|City||Henrietta, New York|
|Slogan||"The Pulse of Music"|
|First air date||1961 (600 AM)|
|ERP||910 watts, Stereo|
|HAAT||38 meters (125 feet)|
|Callsign meaning||Institute of Technology, Rochester|
|Owner||Rochester Institute of Technology|
WITR (89.7 FM) is a student-run broadcast radio station in Henrietta, New York. It is a college radio station, owned by the Rochester Institute of Technology. It was assigned the WITR call letters by the Federal Communications Commission. Its signal can be received approximately 25 miles south of the RIT campus, and north into the city of Rochester. 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.
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".
- "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on March 1, 2010.
- "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
- WITR official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WITR
- Radio-Locator information on WITR
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WITR
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