We miss playing tracks in the station for y’all so our new 2020-21 exec made a playlist of what we’re listening to now in quarantine! Check it out! 👾
A playlist featuring TR/ST, Sea Ghost, Sufjan Stevens, and others
Your favorite Georgia Tech student-run radio station. Playing quality, diverse music on 91.1 FM and http://wrek.org.
350 Ferst Dr NW, Suite 2224
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WREK is the entirely student managed, operated and engineered radio station at Georgia Tech. We broadcast 24/7 from the GT Student Center on 91.1 FM with 100,000 watts throughout Atlanta in addition to streaming online with a 14-day archive. WREK has been broadcasting since March 25th, 1968. Since then, names, faces, and clothing fashions may have changed, but the station-wide philosophy of providing diverse, quality programming to the Atlanta area and the world at large has remained unwavering.
WREK’s programming consists of dozens of specialty shows produced in-house, syndicated programming, public affairs broadcasting, and broadly defined ‘formats.’WREK broadcasts 24 hours a day, every day and maintains a diverse format including atmospherics, rock, ska, bluegrass, pop, new wave, grunge, classic rock, reggae, dub, classical, Tech Sports, symphonic, jazz, hip-hop, blues, folk, world musics, experimental, electronic, synthesized, industrial, spoken word, zydeco, radio drama, soul, funk, public affairs, Joltin Jackets Baseball, ambient, TechNews, punk, Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball, and a whole universe more! Our programming consists of dozens of specialty shows produced in-house, syndicated programming, public affairs broadcasting, and broadly defined ‘formats.’
WREK’s signal covers the entire metropolitan Atlanta area. At 100,000 watts, it dwarfs other similar non-commercial stations around the country, which are typically running at powers on the order of 100 to 1500 watts. Pictured below is a coverage map of 91.1 FM. The blue contour represents our 60 dBu contour interference-free coverage area according to the Federal Communications Commission. Our primary service area includes the communities of Atlanta, Decatur, Smyrna, Marietta, East Point, College Park, Lilburn, Kennesaw, Douglasville, Duluth, Woodstock, Dallas, Snellville, Lawrenceville, Roswell, Alpharetta, Lithia Springs, Conyers, Stockbridge, Union City, Fayetteville, Riverdale, Forest Park, McDonough, Villa Rica, and Peachtree City. We can be received in all or part of Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett, Douglas, Clayton, Rockdale, Bartow, Cherokee, Forsyth, Paulding, Carroll, Fayette, Henry, Newton, Walton, and Coweta counties, which have a combined population of over 4.3 million (2003 Census estimate).
Since 1993, WREK has also been transmitting worldwide on the Internet, first using home-grown software, then moving to the then popular (but proprietary) RealAudio format, and finally moving to the better MP3 format in early 2001. We offer both low and high bitrate MP3 streams, and a weeklong archive of our programming is available. Since fall 2003, WREK has been available on campus televisions as the audio of the TV guide channel on the Georgia Tech Cable Network.
Check out our Join WREK page for more information on how you can become a part of the Georgia Tech student radio station.