New tech for North Central radio station in Naperville
The broadcast studio inside the small house that is Oliver Hall on the North Central College campus in Naperville was the site of a celebration Tuesday of new technology and new abilities.
WONC 89.1 FM, the college's student-run radio station based at the building on Chicago Avenue, hosted an open house to introduce the campus community to new digital equipment that could help students get an edge on careers in the broadcasting field.
The recently-upgraded radio facility hosted tours for students, alumni, faculty and staff, showing off a new console and other features to be used by students on-air and behind the scenes at the pure rock station.
"The upgrades to our studio give our students a radio experience that they likely won't get from any other college station," Zach DeWitz, a North Central alum who is the station's general manager, said in a news release. "Many large-market commercial radio stations don't have equipment this nice, and I'm thankful that our generous donors came through to provide this for our students."