Now Available Worldwide
1977, Smith students have operated , filling the 91.9 FM frequency with
sounds and announcements as varied as the thousands of personalities
who have occupied the studio mic.
As of this fall, the WOZQ broadcast
reach expanded significantly with a new Web-streaming feature
that allows .
“The Web streaming opens
our listening audience up to the world,” says Jacqueline
Batten ’07, WOZQ station manager. “We can be heard
in Miami, Long Beach and Florence, Italy, for example. Friends
who are abroad have called in to make requests!”
Online Web streaming has been
a goal for the student-run station for the past four years,
says Batten. “We never thought it would actually become
a reality,” she says. “This semester, with the
help of our talented tech director [Allison Tinney ’07],
our technological dreams came true.”
Now, WOZQ can be heard from any
computer equipped with iTunes (at least version 5.0) or Windows
Media Player 9 (or higher).
You never really know what you
might hear on WOZQ. This time of year, you might catch a Muppets
version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
followed by James Taylor crooning “Go Tell it on the
Mountain.” At other times, you might hear cuts by the
bands Sonic Youth or Green Day.
The station puts more than 90
student deejays on the air during the year, divided into urban,
general and specialty shows. But for the most part, the deejays
are free to play whatever they want, says Batten.
That’s one of the station’s
strengths, she says. “We always try to present the most
With its mix of kitsch, pop,
punk, jazz and everything else, WOZQ may be the most diverse
local radio station on the airwaves.
Now it’s available ,