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WFCF celebrates 25 years

Nov 2, 2018

On Nov. 1, 1993 at 6:59 a.m., the Flagler College radio station, WFCF 88.5, broadcasted over the radio waves for the first time. This year on Nov. 1, WFCF celebrated its 25th anniversary with a block party with Flagler College students, faculty and staff. Alongside the radio, the station’s manager, Dan McCook, also celebrated his 25 years with the college.

McCook said that the purpose of having the block party primarily for students to enjoy is “To introduce them to the station and let those interested in working here see the advantages that are available regarding an experiential learning opportunity.”

The station prides itself on being a hub for student activity. In the 25 years on air, over 800 students and community volunteers have been involved with the station. Currently, there are more than 13 shows produced each week. If not hosting, many are writing, performing voice overs, recording and learning the ins and outs of the broadcasting industry.

Playing everything from surf rock to opera, the station’s music library contains over 8,000 artists playing 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. It also serves as a Primary Emergency Alert System (EAS) broadcast facility.

In 2012, the station was ranked by the Princeton Review in the top 20 of college radio stations out of 1,453.

Visit the radio station’s webpage for more information here.

WFCF block party

Photo by student TJ Badgujar.

 

Did you know?

You can also hear WFCF programming live on iHeartRadio© where people from as far away as Hungary and as close as down the street have streamed the station to their computer or mobile devices.  

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