Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Radio Station Field Trip 95 - WMCN at Macalester College

WMCN Forever graffiti at the Macalester College radio station. Photo: J. Waits
I loved getting the opportunity to visit several college radio stations in the Minneapolis area this October, all of which have very interesting and lengthy histories. WMCN (91.7 FM) at Macalester College is the descendant of several campus-only carrier current stations (with a variety of monikers) that first emerged in the 1940s. Before that, there were wireless experiments on campus around 1917 and a radio club was active by the 1920s.

Today WMCN operates over FM out of its dorm basement studio in St. Paul, Minnesota. Read my full report on Radio Survivor.

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