Student Radio Station (WNUB-FM)
Norwich University's radio station, recently celebrated thirty-five years of broadcasting. Established in 1967, WNUB continues as a training ground for Communications students interested in pursuing careers in radio broadcasting and audio production. Today, the station is manned in the fall by students enrolled in Broadcasting Techniques (CM 211) and in the spring by students enrolled in Radio Production (CM 351).
Licensed as a non-commercial, educational FM station, WNUB transmits 285 watts of power at 88.3 MHz. During summer 2001, WNUB effected a complete transition from analog, tape-based production equipment and techniques to a computer-based digital-editing platform. With Cool Edit Pro software, students are now able to produce and manipulate audio with the ease and proficiency of professionals.Operating twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week, WNUB serves the campus and greater Northfield communities year-round. WaveStation, a computer-based automation program, makes possible the broadcast of music, information, and other programming during times not convenient for student participation. Future goals for the station are ambitious: live broadcasts of Norwich and Northfield High School sporting events; live and prerecorded broadcasts of events important to the University and the local community; and regular airing of world and national newscasts produced by organizations like the BBC World Service, delivered live to WNUB for rebroadcast via satellite.