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Happy 70th WRSU!!!

WRSU’s 1960s logo, at 680 on your AM dial.

Happy 70th Birthday, WRSU!

April 26, 1948.  That’s when WRSU signed on the air at 630 AM, heard only in the dorms at Rutgers College and what later became known as Douglass College.

Our celebration continues Thursday night at 7 pm.  Harvey Nagler (’66) joins us on the air to talk about how WRSU launched a stellar career as one of the top broadcast executives in the country.  Nagler retired in January of 2017 as the Vice President of Radio at CBS News.

Nagler will be followed by Alumni Knightline at 8 pm, hosted by Mike Pavlichko (’00) and Dom Savino (’18) as they bring on sports alums like Drew Weisholtz (’97), Todd Cohen (’98), Max Scheiner (’09) Jason Goldstein (’12) and Mike Rivera (’15).

Technical engineer Matthew Zuck at the controls getting set to sign on, April 26, 1948

Saturday night, more than 100 alumni and current staff members kicked off the week-long celebration with an invitation-only 70th Anniversary Banquet.  Alums ranging from the ’50s to the 2010s were on hand to share stories of their times on WRSU, complete with memorabilia including one of our first “FM” consoles installed in the late ’60s.

It wraps up with more alumni DJs on Saturday, April 28th – Rutgers Day – including our annual live concert from Bishop Beach on College Avenue from 11 am to 4 pm featuring Double Negatives, Cold Weather Company, 81 Rich, Deal Casino and Offkey Lifestyle.  At 4 pm, it’ll be Chris Trapani (’85) spinning classic tunes, followed by Mike Maron (’83) at 5, and Tim Korzun (’86) from 6-7 pm.