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WRSU’s 70th Anniversary Studio Improvements

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WRSU is celebrating 70 Years “On the Air!”  Sure, you probably heard that already.
But you don’t get to be 70 years old without needing a little work. A nip here, a tuck there.
For WRSU, let’s just say it’s been a while.

Station management is planning a much-needed upgrade of our studio equipment.
To do that, we’re launching a major fundraising campaign.

Our Goal: $70,000 in honor of our 70th Birthday!
April 26, 2018

Did you know most WRSU music is still played off CDs? No major commercial station does that.
We need to provide a state-of-the-art facility that will train our students properly.
WRSU’s 2018 renovations will give them the tools they need to succeed in a media career.

Before….

Take a look at our outdated equipment.
Our NewsProduction booth features a 1980s-era mixing board, with limited production capabilities.
Our News Booth hasn’t been functional in a decade.
And our Production studio is running a 1980s console donated by NBC’s “Late Night with David Letterman.”
Historic?  Sure.  But it’s not the best to train students who will graduate in 2018.

… and After

Here, you see “FM,” our main broadcast studio at WRSU.
The console is much more up-to-date, the furniture is newer and not retro-fitted,
and our students can learn on equipment they will see when they take on internships.
When they graduate, this is what they will use as professionals in the broadcast field.
But even FM needs upgrades, including networking between this and our newer studios,
and a digital audio system from which all DJs can access our vast music library of
current music and classic WRSU tunes, as well as PSAs, promos and archived shows!

How can you help?

We’re glad you asked.

Donations of any size are welcome,
but here’s a list of perks for different contribution levels!

Donation Tier Perk
$70 This is our base donation. $70 to mark WRSU’s 70th Anniversary. We’ll even send you a cool WRSU retro t-shirt with our “One And Only” late ’80s/early ’90s logo!
$250 This is our 2nd level donation. We’ll send you a either a WRSU sweatshirt or vinyl record design logo tote bag, in addition to a “One and Only” t-shirt.
$700 This is our third level donation, and designed for Scarlet Knight fans. We’ll enter you into a drawing to become a guest-host on Knightline after a 2018 Rutgers football game or a 2018-19 Rutgers men’s basketball game!  You’ll also receive the same perks as the $250 donation
$887 $887 isn’t a round number, but it has some meaning to us! We’ll enter you in a drawing to be a guest DJ on your choice of any WRSU show in the Fall of 2018!
??? Of course, larger donations are always welcome. Even encouraged! Maybe you’d like to name a room in the WRSU Studios? Or you wish to remain a Mystery Donor? It all sounds good to us! Email Broadcast Administrator Mike Pavlichko at mikepav@rutgers.edu for more information.