WUEC-FM 89.7 Eau Claire Wisconsin Composite 1982

WUEC-89.7 is the student-run radio station at the UW Eau Claire.  At the time I recorded this, I was attending Brown Institute for broadcasting.  After listening to these guys a few times, I was wishing I had gone to UWEC instead.  First, because they had an actual on-air station, which we did NOT have at Brown.  Also because I was 18 at the time and the legal drinking age was 18 in Wisconsin.  Minnesota was 19. With my baby face, I was never able to get served underage!

Despite having an output power of just 740 watts, WUEC broadcast from a tall tower.  This plus my receiver/antenna combination allowed me to pull in the signal from just south of Minneapolis, approximately 100 miles distant from the transmitter.  A Pioneer SX-3900 and Winegard 10-element FM yagi was used.  The recording was made using a Technics stereo cassette deck and Scotch Highlander 90 tape.  Unfortunately, the original tape was accidently destroyed several years ago.  This aircheck was made from a second generation dub onto TDK SA90 tape.


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