policies, and (4) formulating specific strategies for the improvement of WCUR’s production department.

Public Affairs Director

The public affairs director is responsible for the preparation and scheduling of public affairs programming on WCUR. The public affairs director’s duties include (1) reading and reviewing all incoming requests for public service air time, (2) preparing typewritten and prerecorded public service announcements, (3) working with the news director in producing public affairs programming, (4) working with the faculty advisor in preparing the Quarterly Issues/Programs List, which is a document kept in our public inspection file, and (5) formulating specific strategies for the improvement of public affairs programming on WCUR.

News Director

The news director is responsible for the news and public affairs programming on WCUR. The news director is assisted by the Sports Director and Public Affairs Director, and reports directly to the Program Director. The news director’s duties include (1) supervising the news, sports and public affairs staff, (2) assigning stories to news reporters, (3) supervising the writing and producing of news stories and public affairs programs for broadcast, (4) regularly evaluating the quality of news programming on WCUR and (5) formulating specific strategies for the improvement of WCUR’s news and public affairs programming.

Sports Director

The sports director is responsible for sports programming on WCUR. The sports director’s duties include (1) supervising the sports staff, (2) supervising the production of sports programs for broadcast, (3) regularly evaluating the quality of sports programming and (4) formulating specific strategies for the improvement of WCUR’s sports programming.

Which committee is right for me?

Music: This committee reviews all of the incoming CDs to see if they are suitable for a college radio station. They find the best tracks on the album and keep an ear out for “dirty” tracks. They also make sure DJs are playing the top 30 each week.

This committee is in charge of making promos, liners, and everything that goes on automation and the CDs we keep in the on-air studio for DJs to play throughout the day. DJs on this committee must be familiar with Cool Edit Pro, Windows, and ftp (we can train/teach you how to use these programs).

This committee is in charge of the news program we do each day: gathering informative and entertaining stories, putting the programs on CDs, and putting it in the on-air studio for DJs to play throughout the day. *Need to be familiar with the Cool Edit program.

Remote Broadcast: This committee is in charge of on-site shows, particularly sporting events. Members must learn how to use our new tie lines (don’t worry, we’re still learning as well).

Promotions: This committee is in charge of getting the word out about WCUR, college radio, the events we do, and all of our awesome shows. Creative, artistic, and social people wanted to make fliers and come up with new and exciting advertising ideas. This committee also deals with underwriting, WCUR’s money-maker.

Special Events: This is a brand, spanking new committee that is in charge of our special events, such as concerts- planning, organizing, and setting up such events.

Off-Air Committee: This committee is for those who wish to partake in station activities without having a weekly airshift. Off-Air Committee's main responsibility is to secure and manage underwriting accounts and coordinate their announcements with other WCUR Committees. Off-Air personnel have also worked in assisting with promotions, special events, and other radio station activities.

Music for Musics sake
Music for Music’s sake

WITH: Courtney Hargrove
TIME: Tuesdays 8-10 am
It’s a rock show. If its rock I’ll play it, from classic to post hardcore neo soul or whatever.
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The Geek 101 Show
The Geek 101 Show

TIME: Friday 4-6pm

Join Darrell Miller and Trevor Garner every Friday from 4pm to 6pm on WCUR 91.7 for the Geek 101 Show where your hosts will indulge their obsessions, embark in lively conversation with the friends of the show, and declare once and for all that being a geek is good!!!
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Jukebox Breakdown

Jukebox Breakdown


With: Kate & Courtney!
Time: Tuesday's 6-8pm

We start and end our show with Saves The today's popular bands and are here to support local bands...we take lots of requests, and play tons of Indie music. 
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I Heart the 90s
I HEART the 90s

WITH: DJ Kennie G
TIME: Tuesday's 8-10pm
DESCRIPTION: Do you ever wish you could travel back to the care free days of the 90s? Here is your chance, every Tuesday night from 8-10pm tune into I HEART the 90s with all your favorite 90s bands and one hit wonders like: *NSYNC, Britney, Nirvana, Boyz II Men, Green Day, Hanson, The Goo Goo Dolls and many many more! Also hear all 90s TRIVIA and fun facts!

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Real Sports, Real Attitude
Real Sports, Real Attitude
TIME: Saturday noon-2pm

Real Sports, Real Attitude with Matt Lombardo is the hardest hitting sports talk show on Radio. Matt Lombardo brings his years of sports expertise to the WCUR airwaves on Saturdays from noon-2PM.
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Shenanigans Hour

Shenanigans Hour
WITH: Sean and Steve
WHEN: Wednesday 10am - Noon

Rock out on hump day with two egotastic cats on 91.7 FM. Sean and Steve rock two of the craziest hours which have been dubbed the Shenanigans hours. Enjoy rock, punk, ska, emo, metal, dancecore and every type of punk rock genre that overlaps each other anyway. Enjoy random news, clips guests and overall shenanigans. Wednesdays 10 am to Noon.
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