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.

 

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.