Paperhouse: An introduction

Well hi, hi, hi there. My name is Alex Price, and I am the current general manager at WRCT Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon’s student-run radio station. In this weekly column, members of WRCT’s staff will tell you about whimsical musical journeys and adventures, exciting music (old and new) that deserves your undivided attention, and whatever else strikes our fancy — that our editors will let us print.

It’s a safe bet that everything and everyone on campus is competing for your attention, so I’ll get to the point: If you’re interested in just about anything, you’ll find a home at WRCT.

WRCT, known as Radio Carnegie Tech in older times, has been around for more than 60 years. As a free-form radio broadcaster, we are committed to providing quality alternatives to the mainstream commercial programming that dominates the radio. Our DJs, public affairs hosts, and other staff members are not only Carnegie Mellon students, staff, and faculty but also community members from the Pittsburgh area, some of whom have more than 30 years of radio broadcasting experience under their belts.

At WRCT, every DJ has the freedom to play the music of his or her choosing. So, whether you’re interested in bleeps and bloops, kitchen sink recordings, local independent news programming, or Latin American culture, WRCT has a program for you.

If you want to learn more about what we do, we’ll be on the Cut playing music during the beginning of the semester. Please stop by and introduce yourself; we’d love to meet you and take you in as part of the radio family. To learn more about the membership process, email our training director Anna Bieberdorf at training@wrct.org.

Hope to see you soon.