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WRUW-FM logo.png
CityCleveland, Ohio
Broadcast areaGreater Cleveland
Frequency91.1 MHz
BrandingWRUW FM 91.1
SloganMore Music, Fewer Hits
OwnerCase Western Reserve University
Founded1946 (1946)
First air date
February 26, 1967 (1967-02-26)
Call sign meaning
Western Reserve University
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID9255
ERP15,000 watts
HAAT89 meters (292 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
41°31′14.00″N 81°35′3.00″W / 41.5205556°N 81.5841667°W / 41.5205556; -81.5841667
Public license information
WebcastListen live

WRUW-FM (91.1 FM) – branded WRUW FM 91.1 – is a non-commercial educational college/variety radio station licensed to Cleveland, Ohio. Owned by Case Western Reserve University, the station serves Greater Cleveland and is student-run. The WRUW-FM studios are located in the Mather Memorial Building on the campus of Case Western Reserve at University Circle, while the station transmitter resides in East Cleveland.


WRUW has its earliest roots in "WFSM", started in 1946 by the Flora Stone Mather Radio Club at what was then Western Reserve University which presented programming via a public address system. This was followed by the AM carrier current station WRAR in 1955. Finally, on February 26, 1967, the FCC granted a license under the call sign WRUW-FM.[1][2] Western Reserve merged with Case Institute of Technology five months later.

WRUW began as a 10-watt monoaural station, gained stereo capability in 1974 and saw a power increase to 1000 watts in 1980. WRUW's power was boosted to its current level of 15,000 watts on March 5, 2002.[2]

Over the years, WRUW has worked to maintain ties to the community, co-sponsoring events with Case Western Reserve University and other University Circle institutions, maintaining a relationship with the Hessler Street Fair, and providing a voice for community members not otherwise associated with Case Western Reserve University.[2]

Current programming[edit]

WRUW is open to both students and members of the Cleveland community. Completion of a semester long training course is required. Summer events include Studio-A-Rama (mainly Indie rock and pop acts), usually held the Saturday after Labor Day. Webcasting has opened up a new audience for WRUW. Listeners from around the world are now able to listen and send email to WRUW's programmers and staff.


  1. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC-YB-IDX/60s-OCR-YB/1969-YB/1969-BC-YB-for-OCR-Page-0294.pdf
  2. ^ a b c "Who We Are". WRUW. Retrieved 2009-05-29.

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