Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Friends of Madison Student Radio Inc

  • Madison, WI
  • wsumfriends.org

Mission Statement

WSUM was founded in 1995 by a group of motivated students and faculty who were committed to bringing the unique programming and learning opportunities of student radio to the University of Wisconsin. WSUM offers an alternative to corporate-owned commercial radio and is dedicated to teaching people how to create media content and become intimately engaged in the critical role of media in our society. Our programming fosters the exchange of ideas, engages listeners with independent, innovative music, and creates content that directly serves diverse communities. We strive to be the best student-programmed radio station in the nation.

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ruling year

2000

Principal Officer

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Dave Black

Keywords

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radio, education, media

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Also Known As

WSUM

EIN

39-1968900

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Radio (A34)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

Management & Technical Assistance (A02)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs

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Program 1

Outreach: WSUM's programs include technical training for over 150 volunteers annually. WSUM also provides training for organizations such as the LGBT Campus Center and the Student Academic Affairs office to produce weekly programming for outreach and information purposes. We have done outreach programs with the Morgridge Center for Public Service, Atwood Food Pantry, and more. Education: Each year 10 students serve as our Executive Management committee and are responsible for programming and station governance matters. This valuable hands-on media management experience is an invaluable educational resource. Alternative Programming: WSUM provides independent music and talk programming that is unique, and all to rare, in the current radio climate of corporate consolidation of ownership. WSUM stands firmly on a foundation of values focused on serving people.

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Friends of Madison Student Radio Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dave Black

BIO

Dave Black started working on the project that became WSUM in 1993. After working for several commercial stations on the West Coast, Black came to the university to work toward his Ph.D.,but the radio station soon became his life. He guided the station through the difficulties of incorporation, licensing, and tower construction, and has overseen WSUM's growth to the widely respected alternative media outlet it is today. He has an M.A. in Radio/Television from San Francisco State University, and an M.A. in Journalism & Mass Communications from The University of Wisconsin.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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