WFNM 89.1 FM
Second Floor, Steinman College Center
Radio has provided a platform for Franklin & Marshall students, faculty and professional staff to showcase their passion for music for more than half a century. WWFM, a small AM station with a weak signal, began broadcasting in 1957 from the basement of Benjamin Franklin Hall. In 1973, the Federal Communications Commission granted the College a license to operate a 10-watt FM station, and the call letters changed to WFNM.
WFNM moved into a custom-designed facility in Steinman College Center in 1976, and the station later increased its power to 100 watts. Today—from its familiar spot overlooking Hartman Green—the student-run and College-owned station continues to offer a variety of programming, from classic rock and indie rock to jazz, international tunes, hip hop, and more. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day while classes are in session, as students, faculty and professional staff host a wide range of music-based programs and talk shows.
While the station’s broadcast signal stretches approximately 50 miles, the sounds of WFNM now reach a global audience online through WFNM.org and iTunes.
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