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Concord University Celebrates New Radio Station

Concord University's WVCU students celebrate the announcement by passing out stickers, prizes and brochures about the station. "

Today Concord University is celebrating a new broadcasting facility on its campus. West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Jessica Lilly, a Concord graduate who teaches at the university, spearheaded efforts to get a college radio station up and running.

WVCU, Mountain Lion Radio, can be found online and at 97.7 FM on the radio dial in and around Athens, West Virginia. The station first began broadcasting May 1, 2015, and was granted licensure by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last year. Concord’s application was approved to build and operate an LP-FM educational station on the Athens campus.

Mt. Lion Radio now features a variety of music, news & public affairs, and local sports coverage. Content is created and curated by students, faculty, and staff at Concord, and members of the media are invited to get involved.

Eddie Isom (West Virgina Public Broadcasting), Jesse Stevens (WVCU Student Manager), William Bailey (Manager of Radio & TV), Jessica Lilly (WVCU Radio Advisor), Dr. Kendra Boggess (Concord University President), Dave Barnette (WV Broadcasters Educational Foundation)

Concord University’s president Dr. Kendra Boggess said during an event to celebrate the station that the Mt. Lion Radio is directly in line with the university's mission to provide a quality, liberal-arts-based education, to foster scholarly activities and to serve the regional community.  

"The station will provide hands-on experience in broadcasting,” Boggess said, “as well as in elements of actually running a federally regulated organization."

Follow the station on Twitter @WVCUConcord and on Facebook.

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