WSRN Returns to Airwaves After Two-Year Hiatus

For the first time in two years, the Worldwide Swarthmore Radio Network (WSRN) is back on the air. Its first shows premiered in the first week of October.  Over a century old, WSRN has been an integral part of the college’s history.

On Thursdays, a New Phonic Phenomenon in WSRN

The resonant hum of a tenor saxophone underlies the fluctuations in rhythm and sound of a chorus of small drums, strings, and vocal expressions. Recited words trade meaning back and forth with a long-necked didgeridoo, as if emboldening each other to be

I Was On Air for Six Hours During the Election

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG. Election night

WSRN Hip Hop Showcase electrifies Olde Club

Last Friday night, the college radio station, WSRN, hosted a Hip Hop Showcase in Olde Club. The event featured performances from Harsha Sen ’19, Thomas Poley ’18, Thomas Stanton ’18, and Tiyé Pulley ’19. The event also featured Perry Nguyen ’16 and

To get the most turnt, look into WSRN

It’s the second night of the Swat weekend: Friday, the notoriously least lit of all potential party nights. Sure, if nobody snitches that there’s a Worth courtyard party, and chances are something is happening at any given time on Willets Third. Traditionally,

Let’s meander towards student art

With the much-lambasted Crum Creek Meander finally removed this past week, we are curious to see what public art will be gracing our campus next. A suggestion: let it be student art. In past years, the college has had a number of


StuCo and WSRN to share office

After conversations with the managers of WSRN, Campus Council has obtained the back room of the WSRN station on the fourth floor of Parrish to use as an office space. Use of the large WSRN room will alternate between the two groups.

Student radio still makes waves

Radio as an artform may not have the ubiquity it once did, but the airwaves are still full of great programming, from NPR to Swarthmore’s own WSRN, or Worldwide Swarthmore Radio Network, which has broadcast out of Parrish since the sixties. Started