High school radio

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High school radio within the United States is almost as old as radio broadcasting itself. Simply defined as a radio station, with its studios located at a high school and usually operated by its students with faculty supervision, stations fitting this description existed in the mid-1920s.[citation needed] Little is recorded about these stations, but like other low-powered stations of the era, their programming would tend to be sporadic, with music and readings performed live by the station's performers – the era of playing records would not be established until the 1950s.[citation needed] The combination of the Great Depression of the early 1930s and new restrictions enacted by the Federal Communications Commission forced all of the high school stations off the air by 1934.[citation needed]

It would not be until the late 1940s, with the advent of the 88–108 MHz FM Radio band that renewed interest was shown in HS radio. Because the 88-92 MHz region was dedicated to non-commercial broadcasting, this allowed for schools to fairly easily obtain licenses from the FCC. The oldest HS station on FM is WNAS in New Albany, Indiana, which started broadcasting in May 1949.[1] The station is still broadcasting today. WHHS, Haverford Senior High School's radio station also started in 1949, located in Havertown, Pennsylvania.[2] As the FM band increased in listenership in the next few decades, the number of HS stations increased with it. By the 1970s, there were over 150 HS stations across the country.[citation needed] In addition to this number, there have always been untold numbers of unlicensed stations using carrier current (popular through the 1970s), extremely low power or "Part 15" stations, and closed circuit broadcasting. Many of the licensed stations are assigned to suburban school districts in a few large metro areas: Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit, Boston, Philadelphia, Seattle and to a lesser extent San Francisco and Cleveland. There have historically been very few H.S. stations in the Southeast.[citation needed]

While some HS stations became important training grounds for students who would go on to careers in broadcasting,[citation needed] the perception of HS stations as poorly programmed and supervised helped contribute to the downfall of many stations. After a steady decline in their numbers in the 1980s and '90s, the availability of LPFM licenses has renewed interest in HS radio, at least in rural areas where the LPFM license is most readily available.[citation needed]

Today's HS stations, particularly in rural areas, serve as de facto community radio stations when classes are not in session.[citation needed]

Difficulties of high school broadcasting[edit]

Many HS stations were first licensed in the 1970s on the FM band, just as the band was beginning to fill up and become crowded in many cities. As a result, HS stations tended to be low-powered (under one kilowatt) in most instances.[citation needed]

  • The expense involved with maintaining broadcasting equipment.
  • Among more powerful HS stations, especially in urban markets, the station's license could become very valuable. This would tend to tempt school administrators to sell the license, usually to a local college, public, or Christian radio broadcaster. Several HS stations have met this fate: KCDC, near Denver, operated sporadically for years before being sold to a public broadcaster. WYCS-FM, near Hampton Roads, Virginia, is now a Christian radio station. Several smaller stations have been transferred to colleges.[citation needed]
  • Many of the lowest-powered stations that held "Class D" licenses had no legal protection against higher powered stations applying for their frequency, and thus many were simply forced off the air.
  • Instructors or faculty involved with initially establishing the radio station leave or retire and the school is unable to find replacements. A lack of interest then begins to build amongst the students.[citation needed]
  • HS stations must air at least 12 hours daily, or they are left open for a third party to apply for a timeshare on the frequency, as in the case of 2004, when Hoosier Public Radio Corp. of Greenfield, Indiana, applied for such against seven HS and college radio stations in Indiana and Kentucky. In March 2005, the FCC ruled against HPR in the case of four of the affected stations, granting the affected stations renewed licenses. The cases in the other three stations are still pending.[citation needed]
  • A general perception that radio technology is no longer as exciting to high school students as newer technologies such as the Internet. Many HS stations are now spending more time relaying public radio outlets than producing their own programming.

John Drury High School Radio Awards[edit]

The John Drury Awards are a national competition for high school radio students.[3] The Drury categories include Best Newscast, Best Promotional Announcement, Best Sports Play-by-Play, and Best Public Service Announcement.[4] The awards were formerly held each May annually, but are now presented every November. The awards luncheon and ceremony is hosted by North Central College in Naperville, Illinois just outside Chicago.[5] The awards began as a small enterprise, but have grown each year with entries from stations in Michigan, Connecticut, Illinois, Tennessee, Iowa, and more.[4] They named in memory of John Drury, a television news anchorman from Chicago, IL.

