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KWCR-FM
City of license Ogden, Utah
Broadcast area Ogden, Utah
Branding "88.1 Weber FM"
Slogan "Ogden's Radio Station"
Frequency 88.1 MHz (FM)
First air date 1965
Format Alternative/College rock
ERP 2,000 watts
HAAT -96 meters
Class A
Facility ID 71394
Callsign meaning K Weber College Radio -or- K Wild Cat Radio
Owner Weber State University
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.weberfm.org

KWCR-FM ("88.1 WEBER FM", formerly "88.1 The Edge") is a student-run College radio station in Ogden, Utah, Owned and operated by Weber State University and broadcasts at the frequency 88.1 MHz FM and online. All DJs and staff members are students at Weber State University, studying various courses throughout the university.

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Format

Because KWCR is student run, the format of KWCR-FM has changed numerous times in the history of the station, but currently classifies itself as "Indie Rock." In the past the format has been Hip hop, Popular Top-40, College rock and Alternative. KWCR 88.1 also broadcasts all Weber State's home football games, women's volleyball home games, and every game (Home & Away) of WSU's Lady Cats Basketball. Weber State University athletics is a member of the Big Sky Conference. In addition to their standard programming, KWCR offers a variety of specialty shows, including Metal, Surf, Jazz, and political commentary.

College Media Journal

KWCR reports charts to the College Media Journal. KWCR was featured on the cover of College Media Journal Magazine issue no. 978 with the quote: "KWCR makes Utah a little less lame".

Awards

  • KWCR was nominated for most improved station by CMJ in October 2006.
  • KWCR was voted #2 Best Radio Station by Ogden Standard-Examiner's Best and Worst of 2006 in the January 1, 2007 newspaper.
  • KWCR was voted #1 Most Improved Station in 2006 by Deseret Morning News' Highs and Lows of Radio in '06 in the December 29, 2006 newspaper.
  • KWCR was voted #1 Most Underrated Radio Station by Deseret Morning News' Highs and Lows of Radio in '06 in the December 29, 2006 newspaper.
  • KWCR was voted in the Deseret Morning News's Highs and Lows of Radio in '06 in the December 29, 2006 newspaper for 11 other categories that include most distinct voice, best contest, best afternoon DJ, and best news show.
  • KWCR has an araay of specialty evening shows with Metal Shop being the show with the largest world-wide following. Metal Shop is on Friday nights from 9:00-midnight mst. Other shows include jazz on wed., Surf Fri., Metal Fri., country Sat., and talk shows other nights.

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