WECW

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WECW
City of license Elmira, New York
Broadcast area Elmira-Corning area
Slogan The Sound of Elmira College
Frequency 107.7 MHz
Format Independent
ERP 9 watts
HAAT -103.0 meters
Class D
Facility ID 19446
Transmitter coordinates 42°5′48.00″N 76°49′0.00″W / 42.0966667°N 76.8166667°W / 42.0966667; -76.8166667
Former callsigns WECW-FM
Owner Elmira College

WECW (107.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a contemporary hit radio format. Licensed to Elmira, New York, USA. The station is currently owned by Elmira College.[1]

Current radio personalities include the Fiendish Doctor Wu (Funk Pretender) and Judge Love (President of Binky's). They can often be found at Binky's after their Friday show harassing the locals. Although they been noted for giving out autographs and being polite to fans, one source reports that they are mean to children and have been seen kicking a dog.

They speak in a very "interesting" manner when on air, using phrases and nicknames to discuss things that would be confusing and unknown to a causal listener. This amateur radio station often has slow changes, occasional dead air, erratic volume, and a variety of other technological debockles. It would appear from what you hear on the show that Doctor Wu is responsible for the technology aspects and more often than not, when a problem occurs Judge Love follows with some critical comments that seem to amuse them both. There are always one or two announcements during the show that for the most part are insignificant and are nothing more than foil that allow them to poke fun at people they seem to know.

They mostly play an variety of Funk, Soul, and Rock but there are times when some oddballs such as Blink 182 and Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears make it on air and seem to mystify Judge Love.

Joining the Facebook scene in mid February 2012, "Doctor Wu and Judge Love" have started to expand their fan base with promotional based themes and gimmicks offering concert tickets to followers as well as autographed 8x10 head-shots, complete with certificate of authenticity. While most of the topics on their Facebook page use the same phrases and nicknames that you hear on air, there are the occasional wild leg tangents that seem to go nowhere. With 77 likes to date (May 25, 2012) the sky is the limit.

The show was shut down for the summer following the final broadcast in late May. They lost many listeners when the promised last show never aired despite Facebook talks of a finale in honor of the class of 2012. After many outraged fans contacted the College it is unsure whether or not the show will return for a second season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WECW Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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