The individual record for most awards won was set in 2007 by Wade Fink. Fink won seven awards, and had more points individually than any other station had total.[6]

Points are awarded for each win in one of the ten categories. The station with the most points at the end of the ceremony wins "Station of the Year". The previous Station of the Year award winners are:

  • 2005: 88.1 WLTL La Grange, Illinois
  • 2006: 88.1 WBFH Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • 2007: 88.1 WBFH Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • 2008: 88.1 TIE WBFH Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and 88.1 WLTL La Grange, Illinois
  • 2009: 88.1 WLTL La Grange, Illinois
  • 2010: 88.1 WLTL La Grange, Illinois
  • 2011: 90.3 WWPT Westport, Connecticut
  • 2012: 88.1 WLTL La Grange, Illinois
  • 2013-2014: 88.1 WBFH Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • 2015: TIE 88.1 WBFH Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and WLTL La Grange, Illinois

The 2009–2010 award nominations were announced in September 2010.[7] WBFH led the nation with 17 nominations, with Josh Loney leading the individual nomination total with 8. WWPT of Westport, Connecticut had the second most nominations with 9 total. WLTL had 8 and WGBK had 4.

List of radio stations in the United States[edit]

"Defunct" refers only to the stations themselves and not necessarily the schools that operated them. The dates listed often refer to the year when the station's license was formally revoked by the FCC, though in most cases the station had ceased broadcasting years before that.

This list only includes stations that were/are licensed by the FCC. No licensed HS stations are known to have existed in Alabama, Hawaii, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota.

