|City of license||Cambridge, Massachusetts|
|Broadcast area||Greater Boston|
|Frequency||95. A city of license or community of license, in American and Canadian broadcasting is the community that a Radio station or Television station Cambridge Massachusetts is a City in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts, United States. Greater Boston is the area of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts surrounding the city of Boston Massachusetts. Frequency is a measure of the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit Time. 3 MHz|
|First air date||December 2, 1940 (closed-circuit AM)|
May 17, 1957 (commercial FM)
|Callsign meaning||Harvard Radio Broadcasting|
|Owner||Harvard Radio Broadcasting Company, Inc. The hertz (symbol Hz) is a measure of Frequency, informally defined as the number of events occurring per Second. Events 1409 - The University of Leipzig opens 1755 - The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1521 - Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for Treason. Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) This article is about Broadcast radio, for other uses see Radio (disambiguation. In radio Telecommunications, effective radiated power or equivalent radiated power (ERP is a standardized theoretical measurement of radio frequency (RF The watt (symbol W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one Joule of energy per Second. Height above average terrain ( HAAT) (or less popularly EHAAT, Effective Height Above Average Terrain is used extensively in FM Radio and The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International This is a list of broadcast station classes applicable in much of North America under international agreements between the United States, Canada and The facility ID number or FIN is a unique positive integer assigned by the United States Federal Communications Commission to each domestic and international In Broadcasting and Radio communications a call sign (also known as a callsign or call letters, or abbreviated as a call, or otherwise|
WHRB is a commercial FM radio station in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Cambridge Massachusetts is a City in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts, United States. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It broadcasts at 95. 3 MHz and is operated by students at Harvard College. The hertz (symbol Hz) is a measure of Frequency, informally defined as the number of events occurring per Second. Harvard College is the undergraduate section and oldest school of Harvard University, a Private university in the United States founded in 1636 by the Massachusetts
WHRB was one of America's first college radio stations, initially signing on the "air" (closed-circuit AM distributed through the campus electrical system) on December 2, 1940. Events 1409 - The University of Leipzig opens 1755 - The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. After acquiring funding from The Harvard Crimson the station's first call sign was WHCN (Harvard Crimson Network). The Harvard Crimson, the daily Student newspaper of Harvard University, was founded in 1873 In Broadcasting and Radio communications a call sign (also known as a callsign or call letters, or abbreviated as a call, or otherwise It broke from the Crimson in 1943 and adopted the call sign WHRV (Harvard Radio Voice). Harvard Radio Broadcasting Co. , Inc. , the non-profit corporation that owns the station, was formed February 1, 1951, and the current call sign adopted. A non-profit organization ( abbreviated "NPO" also "not-for-profit" is a legally constituted Organization whose objective is to support or engage Events 1327 - Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January
In order to reach audiences beyond Harvard's campus, the corporation acquired a commercial FM broadcast license from the FCC and began regular broadcasting on May 17, 1957 at 107. Events 1521 - Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for Treason. Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) 1 MHz (at that time called "megacycles"). The hertz (symbol Hz) is a measure of Frequency, informally defined as the number of events occurring per Second. A few years later, the station changed frequency to 95. 3 MHz, where it has remained since. The broadcast area expanded considerably in 1995 when the transmitter was relocated from atop Holyoke Center in Harvard Square to its present location atop One Financial Center in downtown Boston. Harvard Square is a large triangular area in the center of Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Brattle Street and John This is an article about a building in Boston for the second-tallest building in Providence see One Financial Plaza One Financial Center Broadcasts went global when internet retransmission of its programs began on November 18, 1999. Events 326 - The old St Peter's Basilica is consecrated 1302 - Pope Boniface VIII issues the Papal bull Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar)
WHRB is a confederacy of on-air departments, each with its own staff, training requirements, and allocation of airtime. During the academic year, the station publishes detailed bimonthly program guides, describing its regular programming as well as the Orgy periods that end each semester.
