|Broadcast area||Greater St. Louis|
|Slogan||The Jazz Station|
|Frequency||88.7 MHz FM|
|First air date||January 1969|
|HAAT||152 metres (499 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||W (east of the Mississippi)
|Affiliations||National Public Radio (NPR)|
|Owner||Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(Board of Trustees,
Southern Illinois University)
WSIE is a public radio station in Edwardsville, Illinois, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. Owned by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, it is the primary jazz station for the Greater St. Louis area. It also broadcasts news and student programming, and is the anchor station for SIUE Sports' Cougar Network.
A member of National Public Radio, the station's studios are in Dunham Hall, and the transmitter and 420 feet (130 m) tower are located near the Supporting Services Building on the SIUE campus.
WSIE is used as a training ground for students of the SIUE Mass Communications Department. Among broadcasters who received training at WSIE are Frank O Pinion (John Craddock); Megan Lynch, Ralph Graczak and Tom Calhoun of KMOX; Dewayne Staats (currently the play-by-play commentator with MLB's Tampa Bay Rays on Sun Sports); Paul Schankmann; Elizabeth Erwin; Steve Jankowski; Sara Wojcicki; Frank Akers (WSIE's current general manager); Tom Dehner (WSIE's current news director); and Tom Casey.
WSIE also streams its programming on the internet. A separately programmed web-radio operation was previously run by WSIE, but it is now operated independently, although it remains a University activity.
- SIUE official website
- Campus map
- WSIE official website
- SIUE Web Radio
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WSIE
- Radio-Locator information on WSIE
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WSIE