Call sign Frequency City of license State Owner Notes
KDHS-LP 95.5 FM Delta Junction  Alaska Delta High School
KEAA-LP 97.9 FM Eagle  Alaska Eagle Community School
KAMP-LP 92.9 FM St. Michael  Alaska Anthony A. Andrews School
KUYI 88.1 FM Hopi Reservation  Arizona Hopi Junior and Senior H.S.
KRMH 89.7 FM Red Mesa  Arizona Red Mesa H.S.
KGHR 91.5 FM Tuba City  Arizona Grey Hills H.S.
KWXL-LP 98.7 FM Tucson  Arizona Pueblo Magnet H.S.
KVIT 90.7 FM Apache Junction/Mesa  Arizona AZ-East Valley Institute of Technology
KPNG 88.7 FM Chandler/Mesa  Arizona AZ-East Valley Institute of Technology
KCAC 89.5 FM Camden  Arkansas Camden Career Center
KVMN 89.9 FM Cave City  Arkansas Cave City H.S.
KCEA 89.1 FM Atherton  California Menlo-Atherton H.S.
KBSH 89.9 FM Borrego Springs  California Borrego Springs H.S. Defunct
KBPK 90.1 FM Buena Park  California Buena Park H.S. Station now operated by Fullerton College
KVHS 90.5 FM Concord  California Clayton Valley H.S.
KECG 88.1 FM El Cerrito  California El Cerrito H.S.
KGAR-LP 93.3 FM Lemoore  California Lemoore Union H.S.
KNBS 90.3 FM Manteca  California East Union H.S. Defunct (1980)
KAKX 89.3 FM Mendocino  California Mendocino H.S.
KBHI 88.9 FM Modesto  California Beyer H.S. Defunct (1980)
KDHS 90.5 FM Modesto  California Downey H.S. Defunct (1983)
KSFH 87.9 FM Mountain View  California St. Francis H.S.
KOEN 89.7 FM Oceanside  California Carlsbad H.S. Defunct
KSPB 91.9 FM Pebble Beach  California Stevenson School http://www.kspb.org
KPSH 88.3 FM Palm Springs  California Palm Springs H.S. Defunct
KRBH-LP 107.7 FM Red Bluff  California Red Bluff H.S.
KRVH 91.5 FM Rio Vista  California Rio Vista H.S.
KRLK 97.5 FM Rio Linda  California Rio Linda H.S. Defunct as of June 2012, now KRIO AM Radio
Tech Radio 104.7 FM Rosemead  California Don Bosco Technical Institute H.S.
KXHV 89.7 FM Sacramento  California Sacramento H.S. Defunct (2003)
KYDS 91.5 FM Sacramento  California El Camino Fundamental H.S.
KBCP 1650 AM San Jose  California Bellarmine College Preparatory
KMTG 88.3 FM San Jose  California Pioneer H.S.
KSRH 88.1 FM San Rafael  California San Rafael H.S.
KTUO 99.1 FM Sonora  California Tuolomne H.S. Defunct
KNHS 89.7 FM Torrance  California North H.S. Defunct (1991)
KVIK 91.5 FM Travis AFB  California Vanden H.S. Defunct (1990)
KBDG 90.9 FM Turlock  California Turlock Union H.S. Station sold – now an ethnic broadcaster
KVCB-LP 100.9 FM Vacaville  California Vacaville Christian H.S.
KWHS 91.7 FM West Sacramento  California Washington H.S. Defunct (1983)
KBHS 1680 AM Wilmington  California Banning H.S.
KCDC 90.7 FM Longmont  Colorado St. Vrain Valley Career Development Center Station sold in 2002, now a public radio station
KURA-LP 98.9 FM Ouray  Colorado Ouray H.S.
KFBS 1260 FM Trinidad  Colorado School District No. 1 (1920s) Callsign now assigned to a shortwave radio station on Saipan
WERB 94.5 FM Berlin  Connecticut Berlin H.S.
WQTQ 89.9 FM Hartford  Connecticut Weaver H.S.
WSLX 91.9 FM New Canaan  Connecticut St. Luke's School.
WBVC 91.1 FM Pomfret  Connecticut Pomfret School.
WPHT 88.3 FM Portland, Connecticut  Connecticut Portland High School.
WDJW 89.7 FM Somers  Connecticut Somers H.S.
WWPT 90.3 FM Westport  Connecticut Staples H.S.
WWEB 89.9 FM Wallingford  Connecticut Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation
WMHS 88.1 FM Pike Creek  Delaware Thomas McKean H.S.
WMPH 91.7 FM Wilmington  Delaware Mount Pleasant H.S.
