January 17, 2006

It's with pride, bemusement and a tincture of chagrin to note the changes at Indiana University recently.

No, not the Adam Herbert, IUB Chancellor vs IUB Provost changes (though we have plenty of opinions about that, I tell you!). It's the developments at WIUS, the friendly rival (and arguably offshoot of) WQAX, whence I did many delightful years of radio (and so did AZ, as we all know).

WIUS has landed a low power FM license, and to use it are registering the call letters WIUX. With some ego, I hope this is a small homage, as the frequency they will be using is 100.3 FM, the (cable) FM frequency long used by WQAX starting in the early 1970s and through the 1990s when things fell apart.

It's good news, and one to follow indeed. Next time AZ and I are down will be after January 30th, when WIUX expects to be live, and we'll be listening with interest.

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Posted by esinclai at January 17, 2006 09:00 PM |

Hey ho! What a surprise to be spending the weekend in B-town and seeing mentions of this "WIUX" station, which is obviously WIUS. So I ask the guy running TD's record shop about it, he says "oh yeah, they were required to change their call letters when they moved to FM." Oh, what frequency, I ask. "100.3," he replies. But he's too new to town to get the irony/poignancy. By the way, just to set the record straight, WIUS came first, it wasn't an offshoot of WQAX. Jim Berkey and Steve Miller were both from WIUS.

Best wishes, Neil
P.S. Check out neilinnes.org -- Neil Innes is doing a brief tour of the US in the spring, and coming to Rhino's in Bloomington, of all places!

Posted by: Neil Sharrow on March 26, 2006 09:08 AM
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