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WREK to air multimedia event featuring spoken word audio synced with text displayed on your radio receiver

Starting on Sunday night, December 18th and continuing until Wednesday night, December 21st, WREK will be airing an audio series that will simultaneously display related text on your radio receiver or internet streaming player.  The events will air at midnight sharp each night and represents a collaboration between local artist Joey Orr and former WREK chief engineer Chris Campbell.  Please see our press release and tune in at midnight for this special “live” event!

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WREK on Google+

We have just launched our Google+ page. Check it out here!

StoryCorps on WREK

WREK Atlanta, 91.1 FM is proud to announce that we will soon be airing StoryCorps as part of our regular programming:

StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 30,000 interviews from more than 60,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress

We’ll announce the official scheduling of StoryCorps in the coming week. Thanks for listening!

WREK is at 100,000 Watts

WREK is now broadcasting at 100,000 watts with HD as one of the most technologically advanced radio station run entirely by students.  We are now at the highest power level allowed by the FCC for an FM radio station.

Thanks to everyone for their support for making this project happen!

New Antenna is GO!

New Antenna

Update: The FCC approved our application, we will be going to 100,000 on Friday, 9/30 at 6pm!

Our new antenna is installed, tuned, ready to go!  We’ve fired it up to 50,000 watts, which is half power for the time being (also have both HD channels back!).  The paperwork has been submitted to the FCC and once they give us the nod, we’ll be good to go to 100,000 watts, the highest allowed power level for an FM radio station!

Even at half power, we have significantly better coverage than our previous 40,000 watt station, which installed in 1978.  Although it served us well, we have a brand new, top-of-the-line ERI antenna and brand new transmission line.  You should be able to hear us much further out.  After we go to 100,000 watts, we expect to be heard up to 70 miles away!