It’s a cold and stormy Monday night. You drive through Stevens Point with a broken heart and an empty wallet. What more could go wrong?
You take a wrong turn, and in your frustration, bump the radio dial. You turn to 89.9FM. Jazz starts playing, not normal jazz, but weird jazz. Your hands are tapping. Your head is bobbing. Suddenly things seem that much more is okay in the world.
“I started listening to them in high school,” said Asa Plonsky, junior biology and natural resource major. “We got to wear headphones at work that gets the radio.”
And it was from that moment she was hooked on the sense of musical discovery. Plonsky went on to list the various bands that she continues to listen to after glimpsing them on our very own home radio here at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point.
“90FM is a great way to get some of these tunes that I like,” Plonsky said.
Whimsical music aside, 90FM provides Stevens Point with much more than a taste of the alternative genres in the music world.
“We have the world’s largest trivia contest of its kind, we broadcast 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Beatlesfest in May, Jazzfest in Oct., Radiothon in Dec.,” said Bailey Sexton, 90FM Underwriting Director.
90FM, also referred to as WWSP, hopes to begin this school year by reaching out to new and old students on our campus to bring hidden talent out of the woodwork.
WWSP encourages students who are interested in joining or curious about the station to stop in and visit them in the Communication Arts Center, Room 105.
Opportunities exist to hone skill in audio and visual editing, management of a facilities and team, space for local advertisements and even talk show segments that will teach you something you never knew you wanted to learn.
From highly interpretive music that screams an emotional grunge to smooth sailing A Capella vibes, 90FM will never stop supplying our area with unique tunes and a radio station built on superior community involvement.
Stop by between classes to see what being Stevens Point’s only alternative radio station is all about.