WEKU Hopes to Usher in Younger Audience

Feb 14, 2013

Every week nearly 65,000 people tune-in to a radio station that broadcasts from right here on Eastern’s campus. The radio station is WEKU, which focuses on public radio, airing programs such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as contributing their own local and state news. WEKU reaches more people on a weekly basis than any other university organization, Charles Compton, WEKU’s news director, said. The station is also pulling its best ratings since 2005. According to Compton the station’s future may be under question despite its recent success.

WEKU intern Melissa Foster, 21, music performance and industry major from Florence, works the sound board at the radio station.
Credit Photo by Seth Littrell