Arts and Culture

Tune in: Wheaton Radio has everything from heavy metal to talk shows

When you tune in to WCCS, the campus radio station, you might hear Matt “The Digger” Goldstein ’17  say, “You never really know what’s going to happen.” And this is true; Wheaton Radio offers unique and diverse programs to cater to a wide variety of interests. While WCCS offers different music programs that span a plethora of genres, it isn’t limited to just music.

According to Goldstein, “The station itself is worth listening to because it gives other Wheaties a chance to hear their peers strut their stuff and provides a great background for studying or just hanging out with friends.” Goldstein hosts his own show, “Golddigger’s Heavy ‘Mattle’ Graveyard Shift,” which airs on Fridays 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.

This year, talk shows have made their way onto the station so that listeners can hear interviews or roundtable discussions. They also serve as resources for information, as DJs will often give updates on important events happening on and off campus.

“That’s what I think is awesome about WCCS,” said Austin McCarthy-Kelley ’18, the station’s manager. “Anyone can do anything they want to.”

“It is a radio station for students by students,” said Steven Flowers ’20, the musical director for the station. “There is so much excitement about the radio station, and people want to have shows where they are heard.”

Flowers has been working closely with McCarthy-Kelley and other members of the WCCS executive board to access the full potential of what the radio can do for the Wheaton campus.

“Once we decide the DJ line and get everything running, [the station] will be on at the Lyons Den,” Flowers reported. He sees the possibility of having the WCCS play during late nights in Balfour or even in Chase. Students should keep a lookout for online updates as these developments occur.

Be sure to show your support by giving the station a listen. With the vast array of programs playing day and night, there’s a little something for everyone.

You can turn your radio to 96.5 FM WCCS or listen to WCCS on Radio 365, iTunes and TuneIn.