Stony Brook University’s radio station WUSB was awarded a $1,000 grant by the College Radio Foundation as part of College Radio Day.
“The funds will assist in purchasing equipment to play WUSB’s digital music library,” said Isobel Breheny-Schafer, the general manager of WUSB. “The library consists of over 40 years of historic and continuously new music that is received at WUSB studios each week.”
The mission of the College Radio Foundation is to elevate the profile of college radio stations nationwide, while inspiring professional development in student broadcasters. There were over 500 radio stations in World College Radio Day from nearly 30 countries.
WUSB has been providing listeners with music, news, public affairs, drama and sports programming since 1977. The station is on-air 24/7 and is served by over 160 Stony Brook students, faculty, staff, alumni and community residents. WUSB covers a wide range of genres, from pop to polka. Their dedication to variety earned them a spot on BestColleges.com’s Top 51 Radio Stations list.
The grant will also allow WUSB to flip through fan favorites with ease. Music will be added to a digitized system, which means that radio hosts will not have to sort through archives by hand.
“Playing the digitized music will add increased enjoyment for WUSB’s listeners,” Breheny-Schafer added.
This is not the first time that WUSB has been awarded a grant like this. Recently, the station received a grant in partnership with the Ward Melville Heritage Organization and the Stony Brook Jazz Loft for their WUSB Live! music series.