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City Worcester, MA
Broadcast area Worcester, MA
Branding WCHC
Slogan Worcester's Only Alternative Music Station
Frequency 88.1 MHz
First air date December 6, 1948
Format College
ERP 100 watts, Stereo
HAAT -2 meters
Class A
Callsign meaning College of the Holy Cross
Owner College of the Holy Cross
Webcast Listen Live
Website WCHC website

WCHC (88.1 FM) is the student-run radio station of College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, its city of license and broadcasts at a frequency of 88.1 MHz.

WCHC's official slogan is: "Worcester's Only Alternative Source"

The station is operated by mainly student DJs who play a wide variety of music, from rock to classical and modern, including talk shows about sports, politics, and modern events.


All home games and a handful of away games of Holy Cross' Crusader sporting events, namely football, basketball, and ice hockey, are broadcast live on WCHC.


WCHC began operation on December 6, 1948, as a closed-circuit station, limited to the Holy Cross campus, available at 640 AM. The College started the station as a student activity under the guidance of (Rev.) John Kelly, S.J., who often broadcast from the studios himself as "Father Pseudo".

By the 1970s WCHC had begun broadcasting as a 10-watt FM station at the frequency 89.1.

By the 1990s WCHC moved to 88.1 FM to allow broadcasting at 100 watts.

On December 6, 2008, WCHC-FM celebrated its 60th Anniversary.

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Coordinates: 42°14′17″N 71°48′29″W / 42.238°N 71.808°W / 42.238; -71.808