WUSC was the first free-format, non-commercial radio station to hit the air in Columbia. Born in 1947, our station proudly delivers a continuous broadcast of original programming that can’t be found anywhere else. We are completely student-run and feature an array of shows curated by the students, alumni, faculty, and staff of UofSC. Our station reaches thousands of listeners in our 45-mile broadcast radius, and even more via our website and the TuneIn Radio app. Our reach is expansive, and our DJs are dedicated to the encouragement and spread of independent music both locally-made and nationally-distributed, all in the name of educating the listener and the DJ. You can read more about the students who work to support WUSC and their showtimes on our website: wusc.fm
WUSC needs help in meeting our fundraising goal so we can continue to provide original programming to the Carolina community and beyond! Our Hoedown Throwdown Fundraiser runs from March 17 to March 25.
We now ask for the community we serve to support us in meeting our goals and help us to continue moving forward.
WUSC provides students with the opportunity to learn the mechanics of being on-air and the logistics of running an entire station. Students can gain technical and leadership skills that will make them more valuable in the workforce.
WUSC supports local artists and the interest and engagement of students in music and broadcast journalism. In addition to our commitment to giving local artists on-air exposure, we also coordinate several concerts a semester in conjunction with local businesses to showcase the amazing talent within our community.
WUSC enriches the local community. With our regular public events and shows and our collaborative efforts with other community organizations and businesses, we have established a dedicated listenership and strive to continue providing programming that can’t be found anywhere else.
Because we are a non-commercial, student-run station we rely on donations and underwriting to stay on the air. With our licensing fees rising annually and the 75-year legacy of our station showing in some equipment, we need our listener’s support to continue to provide the quality of programming we hope to. As a station, we are in a position of incredible growth, and in order to grow while continuing our maintenance, we require your support.
Without the support of our community, WUSC would not be able to provide Columbia and our surrounding area with unique programming and provide Carolina's students with real-world radio experience.
Your gift at this level will fund 11 days of SESAC licensing.
In honor of our first year in broadcast, your gift at this level will fund 8 days of ASCAP licensing.
Your gift at this level will fund 12 days of ASCAP licensing.
Your gift at this level will fund 110 days of SESAC licensing.
A nod to our station's operating frequency, your gift at this level will fund 55 days of SoundExchange licensing.