Recent Articles

W Sexy Guy 2

April 11, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Last April (2013), WXCI held a male pageant among our staff members to be a “W Sexy Guy.” IT’S BACK! Join us for “W Sexy Guy 2″ at Ives Concert Hall on the Midtown Campus tonight at 7pm. Refreshments will be provided. Enjoy a night out with the WXCI staff and great entertainment.

March 26, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Listen to Mashdown radio on WXCI every Saturday from 4:00pm until 7:00 and hear great Reggae, Dancehall Reggae, and Calypso with your host Darnell. This week we will have a interview with Ziggy Marley. Don’t miss out.

March 26, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

We are trying to get a feel to see if people would come out to see a Ziggy Marley concert including Biz Markie and possible Damien Marley. Let us know what you think

A View of WXCI’s Studio and Transmitter Site

March 21, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Check out an article that Scott Fybush wrote up about visiting WXCI’s studio and transmitter site. http://www.fybush.com/?p=8607 

WXCI Presents: W-Sexy Guy

March 21, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

The second annual W-Sexy Guy Male Beauty Pageant will be held on Friday, April 11th at 7pm in the Ives Concert Hall located in White Hall on the Midtown Campus.  Featured will be WXCI DJs, SGA senators, and more strutting their stuff.  Included in the pageant are Formal Wear, Swimwear, Talent, and Question & Answer portions.

The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided.  Students are eligible to win fabulous prizes including the grand prize, a Kindle Fire HD.  In addition, we will be collecting donations to raise money for Operation Vet Fit.

We hope to see you there!

Help wanted: Summer DJs and announcers

March 21, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

WXCI is looking for current WestConn students to join our ranks this summer.

If you’d like to learn how to become a program host, or to assist in a talk show or maybe even a sports broadcast, let us know.  It’s a volunteer position, and we provide 100% of the training.  No experience necessary. We’re waiting to hear from you.  Curent WCSU students only. For more info, contact either of these student officers.  The summer’s almost here, so reach out to us now:

Kristen King (general manager):  King124@Connect.wcsu.edu

Darnell Carpenter (chief engineer):  Carpenter013@Connect.wcsu.edu

 

WXCI Mardi Gras Celebration (8-11pm in Alumni Hall)

March 4, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

WXCI is excited to host a Mardi Gras celebration to the WCSU campus community!

On March 4th (Tuesday) From 8-11pm in Alumni Hall on the Midtown campus, there will be…

  • Dancing
  • Giveaways every 15 minutes (Beats Headphones, Kindle Fire, a bunch of gift cards)
  • Free Food
  • And, as you probably guessed, beads

Hope to see you there!

WXCI Alumni Reunion Weekend! Sat, Feb 15th & Sun, Feb 16th (8am-11pm both days)

February 11, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

10

Featuring past DJs playing their favorite music from their time at WXCI and sharing their favorite memories.

Schedule will be kept up-to-date right here and on our WXCI Facebook page.

Here’s the schedule as it stands now… (updated 2/14 @ 7:11pm)

Saturday, 2/15

  • Pam Meister – 9am
  • Joe Mariano – 11am
  • Chris Edwards – 12pm
  • Jeff McKay – 1pm
  • Jess Catena – 2pm
  • Carol Dorn – 3pm
  • Greg Vegas – 4pm
  • Pam Meister – 5pm
  • Kirk Michaels – 6pm
  • Michael Wright – 7:30pm
  • Jay LaPierre – 9pm
  • Rich Kokinchak – 11pm

Sunday, 2/16

  • Greg Wencek – 10am
  • Carolina Bara – 11am
  • Justin Emerson – 3pm
  • Tom Carpenter – 6pm
  • Hard Attack – 9pm

The campus radio station of Western Connecticut State University

December 15, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

WXCI is the home of alternative music and hot topics 24/7.  We take requests during all live shows at 203-837-WXCI.  To hear the station, tune to 91.7FM in the Danbury CT area OR click the “listen live” link below, OR download the app from TuneInRadio OR FreeStreams.  Then, tell us what you think.

US Senator Murphy on College Costs

December 4, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

WXCI Talks with US Senator Chris Murphy about rising college costs

(Danbury, CT – December 4, 2013) WXCI NEWS UPDATE:  In a telephone conference call this morning to college and university media reporters, US Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) explained his concerns about a growing number of students being unable to pay for their college education, calling this “The middle-class issue of this generation.”

WXCI-FM, the campus radio station at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, participated in that conference call.  WXCI’s Director of News and Public Affairs, Steve Colon, was an active participant during the call.

Colon said the senator went on to say that “tuition rates are outpacing inflation rates” and “far too many students aren’t getting the value they deserve.”  Colon said Murphy made it clear his statements referred primarily to for-profit colleges who have a high number of students defaulting on their loans, as opposed to non-profit colleges.  The senator also mentioned that he is “one of the few members of congress still paying back my student loans”, so he has a personal connection to this issue.

Murphy said “the typical college student takes on average 6 years to get their undergraduate degree” while “those getting graduate degrees take too long to achieve gainful employment in their chosen fields.”

Senator Murphy, along with fellow US Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), will shortly be co-sponsoring a bill to promote what he called “competency-based degrees” to accelerate the process of getting degrees for those with life and/or field experience in a specific area.

Those asking questions to Murphy during the 20-minute conference call, in addition to Colon, were student reporters from media outlets at The University of Connecticut, Wesleyan University and Yale University.