As the student voice of the University of Miami, WVUM radio fills an important role in keeping UM students and Hurricane fans alike informed about what's happening on and off campus and inside the world of UM athletics. Here is a brief summary of the station from the WVUM web site:
"WVUM is the non-commercial and fully student-run radio station broadcasting out of the University of Miami. Since its inception in 1967, as a pirate radio station hidden in the Mahoney dormitory, "The Voice” has evolved into a nationally recognized leader in college radio, broadcasting eclectic music programming, public affairs/news content and excellent sports programs."
Over the last four years Canespace and WVUM have developed a very positive relationship that has proven to be mutually beneficial to Hurricane fans not only in South Florida but literally all across the United States and around the world.
Justin Antweil, the previous Sports Director at WVUM, was a good friend of Canespace and a solid partner in providing sports coverage for Hurricane fans. With Justin's recent graduation from Miami (he returned to his native New York where he has become a serious Tweetaholic) the radio station was required to conduct an extensive search for someone to fill his position.
The radio station eventually selected UM Sophomore Chris Wittyngham for that important role at WVUM. Almost immediately we looked to form a new relationship with Chris to continue our excellent partnership and to ensure that we keep bringing you the news you can use when it come to UM athletics from our exclusive on campus connection at WVUM.
Just last week Canespace agreed to become an underwriter for WVUM sports programming and will be sponsoring part of the pre-game segment of all UM football games this season. We are excited about this new venture and hope that all Canespacers will tune in to listen to WVUM before, during and after UM football games this year.
WVUM has lively weekly sports talk shows such as their signature Ibis Sports Weekly which will be on the air every Friday from 6-7 PM. They will debut the all new "WVUM Sports Saturday" airing Saturdays from 11 AM to Noon and also return with Beyond The Scope, Sundays from Noon to 1 PM.
Hurricane fans can tune in to all things WVUM on 90.5 FM or http://www.wvum.org.
Tonight at 8 PM we will have a chance to catch up with Chris for one of our now famous Canespace Q&A sessions. Please post your questions on the blog comments section beginning at 8 PM and remember to hit your browser's "refresh button" to keep up with the fast paced LIVE chat.
GO CANES, GO CANESPACE, GO WVUM!!!