tuning us in
WMUC-FM, on the air since 1979, broadcasts in stereo at 88.1
MHz. WMUC-FM was among the last stations granted a 10-watt
Noncommercial/Educational Class D License by the FCC. The air-chain
includes an Orban Optimod-FM 8100A modulator and a Broadcast Electronics
FX-30 FM exciter. The antenna is a Phelps-Dodge ECFM-2 2-section,
sidemounted on a tower of 30 feet in height on the roof of the South
Campus Dining Hall (total height above ground: 94 feet). WMUC-FM will soon
be available on campus cable channel 88.
WMUC-AM was established in 1937, ranking it among the oldest
college radio stations in the world. Until 1999, it broadcasted at 650 kHz
via carrier-current to 34 dormitories, 14 fraternity houses, 7 sorority
houses, and 6 apartment buildings on campus, as well as Leonardtown
Community Center, the President's Residence, South Campus Dining Hall and
the Stamp Student Union. WMUC-AM could also be heard on campus cable
the engineering dept.
WMUC's engineers are responsible for the upkeep of the
station's studio, broadcast, and computer equipment
on a round-the-clock basis. The engineers also produce public affairs
shows and other special programming, run our digital
recording studio, and assist with remote broadcasts.
Hall of Geeks: former Chief
If you're interested in joining WMUC's engineering crew, contact Chief
Morse at 301-314-7870.