WXCI is excited to host a Mardi Gras celebration to the WCSU campus community!
On March 4th (Tuesday) From 8-11pm in Alumni Hall on the Midtown campus, there will be…
- Giveaways every 15 minutes (Beats Headphones, Kindle Fire, a bunch of gift cards)
- Free Food
- And, as you probably guessed, beads
Hope to see you there!
Featuring past DJs playing their favorite music from their time at WXCI and sharing their favorite memories.
Schedule will be kept up-to-date right here and on our WXCI Facebook page.
Here’s the schedule as it stands now… (updated 2/14 @ 7:11pm)
- Pam Meister – 9am
- Joe Mariano – 11am
- Chris Edwards – 12pm
- Jeff McKay – 1pm
- Jess Catena – 2pm
- Carol Dorn – 3pm
- Greg Vegas – 4pm
- Pam Meister – 5pm
- Kirk Michaels – 6pm
- Michael Wright – 7:30pm
- Jay LaPierre – 9pm
- Rich Kokinchak – 11pm
- Greg Wencek – 10am
- Carolina Bara – 11am
- Justin Emerson – 3pm
- Tom Carpenter – 6pm
- Hard Attack – 9pm
WXCI Talks with US Senator Chris Murphy about rising college costs
(Danbury, CT – December 4, 2013) WXCI NEWS UPDATE: In a telephone conference call this morning to college and university media reporters, US Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) explained his concerns about a growing number of students being unable to pay for their college education, calling this “The middle-class issue of this generation.”
WXCI-FM, the campus radio station at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, participated in that conference call. WXCI’s Director of News and Public Affairs, Steve Colon, was an active participant during the call.
Colon said the senator went on to say that “tuition rates are outpacing inflation rates” and “far too many students aren’t getting the value they deserve.” Colon said Murphy made it clear his statements referred primarily to for-profit colleges who have a high number of students defaulting on their loans, as opposed to non-profit colleges. The senator also mentioned that he is “one of the few members of congress still paying back my student loans”, so he has a personal connection to this issue.
Murphy said “the typical college student takes on average 6 years to get their undergraduate degree” while “those getting graduate degrees take too long to achieve gainful employment in their chosen fields.”
Senator Murphy, along with fellow US Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), will shortly be co-sponsoring a bill to promote what he called “competency-based degrees” to accelerate the process of getting degrees for those with life and/or field experience in a specific area.
Those asking questions to Murphy during the 20-minute conference call, in addition to Colon, were student reporters from media outlets at The University of Connecticut, Wesleyan University and Yale University.
(Danbury, CT – Nov. 21, 2013 / WXCI Radio News Service) — The location for the WCSU Commencement Ceremony on May 11, 2013, has been adjusted, according to WCSU officials, in an announcement made to students, staff and faculty today.
Because the Westside Athletic Complex (WAC) will be undergoing refurbishing during that time, the ceremonies will be held on the grass area next to the student gravel parking lot on the Westside Campus. These ceremonies were held in this exact area for many years before they were moved into the WAC.
Additionally, the grass location is large enough to accommodate everyone who normally attends Commencement, thus no seat tickets will have to be issued.
This announcement was made today by Dr. Keith Betts, vice president of Student Affairs at WCSU and by Paul Steinmetz, interim associate vice president of Institutional Advancement.
The Westconn Colonials men’s basketball team takes to the court this Saturday & Sunday, November 23 & 24. Both games begin at 5PM, with pre-game coverage and play-by-play action LIVE on WXCI 91.7FM and streaming live worldwide at www.WXCI.org.
Check this space for more details coming sooooon!
Live, local and national coverage of the 2013 election
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 from 8pm to 11pm
Network-style, live television broadcast of up-to-the-minute polling results and coverage of issues available through Charter/Cablevision Community Access, Channel 21.
Students and several WXCI announcers will be providing coverage. This program will be simulcast on WXCI-91.7 FM (also listen live — see sidebar on right) and via live video streaming at wcsu.edu/live.
Come on down to The Berkshire Gym on the WCSU Midtown Campus for the 2013 Halloween Party on Thursday, October 23rd. The party begins at 7pm. WXCI’s very own DJ AL will be fueling the party with some awesome jams that will really get the party poppin’. Costume attire preferred, get creative. Don’t miss out!
Just ONE of the events during Westconn’s Homecoming week is a big BONFIRE on Friday night, October 19, and they’ve asked Darnell and other cool WXCI DJs to play music during this event. To learn more about the Bonfire and the other Friday night events, visit http://www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/Friday.asp .
There are SO MANY EVENTS during Homecoming Week we can’t even show’em on one page! To view the whole list, visit http://wcsu.edu/homecoming/ , find a bunch of events you like and we’ll see you there!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Veterans Appreciation Weekend on both the Midtown and Westside campuses of Westconn. Because of your interest and energy, we will be doing another of these events again in 2014.
Photos to follow. Thanks again!
The Westconn Veterans Club, Commuter Students Club, and WXCI radio.