91.7 WCUR FMThe 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."