Diné College Launches New Radio StationJul 9th, 2015 | By tcj | Category: Online TC News, Tribal College News, Web Exclusive
Diné College’s (DC’s) newly established radio station, 92.1 KXWR-LPFM, broadcast across the airwaves last week. The DC campus and community welcomed the new radio station with a launch celebration, along with a tour of the studios.
“The radio station has been a long time coming,” says Cuyler Frank, the college’s Director of Radio Operations. “We look to bridging the communities we serve with our college. Thank you to everyone who was involved in bringing the station to Diné College and Tsaile. We look forward to getting everyone involved with the sharing of information and stories at KXWR.”
KXWR will function according to its mission, which states, “KXWR is a community-based radio station that enriches the relationship between Diné College and its surrounding community. We provide an inclusive forum for education and awareness, engaging listeners through Diné language and culture, and a diverse array of programming.”
The radio station’s studios are located on the second floor of the Ned Hatathli Center at the college’s main campus in Tsaile. The station is now set to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as a 100-watt, low power, FM radio station, serving the communities of Tsaile, Wheatfields, and Lukachukai in the Navajo Nation.