WCUW CELEBRATES 40 YEARS AS A COMMUNITY RADIO STATION
WCUW 91.3 fm (www.wcuw.org)
910 MAIN STREET, WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS
Media Contacts: Walter Henritze firstname.lastname@example.org
John Levin 323-934-5800 email@example.com
Valerie Sampson 978-855-6328 firstname.lastname@example.org
Patricia Gallery 415-465-2186 email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WCUW CELEBRATES 40 YEARS AS A COMMUNITY RADIO STATION ---
BEGINNING WITH AN ALUMNI REUNION WEEKEND,
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 AND 20, 2013
Saturday, October 19th, there will be tours of the station and alumni reconnections all day at 910 Main Street. Meet the co-founders, Walter Henritze and John Levin. Meet some of the programmers who’ve come from all over the United States to celebrate 40 years of alternative music, news and public affairs over the 91.3 FM airwaves.
Tune in to 91.3 FM or stream at www.wcuw.org and hear:
Saturday 4 – 6: ALUMS ON THE AIR, PART I with Brian Goslow
Saturday 9-midnight ROCK N. ROLL PARTY with Owen Maercks, ALUMS ON THE AIR, PART II
Sunday 2-3: ALUMS ON THE AIR, PART III
Sunday 3 – 4: MEET THE FOUNDERS (interview/talk show with Ross Reynolds)
Sunday 4 – 6: ALUMS ON THE AIR, PART IV, with Mitch Ahern [and The Lid]
John Levin envisioned a community radio station for Worcester in 1970 and applied to the FCC for an FM license while a student at Clark University. He co-managed WCUW with Walter for its first 5 years on the air, acting as the station’s first Program Director. Today, he is president of Barrington Media, a Los Angeles-based business-to-business digital marketing agency. John and Walter are available for interviews prior to and during the reunion weekend.
Ross Reynolds has hosted The Conversation, KUOW's award–winning daily news–talk program, since 2000. Ross came to KUOW in 1987 as news director and in 1992 became program director. As program director, he changed the station's format from classical/news to news and yet more news. In 1998, Ross became program director and news director. KUOW's coverage of the World Trade Organization protests in 1999 won a National Headliner First Place Award for Coverage of a Live Event.
Owen Maercks, Music Director at WCUW 1972-78, currently owns the East Bay Vivarium, the nation's oldest and largest reptile store. He makes frequent television appearances for Mythbusters, Dirty Jobs, Animal Planet, and more. After leaving WCUW, he toured and recorded with several bands, including MX80 Sound, Henry Kaiser, and his own Science Patrol.
Mitch Ahern, currently Director of Communications at Cantina Consulting, as well as an artist, musician and programmer of Music Under the Moon, Tuesdays 9-midnight on WCUW, began programming at WCUW during his Clark University days in the 80’s.
Brian Goslow, currently managing editor of artscope magazine and reporter for Fifty Plus Advocate newspapers, started at WCUW as a sports reporter in 1976, then hosted a series of local music based programs on Saturday afternoons from 1977-1983, including It’s Rock (and It’s Local), My Generation P.S.V., Radio Wormtown and Beat Surrender, before serving as a member of the station’s programming committee in the mid-1980s.