WUCR-LP 107.9 FM Lake Butler  Florida Union County H.S.
WTHS 91.7 FM Miami  Florida Miami Technical H.S. Defunct
WGAG 89.3 FM Orlando  Florida Oak Ridge H.S. Defunct (1989)
WTHA-LP 107.1 FM Seaside  Florida Seaside Charter School Defunct (2015)
WKPX 88.5 FM Sunrise  Florida Piper H.S.
WPFL 88.9 FM Winter Park  Florida Winter Park H.S. Defunct (1982)
WBHS-LP 106.7 FM Brunswick  Georgia Brunswick H.S.
WCHS-LP 102.7 FM Sylvester  Georgia Worth County H.S.
KIBQ 91.9 FM Idaho Falls  Idaho Idaho Falls H.S. Defunct (1980)
KLHS 88.9 FM Lewiston  Idaho Lewiston H.S. Station transferred to Lewis–Clark State College in 2003. In 2007 call sign changed to KLCZ.
WBPR 88.5 FM Barrington  Illinois Barrington High School Defunct (1982)
WRTE 89.5 FM Cahokia  Illinois Cahokia H.S. Defunct (1989), unrelated to the current Chicago station with this callsign
WBHI 90.7 FM Chicago  Illinois Bogan H.S. Defunct
WLTS 1160 AM Chicago  Illinois Lane Tech High School (1920s)
WDGC 88.3 FM Downers Grove  Illinois North and South High Schools
WEPS 88.9 FM Elgin  Illinois School District U-46, Elgin High School
WDLJ 88.5 FM Evanston  Illinois Evanston Township High School Defunct
WHFH 88.5 FM Flossmoor  Illinois Homewood-Flossmoor High School The largest high school radio station in America, operating at over 1500 watts.
WGHS 88.5 FM Glen Ellyn  Illinois Glenbard West High School Defunct
WGBK 88.5 FM Glenview  Illinois Glenbrook South High School
WHSD 88.5 FM Hinsdale  Illinois Central and South High Schools
WLTL 88.1 FM La Grange  Illinois Lyons Township High School The nation's most awarded high school radio station
WAES 88.1 FM Lincolnshire  Illinois Stevenson High School
WRHS 88.1 FM Park Forest  Illinois Rich Twp. H.S. Defunct (1982), now WRHS (89.7 FM) NorridgeRidgewood High School (Illinois)
WMTH 90.5 FM Park Ridge  Illinois Maine Township HS Dist 207- Maine East, Maine South and Maine West High Schools
WQNA 88.3 FM Springfield  Illinois Capital Area Career Center
WNTH 88.1 FM Winnetka  Illinois New Trier High School
WHJE 91.3 FM Carmel  Indiana Carmel H.S.
WDSO 88.3 FM Chesterton  Indiana Chesterton H.S.
WJHS 91.5 FM Columbia City  Indiana Columbia City H.S.
WPSR 90.7 FM Evansville  Indiana Central H.S. Licensed to Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp. www.907wpsr.com
WCYT 91.1 FM Fort Wayne  Indiana Homestead H.S.
WGVE 88.7 FM Gary  Indiana Gary Area Career Center
WDHS 90.9 FM Gaston  Indiana Wes-Del H.S. Defunct (1987)
WRGF 89.7 FM Greenfield  Indiana Greenfield-Central H.S.
WVSH 91.9 FM Huntington  Indiana Huntington North H.S.
WJEL 89.3 FM Indianapolis  Indiana J. Everett Light Career Center
WBDG 90.9 FM Indianapolis  Indiana Ben Davis H.S.
WEDM 91.1 FM Indianapolis  Indiana Walker Career Center at Warren Central H.S.
WRFT 91.5 FM Indianapolis  Indiana Franklin Central H.S.
WKPW 90.7 FM Knightstown  Indiana Ralph Eder Vocational Career Center Located at the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home
WHSK 89.1 FM Kokomo  Indiana Central H.S. Defunct
WJEF 91.9 FM Lafayette  Indiana Jefferson H.S.
WCYT 91.1 FM Lafayette Township  Indiana Homestead H.S.
WBRO 89.9 FM Marengo  Indiana Crawford County H.S.
WWDS 90.5 FM Muncie  Indiana Delta H.S. License cancelled September 16, 2010
WWHI 91.3 FM Muncie  Indiana West H.S. Station sold to Ball State University (2004)
WNAS 88.1 FM New Albany  Indiana New Albany H.S.
WEEM 91.7 FM Pendleton  Indiana Pendleton Heights H.S.
