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WASU logo.png
City Boone, North Carolina
Branding WASU-FM The App
Slogan Your College, Your Station, Your Music
Frequency 90.5 MHz
Format College radio
ERP 220 watts
HAAT 29.7 meters
Class A
Facility ID 2467
Transmitter coordinates 36°13′59.00″N 81°41′55.00″W / 36.2330556°N 81.6986111°W / 36.2330556; -81.6986111
Callsign meaning W Appalachian State University
Affiliations Appalachian State University
Owner Appalachian State University
Website wasuradio.com

WASU-FM (90.5 FM) is a college radio station broadcasting an alternative music format. The station is owned by Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, which is also the station's city of license. The station plays a college rock format and does a weekly news segment called App 1800 covering local issues. WASU is the winner of mtvU's "College Radio Woodie Award" for 2012, the "Shoulda Coulda Woodie Award" for 2011, and was a 2008 Finalist in the New York Festivals Radio Broadcasting Awards.[1]


1972: Signed on with the first song being Beginnings by Chicago.

1978: Moves to Wey Hall.

2013: WASU begins broadcasting from the new George C. Beasley Media Complex with the song "I Will Wait" by Mumford & Sons. The last song played from Wey Hall is "Start Me Up" by The Rolling Stones.[2]

Specialty shows[edit]

WASU has a variety of specialty shows that happen after 6pm. These shows allow for genres and shows that students produce to get on-air.

Recurring shows:

  • SportsWrAPP
  • App 1800 News

Spring 2012 shows:

  • Undeniable Christian
  • Cool Composure Show Tunes
  • The Health Corner
  • That 90s Show
  • Appalachian Underground
  • The Iron Forge
  • Press Start!: Video Game Radio



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