WESU receives transmitter donation

Thanks to the folks at 99.9 FM WEZN  in Bridgeport, Connecticut, WESU will soon broadcast from a new 10,000 watt transmitter! WEZN upgraded their main transmitter and donated their old back up transmitter to WESU. Considering this transmitter was only used while servicing their main unit, it has been used minimally, in contrast to WESU’s current transmitter which has run for nearly 24 hrs/day for nearly 3 decades!  WESU’s “new” Harris FM 10K Transmitter is essentially the big brother to the Harris FM 3.5 K transmitter that has faithfully served WESU since 1988. 

While this doesn’t mean that WESU will be pumping out more power, it will save us money and maintenance since we have been pushing the limits of our current transmitter to fulfill our FCC license to operate at 6,000 watts. Since our upgrade WESU has been “burning through transmitter tubes” according to Ben Michael General Manager. “The new FM10k transmitter will not even break a sweat pumping out the power needed to fulfill our license and will save us thousands of dollars in annual operating costs”.  Michael goes on to say “We had just begun the process of pricing the cost of purchasing a new transmitter so this donation is timely and will save tens of thousands of dollars we would have had to borrow.” 

The new transmitter has already been moved to the WESU transmitter site and will be hooked up in the near future. 

Special thanks to our friend and Engineer, Paul Litwinovich for making this dream come true. 

2/14 Board Meeting



-our volunteer tech director has pulled out. oops


mailing premiums

-standard premiums are sent

-still sorting special one


board updates


sorting out money for sub mds

-purchased some stuff

-weekly wesleying post

-maybe look into wesu account



-promos and training



-posting on the website


tech director

-working on being a tech director



sec next week



-correspondence about folk controversy

-getting volunteers to run training

–will send out another solicitation



-new programs in place



-website update

-talking to SALD about record fair



-jive and public file

-creating website for both


program note

-program guide design is being worked on

-back to single side design


dealing with personnel stuff

-subs and people in good standing


SAM will deal with keys for ben and adam


IBS conference

-A send out staff email to see who’s interested in going



possible reattribution of new music budget for shelving


gaps in personnel file


how does someone who already passed but stop applying for a show get back in good standing?

in this case, perform adequate service hours

-formal request made for AB to be a guest on Kitschfork radio every sunday

–seconded and passed

personnel add to staff list


potential idea for awards show

-possible programming idea for all staff

“best song idea” (if you don’t know what I’m referring to just talk to me)