U92 Remote to kick off radio season on Mountainlair green
Published: Thursday, August 16, 2012
Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2012 12:08
New students will be able to hear what West Virginia University has to offer through your airwaves starting the first day of the fall semester.
U92-FM "The Moose" will be broadcasting remotely from the Mountainlair Green Monday 6 a.m.-6 p.m., and will feature commercial-free alternative music all day.
The event will have giveaways including free CDs, stickers and other various prizes.
Returning disc jockeys will be on air to inform students about campus and station-wide events.
"We try to create a fun vibe for the first day of classes that’s also very informative," said WWVU-FM Music Director Jacob Pierce. "It’s fun to get to take song requests and talk to students about music, because you never know who we get to meet and talk to during the remote."
U92 streams out of the Mountainlair and onto airwaves locally at 91.7 FM and online 24 hours a day at http://u92.wvu.edu.
The student-run radio station provides airplay for new and classic alternative, as well as independent and local musicians, while providing experience and opportunities to students with a passion for radio and broadcast.
Set up for the remote broadcast traditionally begins at 4 a.m. to ensure the broadcast is ready to go live right on time. Pierce says that, other than a few minor technical hiccups, things have always gone smoothly in the past.
"It’s always been a lot of fun getting to talk about music with all kinds of new and different people," Pierce said. "I enjoy it even more now that I’m an older staff member, and I get to help the newer staff members create memorable experiences of their own."
"The Moose" additionally provides sports and news updates throughout the hour, covering state, local and national stories.
"We’re a great source for finding the latest and up-to-date WVU sports stories, but also for national and statewide sports news," Pierce said.
Additionally, the remote is used to encourage students to get involved in various activities at WVU, promote U92 and recruit new staff members for the fall semester.
Applications are open for new positions at the station including disc jockey, news, sports, production and promotional staff.
No prior experience is necessary, and current students are encouraged to stop by to pick up an application anytime between 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pierce said this is only the beginning of a big year for the station, and Morgantown listeners can expect to hear the best in alternative and music buzz you won’t find anywhere else.