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April 20, 2022

SFC Radio Prepares to Sign Off from Remsen

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On Thursday, April 28, from 11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. in the McArdle Student Center, SFC Radio will air its final broadcast from 180 Remsen Street in the form of an end-of-semester listening party highlighting music from throughout the six decades that St. Francis College (SFC)'s Brooklyn Heights campus has been in existence. The selections to be played are being crowdsourced from students, faculty, staff and alumni — who can submit to [email protected] the names of songs they associate with the College — and the final playlist is expected to include tunes from the early 1960s through today. Anthony Cerulli ’24, the Radio Club’s vice-president, is coordinating the event.

In 2016, SFC Radio, the College's first completely student-run radio station, was established by a small group of committed freshmen under the leadership of Dr. Brian Gregory, an SFC Communication Arts professor, and Brother Gregory Cellini, O.S.F., Executive Director of Mission, Ministry and Interfaith Dialogue. What began as a boutique operation, managed by a handful of Communication Arts students in a tiny room on the seventh floor at 180 Remsen Street, has evolved into a self-sustaining audio media outlet and official Student Government Association (SGA) club featuring a variety of student- and faculty-produced music and talk-based programs and events. Interested members of the SFC community are always welcome and encouraged to host a show.

Among the highlights of SFC Radio’s time at Remsen are the annual Christmas show and student talent hours, in addition to “The Rock Show” — the station’s longest-running program, airing more than 100 episodes in four years. “The club has come a long way in six years,” noted Gregory, “and we are excited to keep the momentum going in our new studio at the Wheeler Building, where we’ll have a customized radio booth, state-of-the-art equipment and space to accommodate hosts and guests for live shows and podcasts.”

Editor’s note: This Saturday, April 23, SFC Radio will be participating in Vinylthon, an annual event sponsored by the College Radio Foundation in which radio stations around the world play vinyl records exclusively for the duration of the day. “SFC Radio will be participating in a big way, with a 12-hour broadcast planned, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT,” said Laik Green ’22, president of the SFC Radio Club. “We hope to receive the Golden Slipmat Award, given to those stations who participate for at least 12 hours.” The SFC community can tune in to Vinylthon on the SFC Radio website or via the TuneIn app or Radio FX app, the official app of College Radio.

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