Kenston’s radio station, WKHR Cleveland’s FM 91-FIVE, received some national attention over winter break. Parade Magazine, which is distributed throughout America in the Sunday papers of every major city, listed listening to wkhr.org as the “in” thing to do with family and friends on New Year’s Eve. Since then, listenership has never been stronger.
FM 91-FIVE is Kenston’s student run radio station, broadcasting to the Greater Cleveland Community 24/7, and also streaming all over the world. They program Big Band Jazz and The Great American Songbook, music from the Greatest Generation of America.
Students who take the Entertainment Marketing class, open to juniors and seniors, learn first-hand how to run a broadcast facility, as well as gain real-world Communication and Marketing skills. The station also gives out the largest single scholarship on campus. One senior a year receives a $5,000 award.
Since the national plug, December online listening statistics show that over 12,000 individuals around the country have wkhr.org as a preset on at least one of their electronic devices, and there were more than 68,000 hours of aggregate listening. The statistics for January should show even greater growth.
Sophomores are encouraged to look into signing up for Entertainment Marketing I for next year, to become part of a fully functioning media facility that reaches the world. Junior D’ondre Tyre Reighard said, “It’s great to have emails, letters, and calls coming from all over the world. I love this class!”