about us WREK is the student owned and operated Georgia Tech radio station, broadcasting 24/7 at 91.1 FM with 40,000 Watts of power into Atlanta's
atmosphere, and streaming MP3 onto the Internet (running 7-day archive, too!)
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WREK has been broadcasting since March 25th, 1968 (really, we promise). Since then, names, faces, and clothing fashions may have changed, but the stationwide philosophy of providing quality radio broadcasts to the Atlanta area and the world at large has remained unwavering.
Featuring our vital statistics and a coverage map.
Take a fascinating ride through 30 years of irreverent programming and hacked engineering. Learn how we became The Amazing WREK.
What's a web site without a bunch of pictures? [efficient, maybe?] Experience nostalgia, WREK style.
If you have a QuickTime plug-in, you can take a peak at our air studio, as if you were actually here!
ruminations on wrek
articles from the press
* WREK and Fred on teevee! Click here for more info and an MPEG video.
* Fall 1996: story in GT Alumni rag "Tech Topics"
* [the 1999 CL story on Gavin and Stickfigure]
The AJC has done some articles on us, but the links keep breaking because they want to charge you for the pleasure of reading their articles after a week or so:
* 11-Mar-2001: Big splashy article in the Sunday AJC about 'indie radio', featuring WREK
* 13-Aug-2000: article in the Sunday AJC mentioning our web site
* 27-Aug-2000: follow-up in the Sunday AJC mentioning the redesign
If you are a journalist looking to do a piece on WREK, feel free to contact our publicity director (contact the GM if you get no response). Also, we have high quality images of our logo (both raster and vector formats) available for download if you need them.
opinions from reg'ler folk'll
(staff and listeners)
* Refreshingly Weird by Thomas Peake
* An op-book entry by Andrew Burnes
* An op-book entry by Markus Deshon
* Why WREK is WREK, by Markus Deshon
* What I think about WREK, by Dan Kappus, a listener
* A newsgroup posting, by John Wilmot, a student listener
* Led Zep? The Who? Think. Think harder., by Richard Clayton
* A newsgroup posting, by Jahn Dmitri Eichfeld, a student listener
* A newsgroup posting, by Scott Watkins