Tune In To WLSR: Lawrenceville School Radio

Amulya Tadimety ‘17
As Lawrenceville’s WLSR Radio Club heads into its second term of broadcasting for the school year, its student-run radio shows have seen a substantial influx in listeners due to a new broadcasting platform: an online radio website called Mixlr. The website is social media-friendly, making WLSR more easily accessible to listeners on- and off-campus.

“We’ve seen a huge increase in the number of people that listen because of it, and some of our DJs have had a lot of fun with the interactive parts,” said Club President Tanmay Rao ‘15. Rao also mentioned that the broadcasts are public both on campus and off, stating that “Mixlr has really helped expand the listenership this year, because it’s allowed parents and family back home to listen.”

The club is gaining interest not just from new listeners, but also from new DJs: students of all grades and passions. Show topics include sports, advice, and music from a variety of genres. “There are a lot more shows this year, and with that a lot of diversity with the shows we offer,” explained Rao.

As the WLSR Radio Club enters the new term, it looks to attract even more listeners to the variety of radio shows that are exploring the new medium and interacting with social media. Lawrentians are encouraged to contact Kevin Connell (head of Library Technology and Bibliographic Services) at kconnell@lawrenceville.org to find out more.

For additional information on all Lawrenceville School news, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of public relations, at lgillard@lawrenceville.org.
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