Wednesday, February 23, 2005
WXOU now can be heard around the world
By Rebecca Wyatt, OU Web Writer
Instead of listening to CDs or MP3s while browsing the Web, OU students, faculty, staff and alumni around the world now can tune into WXOU, the campus radio station.
Due to regulations, the radio station’s signal has been limited in various areas and is not available to residence hall students or much of campus. However, WXOU recently launched Internet broadcasting, which allows the station to reach a global audience.
“This is something we have been waiting to do for about a year,” said WXOU General Manager Rob Frank.
The radio station had broadcast on the Web until 2001, when it was forced to cease its online operation due to extremely high fees. Frank said the fees have gone down considerably and the radio station decided to broadcast online again.
WXOU is freeform radio, meaning it has a little bit of everything, according to Frank.
“We try to stay away from the mainstream music. We feel the whole point of a college radio station is to explore different genres,” Frank said.
For information on how to connect to the live Internet broadcast, visit the WXOU Web site.