Stony Brook’s radio station 90.1 WUSB Stony Brook has been broadcasting through Suffolk County since June 27, 1977. Since the time of its instatement, hundreds of students and community members have passed through its studios, playing music, giving their opinions and reaching out to the community over the radio waves.
WUSB is a student-run station, however, many students on the Stony Brook University campus don’t even know if its existence. Students can now train to be “air ready,” through WUSB’s many training sessions to help interested students be FCC ready to play their songs or speak their mind on the radio.
The station hasn’t been renovated in many years and every surface is plastered with stickers, stacked with boxes full of CDs and often inhabited by a few individuals moving the squeaky microphone around in order to get their thoughts and favorite music out to the people.
I personally have my own show, Good News Radio, every other Wednesday from 1-230 PM but at the beginning most students do overnight shifts where the FCC code is in “safe harbor hours.” This term means that certain curses are okay to play over the radio if it happens but it is definitely not advisable to play them anyway.
WUSB is an amazing station and a great place for aspiring journalists to train and have their own shows. Whether it is playing music, talking or just giving your opinion—the radio is a great outlet for all wanting to make their voice heard.
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