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WRUW FM 91.1
Broadcast area Greater Cleveland
Slogan More Music. Fewer Hits.
Frequency 91.1 (MHz)
First air date 1946 (as WFSM via a PA system)
1955 (as WRAR-AM)
February 26, 1967 (as WRUW-FM)
Format College radio
ERP 15,000 watts
Class B1
Callsign meaning Western Reserve University - original owners. Western Reserve merged with the Case Institute of Technology in 1967.
Owner Case Western
Reserve University

WRUW-FM is a non-commercial student-run FM radio station at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 91.1 MHz. WRUW's official motto is "More Music, Fewer Hits."

WRUW is open to both students and members of the Cleveland community. Completion of a semester long training course is required.

Summer events include Studio-A-Rama (mainly punk and hardcore acts), as well as the International Folk Festival.

Webcasting has opened up a new audience for WRUW. Listeners from around the world are now able to listen and send email to WRUW's programmers and staff.


WRUW has its earliest roots in "WFSM", started in 1946 by the Flora Stone Mather Radio Club, which presented programing via a public address system. This was followed by the AM station WRAR in 1955 and by WRUW-FM in 1967.[1]

WRUW began as a 10-watt monoaural station, gained stereo capability in 1974 and saw a power increase to 1000 watts in 1980. WRUW's power was boosted to its current level of 15,000 watts on March 5, 2002.[1]

Over the years, WRUW has worked to maintain ties to the community, co-sponsoring events with Case Western Reserve University and other University Circle institutions, maintaing a relationship with the Hessler Street Fair, and providing a voice for community members not otherwise associated with Case Western Reserve University.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Who We Are". WRUW. Retrieved 2009-05-29.  

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