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WRFL’s first broadcast day, 1988

Posted on March 2, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

Music Director Kakie Urch, left, and Program Director/DJ Mark Beaty on the first broadcast day for Lexington radio station WRFL (88.1 FM), March 7, 1988. Urch started the college radio station in the bottom floor of the UK Student Center. Its initial broadcasts in March 1988 came out of a makeshift studio constructed, in part, from large chunks of stage plywood donated after a two night concert stay by Pink Floyd at Rupp Arena the previous fall. The student run, multi-genre/format station has since become a prime Central Kentucky voice for independent music and programming. Today Urch is an Associate Professor at UK’s School of Journalism and Media and a member of WRFL’s advisory board. This weekend as the station celebrates its 30th anniversary, generations of WRFL staff members will gather in Lexington for a birthday bash. Click here to see a photo from our archives of the WRFL staff from 1987. Photo by Charles Bertram | staff

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