People from around the globe are greatly impressed by the new format of the Mercyhurst University radio station, WMCE 88.5FM and 1530AM.
The Mercyhurst Radio station began in February 1989 and has made large strides throughout the years.
It began as a classic rock station and continued to expand making changes to classical, opera and jazz.
Most recently, under the direction of “Captain” Dan Geary, the station made a change to “Greatest Hits of All Time” in January.
Ever since the switch, the local community, as well its national and global listeners have raved about the new changes and the station as a whole.
WMCE has listeners from all over the globe, including the countries of Ireland, Japan, India, Thailand, etc. Listeners also tune in from around the nation from states such as Idaho, Washington, Michigan, New Jersey and Nevada.
“The response has been phenomenal,” Geary said.
Geary is a 40-year Erie radio veteran, with a wide range of experience.
Although the station moved away from broadcasting jazz via radio, jazz is still offered online 24/7.
Both online and live broadcasts are doing so well that the online listenership has recently passed the 110,000-listener mark.
Past alumni, one in particular from Louisville, Kentucky have written on the WMCE Facebook page to express their praise.
The station offers students the opportunity to get involved as well. Students and faculty can stop in and learn more about the radio station, as well as have the opportunity to run their own broadcasts during station hours. The station is located in the basement of Baldwin Hall.
“We pride ourselves that we are local and that Merychurst students can get involved,” Geary said.
You can tune into WMCE at 88.5 FM or online 24/7. With a track listing of over 30,000 songs, requests are welcome.
For questions, contact Geary at wmce.mercyhurst.edu, firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at (814)-824-2294.