Indy Blue Radio
Butler University has a long and storied history in Radio. The
Arthur Jordan Conservatory, prior to becoming part of Butler
University, purchased the first FM license to broadcast WAJC-FM on
91.9 FM in Indianapolis back in 1947. WAJC started airing an 8 hour
broadcast day in September 1949. Due to interference with WFBM-TV's
audio signal, WFBM (now WRTV-6) purchased a frequency at 104.5-FM
for WAJC to broadcast.
Under the direction of the late James R. Phillippe, WAJC became
a 48,000 watt voice for Butler University and served as a training
ground for numerous broadcasters during its 40+ years on the air.
The station became a National Public Radio affiliate in 1982 and
was sold in the spring of 1993. Since that time, there have still
been opportunities for students to intern with local radio stations
and have their work heard on other stations in Indianapolis, but
there was no on-campus outlet.
The CCOM Board of Visitors, many of them WAJC alumni, suggested
that internet "radio" streaming could bring the radio broadcast
experience back to campus.
Indy Blue Radio, "The Voice of the Bulldog" is "on the air" via
your computer. The station will primarily air a College/Adult
Alternative format, but will also showcase student work from the
Recording Industries Studies program and Indy Blue Entertainment
Record Label. Butler students (and WAJC alumni) are encouraged to
submit their own music and college lifestyle programs.
It is our hope that as this station grows, that future students
will have opportunities in radio news, sports and entertainment
programming, much like their fellow Bulldog alumni from the days of
WAJC, but in an environment that today's students have grown up