WXCI

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WXCI
WXCI logo.png
City of license Danbury, Connecticut
Broadcast area Western Connecticut
Branding Represent
Frequency 91.7 MHz
First air date February 28, 1973
Format Educational
ERP 3,000 watts
HAAT 67 meters
Class A
Facility ID 71786
Transmitter coordinates 41°23′42.00″N 73°29′14.00″W / 41.3950000°N 73.4872222°W / 41.3950000; -73.4872222
Callsign meaning XCI = Roman numerals for 91
Former callsigns WCST
Owner Western Connecticut State University
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live (smartphone)
Website Official website

WXCI (91.7 FM) is a student radio station broadcasting an Educational format. Licensed to Danbury, Connecticut, USA, the station serves the Connecticut and New York college area. The station is currently owned by Western Connecticut State University.[1][2]

WXCI broadcasts to Connecticut and New York at 3,000 watts with a stereo transmitter on WCSU's Midtown Campus. It also streams its broadcasts on the Web.

The radio station obtained its FCC license to operate on 28 February 1973. The Station began at 12:30 pm local time with a student Rob Abbett nickname Rabbett, with the words, "Good afternoon, this is FM radio station WXCI in Danbury beginning its first broadcast day." [3] Before Abbett throw the station Fm broadcast the station was AM carrier current and PA system in dorms and student center was at the time call Memorial Hall with the call letter WCST. This station was start in 1968 by Bob Wilson.[4] However by 1973 thing progress to FM radio broadcast initially transmitting at 10 watts of power, WXCI upgraded to 760 watts in 1978. In 1982, WXCI was one of the first FM stations to focus on alternative rock, a format now common among US college radio stations. As one of a handful of stations playing alternative rock in the US in the early 1980s, WXCI helped popularize new bands such as REM, Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, U2, Culture Club, Duran Duran, and Black Flag.

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