Forty years ago, a student at Bryant had a dream of starting a campus radio station. Stephen Boulter pursued this dream and in return found himself at a radio station broadcasting over the intercom station at 10 watts, just enough to reach all of campus. Little did he know that 40 years later the station would grow to 1200 watts and 100 DJs.
This past weekend, WJMF held a 40th Anniversary Celebration as part of alumni weekend, welcoming back alumni from the four decades of the station’s life. Attendees ranged from the class of 1978 to the class of 2011, and all of them had a chance to share their memories of what the station was like when they were students.
WJMF used the reunion to reveal its new timeline wall, visible in the station lobby, giving alumni the first glance of it before allowing the rest of campus to view it. Designed with articles, mostly from the Archway, from 1972-2012, the timeline shows WJMF’s highs and lows, as it depicts the path the station took from 1972 to today. The history of the organization has been pieced together, and it is this history that helps us at WJMF now see what an important role the station has played since it first started.