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This article is about the radio station. For the Muslim prayer, see Witr.
City Henrietta, New York
Branding WITR 89.7
Slogan "The Pulse of Music"
Frequency 89.7 MHz
First air date 1961 (600 AM)
Format College
ERP 910 watts, Stereo
HAAT 38 meters (125 feet)
Class A
Facility ID 57280
Transmitter coordinates 43°05′10″N 77°40′04″W / 43.08611°N 77.66778°W / 43.08611; -77.66778
Callsign meaning Institute of Technology, Rochester
Former callsigns WRIT
Owner Rochester Institute of Technology
Webcast Listen Live
Website witr.rit.edu

WITR (89.7 FM) is a student-run broadcast radio station in Henrietta, New York. It is a college radio station,[1] owned by the Rochester Institute of Technology. It was assigned the WITR call letters by the Federal Communications Commission.[2] Its signal can be received approximately 25 miles south of the RIT campus, and north into the city of Rochester.[3] The office and studios are located in the A-Level (basement) of the Student Alumni Union just past the RITZ Sports Zone. In 2015, a new studio was constructed on the main floor of the Student Alumni Union.

WITR is marketed as being in the independent music industry and broadcasts a formidable variety of genres, in addition to its regularly-scheduled indie music format. Weekly shows are produced in-studio by students and feature the following genres: world, hip-hop, R&B, rock, modern metal, hardcore, disco, house, jazz, ska, punk rock, Spanish/Latin, reggae, electronica, gospel, blues, news, classical, punk, and glam.

The station broadcasts most RIT Tigers men's ice hockey and RIT Tigers women's ice hockey games.

WITR's vinyl record library is the second largest in New York State. In 1992, the count was estimated at 30,000 records and 5,000 CDs. In March 2010, the station unveiled a new logo and branding, changing from "Modern Music and More" to "The Pulse of Music".[4]


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