WETL 91.7 FM South Bend  Indiana James Whitcomb Riley H.S.
WJWS-LP 93.7 FM Jasper  Indiana Jasper H.S.
KDPS 88.1 FM Des Moines  Iowa Des Moines Public Schools
KWDM 88.7 FM West Des Moines  Iowa Valley High School
KBFZ-LP 101.7 FM Garden City  Kansas Garden City H.S.
KHHS 88.1 FM Hillsboro  Kansas Hillsboro H.S. Defunct (1980)
WRHR-LP 95.3 FM Corbin  Kentucky Corbin H.S.
WFHS-LP 92.7 FM Fern Creek  Kentucky Fern Creek Traditional H.S.
WBEH 89.3 FM New Orleans  Louisiana P.G. Beauregard School Defunct
KBRH 1260 AM Baton Rouge  Louisiana Baton Rouge Magnet H.S.
WBRH 90.3 FM Baton Rouge  Louisiana Baton Rouge Magnet H.S.
WMOS 95.3 FM Bath  Maine Morse H.S. Defunct since around 1990
WBHS 91.9 FM Brunswick  Maine Brunswick H.S. Defunct (1981)
WSHD 91.7 FM Eastport  Maine Shead Memorial H.S.
WBYQ 96.7 FM Baltimore  Maryland Dundalk H.S. Defunct
WSPH 88.1 FM Sparrows Point  Maryland Sparrows Point H.S. Defunct (1979)
WKHS 90.5 FM Worton  Maryland Kent County H.S.
WHAB 89.1 FM Acton  Massachusetts Acton-Boxborough H.S.
WPAA 91.7 FM Andover  Massachusetts Phillips Academy Defunct (2002), now webcast only
WBMT 88.3 FM Boxford  Massachusetts Masconomet Regional H.S.
WBPV 90.7 FM Charlton  Massachusetts Bay Path Vocational H.S. Station sold to a religious broadcaster
WIQH 88.3 FM Concord  Massachusetts Concord-Carlisle H.S.
WNNZ-FM 91.7 FM Deerfield  Massachusetts Deerfield Academy
WCCT-FM 90.3 FM Harwich Port  Massachusetts Cape Cod Regional Technical H.S.
WDBY 91.7 FM Duxbury  Massachusetts Duxbury H.S. Defunct
WHHB 99.9 FM Holliston  Massachusetts Holliston H.S.
WAVM 91.7 FM Maynard  Massachusetts Maynard H.S.
WWTA 88.5 FM Marion  Massachusetts Tabor Academy
WQLI 88.7 FM Newbury  Massachusetts Governor Dummer Academy Defunct
WNMH 91.5 FM Northfield  Massachusetts Northfield Mount Hermon School
WRPS 88.3 FM Rockland  Massachusetts Rockland H.S.
WSDH 91.5 FM Sandwich  Massachusetts Sandwich H.S.
WBSL-FM 91.7 FM Sheffield  Massachusetts The Berkshire School
WTBR-FM 89.7 FM Pittsfield  Massachusetts Taconic H.S.
WYAJ 97.7 FM Sudbury  Massachusetts Lincoln-Sudbury H.S.
WSRB 91.5 FM Walpole  Massachusetts Walpole H.S. Defunct (2001)[8]
WHSR 91.9 FM Winchester  Massachusetts Winchester H.S. Defunct
WAHS 89.5 FM Auburn Hills  Michigan Avondale H.S.
WCHW 91.3 FM Bay City  Michigan Bay City Public Schools
WBFH 88.1 FM Bloomfield Hills  Michigan Andover H.S.
WKDS 89.9 FM Kalamazoo  Michigan Norrix H.S. Defunct
WERW 94.3 FM Monroe  Michigan Monroe H.S. Station now operated by a community college
WRFK-LP 107.7 FM Mt. Pleasant  Michigan Mt. Pleasant Baptist Academy Defunct
WOVI 89.5 FM Novi  Michigan Novi H.S.
WOPR 90.3 FM Oak Park  Michigan Oak Park H.S. Defunct
WOAS 88.5 FM Ontonagon  Michigan Ontonagon Area H.S.
WBLD 89.3 FM Orchard Lake  Michigan West Bloomfield H.S.
WOES 91.3 FM Ovid-Elsie  Michigan Ovid-Elsie H.S.
WBBP 1260 AM Petoskey  Michigan Petoskey H.S. (1920s)
WSDP 88.1 FM Plymouth  Michigan Plymouth-Canton H.S.
WORW 91.9 FM Port Huron  Michigan Northern H.S. First began broadcasting in 1972, and is still in operation.
WOAK 89.3 FM Royal Oak  Michigan Royal Oak H.S. Defunct
WSHJ 88.3 FM Southfield  Michigan Southfield H.S.
WMLZ-LP 107.9 FM Temperance  Michigan Bedford H.S.
WPHS 89.1 FM Warren  Michigan Cousino H.S.
WTSD 88.1 FM Waterford  Michigan Waterford H.S. Defunct
KBEM-FM 88.5 FM Minneapolis  Minnesota North H.S. High school students are on the air every school day plus every weekday during the Summer from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM
