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The Essentials

Call Letters: WSND
Frequency: 88.9fm
City of License: Notre Dame
Metro(s): South Bend
Power: 3400 watts @ 361 feet (Class A)
Format: Classical/Fine Arts/Variety
Address: 315 LaFortune Student Center, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574.631.4069
Phone: 574.631.7342
Ownership: Voice of the Fighting Irish, Inc.
Web Presence:

Station Personnel


Faculty Advisor: Laurie McFadden
Chief Engineer: Edwin Jaroszewski
Student Run; Staff Changes Yearly
Mornings: Daybreak (7am - 9am)
Mid-Mornings: Morning Concert (9am - 12pm)
Early Afternoons: Classical Cafe (12pm - 1pm)
Early Afternoons: Afternoon Concert (1pm - 4pm)
Afternoons: Tafelmusik (4pm - 6pm)
Early Evenings: Explorations in Piano Literature (Monday 5pm - 6pm)
Early Evenings: Chamber Concert (Tuesday 5pm - 6pm)
Early Evenings: New Release Program (Wednesday 5pm - 6pm)
Early Evenings: Notre Dame on Broadway (Thursday 5pm - 6pm)
Early Evenings: Footlight Parade (Friday 5pm - 6pm)
Evenings: PBS NewsHour (7pm - 8pm)
Evenings: Big Bands (Monday 9pm - 10pm)
Evenings: Live at the Concertgebowu (Tuesday 9pm - 10pm)
Evenings: Jazz Traditions (Wedneday 9pm - 10pm)
Evenings: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Thursday 9pm - 10pm)
Evenings: Jukebox Melodies (Friday 9pm - 10pm)
Evenings: Jazz (Monday and Tuesday 10pm - 12am)
Evenings: Celtric Traditions (Wednesday 10pm - 12am)
Evenings: Blues (Thursday 10pm - 12am)
Evenings: Words and Music (Friday 10pm - 12am)
Overnights: Nocturne Program (12am - 2am)


GM: Charlie Clarke
GM: Adele M. Lanan
Chief Engineer: Brian Hoover
PD: Adele M. Lanan
PD: Grant Blachly

Station History

WSND(AM) began as a 10-watt class D station in about 1961. Call letters stand for We Serve Notre Dame. It officialy signed on September 17, 1962. WSND raised power in about 1972 when it moved transmitter sites to the WNDU-TV/FM tower and raised power to 3400 watts. There was a WSND(AM) which was on 640am as WND, changed calls to WNDU(AM) (and frequency to 1490am), and eventually signed off 1490am. When 1490am was on the air, it acquired an expanded band frequency radio station, which lives on today.

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