Saturday, February 20, 2016

77 Years of Middletown Radio!

WESU is celebrating its 77th season providing alternative radio to the greater Connecticut area! WESU, one of the oldest college radio stations in the country, kicked off its new spring season this past week with exciting new and old shows, hosted and produced by over 100 dedicated community members and Wesleyan University students. This season, the station is thrilled to host exciting events for the community, including the annual Spring Record Fair on the Wesleyan University campus in April!

WESU is also celebrating many exciting birthdays this year: “Caffe Italia,” which plays Italian music, news, and culture, is turning 10 this year, airing every Saturday from 7am­8am. Also, “The Vault,” featuring techno music with DJ Anton Banks, is turning 20 this year and is airing every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday night from 9:30­11pm. WESU is also featuring exciting talk and public affair shows for its spring season, welcoming new programming like “All About” with Isabel and Emily, which features a new guest every week discussing something they are passionate about, and saying goodbye to long­running shows like “Romancipation” with Dr. Love and DJ Smooth, who give advice on dating and love. WESU currently has more homemade shows than it has had in years, and they are getting more and more national recognition; WESU’s “For Women Over 40” with Cyma Shapiro, a contemporary lifestyle talk show, has recently been picked up for syndication across the country by Pacifica!

The spring season can be heard over the airwaves at 88.1FM or streamed online at You can also keep up to date on the station and its shows via Facebook (@WESUMiddletown) and Twitter (@WESUtunein). The entire WESU spring schedule can also be found online at WESU’s website and a print program guide will be distributed at select locations around the area and mailed to station donors in the coming weeks.


Established in 1939 in Middletown, Connecticut, WESU is one of the oldest non­commercial radio stations in the United States. WESU is funded by the Wesleyan Student Budget committee, Wesleyan University, and generous listener and community support. By day, Monday through Friday, WESU offers a diverse mix of news and public affairs from NPR, Pacifica, and independent and local media sources. Week nights and weekends WESU student and community volunteer broadcasters provide a freeform mix of creative programming featuring everything from rock and hip hop to jazz, electronic dance music, soul, funk, and blues, along with innovative public affairs programming.

The station currently broadcasts at the frequency of 88.1 FM from its 6,000­watt transmitter located atop the Wesleyan University science tower in Middletown, CT with a potential to reach over one million listeners throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts. WESU also streams audio, online through their website

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