Colleges Receive Grant from U.S. Department of Commerce – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Colleges Receive Grant from U.S. Department of Commerce

WEOS FM will purchase a new audio console and upgrade the station’s facilities to digital equipment with the grant money.

November 8, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—Hobart and William Smith Colleges recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce for upgrades to their radio station, WEOS, which operates out of the Colleges’ campus. Located at 89.7 MHz, the Geneva, N.Y., station reaches an audience of about 75,000 people and is also available on the World Wide Web at www.weos.org. The station also broadcasts at 90.3 FM in Geneva, and 88.1 FM in Ithaca.

“We are pleased that our grant was chosen out of the hundreds of radio applicants this year,” said station manager Mike Black. “The process was highly competitive. WEOS will use the fund to enhance our ability to provide more local programming and outreach to the community.”

The grant, in excess of $25,000, will be used to purchase a new audio console and to upgrade the station’s facilities to digital equipment. The additional equipment will also allow for WEOS to expand its local production capabilities.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are coordinate, private, liberal arts institutions located in Geneva, N.Y. The Colleges, which have a combined enrollment of 1,800, offer a remarkably broad array of majors and minors, with a cross-disciplinary flavor intended to better inform both professional and intellectual pursuits. The Colleges are noted also for an ambitious emphasis on international study, and for their programs in community service. Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women share faculty, facilities, and curriculum, but maintain separate dean's offices, athletics programs, student governments, and traditions.

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