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City West Chester, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area West Chester-Philadelphia
Frequency 91.7 MHz
First air date September 1, 1999
Format Free-format Radio, Non-commercial Educational
ERP 100 watts
HAAT 34 meters
Class A
Facility ID 63564
Callsign meaning West Chester University Radio
Former frequencies 680 kHz
Affiliations College Music Journal
Owner West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Webcast Listen Live
Website wcur.org

91.7 WCUR FM The Curve, also known as West Chester University Radio, is a college radio station that broadcasts in the Philadelphia area via a transmitter that covers a 5-mile radius around West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. WCUR offers a wide variety of music, news, sports, and specialty programming. WCUR is considered a free format station, and it does not require that DJs play within certain parameters. All undergraduate students of West Chester University are free to participate and become DJs. WCUR began as WCSC AM 64, a carrier current station only available on campus. The call sign WCUR was being used in 1974. In 1976 the on air slogan became 64CUR and a Part 15 FM transmission was added at .1 watt to serve the Sykes Student Union building and extend across the street to Killnger Hall. Efforts began at that time to seek a class A FM license, but funds were not approved. In the mid-1980s the station changed its call letters to WCUR AM 68, but it remained a carrier current station. In 1998, the station received a construction permit to build an FM station, and after installing a broadcast transmitter and antenna atop Sykes Student Union in the summer of 1999, the station signed on as WCUR 91.7 FM on September 1, 1999. Since 2001, WCUR also streams live on air from anywhere in the world from its website, www.wcur.org.

WCUR currently averages about 100 members. In 2012, WCUR won "Most Improved Student Organization of the Year" and "Student Organization of the Year."

Executive staff[1][edit]

Position Name
General Manager Mike Murphy
Programming Director Josiah Eustace
Business Director Walter Pangiochi
Music Director Zachary Ritz
Events & Promotions Director Tamera Cato-Walker
Training Director Marissa Wallendorf
Production Manager Jake Tarnoff
Sports Director Brandon Baumeister
Parliamentarian & SGA Senator Logan Ruschel
News Director Samantha Helias
Web Manager Steven Massaro
Social Media Director Mikyia Waller
Local Bands Director Evan Cowgill
Secretary Alex Harrer


  1. ^ "91.7 WCUR - The Curve". www.wcur.org. Retrieved 2015-09-07. 

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Coordinates: 39°57′03″N 75°35′57″W / 39.9507°N 75.5991°W / 39.9507; -75.5991