WXSU-LP

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WXSU-LP
WXSU Logo.jpeg
City of license Salisbury, Maryland
Slogan "Student Run, Student Loved, Salisbury's own Commercial Free Radio Station"
Frequency 96.3 MHz FM
First air date 2005
Format Variety
ERP 100 watts
Class L1
Facility ID 124825
Callsign meaning W Xtreme Salisbury University
Former callsigns WSSC WSUR
Affiliations Salisbury University
Owner Salisbury University
Sister stations WSCL WSDL
Webcast WXSU
Website WXSU-LP Online

WXSU-LP is the student-run radio station at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland.[1] The station, formerly known as WSUR, was forced to change call letters when registering with the FCC because of an existing television station with those call letters in Puerto Rico. WXSU-LP first went live to the Salisbury community in 2005 with a low power, 100 watt signal. The station currently operates during the Fall and Spring semesters from Late August to Mid-May.

WXSU-LP is considered a "Big 6 Student Organization" at Salisbury University because it is one of the six top student organizations that receives block funding from the university. The station can be picked up around the Salisbury area and is located in the Guerrieri University Center.[2] The station is also available on the campus cable system in partnership with SUTV[2] on channel 7-6 and 8-1. WXSU-LP broadcasts online streaming as of August 2013 on UStream. WXSU-LP also has recently created an app WXSU963 available for free download on the Apple App Store and Google Play App Store. WXSU-LP works closely with the campus community and Registered Student Organizations (RSO's) to provide DJ services and promotions for meaningful events. WXSU-LP is celebrating 40 years[3] as a student run radio organization from its beginning as WSSC in 1974. The first broadcast date of WSSC was November 6, 1974 [4] and the first song to be played was “Enter the Young” by the Association.[4]

WXSU-LP can be contacted through its request hotline which is (410) 548-4760, and its office phone line which is (410) 543-6195

Students pose their bodies to the shape of the station's call letters, WXSU.

WXSU-LP History

WSSC was founded as a student-run radio station in 1974 when students felt that the campus of then Salisbury State College, was missing something. The station was located in the basement of Manokin, a residence hall on the north side of campus. The station originally broadcast on a carrier current AM channel and was known as WSSC 530AM. As the station and SSC began to grow, WSSC was moved to its next location in the gymnasium—Tawes Gym. Tawes was located where the relatively new Fulton Hall stands today. The station began broadcasting on the college's cable network on Channel 11, where it remained until the summer of 2002, when it moved to Channel 44. The carrier current broadcast was dropped for an improved sound on a stereo cable frequency, 107.5 FM, and was broadcast both on campus, and throughout all of Salisbury via the local cable company until summer of 2002. In 1991, WSUR (renamed after SSC became Salisbury State University in 1989) moved to its current location in the Guerrieri University Center. In the fall of 1999, WSUR took an early jump into the 21st century and began a live audiostream that is sent all over the world first using Shoutcast, and later changing to a Windows Media Player and Real Player stream.

Executive Board Positions 2014 - 2015 Name
Adviser Mike Camillo
General Manager Frank Willingham - Fall 2014

Carsen Kralstein - Spring 2015

Productions Manager Kerry Nado
Music Director Sarah Armentrout
Assistant Music Director Paul Dykstra
Operations Director Janae McDowell
Marketing Manager Felipe Creighton - Fall 2014

Diana Lewis - Fall 2014

Promotions Manager Nicole Patterson
Programming Director Aaron Hutt
Director of Underwriting John Amoroso
Webmaster John Freeland
Student Graphic Artist Marshall Childs
Student Photographer Thomas Sebert

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Coordinates: 38°22′30″N 75°39′29″W / 38.375°N 75.658°W / 38.375; -75.658