Opinion: Things to consider in campus radio changes

10846362_490889554386627_66072715501369347_nWMHW-FM, which houses Central Michigan University’s two campus radio stations, has announced on-air that both stations will be undergoing some changes soon.

Moore Rock 91.5 has been on campus since 1971 and is currently a music station primarily playing rock music “95 till now,” as their slogan says.

On the other hand, Mountain 101 is a Triple A Station meaning Album Adult Alternative music, mainly folk and indie music.

Although station manager Emily Tihonen can’t disclose too many specifics about the format changes or the purpose behind them, the stations’ changes will occur Feb. 1, 2016.

Things that students should keep in mind about the change:

  • Both stations are getting a format change, so if you’re worried that you can’t find the music you liked hearing from either station, it would be a good idea to try finding a similar station to listen to.
  • If you’re looking to have a volunteer shift on-air for either station in the near future (as many students have done in the past), consider the fact that these format changes could affect your experience with the stations.
  • As many stations have done during a format change, WMHW may ask for student feedback soon after the changes happen. Therefore, if you aren’t a fan of the change, you will have a space to voice this.
  • Tihonen has confirmed that more information will be made available closer to the date of the format changes.

If there was ever a time to get your opinion regarding campus radio to the people over at WMHW, it’d be now, before any changes are permanent.

Insider will notify students of any important updates with the stations.


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