Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Day 17: Long before the College Union was transformed into the Frick Center, WRSE (88.7 fm) was located on the main level.


6 Comments
hawkwolf
Is WRSE a campus wide radio station, whose range is restricted to the electrical system wiring of Elmhurst College?
BeanCounter37   Thursday, January 17, 2013
billpearch
You are correct to a degree. WRSE is the Elmhurst College radio station. The call letters stand for Wire Radio Service Elmhurst. While I was in college, the transmitter was only 100 watts and directional-west. Loyola University shared the same frequency (88.7), so we couldn't broadcast east into Chicago. Our signal basically ranged from I-294 (east) to Woodfield Mall (north) to Carol Stream (west) and I-55 (south). Basically, our signal would've been stronger if we stood atop the building and used an old Pat Piper megaphone.
Bill Pearch   Thursday, January 17, 2013
stevenheinzel
Wow - Pat Piper, the former public-address announcer for the Cubs - hadn't heard that name in many years!
stheinz   Friday, January 18, 2013
billpearch
Just gearing up for the Cubs Convention this weekend. I thought you might recognize that name.
Bill Pearch   Friday, January 18, 2013
hawkwolf
At NCSU, the campus radio station is WKRP and its range is within the electrical wiring on campus, but it may have expanded in 40+ years. The station broadcasts many women sports events and all of the Wolfpack Baseball Home Games.
BeanCounter37   Friday, January 18, 2013
billpearch
WKRP, seriously?
Bill Pearch   Friday, January 18, 2013
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