History

  • Classical FRD 99.3 HD2

    Mornings at 6 on WebDCR.com

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  • Moosilauke Country 99.3 HD2

    Mornings at 10 on WebDCR.com

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  • Democracy Now! en Español

    Weekdays at Noon on WebDCR.com

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  • Latin 99.3 HD2

    Weekdays at Noon on WebDCR.com

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  • Airwaves with James King

    Tuesdays at 6p on WebDCR.com

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  • Now That's What I Call Music 18 w/ Luke Amen

    Thursdays at 6p on WebDCR.com

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  • Backroads with Christopher Cartwright

    Fridays at 6p on WebDCR.com

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  • Tunes, etc. with Isabel Wallace & Phil

    Fridays at 7p on WebDCR.com

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  • The Bay 99.3 HD2

    Mornings at 5a on WebDCR.com

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  • The Taylor Mauney Show

    Sundays at 4p on WebDCR.com

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  • The Green Side w/ Taylor Mauney

     Sundays at 5p on WebDCR.com

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  • Second Take w/ Dan Gridley and Sam Stockton

    Sundays at 6p on WebDCR.com

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  • Hanover's Hottest Hits 99.3 HD2

    Daily at 7p on WebDCR.com

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  • Big City Nights 99.3 HD2

    Daily at 9p on WebDCR.com

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  • Club 99.3 HD2

    Daily at Midnight on WebDCR.com

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  • The Rock Show @ 99.3 HD2

    Daily at 6p on WebDCR.com

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  • UK Radio 99.3 HD2

    Weekends on WebDCR.com

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  • Sunrise @ 99.3 HD2

    Sunday Mornings at 6a on WebDCR.com

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  • The BIG 80's on 99.3 HD2

    Sunday Nights at 8p on WebDCR.com

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  • 99Rock WFRD-FM 99.3 "The Rock Station"

    All Rock - All the Time - Since 1976

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The History of Dartmouth Broadcasting
February 1928 – Present - Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

Dartmouth Broadcasting began in 1920s with the ambitions of a few Dartmouth College students that decided to give a new technology called radio a try. The first broadcast occurred over copper wires linked in all the dorms. The station used the call letters WDBS (Dartmouth Broadcasting System). The name changed to WDCR (Dartmouth College Radio) when it became an officially licensed station of the Federal Communications Commission and its first official broadcast at 1340 AM was in 1958. Dartmouth Broadcasting began officially operating WFRD (FM Radio at Dartmouth) 99.3 FM in 1976.

Our two radio stations have always been completely managed by students. The vast majority of the on-air personnel are students, although there are some exceptions (such as the Director and operations manager: Heath Cole, current FM morning show host: Chris Garrett, Sales Staff, and Sports Broadcast Mentors in play-by-play announcing.) This is an unusual example of commercial college radio. The management of the stations is by the Directorate consisting of: The General Manager, Finance Director, AM Program Director, FM Program Director, Technical Director, Marketing/Alumni Relations, FM Promotions Director, News Director, Sports Director, Internet Director, Training and Recruitment Directors.

(PHOTO: The "Paul and Pavel" DB digital studio ribbon cutting ceremony June 2010)  

Pictured left to right:  Madison Rezaei '12, Paul Gambaccini '70 (American-British Radio and Television presenter and author in the United Kingdom), April Thompson, Sylvia Spears, and George Whitehead '61.

Video productions by Lauren N. Peterson '16 and Bill Aydelott '72 (Producer, Director, Cameraman)

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From the 1950s to today, Dartmouth College Radio has been a powerhouse in its region.  Its long and colorful history is a case study in the growth of college radio nationwide.
College Radio Days begins with an overview of the history of college radio in the U.S. since the 1920s, then traces the history of the Dartmouth stations, and the students who ran them, right up to present day.

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