WIUP-FM

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WIUP-FM
CityIndiana, Pennsylvania
SloganYour Alternative Source
Frequency90.1 MHz
First air dateOctober 9, 1969
FormatVariety
ERP1,600 watts
HAAT0.0 meters
ClassA
Facility ID28604
Transmitter coordinates40°36′57.00″N 79°9′40.00″W / 40.6158333°N 79.1611111°W / 40.6158333; -79.1611111
Callsign meaningIndiana University of Pennsylvania
Former frequencies91.3 MHz (1969–1980)
OwnerIndiana University of Pennsylvania
Websitewww.wiupfm.org

WIUP-FM (90.1 FM) is the student-run radio station of Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States. The station is currently owned by Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is run by the faculty and students of the university.

History[edit]

In 1968, IUP applied for a construction permit to build a new radio station at 91.3 MHz, broadcasting with 1,600 watts. The new station was initially slated to broadcast from the Learning Research Center, at that time under construction.[1] WIUP-FM signed on October 9, 1969,[2] from its Davis Hall studios.

WIUP-FM relocated to 90.1 MHz in 1980.[3] The frequency change was a requirement of a facility upgrade for WYEP-FM in Pittsburgh, which at the same time was approved move from 91.5 to 91.3 and increased its effective radiated power.[4]

Programming[edit]

WIUP-FM's studio in the basement of Davis Hall

IUP students from across the campus host and produce shows, plan and execute promotional events, and manage social media accounts. Student managers supervise and train other students and coordinate the program schedule. The station’s eclectic format includes a wide selection of musical genres including jazz, rock, pop, urban and classical. The station is supervised by a faculty member from the IUP Department of Communications Media.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call Letters Assigned To IUP Station". Indiana Evening Gazette. September 27, 1968. p. 4. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "IUP's FM Outlet—University Goes On The Air As Station Opens". Indiana Evening Gazette. October 9, 1969. p. 8. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  3. ^ FCC History Cards for WIUP-FM
  4. ^ FCC History Cards for WYEP

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