Samford's WVSU FM Now Streams Online
Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-04-29
The smooth jazz format of Samford University radio station WVSU FM 91.1 can now be heard online anywhere in the world. The 500-watt station and al.com have teamed to provide a continuous online stream of WVSU's broadcast.
The stream can be accessed through WVSU's website www.al.com/wvsu or through the Samford homepage at www.samford.edu/wvsu. It is accessible for dial-up internet connections.
"I am very excited to have WVSU's unique, smooth jazz programming available on the Internet," said station general manager Andy Parrish. "We have many listeners who say they listen to us at work, but can't pick us up at home, or vice-versa. Hopefully, this will fix that.
"This will also be a great way for Samford alumni outside Birmingham to re-connect with the University, as our Samford sports broadcasts and university features will also be carried online."
"We are extremely grateful to al.com for providing this opportunity to Samford and WVSU," said Parrish.
Al.com provided the necessary equipment and distributes WVSU worldwide.
ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.