KDXL 106.5 FM St. Louis Park  Minnesota St. Louis Park H.S. Station shares time with KUOM-FM, St. Louis Park, owned by the University of Minnesota) KUOM-FM is the FM simulcast of KUOM 770 AM, the student-operated station at the university.
WALP 90.5 FM Corinth  Mississippi Kossuth H.S. Defunct (1989)
WPWS-LP 104.3 FM Piney Woods  Mississippi The Piney Woods School
KRHS 90.1 FM Overland  Missouri Ritenour H.S.
KOMR 89.3 FM St. Louis  Missouri Mehlville H.S. Defunct (1979)
KHTC 89.5 FM Helena  Montana Helena Vo-Tech Defunct (1990)
KPLR-LP 96.9 FM Poplar  Montana Poplar H.S.
KTGC-LP 101.3 FM St. Regis  Montana St. Regis H.S.
KDGZ-LP 98.3 FM Townsend  Montana Broadwater H.S.
KOCH 1160 AM Omaha  Nebraska Central H.S. (1923–1928)
KFOX 1210 AM Omaha  Nebraska Technical H.S. (1920s)
KGLH 91.5 FM Gerlach  Nevada Gerlach H.S. Defunct (1990)
KLME-FM 88.1 FM Battle Mountain  Nevada Battle Mountain H.S. Ceased operation 1983
WSPS 90.5 FM Concord  New Hampshire St. Paul's School
WPEA 90.5 FM Exeter  New Hampshire Phillips Exeter Academy
WLLO-LP 102.9 FM Londonderry  New Hampshire Londonderry High School
WAJM 88.9 FM Atlantic City  New Jersey Atlantic City High School
WBEK 88.1 FM Cherry Hill  New Jersey Cherry Hill School District - Beck Middle School School Defunct (1984)
WCVH 90.5 FM Flemington  New Jersey Hunterdon Central High School
WHPH 90.5 FM Whippany  New Jersey Hanover Park High School Defunct
WJSV 90.5 FM Morristown  New Jersey Morristown High School
WLCR 89.7 FM Lawrence Twp.  New Jersey Lawrence High School Defunct
WMRH-LP 101.7 FM Linwood  New Jersey Mainland Regional High School
WOGH 88.9 FM West Orange  New Jersey West Orange High School Defunct (1981)
WRRH 88.7 FM Franklin Lakes  New Jersey Ramapo High School Defunct
WVHP 90.3 FM Highland Park  New Jersey Highland Park High School Defunct
WVPH 90.3 FM Piscataway  New Jersey Piscataway Township High School Station is now shared between the high school and Rutgers University
WWPH 107.9 FM Princeton Junction  New Jersey West Windsor-Plainsboro High School
WBXL 90.5 FM Baldwinsville  New York Charles W. Baker H.S.
WXBA 88.1 FM Brentwood  New York Brentwood H.S.
WBKT 93.3 FM Brockport  New York D.W. Field H.S. Defunct (1991)
WSVS 1370 AM Buffalo  New York Seneca Vocational School (1920s)
WCSQ 89.3 FM Central Square  New York Central Square H.S. Defunct (1991)
WHHJ 88.9 FM Dix Hills  New York Half Hills Hollow East H.S. Defunct (1981)
WELV-LP 107.9 FM Ellenville  New York Ellenville H.S.
WSHS 90.3 FM Floral Park  New York Sewanhaka H.S Defunct (1964)
WGMC 90.1 FM Greece  New York Olympia H.S.
WSHR 91.9 FM Lake Ronkonkoma  New York Sachem North H.S.
WBER 90.5 FM Monroe  New York Monroe-Woodbury Central School District BOCES
WOSS 91.5 FM Ossining  New York Ossining H.S. Defunct (1998)
WPOB 88.5 FM Plainview  New York Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy H.S. Shares time with WKWZ, Syosset
WDOT 530 AM Port Washington  New York Schreiber H.S
WIRQ 90.9 FM Rochester  New York Irondeqouit H.S.
WSCS 89.5 FM Sodus  New York Sodus H.S. Defunct (1990)
WKWZ 88.5 FM Syosset  New York Syosset H.S. Shares time with WPOB, Plainview
WUAW 88.3 FM Erwin  North Carolina Triton H.S.
WSEQ-LP 92.9 FM Hudson  North Carolina South Caldwell H.S.
WSER-LP 100.1 FM Lenoir  North Carolina South Caldwell H.S.
WRSH 91.1 FM Rockingham  North Carolina Rockingham H.S.
