About

MISSION STATEMENT

WKCR-FM is a student-led, educational, and noncommercial radio station based at Columbia University in the City of New York. It broadcasts an eclectic mix of music and journalism and emphasizes forms otherwise overlooked by commercial media. Neglected rarities, new releases, and classics all have a home on the station’s airwaves. Student programmers engage with analog formats and learn how to broadcast in the context of the station’s rich history. Annually, the station features a variety of marathon programs and festivals, including 24-hour long birthday broadcasts of canonical jazz musicians, and the week-long Bach Fest. WKCR delivers unique, high quality, educational programming in service of its local and global community of listeners.

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WKCR-FM, Columbia University’s non-commercial student-run radio station, is dedicated to presenting a spectrum of alternative programming—traditional and art music, spoken arts, and original journalism. Granted its FCC license in 1941, WKCR is both steeped in tradition and committed to innovation. In the New York area, the station can be heard at 89.9 megacycles in FM; worldwide, it streams online.