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WKCO 91.9 FM
Radio Free Kenyon
- General info
WKCO is Kenyon College's entirely student-run and fully-functional radio station, broadcasting in the greater Gambier area at 91.9 FM and online at http://wkco.org. WKCO understands its mission as comprising essentially three main functions.
First, to serve the Kenyon College student body, the greater Kenyon community, as well as the surrounding area, with quality content, from musical and educational outreach programs to community announcements. WKCO provides a unique and distinct voice otherwise absent from the airwaves in the area and also provides the most direct and viable connection between Kenyon students and the residents of the surrounding area. As such, we continue to see both FM and online streaming broadcasts as essential to our function. Additionally, since global online broadcasts began, WKCO has attracted a growing alumni audience and now provides the possibility of a vital connection between past and present Kenyon students. We serve both the on-campus community, the greater Kenyon community (alumni, parents, friends, and students abroad), and the residents of Knox County. We therefore seek to produce enriching and entertaining programming that will appeal to and be appropriate for those audiences, and will seek to maintain and expand our ability to reach them.
Second, WKCO seeks to provide students both a creative outlet and hands-on experience with broadcasting. Though we are not a pre-professional organization, we do seek to allow students interested in pursuing careers in broadcast journalism, radio, or technical fields to gain knowledge and experience. We also hope to connect Kenyon students aspiring to careers in radio with alumni or other members of the Kenyon community in the field. We are dedicated to allowing students who are not committed to professional careers an outlet and form of expression, whether as a talk show host, program producer, DJ, or musician.