WQFS Retakes the Airwaves
After a summer of silence, student-run WQFS − recently rated the 11th best college radio station in the country by the Princeton Review − is back on the air at 90.9 FM.
Its home was renovated this summer along with the rest of Founders Hall. Though many students involved with the station miss the old and homey studio, faculty adviser Kami Rowan said there is excitement surrounding the renovation.
“The new Founders space has been the impetus for several positive changes that I believe will ultimately tighten the infrastructure of the station and make operations smoother,” Kami said.
“There are a lot of exciting things happening right now, like the introduction of a WQFS Practicum class, modeled after The Guilfordian, being introduced this spring. We are all so excited about the beautiful new space and future of the station.”
Though, of course, not everything is in place yet.
“Although we don’t have everything completely in place yet (like our permanent furniture, all the music shelved, and all of our equipment), we are on air and training for the full schedule to start in a matter of weeks,” she said.
When you tune in, what you hear is the result of hard work by many people.
“We have a fantastic group of managers this year that have worked hard to get the station up-and-running again,” Kami said. “We’ve also had a lot of staff, faculty and community support and help from all over campus.”
Story by David Pferdekamper ’12