WQFS Off Air During Founders Hall Renovations
WQFS will be off the air until August while Founders Hall, home of the award-winning station, is undergoing a $3 million, gift-funded renovation.
When the station resumes broadcasting at 90.9 FM, it will do so from a more prominent location on the second floor of the building with new equipment.
WQFS began broadcasting in January 1970 and has 60 DJs including students and community volunteers. It has a number of popular shows on its program schedule. It operated in Duke Hall before moving to Founders in the ’70s.
The station has been named to the Best College Radio list by The Princeton Review several times and awarded Best College Radio Station in the area by goTriad, an arts and entertainment supplement to the News & Record.
The Founders renovation will create an atrium lobby and a student organization center on the first floor, and will expand student art display space and reposition Campus Life offices on the second floor. Lower-level renovations will include expansion of the Grill and installation of an aquarium.
The project will take almost four months and is scheduled to be completed by the start of the fall semester.