Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Independent College Radio WUML at the Lowell Folk Festival

This is what independent college radio is all about, being a part of and serving the community! WUML (UMass Lowell) set up a remote broadcast facility in Boardinghouse Park at the recent Lowell Folk Festival, from which it broadcast live each and every act who performed on the main stage, and interviewed the artists after their sets. Bravo WUML!
Photo courtesy of the Lowell Folk Festival, who posted on their Facebook page....
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Thanks to all the support from the gang from ‪#‎WUML‬, live from Boarding House Park! ‪#‎LowellFolk‬ Festival

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City of license
Lowell, Massachusetts

Broadcast areaMassachusetts college

Frequency91.5 MHz

FormatCollege Radio

ERP1,400 watts

HAAT63 meters


Facility ID69410

Transmitter coordinates42°39′7.73″N 71°19′13.44″W

Callsign meaningUniversity of Masssachusetts Lowell

Former callsignsWLTI (1967-1975)
WJUL (1975-2003)

OwnerUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell

WebcastListen Live

Read WUML's history here.

Community radio is a radio service offering a third model of radio broadcasting in addition to commercial and public broadcasting. Community stations serve geographic communities and communities of interest. They broadcast content that is popular and relevant to a local, specific audience but is often overlooked by commercial or mass-media broadcasters. Community radio stations are operated, owned, and influenced by the communities they serve. They are generally nonprofit and provide a mechanism for enabling individuals, groups, and communities to tell their own stories, to share experiences and, in a media-rich world, to become creators and contributors of media.
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Community and independent college are types of radio service that offer a third model of radio broadcasting beyond commercial and public. Community and independent college stations serve geographic communities and communities of interest. They broadcast content that is popular to a local/specific audience but which may often be overlooked by commercial/mass-media and so-called "public" broadcasters. 

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