Welcome to WCU’s own FM Radio Station

Joe LaManna on a recent trip to LA’s Central Communication Tower atop Mount Hollywood

A little bit about Alternate Designated Chief Operator Joe LaManna, in 2015 he was tasked with demolishing and rebuilding his high schools radio station including all of the transmission systems. He did this with the help of one of his friends who was also a member in the fire department Joe was involved with. This man owned a very successful FM Broadcast Engineering, and Two-Way Radio Systems company. Joe worked side by side with him for several years, working on several 1-10,00 watt radio stations. Including; WLNG Long Island, WALK Long Island, and WHTZ (Z100 based in New York City). Upon his mentor falling ill Joe was entrusted with the radio service company his mentor had built over several decades and began servicing these accounts himself. In 2017 when Joe went off to college he sold the FM Engineering side of the business off to a firm based in upstate NY. However even after the sale he couldn’t stay away from FM systems and took on the FCC Licensing needs for several college radio stations. He maintains to this day all of the Two-Way Radio accounts started in the 1970s by his predecessor. While in college Joe decided it was time to move from the MDF room to the studio! He hosted “A Walk Down Memory Lane” on WVYC (York, PA) before transferring to West Chester University in 2019. He has kept his oldies, and 1960s Radio Jingles format on WCUR. In January of 2022 he was promoted from training director to General Manager, and began a massive transformation of WCUR. Reviving the station from just 36 members to the current 103 members the station has now. In spring of 2023 Student Services Inc. (Licensee of WCUR) retained Joe’s services to be an advisor to the station, and serve as alternate DCO. He hopes you’ll stay tuned to CRYSTAL CLEAR 91.7FM WCUR!

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