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.yde Park' Attracts Students
By RICHARD OSTLING
"You're tuned to the finest in
college radio . . . WCBN."
That familiar station break is1
heard regularly on Ann Arbor's
most unique radio station, WCBN,
which is completely owned and
operated by University students.
The station has three studios,
one in each of the men's quad-
rangles, and also broadcasts to
women's dorms: Mark Markley,
Victor Vaughan, Couzens, Alice
Lloyd, Mosher, Jordan and Stock-
WCBN's staff of nearly 150 per-
sons is made up of both men and
women students, many of whom
are freshmen. This fall, the sta-
tion again will be seeking dozens
of interested students to serve as
salesmen and copy writers.
According to Program Director
J-P Stadius, '63, announcing audi-
tions will be held in the South
Quadrangle studios during orien-
tation and registration.
Persons interestedin advertis-
ing sales or copy writing should
see Business Manager Leonard
Wiener, '62, in either the South
Quadrangle studio, or the general
office in the Student Activities
Building. Persons interested in en-
gineering can apply at any studio.
As the only area station with
programs aimed at college stu-
dents, "we feel we can best pro-
vide University residents with the
type of programming they want
to hear at the time they want to
hear it," Jack Huizenga, '61,
WCBN general manager, said.
WCBN broadcasts at 650 kilo-
cycles-for 24 hours each day, of-
fering news, sports and musical
programs from pop hits to jazz to
In addition, coverage of special
events includes broadcasts of all
Michigan football games; all home
and some away basketball games;
hockey; band, orchestra and glee
club concerts; other important
campus events; and special lec-
tures and debates.
Through agreements with De-
troit commercial stations, WCBN
presents the World Series, speeches
of national significance and an
all-night music program. All pro-
grams broadcast by the University
FM station, WUOM, are also
available to WCBN.
National wire services supply the
station with state, national and
world news, and local sources pro-
vide complete campus and Ann
Arbor coverage. News Directo
rSteve Stockmeyer, 63 has an-
nounced plans to give complete
coverage to the important cam-
paigning and elections this fall.
Day Starts Early
A typical broadcast day begins
at 6:30 a.m. with programming o
music, news and sports rebroad-
cast directly from a local com-
mercial station. At 9 a.m., WCBN'
z own staff begins its day with three
e hours of background and stud
From noon to 1 p.m. Is th
- "Noon Show," which plays popu
t lar hits. Background and stud
music is again featured from 1 t<
4 p.m., with more popular music
from 4 to 6 p.m.
The remainder of the evening
programming consists of show
tunes, jazz and study music until
11 p.m. A two-hour program of
classical music ends the day for
the WCBN staff.
WCBN also has eight newscasts
daily, including two 15- minute
roundups at 7 and 11 p.m. A daily
five-minute editorial or news com-
mentary is broadcast at 7:15 p.m.
Complete sports news is presented
at 7:20 and 11:15 p.m.
Revenue to operate the station
is obtained from both local and
national advertisers. Students
serving as local advertising sales-
men are the only paid staff mem-
bers, receiving a commission on
Income, over $4,000 last year,
goes to meet expenses of the sta-
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tion, including contracts with rec-
ord companies, new equipment,
maintenance of present equipment
The station was started in 1947 s
as a West Quadrangle activity. In
1949 a similar station was begun Headquarters f
in East Quadrangle. They soon .
formed a network, and were joined practiCal tnings
by a South Quadrangle station in
In 1957, expansion of coverage
was made to all women's residence;SpodeJensen
halls. Last year. Mary Markley was
added. Most of the technical equip-r
ment, including transmitters, am-
plifiers and remote units, was built
by staff engineers.
Last spring the network of three
separate stations was dissolvedJil
by the Inter-Quadrangle Council,
the student government body for !Phone NO 8-6779
men's residence halls. One cen-
tralized station, with three studios,
ECONOMICAL LIVING. About $15.00 per week for room and board and $10.00 per
week for boarders only. Sharing work cuts costs.
ADULT. RESPONSIBILITIES and privileges in homes that are student controlled and
owned - Between 4 and 6 hours work per week.
DEMOCRATIC IDEALS:. . No racial, religious, political, or social discrimination.
For information, contact the Co-op Office
STUDENT ACTIVITIES BUILDING, Office hours, 9-5 .. . Phone NO 8-6872
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