WIUR rebrands, reopens studio


President of WIUR Cameron Deshnad performs the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Margaret Dougherty, Editor In Chief

WIUR reopened its studio in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the LaPenta Student Union on Sept. 14. 

WIUR is the student-run radio station of Iona University. All students are welcome to produce and host their own radio show about any topic. WIUR streams live on YouTube. 

Formerly known as WICR, the club rebranded to WIUR this semester following the announcement of Iona becoming a university. Along with the rebranding, WIUR also remodeled its studio on the bottom floor of the LaPenta Student Union.  

The executive board of the club and many of the general members came out to the ceremony to watch the ribbon cutting. Senior and president of WIUR Cameron Deshnad gave a short address about the exciting time for the club before using large scissors to cut the ribbon. 

The ceremony was followed by a tour of the new studio and a quick tutorial on how to operate it from Deshnad.  

“This marks a new era for the station and the club,” Deshnad said. “I think it will draw in more people and people will start caring about it more.” 

The remodeling of the station includes new LED lights, bulletin boards featuring the executive board and the shows of the week, an “On Air” sign and WIUR letters. 

Although WIUR traditionally streams on YouTube, the club is considering expanding to other mediums as well. 

“I’m excited because I think the new studio looks really great,” junior and station manager Oliver Sanchez said. “I’m also excited to branch out a little bit and post to more sources besides YouTube.” 

After the official opening ceremony, students began broadcasting their shows from the new studio.