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 reception area extends approximately 20 miles south of the RIT campus, and north into the city of Rochester.[3][4] The office and recording studios are located in the A-Level (basement) of the Student Alumni Union just past the RITZ Sports Zone; in 2015 a new studio, Studio X, was constructed on the main floor of the Student Alumni Union. WITR's vinyl record library is claimed to be 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".[5]

WITR
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CityHenrietta, New York
BrandingWITR 89.7
Slogan"The Pulse of Music"
Frequency89.7 MHz
First air date1961 (600 AM)
FormatCollege
ERP910 watts, Stereo
HAAT38 meters (125 feet)
ClassA
Facility ID57280
Transmitter coordinates43°05′10″N 77°40′04″W / 43.08611°N 77.66778°W / 43.08611; -77.66778
Call sign meaningInstitute of Technology, Rochester
Former call signsWRIT[citation needed]
OwnerRochester Institute of Technology
WebcastListen Live
Websitewitr.rit.edu

WITR is marketed as an independent music station and broadcasts a variety of genres, in addition to its regularly-scheduled and typically automated 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 additionally broadcasts sporting events, including all RIT Tigers men's ice hockey games and RIT Tigers women's ice hockey home games.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on March 1, 2010.
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
  3. ^ https://maps.google.com/?q=http://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/contourplot.kml%3Fgmap%3D2%26appid%3D51129%26call%3DWITR%26freq%3D89.7%26contour%3D60%26city%3DHENRIETTA%26state%3DNY.kml
  4. ^ "WITR-FM Radio Station Coverage Map". Radio Locator. Theodric Technologies LLC. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  5. ^ http://www.rit.edu/news/?v=47397

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