WSND-FM

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WSND 88.9-FM
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City Notre Dame, Indiana
Slogan "The Sound of Notre Dame"
Frequency 88.9 MHz
Format College Radio/Jazz/Specialty
ERP 3,430 watts
HAAT 110.0 meters
Class A
Facility ID 70459
Transmitter coordinates 41°36′19.00″N 86°12′45.00″W / 41.6052778°N 86.2125000°W / 41.6052778; -86.2125000
Owner University of Notre Dame
Website Official website

WSND-FM (88.9 FM) is a radio station licensed to Notre Dame, Indiana, United States. WSND-FM began in 1962 as a 10-Watt non-commercial, educational station licensed to the University of Notre Dame. It was operated by students during the University Fall and Spring semesters. In 1971, it expanded its schedule and signal coverage with a new transmitter of 3,430 Watts which covered St.Joseph County, Indiana and its surrounding communities including parts of lower Michigan. It also expanded its staff to include university staff and area volunteers who helped keep the station operating during semester and summer breaks. Today, it continues to be operated with a complementary mix of students and volunteers. The station features classical music during the day, and a large variety of programming at night, including Jazz, Broadway, Celtic, Blues, Big Band, and Alternative rock. In 2012 chief operator Edwin Jaroszewski celebrated his 40th year with the station.

In the mid-'80s, under the stewardship of Eliot Coe, who was Jazz Director from 1984-1986, the station pioneered an eclectic mix of jazz music. The jazz programming continues—expanding to include the avant-garde—as does the practically free-form Nocturne Nightflight show (featuring mostly rock, techno, metal and other current genres.) An Hour of Stories is a weekly program featuring folktales, and Explorations in Piano Literature is a weekly excursion into canonical keyboard music research.

Today, the station broadcasts news and weather from United Press International and the National Weather Service at 7:30 am, 8:30 am, 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm, and 5:30 pm Monday through Friday, and at 12 pm on weekends.[1][2]

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