WKCR-FM is the student-led, educational, and noncommercial radio station based at Columbia University, broadcasting an eclectic mix of music and journalism and emphasizing forms otherwise overlooked by commercial media. Since 1941 WKCR has delivered unique high quality educational programming in service of our loyal community of listeners. In or near New York City, listen at 89.9 FM/HD, or anywhere in the world at WKCR.org
WKCR uses three broadcast studios which were installed during the summer of 1999-- just over 20 years ago. The expected lifespan of the then-new equipment was 10-15 years. Today, five years later than expected, one studio console has ceased functioning, and replacement parts for these 20 year-old devices are no longer available. WKCR must replace these consoles with new models-- which we also expect to use for 10-15 years.