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New music on student radio

Letter to the Editor | Thursday, September 17, 2009

As the staff of WSND 88.9 FM, we were pleased to read the article tracing the history and mission of our station and the unique role it plays linking the campus to the greater South Bend community.

In that spirit, however, we took issue with Mr. Prister’s depiction of listeners to “dated” radio as somehow lazy or not technologically savvy enough to determine their own musical programming. The programs and music we play on the air provide a valuable service to Notre Dame students and South Bend community members, introducing them to new music and opening their ears to new bands, styles of music and genres.

If Mr. Prister truly thinks that people only listen to radio for lack of a higher-tech alternative, we invite him to join the thousands of listeners who tune into our specialty, classical and alternative programming and maybe even discover new musical tastes beyond his comfort zone. Introducing new music and bands to Notre Dame and South Bend is a service WSND has provided for the past 65 years, and one the students, staff and volunteers of 88.9 FM take great pride in performing every day.

Patrick Brown


St. Edward’s Hall

Sept. 16