WFSE

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WFSE
City Edinboro, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Pennsylvania college
Branding WFSE Fighting Scots Radio
Frequency 88.9 MHz
Format Alternative
ERP 3,000 watts
HAAT 91.0 meters
Class A
Facility ID 18665
Transmitter coordinates 41°52′41.00″N 80°10′40.00″W / 41.8780556°N 80.1777778°W / 41.8780556; -80.1777778
Affiliations AP Radio
Owner Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

WFSE (88.9 FM) is a 3,000 watt student-led college radio station licensed to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. It features a broad rock format which includes alternative and indie artists, along with specialty shows highlighting live sports, sports talk, news, and other musical genres. It is assisted by a faculty advisor and positioned on-air as “88.9 WFSE – Fighting Scots Radio.” The station slogan and call letters tie directly to the university, with FSE representing “Fighting Scots of Edinboro.” WFSE is supported by area businesses through underwriting, a means by which non-commercial radio stations (such as WFSE) can receive funding through community sponsorship.

WFSE has served the campus and community since 1978 and streams 24/7 worldwide at edinboronow.com, the online hub for all of the university’s campus media, also including The Spectator (newspaper) and ETV (television station). Staffing is open to all majors, with positions available both on and off the air. In addition, there are a limited number of practicum opportunities for students in management roles.

Inspiration for the station was provided by Dr. Gary Christiansen (since retired), who was instrumental in its initial formation and provided guidance for over a decade. Numerous past and recent staff members have graduated to successful careers both within and outside of the media. The first student General Manager, John Evans, later represented the 5th district as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 2001-2013.

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