WHYC 88.5 FM Swan Quarter  North Carolina Matamuskeet H.S.
WZCO 89.9 FM Chadbourn, North Carolina  North Carolina Columbus Career and College Academy
WAPS 91.3 FM Akron  Ohio Akron Public Schools
WKHR 91.5 FM Bainbridge  Ohio Kenston High School
WCNE 88.7 FM Batavia  Ohio Clermont Northeastern H.S. Defunct (1989), station used to have shared access with and channel is now operated solely by WOBO www.wobofm.com
WBHR 88.7 FM Bellaire  Ohio Bellaire H.S. Defunct (1989)
WCWT 107.3 FM Centerville  Ohio Centerville H.S.
WDPS-FM 89.5 FM Dayton  Ohio Dayton Public Schools
WUDR 98.1 FM Dayton  Ohio Northridge H.S. Station now operated by the University of Dayton
WDEQ 91.7 FM De Graff  Ohio Riverside H.S.
WGVO 91.5 FM Greenville  Ohio Greenville H.S. Defunct (1989)
WHSS 89.5 FM Hamilton  Ohio Hamilton H.S. (1975-2010)
WKET 98.3 FM Kettering  Ohio Kettering H.S.
WDIF-LP 97.5 FM Marion  Ohio Harding H.S.
WLMH 89.1 FM Morrow  Ohio Little Miami H.S. Defunct (2012)
WNHS-LP 105.7 FM Newcomerstown  Ohio Newcomerstown H.S.
WRCJ 89.3 FM Reading  Ohio Reading H.S. Defunct (1989)
WSTB 88.9 FM Streetsboro  Ohio Streetsboro H.S.
WKTL 90.7 FM Struthers  Ohio Struthers H.S.
WABR 1140 AM Toledo  Ohio Scott H.S. (1920s)
WXTS 88.3 FM Toledo  Ohio Scott H.S.
WUHS 91.7 FM Urbana  Ohio Urbana H.S. Defunct (1989)
WLHS 89.9 FM West Chester  Ohio Lakota H.S. Defunct May 2013 - Now owned by WMKV. Facilities used to simulcast WMKV's programming.
WUHS-LP 96.9 FM West Union  Ohio West Union H.S.
KCHC 91.7 FM Central Point  Oregon Crater H.S. Defunct (1981)
KMHS 1420 AM Coos Bay  Oregon Marshfield H.S.
KEPO 92.9 FM Eagle Point  Oregon Eagle Point Defunct
KRVM-FM 91.9 FM Eugene  Oregon Eugene School District 4J.
KFSL-LP 99.5 FM Fossil  Oregon Wheeler H.S.
KPAI-LP 103.1 FM Paisley  Oregon Paisley H.S.
KZSO-LP 106.5 FM Sisters  Oregon Sisters H.S. Defunct March 22, 2016
KBPS 1450 AM Portland  Oregon Benson H.S.
WASD 88.1 FM Exeter  Pennsylvania Wyoming Area H.S. Defunct
WRSD 97.3 FM Folsom  Pennsylvania Ridley H.S.
WZZE 94.9 FM Glen Mills  Pennsylvania Glen Mills School
WHHS 99.9 FM Havertown  Pennsylvania Haverford Twp. H.S.
WMSS 91.1 FM Middletown  Pennsylvania George W. Feaser H.S.
WCVY 91.5 FM Coventry  Rhode Island Coventry H.S.
WJHD 90.7 FM Portsmouth  Rhode Island Portsmouth Abbey School
WELH 88.1 FM Providence  Rhode Island The Wheeler School
WCEW 90.9 FM Charleston  South Carolina C.E. Williams Middle School Defunct (1988)
WACF Columbia  South Carolina A. C. Flora High School Defunct
WCSK 90.3 FM Kingsport  Tennessee Dobyns-Bennett H.S.
WKCS 91.1 FM Knoxville  Tennessee Fulton H.S.
WQOX 88.5 FM Memphis  Tennessee Craigmont H.S.
WIKU 91.3 FM Pikeville  Tennessee Bledsoe County H.S. Defunct (1988)
WQTR-LP 106.1 FM Savannah  Tennessee Hardin County H.S.
WMTN-LP 94.1 FM Sewanee  Tennessee St. Andrews-Sewanee School
KRSM 93.3 FM Dallas  Texas St. Mark's School of Texas Defunct (1997)
KQAT-LP 104.9 FM Hallsville  Texas Hallsville H.S.
KEOM 88.5 FM Mesquite  Texas Mesquite Independent School District.
KPHS 90.3 FM Plains  Texas Plains H.S.
KQSA 93.5 FM Mercedes  Texas The Science Academy of South Texas
KGVH 91.7 FM Gunnison  Utah Gunnison Valley H.S. Defunct
KSME 90.7 FM Manti  Utah Manti H.S. Defunct
KMTP 91.1 FM Mount Pleasant  Utah North Sanpete H.S Defunct
KOHS 91.7 FM Orem  Utah Orem H.S.
KPWN 90.9 FM Parowan  Utah Parowan H.S. Defunct
KPGR 88.1 FM Pleasant Grove  Utah Pleasant Grove H.S.
