Friday, February 24, 2012

WMTU to celebrate renovations with Open House Feb. 24

HOUGHTON -- Michigan Tech’s student-run radio station, WMTU, has done a complete remodel and renovation and invites the public to check out the results. An Open House will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the station, located in Wadsworth Hall G03W (on the west side of the basement).

According to WMTU staff member George Olszewski, they have "completely renovated the show-host booth, repainted the walls, replaced lighting, changed the layout, and bought a new counter-top."

Another major change is the new soundboard, which cost $16,000, he said.

"This replaced an eleven-year-old system that was beginning to fail. The whole project cost approximately $27,000," Olszewski added.

Olszewski said staff members will be hosting station tours, broadcasting live during the Open House, and will have drinks and snacks. Staff members will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the station and the renovation project.

WMTU started as a residence hall-only station in the 1950s. It has grown to include some 100 hosts and forty staff members, making it one of the largest student organizations at Michigan Tech. WMTU broadcasts at 91.9 FM and is also involved in events throughout the year, including the Keweenawsomefest music festival each spring.

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