WKCO, Kenyon’s student-run radio station, will broadcast from the third floor of Peirce Dining Hall this year. The station moved from its previous location in the basement of Farr Hall over the summer as part of the College’s Village Revitalization Plan, which includes the renovation of that building.
Despite these changes, the WKCO station managers said the spirit of the station is still very much alive. “It’s been good so far,” manager Maddie Farr ’18 said. “We haven’t been able to start broadcasting yet, but to me, it seems like it’s going really smoothly. LBIS [Library and Information Services] was very helpful with moving all the equipment and being really careful with it.”
Station manager Stephanie Holstein ’18 said she does not believe the move has impacted the station’s morale. “We really decided just to make the absolute most of it,” Holstein said. “We are trying to preserve as much as we can of the old station. We just want to continue to be a place where people can gather, and listen, and share their love of music.” The station will move back to Farr Hall sometime next year.
Holstein and Farr hope the station’s programming will begin airing within the next week. The station broadcasts in the local community on 91.9 FM and can also be accessed anywhere at wkco.org.
By Harris White