Orgies (the term is a registered trademark of the station) are consecutive presentations of the entire musical output of composers, record labels, or genres, sometimes running 24 hours a day for a solid week or more. Station legend has it that these began when an exuberant undergraduate in 1943 decided to celebrate his passing a difficult exam by broadcasting all nine Beethoven symphonies in order. Orgies continue to take place during exam periods, allowing the station to be run with a reduced on-air staff at these busy times. "Orgies" are broadcast each year throughout the month of January, and again from the beginning of May through Harvard's commencement ceremony in early June.
Some of WHRB's regular programs have long histories of their own. For example, the country music program Hillbilly at Harvard dates back to 1948, and Sunday Night at the Opera is one of the longest-running programs in its genre in the United States. Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains.
WHRB also broadcasts live play-by-play coverage of Harvard University football and men's hockey games, and is the Boston area home, in season, for the weekly broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera. The Metropolitan Opera Association of New York City, founded in April 1880 is a major presenter of all types of opera including Grand Opera.
WHRB alumni are deemed ghosts in the elaborate and idiosyncratic lingo which has developed at the station; the term refers to their tendency to "haunt" the station after "death" (graduation). Speech community is a concept in Sociolinguistics that describes a more or less discrete group of people who use language in a unique and mutually accepted way among themselves
Prominent broadcasters who began their careers at WHRB include Martin Bookspan (voice of the New York Philharmonic), Steve Curwood (host of Living on Earth on NPR), Scott Horsley (NPR), Bruce Morton (CNN), Dan Raviv (CBS), and Chris Wallace (Fox News). Martin Bookspan (born 30 July 1926) is an announcer commentator and author The New York Philharmonic is the oldest active Symphony Orchestra in the United States, organized during 1842 Living on Earth is a weekly hour-long and award-winning environmental news program distributed by Public Radio International. Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner Dan Raviv (born 1954) is an American journalist He is a national correspondent for CBS News, heard regularly on the CBS Radio Network. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. Chris Wallace (born October 12, 1947) is an American journalist currently the host of Fox News Sunday. Harpsichordist Igor Kipnis, New York Times critics John Rockwell and Kelefa Sanneh, New Yorker critic Alex Ross, New York Times Magazine editor Alex Star, pianist and composer Robert D. Levin, ZDNet founder Michael Kolowich, Karl Rove's personal attorney Robert Luskin, visual artist Alex Kahn, and the members of the chimp rock band Fat Day have been on the station's staff. A harpsichord is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard. Igor Kipnis ( 27 September 1930 - 23 January 2002) was a well-known American Harpsichordist and pianist. John Rockwell (born 1940 in Washington DC) is a Music critic, editor, and Dance critic. Kelefa Sanneh is an American Journalist and Music critic. From 2000 to 2008 he wrote for the New York Times, covering the Rock The New Yorker is an American Magazine that publishes reportage commentary criticism essays fiction satire cartoons and poetry Alex Ross (born 1968 is an American music critic He has been on the staff of The New Yorker magazine since 1996 and published an important book on 20th-century classical This article is about the Robert D Levin the American pianist and composer In 1991 Ziff Davis Publishing Company brought together a small diverse set of online forums and information services (most notably "PC MagNet" under the name Michael Edmund Kolowich (born August 28, 1952) is a documentary filmmaker and Executive producer of DigiNovations a Multimedia Production Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) was Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W Robert D Luskin (born January 21, 1950) is an attorney and partner in the law firm of Patton Boggs LLP, specializing in White-collar crime and Alex Kahn (b1967 is an American visual and performance artist best known for his creation of the large-scale puppet performance works that lead New York's Village Halloween Parade Chimp rock is a term coined in the early 1990s by members of the Boston -based band Kudgel and "popularly" applied to (or co-opted by various bands (e Fat Day is a Boston -based Noisecore band Formed in Cambridge MA in 1992, they were associated with bands like Swirlies, Kudgel and David Mays, the founder of The Source magazine with Jon Shecter, hosted a popular show, Street Beat. David Mays is a pioneer in the field of Hip Hop journalism Dave Mays has created numerous hip hop magazines throughout his career The Source is a United States -based monthly full-color Magazine covering Hip-hop music, Politics, and culture, founded in