KUHS 90.9 FM Roosevelt  Utah Union H.S. Defunct
KUIB 89.1 FM Vernal  Utah Uintah H.S. Defunct
WVEP 88.3 FM E. Montpelier  Vermont U-32 H.S. Defunct (1981)
WYTC-LP 89.1 FM Hyde Park  Vermont Lamoille Union H.S.
WFOS 88.7 FM Chesapeake  Virginia Chesapeake Public Schools
WHCE 91.1 FM Highland Springs  Virginia Highland Springs H.S.
WVLS 89.7 FM Monterey  Virginia Highland H.S.
WBBW 1350 AM Norfolk  Virginia Ruffner H.S. (1920s)
WSCE-LP 95.7 FM Woodstock  Virginia Central H.S.
WYCS 91.5 FM Yorktown  Virginia York County H.S. Station sold to religious broadcaster
KAHS-LP 106.5 FM Aberdeen  Washington Aberdeen H.S.
KASB 89.9 FM Bellevue  Washington Bellevue H.S.
KGHP 89.9 FM Gig Harbor  Washington Peninsula High School Translators: K207AZ (89.3 FM), K229BL (93.7 FM)
KTCV 88.1 FM Kennewick  Washington Tri-Cities Vocational Skills Center
KMIH 104.5 FM Mercer Island  Washington Mercer Island H.S.
KUBS 91.5 FM Newport  Washington Newport H.S.
KNHC 89.5 FM Seattle  Washington Nathan Hale H.S. C-89.5
KFIO 1110 FM Spokane  Washington North Central H.S. (1920s)
KVTI 90.9 FM Tacoma  Washington Clover Park Technical College
KYVT 88.5 FM Yakima  Washington Yakima Valley Tech Skills Center.
WCKV 89.5 FM Ceredo  West Virginia Ceredo-Kenova H.S. License returned 1993
WFGH 90.7 FM Fort Gay  West Virginia Tolsia H.S. Formerly located at Fort Gay H.S. through 1992
WRSG 91.5 FM Middlebourne  West Virginia Tyler Consolidated H.S.
WSPW-LP 97.9 FM Parkersburg  West Virginia South H.S.
WYRC-LP 92.3 FM Spencer  West Virginia Roane County H.S.
WPHP 91.9 FM Wheeling  West Virginia Wheeling Park H.S.
WBSD 89.1 FM Burlington  Wisconsin Burlington H.S.
WGBP 90.1 FM Green Bay  Wisconsin Premontre H.S. Defunct (1982)
WLXS-LP 101.5 FM La Crosse  Wisconsin School District of La Crosse
WYMS 88.9 FM Milwaukee  Wisconsin Milwaukee Public Schools Outside of compulsory airing of school board meetings, station is leased to non-profit group "Radio Milwaukee"
WESD 94.7 FM Schofield  Wisconsin D.C. Everest H.S. Defunct (1988)
WSHS 91.7 FM Sheboygan  Wisconsin Sheboygan North & South High School (Sheboygan Area School District) Station carries Wisconsin Public Radio's Ideas Network outside of school hours
KYDZ 90.1 FM Cody  Wyoming Cody H.S. Defunct (1997)
KJHB-LP 97.7 FM Jackson  Wyoming Jackson Hole H.S.

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  1. ^ WNAS, New Albany
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Skolnick, Dave (October 16, 2009). "WWPT Broadcasters Up for Five High School Radio Awards". Inklings. Westport, Connecticut: Staples High School. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Dunker, Nancy (October 27, 2009). "ABC 7's Stacey Baca to host John Drury High School Radio Awards" (Press release). Napierville, Illinois: North Central College. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  5. ^ McCullough, Kim (April 17, 2008). "ABC 7's Chuck Goudie to join North Central College honoring nation's best high school broadcasters" (Press release). Napierville, Illinois: North Central College. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  6. ^ http://www.wbfh.fm/about/awards.html
  7. ^ Drinnen, Beth (October 5, 2010). "Fulton High School students finalists in radio competitions". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  8. ^ "WBUR Makes a Northern 'Connection'", Boston Radio, July 30, 2001

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