91.1 WDUB FM: The Doobie is the student-run, non-commercial, free-format radio station of Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Almost 100 DJs broadcast to listeners all over the world via its online stream.

The Doobie is considered one of the nation’s finest college radio stations. In 2008, 2012, and 2015, WDUB was included on The Princeton Review’s list of “America’s Top 20 Most Popular College Radio Stations”, and in 2009 it was featured in American Eagle stores nationwide. Numerous Denison University graduates have used their WDUB experience as an entry into the field of commercial broadcasting.

Spring 2016 DJs

History

WDUB began as an AM “carrier current” radio station on November 12, 1953 at 7 am with the Star Spangled Banner, but ceased broadcasting for a brief period of time in the 1960s, while the building that had housed its studios was being replaced. In 1969 the FCC authorized WDUB to return to the air with a 10-watt signal at 90.9 FM. During the 1970s WDUB broadcast about 17 hours of programming per day including open-format music, local sports, and extensive news and special events programming. Stereo broadcasting was introduced in 1975.

In the 1980s and 1990s, the station devoted its resources primarily to music, increased its power to 100 watts, increased its hours of operation, and changed its frequency to its current dial position. In the fall of 2004, WDUB began a second era of its history as the station began streaming its on-air content worldwide. During the summer of 2005, the station went through an entire digital upgrade of the main sound board, studio interconnects, catalog, recording, and record keeping functions.

WDUB is now an open-format station allowing each DJ to broadcast whatever type of music he or she prefers. It strives to feature 24-hour broadcasting, with shows going all night and day (via Wikipedia).

 

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