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'WPRB, Princeton Radio'

In addition to their classes and various extracurricular activities, some Princeton University students are dedicating time to operate a 14,000-watt radio station that can be heard from Princeton to parts of New York City, Philadelphia and Wilmington, Del. This video gives an inside look at WPRB and a few of its dedicated staff members. Read more.

Video Closed Captions

SPEAKER 1: WPRB Princeton

Independent Radio.

is Lance Loud.

You are listening to the last
of Peacock Dreams.

JEAN-PAUL: You're listening to
Jean-Paul on WPRB 103.3 FM.

experience working at WPRB and

getting to interface with
community members, getting to

interface with alums
is really unlike

anything else on campus.

On a day to day basis, I don't
know if I'm going to be

working with students, someone
who graduated in the class of

1970, somebody who has never
gone to Princeton but has a

really cool job in Trenton.

Just really interacting with
people who wouldn't normally

see on campus and learning how
to function in kind of a work

environment, a social
environment in that way.

TERI NOEL TOWE: I celebrated
the 45th anniversary of my

first broadcast on WPRB
on January 11, 2013.

And believe it or not, I
remembered some of the records

I played on that first broadcast
and played the same


One of the things that really
gives me a great deal of

pleasure is to see that WPRB
continues to be as rewarding

for and as much fun for the--
if you will-- the kids as it

was for me in 1968.

ALEX BASILE: The diversity of
the extended WPRB community is

I think its greatest draws--

I've met a lot of really great
people here, and I made a lot

of friends, and I've learned a
lot about broadcasting and

business and music.

I think it's a great resource
for students to have access to

community members who have
experience in professional

radio environments, manage
their own businesses.

And I think it's a really great
hands-on way to learn

about something outside of the
classroom in addition to just

being a really great
social outlet.

MARYAM PATTON: I really love
coming in Thursday evenings

chilling for two hours listening
to the music I play,

and it sort of relaxes me after
a really hard week of,

you know, Princeton
undergrad life.

So like Thursday nights I just,
you know, pop in the

music, and I feel like I can
sort of cool down and now the

week's over and I can relax.

Princeton students who are

interested in getting involved
with WPRB or even community

members who are interested, I
would say that it's really

such an open community that
there's no reason not to.

Ultimately, the only thing you
need is to be passionate about

music, to both be passionate
about discovering new music

and about sharing the
music that you love

with the rest of world.

I get phone calls from people
who are driving to work across

the state, people in
Philadelphia who are

listening from home.

There are a lot of
people listening.

And there are a lot of people
who appreciate it, who call

in, who thank you, who want to
know what you played, and who

really value the fact that you
would take your time to share

this music with the world.

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