Delta’s Radio and Television program launched KWDC 93.5 FM, its student-run radio station this month,
KWDC broadcasts throughout Stockton and streams worldwide from its website.
For many RTV students, participation is an opportunity to experience a hands-on setting at school.
For Professor William Story, it’s a dream come true.
Story started teaching at Delta in 2006 when the RTV department didn’t have any equipment for a radio station.
“Since day one it has been my goal to bring a radio station back to Delta College,” said Story.
He took a sabbatical during the 2013-14 school year to get the license for the station.
Story’s work and dedication paid off.
The program is benefitting.
KWDC has around 24 different segments, 12 live and 12 pre-recorded.
These segments range from news to arts and entertainment to community conversation, airing Monday through Friday.
RTV students Matt Mackey and Dustin Brakebill have radio segments.
Brakebill is the sports director and is also executive producer of the Benchwarmers segment, a show about local, regional and national sports.
Although the segment mainly focuses on local sports, Brakebill said his team have had guests, including Record reporters and even two reporters from ESPN.
The Benchwarmers airs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The Benchwarmers started in February and is the longest running show at the station.
Mackey is an operations manager at the station and his segment is called “Delta 360.” The segment is centered around the Stockton campus.
Mackey’s goal is to let the rest of Stockton know what’s happening on our campus.
“I sort of inherited it from the previous hosts and I thought it was a really great concept for a show and I didn’t want to see it go away, so I kind of stepped up and said I’d like to try my hand at hosting,” said Mackey.
Delta 360 asks students about current and other events pertaining to campus.
It airs Monday through Friday 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
“[We] are just getting real , honest responses from real Delta students. It’s such a great, diverse campus here and we want to make sure we give a voice to that diversity,” said Mackey.
KWDC is continuing to seek programming. Students interested in having their own radio segment can join the RTV Foundation Group. The group is open to all students interested in broadcast media.
The first meeting is Oct. 7 at 12:30 p.m.