Weber State to sell FM student radio license for KWCR

Wednesday , March 22, 2017 - 6:18 PM

ANNA BURLESON, Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — The Weber State University student radio station is going totally digital.

In fact, KWCR Wildcat Radio hasn’t been broadcasting on the radio about a year and a half now, adviser Robin Haislett said, save a once-annual broadcast just to keep the license.

Haislett said the station used to operate on 88.1 FM but is now available through Weber State’s The Buzz app, MyWeberMedia.com or any other radio streaming service.

At a meeting Tuesday, March 21, the Weber State Board of Trustees approved selling the station’s FM license.

“The value of this declines every day we wait, so we need to sell,” board member Nolan Karras said.

Profits from the sale will go toward student scholarships.

Haislett said the station’s digital format will allow students to make mistakes and only have it impact their grade instead of getting fined by the FCC.

“This way we can focus on doing podcasts and stuff like that,” she said.

Contact education reporter Anna Burleson at aburleson@standard.net. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnagatorB or like her on Facebook at Facebook.com/BurlesonReports.

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