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2010-11-07 14:09:50
Country: United StatesListen to radio stations broadcasting from United States
City: Houghton
FM (MHz): 91.9
Genre: Metal
Description: WMTU-FM 91.9 is the student-run radio station at Michigan Technological University. It is located in the basement of Wadsworth Hall in Houghton, Michigan, and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with exceptions for holidays and breaks from school. Staff is constituted of a volunteer general staff featuring a general manager and seven different departments as well as the air staff. Open DJ signups are held the first Wednesday and Thursday of each semester, including the summer tracks.This article is in a list format that may be better presented using prose. You can help by converting this article to prose, if appropriate. Editing help is available. (September 2008)1956 - WVRW (Voice of Radio, Wadsworth), the precursor to WMTU, begins broadcasting as a carrier current AM station.1958 - WVRW changes its callsign to WRS (Wadsworth Radio Service), to show that it now serves all dormitories on campus.1975 - WRS changes its callsign to WMTU1977 - WMTU begins broadcasting as a cable FM station via the local cable television system.1979 - WMTU converts to a 24-hour format, with 3-hour shows.1993 - WMTU receives an FM broadcasting license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).1994 - WMTU begins over-the-air broadcasting from atop the Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics building on the Michigan Tech campus with an effective radiated power of 100 watts.1998 - WMTU begins broadcasting via RealAudio, utilizing a Helix server located in the basement of Michigan Tech's Electrical Engineering Resources Center (EERC).2004 - Renovations to Wadsworth Hall resulted in a move from the original location next to the Tri-Hall Weight Club to a temporary location near the Campus Cafe.2005 - The FCC approved a request for WMTU to move its transmitter to a university-owned tower atop Arcadia Hill. This move allowed WMTU to upgrade its power from 100 watts to 4400 watts effective radiated power, providing coverage to campus as well as many surrounding communities.2005 - WMTU returned to its original location, now sporting a new "storefront" look along with nearly triple the music storage space. Renovations have also resulted in a "commons" area outside of the station, used for small concerts and other activities, along with a room which the WMTU staff uses for weekly meetings.2009 - WMTU changes its daily schedule to 12, 2-hour shows.

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