Change the Dial: KIGC The Kitchen Now on 88.5 FM Frequency
Listeners to the William Penn University radio station KIGC The Kitchen may have noticed on Monday that their beloved station was no longer located on 88.7 FM, but a click down on 88.5 FM. The frequency change to the university-run station comes after local 104.9 FM KBOE and 740 AM KMZN presented the University with an opportunity which allows KBOE and KMZN to operate an adjacent channel without issue. This development will in turn increase the University station’s transmitting power from 250 watts to about 1,000 watts while relocating to 88.5.
“Thus, 88.5 [KIGC The Kitchen] was born,” said Adam Chown, 88.5 KIGC Technical Support Specialist. Chown handles the technical aspects of the radio station and also mentors student DJs. “The station is going to sound better to the listener, and more people will be able to hear us. We are still playing the same music, and our students will continue to broadcast their original shows.”
KIGC plays alternative rock from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. After 6 p.m. until midnight most of the week, listeners can tune in for Top 40 hits and on Friday nights, a dance mix hits the airwaves. After midnight, there is an urban mix of music played throughout the week. On Sunday mornings, listeners can tune in to hear Christian music.
“KIGC is an eclectic station,” said Amanda DeVore, 88.5 KIGC Interim General Manager. DeVore mentors student DJs alongside Chown and Matthew Wagner, Director of Digital Communication at William Penn University.
DeVore also wants the community to know that DJing isn’t just for students. “Anyone could sign up for DJ training here,” she said. “You don’t have to be a Digital Communication major or even a Penn student. If you have an idea for a show, come to us and we will train you.”
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