Spring 2014 Broadcast Schedule....now that the snows have finally (?) melted....
Tune in Wednesday and Friday afternoons at 3:15 for the "Jiffy A-Drizzle" Show!
Music, talk, special guests, and all manner of zaniness LIVE from the Hilltop!
Click on the "Listen Live" button, or find us on TuneIn Radio or ShoutCast!
You can pick up our Internet stream from ANYWHERE using a computer or smartphone!
GO TO www.shoutcast.com, type 'WSLX' in the search box. The station comes up and can be clicked on.
Or download a free smartphone app such as TuneIn radio or IHeartRadio!
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You can download an app for your iPhone, iPod, iPad, Blackberry, Android, or other handheld and listen to WSLX from ANYWHERE!
To get WSLX up and streaming on your PDA, smartphone, or other handheld device with Internet access:
You will need to find and download an app for your device that supports accessing streaming radio stations that are in the SHOUTcast registry. Install the app and once you have it running search for 'WSLX' in the directory of SHOUTcast stations.
Try the "TuneIn Radio" app for your smartphone, it is available free for iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Palm, and Windows phones.
WSLX would not be what it is today without the skills, talents, and time of a dedicated group of faculty, alumni, and friends. WSLX faculty advisers, who oversee the day-to-day operations of the station are Dean of Middle School Student Life Troy Haynie (SLS ’85), and Jeff Kress.
The "Friends of WSLX" are a dedicated and talented bunch indeed:
Longtime radio personality Peter Bush Swanberg (SLS ’73/WFOX 95.9 The Fox) helps manage WSLX on a volunteer basis, and he along with Dan Mecca (SLS ’81) were two of the original founding members of the station "Way Back When". They provide countless hours of help, support, and advice.
When he's not busy keeping all the stations in the Cox Media Group up and running, engineer extraordinaire Ed Butler generously volunteers his time and talents, which helps us not only "put out fires", but also to continue the station’s operational development and upkeep.
Tune in live on your computer at www.shoutcast.com, and pick us up on our Internet stream! Listen on your iPhone, iPod touch, Blackberry, Android, Palm, Windows phone, or whatever mobile handheld device you have! if you live close to school we are at 91.9 on your FM radio!
Mr. Jeffrey 'Jeff' Kress
Mathematics (M&U, FG), Computer (M&U, FG), Administration (M&U, FG), Online Learning Exchange (M&U)
Computer Department Chair
Mr. Troy Haynie
History and Social Science (M&U, FG), Community Affairs and Student Life (M&U, FG)
Dean of Middle School Student Life
|History of WSLX |
Broadcast radio began at St. Luke’s School in 1973, when Peter Bush Swanberg ’73, formerly of WEBE 108 and currently on the air at 95.9 THE FOX FM, built radio station WNCR. WNCR was a carrier current AM station, operated by SLS students under the direction of English Department Head Robert Blakely. WNCR quickly evolved into a popular and unique student activity, and in 1975, was upgraded to an educational FM station WSLX. The new station featured an expanded format, and faculty advisor John Csenger increased the staff to include students in all grades. It was during this time that Dan Mecca ’81, formerly Media Director at St. Luke’s, first became involved with WSLX as a seventh grade DJ. All programming originated at the school, and was created and produced by students. Sadly, a major theft of all the studio equipment forced an untimely end to on-campus programming.
In order to maintain its license, WSLX was modified to allow outside programming to be broadcast. For many years, WMNR Fine Arts radio could be heard on 91.9 FM, where WSLX resided. Several attempts were made to restore WSLX to its original purpose as a student-operated, educational station, but it was not until 2002 that significant progress toward this goal was made.
During the 2002-03 school year, a committee comprised of Peter Bush Swanberg, Dan Mecca, engineers Ed Butler and Paul Litwinovich, several faculty members, parents, and students met to explore the possibility of returning on-campus broadcasting to St. Luke’s. With the generous support of the SLS Parents’ Association, a significant equipment donation from WPLJ Radio, and the donated time and labor of the committee members and their many friends in the broadcast industry, Phase I of the WSLX initiative was completed.
WSLX can now be heard at 91.9 FM 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with all programming originating on the hilltop campus of St. Luke’s School. Using the latest technology, WSLX operates as a fully automated station, no longer relying on outside programming for content. WSLX has evolved back into a part of the extra-curricular activities program, which includes live student broadcasts on weekday afternoons, play-by-play broadcasts of home varsity football games in the fall, and boys and girls varsity basketball games in the winter. There are even live shows in the morning by select SLS faculty! With the addition of Internet streaming capability in 2009, and an upgraded web presence at www.wslx.org
in the fall of 2010, WSLX has truly become, once again, a student-centered opportunity for teaching and the learning about the world of broadcast radio!
Dan Mecca, Peter Bush Swanberg, and SLS faculty members Troy Haynie and Jeff Kress currently manage WSLX on a volunteer basis. Technical help with programming and automation, along with a new logo design, have been provided by media consultant Pete Salant, and engineering support is being provided by Ed Butler. Stay tuned for more news on the continued evolution of WSLX, 91.9 FM!
|Be a DJ, Sportscaster, or learn about radio production!|
Attention SLS Students and Faculty!
If you are a St. Luke's student, we have openings for all phases of the station's operation: broadcasting, production, and reporting. We need on-air personalities with knowledge of and interest in music/sports/talk, people to record daily weather, sports, news, morning announcements, promotional materials, and schedulers to produce programming logs so the station's content is refreshed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will also need support for our fall football and winter basketball play-by-play broadcasts. If you are an upper school student interested in learning about and participating in broadcast radio in any of these areas, see Mr. Kress or Mr. Haynie!
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