January 30, 2003
After nearly 10 years of conceptualizing and a year of hard work, WZUP is set to deliver its first broadcast on January 30, 2003.
WZUP is Maryville College’s campus radio station, founded by students and operated by students. All news, sports, and forum content is designed and produced by Maryville College students. Musical content featured on WZUP reflects the tastes and interests of students, indicated by a variety of student satisfaction surveys.
WZUP operates using the campus network and reaches a potential audience of approximately 1,300 students, faculty, staff and administrators.
WHO: WZUP Scots Radio.
WHAT: Premier broadcast!!! Music will reflect a variety of tastes and will include Rock, Alternative, Rap, R&B, Blues, Jazz, Country, Classical and much more.
WHEN: 7 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 30.
HOW: Download and install QuickTime
6.0 and click the "listen" button off the WZUP
web site. (To tune in, users are advised to download
QuickTime 6.0, by Apple Computer, to experience the richness
of MPEG4 technology.) For questions concerning WZUP, contact the
station at 865.273.8862.
NOTE: Currently, listeners must be part of the Maryville College student network to connect to the radio station. Student computers, library and science computers can all listen in.
WHY: “On one hand, [the radio station] will definitely improve communication and community. That’s probably obvious, but this radio station is also going to increase so many opportunities to learn so many different skills,” said WZUP Station Manager Ben Roe. “Students will be learning about broadcasting and how to deejay, they’ll be working with industry-standard equipment, building websites and developing leadership skills … I think having a radio station will also boost school spirit.”
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state‘s third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for its academic rigor and its focus on the liberal arts, Maryville is where students come to stretch their minds, stretch themselves and learn how to make a difference in the world. Total enrollment for the fall 2012 semester was 1,093.