Student organization profile: Seahawk Radio
Photo: Members of the Seahawk Radio executive board DJ the welcome bonfire for new students.
By Sara Birse ’20
Seahawk Radio is an organization for Salve Regina students who have an interest in learning the inner workings of broadcasting, radio, music and live DJ equipment.
Formerly known as WSRU, Seahawk Radio has an extensive history that goes beyond its official recognition as a club in 2008. The Seahawk Radio studio, located on the garden floor of Wakehurst, was constructed in 2000. However, the station didn’t broadcast online until 2007 due to an inability to obtain an FCC radio license. Seahawk Radio still broadcasts strictly through online streaming.
The Seahawk Radio executive board is:
- President: Graycie Rogers ’19
- Co-vice president: Christina MacArthur ’20
- Co-vice president: Sara Birse ’20
- Treasurer: Isabelle Gillibrand ’20
- Secretary: Nicole Perez ’19
- Advisor: Theodore August
Seahawk Radio recently underwent several changes, including an extensive studio renovation and major rebranding. With its new name and logo, Seahawk Radio looks forward to the future as a new and improved student organization. Despite these changes, however, its mission remains the same.
“Seahawk Radio’s mission is two-fold,” Rogers says. “We want to empower students so that they have a voice on campus, and radio helps people develop that voice.” In addition, she notes that Seahawk Radio “also wants to help community engagement through music at live events.”
Seahawk Radio provides music for numerous campus events each year, including the Campus Activities Board’s Friday Night Live series, SalveThon and Seahawk football games. The organization brings something to the table that is enjoyed by all: music. By doing so, Seahawk Radio can further enhance its ability to encourage community engagement.
To listen to Seahawk Radio via desktop or mobile device, download the Tune In Radio app, then search for Seahawk Radio.