WDUB

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91.1 FM WDUB: The Doobie
City of license Granville, Ohio
Broadcast area Columbus/Newark
Branding 91.1 WDUB FM The Doobie
Frequency 91.1 (MHz)
First air date November 12, 1953
Format Free Form/Open
ERP 300 watts
HAAT 52 meters
Class A
Callsign meaning Denison-University Broadcasting
Owner Denison University
Website 911wdub.com

WDUB ("The Doobie") (91.1 FM) is a student-run, non-commercial, 300-watt college radio station registered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), owned and operated by Denison University in Granville, Ohio, USA. WDUB is affectionately referred to as "The Doobie" by the DJs of WDUB and the citizens of Granville.

WDUB programs its content in the public interest, convenience, and necessity. WDUB began as an AM "carrier current" radio station on November 12, 1953 at 7 am with the Star Spangled Banner, but ceased broadcasting for a brief period of time in the 1960s, while the building that had housed its studios was being replaced. In 1969 the FCC authorized WDUB to return to the air with a 10-watt signal at 90.9 FM. During the 1970s WDUB broadcast about 17 hours of programming per day including open-format music, local sports, and extensive news and special events programming. Stereo broadcasting was introduced in 1975.

In the 1980s and 1990s, the station devoted its resources primarily to music, increased its power to 100 watts, increased its hours of operation, and changed its frequency to its current dial position. In the fall of 2004, WDUB began a second era of its history as the station began streaming its on-air content worldwide. During the summer of 2005, the station went through an entire digital upgrade of the main sound board, studio interconnects, catalog, recording, and record keeping functions.

Over 100 DJs volunteer to broadcast about one show per week. The open format allows for each DJ to broadcast whatever type of music he or she prefers. The station aspires to feature 24-hour broadcasting, with shows going all night and day. WDUB has been heard throughout the world via its online stream and is recognized as one of the best college radio stations.

WDUB is consistently ranked as one of America's most popular college radio stations by The Princeton Review (#20 in 2008)[1] (#18 in 2011) [2] (#18 in 2012) [3]. The station was also featured in American Eagle stores nationwide from June to September in 2009. [4]. Most recently, WDUB was ranked 17th in The Princeton Review's list of best college radio stations ahead of the release of their 2015 guide. [5]

WDUB made history on March 3rd, 2014, when the online stream was added to TuneIn Radio. The station can now be listened to worldwide through the TuneIn website or app.

The first annual "Doobiepalooza", a 91.1 WDUB sponsored event, occurred on May 3, 2014. The event showcased student musicians and artists. In fall 2014, WDUB debuted two new logos, a Swasey Chapel logo and a "boombox" logo, both created by students as part of a logo creation contest.

Numerous Denison University graduates have used their WDUB experience as an entry into the field of commercial broadcasting. Notable former DJs include actor Steve Carell and former Cleveland Browns CEO, Joe Banner.

External links[edit]

WDUB Banner Logo 2014-Present

Coordinates: 40°04′16″N 82°31′24″W / 40.0712°N 82.5232°W / 40.0712; -82.5232