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Bulls Radio
City of license Tampa, Florida
Broadcast area University of South Florida
Branding Bulls Radio on WMNF Tampa 88.5 HD2
Frequency 1620 kHz, (also on HD Radio via WMNF-2)
First air date 1988 (1988) (foundation/cable FM broadcasting)
1999 (1999) (AM broadcast)
2009 (2009) (HD Radio)[1]
Format College radio
Class Part 15
Callsign meaning South Florida Bulls
Former callsigns "WBUL" (1988 –2009), "WXBL" (transitional 2009)
Owner University of South Florida Student Government
Webcast Listen (128kb/s MP3)
Website bullsradio.org

Bulls Radio is the University of South Florida student radio station. It broadcasts on 1620 kHz on the USF campus and is also carried on the HD Radio signal of 88.5 WMNF and on an Internet audio stream.[1]

The station claims to be one of Florida's largest student-run radio stations, and the entire operation of the station is by student workers and volunteers.[1] The station is funded by the USF Student Government, and the station office and on-air studio are in the university's Marshall Student Center.

The station was started in 1988, and began its AM broadcasting in 1999. It began receiving funding in 2003.[1]

Programming[edit]

Bulls Radio's original programming represents over a dozen genres of music as well as daily news and sports shows.

Controversy[edit]

Bulls Radio has been the subject of a few controversies since its inception. In June 2010, the USF Student Government President appointed Brett Farrar as the new director of Bulls Radio after an expedited interview process, despite having no previous experience at Bulls Radio or in the radio industry.[2] Vocal opposition to the final USF Student Government Senate vote confirming Farrar's appointment was silenced when senators voted to remove "Open Forum" from the Senate Agenda during the following Senate meeting.[2] In August 2010, anonymous grievances were filed against Farrar, student body President Cesar Hernandez and Vice President Spencer Montgomery, stating that they had "(broken) several statutes regarding executive branch confirmations on multiple occasions," which amounted to a "total of 10 counts of nonfeasance."[3] In October, the USF Student Government Judiciary and Ethics Committee found that Student Government President Cesar Hernandez and the former Student Government Senate President Pro Tempore were in violation of two statutes when they hired new Student Government members over the summer, including the controversial appointment of Farrar.[4]

See also[edit]

  • WUSF (FM) and WUSF-TV — University of South Florida public broadcasting stations operated directly by the university

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "About". Tampa, Florida: Bulls Radio. Retrieved 2010-05-27. 
  2. ^ a b Dawson, Anastasia. "SG positions raise concerns". Tampa, Florida: The Oracle. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  3. ^ Cerny, Brittany. "Grievance calls SG confirmations into question". Tampa, Florida: The Oracle. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  4. ^ Cerny, Brittany. "Summer grievance may have reached its end". Tampa, Florida: The Oracle. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 

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