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Wony

WONY
City of license Oneonta New York
Branding Red Dragon Radio
Slogan Keep it locked!
Frequency 90.9 FM
Format Campus radio
ERP 180 watts
HAAT -22 meters
Class A
Callsign meaning W Radio Oneonta, New York
Owner State University of New York at Oneonta
Webcast Webcasting
Website Official Website

WONY is a campus radio station based out of Oneonta, New York, USA, on the campus of the State University of New York at Oneonta.

Contents

  • Description 1
  • Physical 2
  • 2015-2016 E-Board 3
  • Music Department 4
  • Equipment Overview 5
  • External links and sources 6

Description

WONY is the college radio station of the SUNY Oneonta. It was founded in 1962 and membership consists of over 80 students, faculty, and members of the community. It broadcasts at 180 watts on 90.9 FM and an internet webcast.

Physical

WONY is located on the State University of New York College At Oneonta campus. WONY's antenna latitude is 42.452N and longitude is 75.064W. The studios are located on the ground floor of Alumni Hall, behind the University Police and underneath the Admissions Office. The main control room of the station ("Studio A") contains the essential on-air equipment: the console, three microphones, two CD players, a minidisc player, one turntable, a computer, and four auxiliary cables to connect to DJs' laptops, MP3 players, and phones. Also in Studio A are the various rotations and the main engineering rack. The Music Library houses WONY's collection - at last approximation, it exceeded 12,000 CDs. The Library also doubles as a guest studio, as it is equipped with eight microphone jacks and a headphone amplifier. This is where live bands play when performing on-air. As of April 2013, "Studio B" is now being used to record News and Station ID's. The second News Studio ("Studio C"), which was outfitted as a small recording space, is now the Operations Director's workspace, as well as a storage space. Studio B contains an Alesis mixer, a Shure SM7B microphone, and a customized computer. The news is recorded into WAV format using Adobe Audition software. The Operations room houses WONY's important documents, miscellaneous equipment, and webcasting server. The Music Office is a place for the genre directors to work. CDs are sorted and reviewed here, using the station's Macintosh G3. The Sparaco Lounge is a place for DJs and guests to relax. It is named after the first General Manager of WONY, Mr. Gary Sparaco.

2015-2016 E-Board

The Executive Board for the 2015-2016 school year.
Position Name Held By
General Manager (GM) Adjani Reed
Program Director (PD) Annie Ducham
Communications Director Alex Park
Treasurer Kaela Shafer
Underwriting Director Susanne Salce
Music Director Nicole Schaal
News Director Madison Rhoades
Public Relations Director Aimeé Albright
Training Director Jesse King
Production Director Collin Ungerleider
Operations Manager Dalton Thompson

Other important figures at WONY include the station's faculty advisor Dave Ring, Alumni Chair Liz White, baconer Mike Engelbrecht, website manager Rick Heil, and the Chief Engineer, Dr. Bob Kafka.

Music Department

WONY's music department is separated into genres, with each genre having its own director. Each director is responsible for maintaining a suitable rotation for their genre as well as charting. After the Fall 2009 semester, the punk rotation was removed. Genres and directors for the 2015-2016 school year are:

Genre Name Director Assistant Director
Top 200 Nicole Schaal Chris Uhlein
Metal and Loud Rock Jared Osheyack
Jazz and Acoustic Matt Bluzer
Local Julia Falcone
Dance Sage Levene
Hip-Hop Susie Salce
World Amanda Ebert

Equipment Overview

The station uses professional-quality broadcast equipment, including:

External links and sources

  • WONY Official Website
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WONY
  • Radio-Locator information on WONY
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WONY

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