Saturday, September 12, 2009
College Radio Week - WHRW
WHRW (W Harpur Radio Workshop) is the student-run station at the State University of New York at Binghamton. At the time of the station's inception the school was known as Harpur College, an offshoot of Syracuse University. In 1961 a group of students built their own closed-circuit radio station known as WRAF which broadcast to two residence halls on campus. By 1966 they had changed calls to WHRW and moved to 90.5 FM with a transmitting power of 10 watts. While the carrier-current station had a no rock and roll policy, WHRW embraced a format-free broadcast schedule as well as left-leaning coverage of news and cultural events. As evidenced by the above sticker, SUNY-Binghamton's WHRW has maintained a proud freeform tradition for over 40 years.