Merrimack President Christopher E. Hopey opens new WMCK radio station

College officials welcomed Merrimack’s new Internet-based radio station Monday as it went on-air for the first time.

  • From left, Matt Galvao '17, sports program director; Mike Giammasi '18, Radio Club co-president; ...
    From left, Matt Galvao '17, sports program director; Mike Giammasi '18, Radio Club co-president; Kevin Salemme, director of the Media Center; Lindsy Goldberg '15, Radio Club co-president; associate professor of Communications Arts and Sciences Jake Turner, faculty advisor; and Devon Rauth '16, business director.

The station can be heard through www.merrimack.edu/WMCK. An app for the site is being developed.

President Christopher E. Hopey, who once worked at a radio station, welcomed the new station and challenged students to develop the station’s identity.

“I think, ultimately, we want our students to create experiences that really change them, give them an opportunity to develop and explore ideas and the idea of discovery,” Hopey said. “The most fascinating thing about a radio station isn’t just the music but the people you bring in to interview.”

The station is a student-driven operation, said School of Liberal Arts Dean Kathleen Tiemann. Lindsy Goldberg ’15 worked with student advisor associate professor Jake Turner to write a proposal that Tiemann approved.

“It took the support of many people to make it a reality,” Tiemann said. “President Hopey, the Student Government Association, Felipe Schwartz, Kevin Salemme , the talented people associated with Facilities, and the Merrimack students who expressed their interest in online radio came together to make this happen.”

 

By Office of Communications
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