Gary & Cheri Yacono were responsible for coordinating the 590 AM day, which took place on 12/3/18. Below is the text they wrote, and which Gary read live on the air just past midnight at the beginning of their format to kick off the event:
We’re about to embark on a journey. A celebration in the making for 51 years!
In 1966 William Paterson College in Wayne, NJ started a radio station. The Voice of William Paterson College, WPSC 59 AM. We could broadcast in the dorms and the Student Center lunch area. We shortly later were able to get cable TV to broadcast us on Cablevision Channel B as well. This continued at the College and the students at WPSC continued to work toward obtaining an FM radio license.
In 1988 WPSC obtained that FM license from the FCC. Students have been attempting to do this for 21 years before this reality happened 30 years ago.
This week WPSC is going to bring you through these years of progress as we celebrate that moment 30 years ago when WPSC obtained their FM license. Many students worked for years and it passed from class to class without ever giving up the dream of being an FM radio station.
Starting now we are taking you on this journey from 1966 to December 2018 through 6 eras of WPSC. 24 hours a day with the music each day of each era. From the Voice of William Paterson College 59 AM to the now the multiple award winning Brave New Radio 88.7.
This is a Celebration of 30 years of WPSC-FM and the students and professors that made it so successful.
Dedicated to all the people that made WPSC radio over these past 51 years what it is today!
Welcome to the Alumni Celebration Week of WPSC-FM Radio as each day alumni return to the air waves with the music of their generation and perhaps yours.
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The WPSC 30th Celebration
Gallery Updated: Tuesday, March 05, 2019