UNCW gets web radio station

WILMINGTON -- The UNCW Seahawks have a new place to soar: over the web. Monday Hawkstream Radio hit the internet. The student run station will stream radio shows with different types of music. The radio station plans to air political talk shows and comedy shows all hosted by students. Most importantly, Hawkstream Radio is giving students a chance to get valuable experience. Student and station manager Danielle Gardner said, "It's music, it's entertainment. I think every college should have a radio station, but I think we should also have something where kids can come in and get experience in radio." The station already has 28 student DJs hosting internet shows.

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I used to host a radio show at UNCW when it was WLOZ on 89.1 FM. Unfortunately the university cut funding to the station and it was shut down. I'm glad they have another venue for the students as college radio can be a wonderful thing.
Of course right after I leave they get a station run. I requested and wrote a letter to the chancellor because that is what I wanted to pursue as a career. Now I leave and bam there it is. Great. Always behind the ball UNC-Worthless.
I want to respond to the former COM student's comment of "bam there it is." I know firsthand the tremendous effort Danielle Gardner and others put forth in getting Hawkstream Radio started. She went beyond requesting a station be started and actually started one.
Another response to your comments. A great comment from one of our students was "Well it's great to say 'i want a radio station.' I ask them 'do you want a jacuzzi in your dorm?' and they, of course say 'YEAH' and my response is 'do you want to do the plumming?'" The point is it is all great and well that people want it, but the reality is that it takes more time than people care to put in to get something like this off the ground. Time as in years. Danielle Gardner is the first person who has had the diligence and the stick-with-it to keep on and get this off the ground.