Since 1988, WRFL, 88.1 fm has been a commercial-free radio station on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington. The station is run by students and broadcasts live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our programming includes just about every genre of music.
Most of the DJs and staff members are students, though some are not. As the station is primarily funded by University of Kentucky students, WRFL is dedicated to the UK community. Our signal reaches the entire city of Lexington and beyond--we strive to be a voice heard loudly all across the community.
All DJs and staff members are volunteers although a few directors are paid (not much). Certainly those involved with the radio station do it for the love. Volunteers gain a great amount of experience. DJs are given the opportunity to be in charge of the station during their shift. They operate all the technical equipment used to broadcast on the fm dial. They are given autonomy to play what they see fit, though we have a playbox that includes the newest independent music.
Some material aired on WRFL may be considered indecent and therefore is only played between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Our broadcast falls 100% within the realm of what the FCC deems acceptable and we maintain or our own policy of what should be broadcasted in the local community.
Volunteers also learn about broadcasting Public Service Announcements, FCC policies, and are thoroughly trained to be real Disc Jockeys that are heard by a large amount of people in the area and via Internet.
If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about WRFL, send us an email, or drop by the station.
As always, thanks for listening and don't forget, "Revolutions Don't Happen Between Commercial Breaks!"