WSIA WSIA is a non-commercial college radio station located at the College of Staten Island, in Staten Island, NY. Check us out on 88.9 FM or www.wsia.fm.

General Manager: Philip Masciantonio Chief Engineer: John Ladley Assistant Engineer: Laura Maraio Personal Director: Samantha Endrom Music Director: Krystal Lake Business Operations Director: Alyssandra Puglisi

Mission: In the mid 1970s, a group of students interested in radio gathered in a broom closet in the C Building of The College of Staten Island. They ran some wire to the cafeteria and started spinning records. These students worked with the College and applied for an FM license. They were granted a construction permit. Not much more progress was made until the late 1970s when a new group of students applied to the Student Government and Association for money to start construction. In 1980, a General Manager was hired to get the station on the air. It took a year to work out an agreement for an antenna site on Todt Hill (the tallest pont on the East Coast), install phone lines to the site for the transmitter, and to complete construction of the studios in the basement of E building on the Sunnyside campus. On August 31, 1981, WSIA began regularly scheduled programming. It was the culmination of a tremendous amount of hard work by members of the College and students. It was only the beginning. Since that time, a great number of students have been trained to become staff members. Some have gone on to careers in radio. Others look back on WSIA as an important part of their college career. For the next twelve years, WSIA-FM languished somewhat invisibly in the E-building basement below the cafeteria at the Sunnyside campus. Few people at the college even knew that CSI had a radio station. However, many people from outside the immediate college community had come to realize just what WSIA was doing. With the format in place, WSIA began gaining a reputation for playing music that nobody else on the overcrowded New York radio dial was. The audience soon grew into other parts of the City, and Northern New Jersey as well. In 2011, WSIA celebrated its 30th anniversary of broadcasting. Current College of Staten Island students are encouraged to stop by the station for more information about jointing our team.

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WSIA mourns the loss of Alumna Chanelle Scott. Radio was her passion and we are honored to have been a part of her journ...
11/18/2020

WSIA mourns the loss of Alumna Chanelle Scott. Radio was her passion and we are honored to have been a part of her journey.

Today is important. CSI is holding elections, the reason why it is important is because you have the chance to vote for ...
10/13/2020

Today is important. CSI is holding elections, the reason why it is important is because you have the chance to vote for the next year’s student leaders. Student government is there to be the voices of the students, link to the elections in bio!

WSIA mourns the passing of one of our founding members.
10/07/2020
Obituary for Patrick A. Crocitto at A. Azzara Funeral Home

WSIA mourns the passing of one of our founding members.

Patrick A. Crocitto, 67, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020 at Staten Island University Hospital North. After graduating New Dorp High School, Pat attended the College of Staten Island and founded and built the colleges first radio station, known as WSIA. Pats voice was the first to be broadcast

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening surrounded by her family at her homein Washington, D.C., due to ...
09/18/2020
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87 — CNN Politics

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening surrounded by her family at her home
in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was 87 years old.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, the court announced. She was 87.

Positions are open for @csi.studentgovernment. You can find out more information on CSIConnect http://csi.campuslabs.com...
09/14/2020

Positions are open for @csi.studentgovernment. You can find out more information on CSIConnect http://csi.campuslabs.com/engage
In order to run for and hold these positions, CUNY has set the following eligibility requirements:
You must be matriculated in a degree or credit-bearing certificate program at the College of Staten Island.
Undergraduate students must carry a minimum of six credit hours.
Graduate students must carry a minimum of three credit hours and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
In order to serve each semester, a student must have completed and earned passing grades in at least fifty percent of the credits for which he or she registered the prior semester, but in no event fewer than three credits.
GPA requirements vary and are noted on the nomination form.

9/11 victims with ties to Staten Island
09/11/2020
9/11 victims with ties to Staten Island

9/11 victims with ties to Staten Island

A slideshow of the 275 people with ties to Staten Island who died in the attacks, with links to their obituaries as published in the Staten Island Advance.

Today is Election Day in New York. Polls are open 6AM-9PM. Today is the last day to postmark your absentee ballot as wel...
06/23/2020

Today is Election Day in New York. Polls are open 6AM-9PM. Today is the last day to postmark your absentee ballot as well. For more information and to find out your poll site visit Vote.nyc @nycvotes #vote2020 #nyprimary

06/19/2020
Staten Island Advance

Staten Island Advance

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION IN STAPLETON: How stores are reopening for Phase 2; Mall reopening could be six weeks away. (Hot Zone)

The following is a statement from president William Fritz: To the Campus Community: 155 years ago today, a federal order...
06/19/2020

The following is a statement from president William Fritz:
To the Campus Community:

155 years ago today, a federal order was read in Galveston Texas, declaring that all enslaved people in Texas were free. The news was delivered more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation went into effect on January 1, 1863. Today marks the first time that New York State and CUNY will observe Juneteenth as a state holiday.

In Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order declaring this a holiday, it is noted that the day is a “reminder of the hardships and losses suffered by African Americans in their struggle to attain freedom, and we pay tribute to the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in this quest; through their experiences and those of others who were successful in achieving victory, we find among the most poignant and valuable lessons of humankind that continue to resonate with people of all backgrounds.”

I hope everyone takes time today to reflect on these lessons and commits to employ them in creating a better and more just world.

​If you are interested in learning more about this emancipation celebration, please register for today's virtual presentation:

The Evolution of Juneteenth
​Friday, June 19, 2020
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
CC CLUE

Register to attend by going to https://tinyurl.com/CSIJuneteenth

​Join public historian and CSI alum Debbie-Ann Paige for a discussion of the history and significance of Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States and the culmination of the many freedom celebrations created along the road to freedom. The discussion will be moderated by CSI's Vice-President for Student Affairs, Jennifer S. Borrero.

Sincerely,

William J. Fritz
President

#juneteenth2020

06/18/2020
The City University of New York

The City University of New York

By his own admission, Ray Romano wanted to hear Drake speak to the class of 2020, but we think Ray did a great job! We're so proud to call him a CUNY alumnus of Queens College.

For more, go to cuny.edu/classof2020

Don’t miss New York’s #VoteByMail *Ballot Request* Deadline! Any June Primary or #NY27 voters who prefer to cast a mail-...
06/13/2020

Don’t miss New York’s #VoteByMail *Ballot Request* Deadline!

Any June Primary or #NY27 voters who prefer to cast a mail-in ballot MUST request one by Tues. June 16th.

Find out more: https://www.voteearlyny.org

Request an absentee ballot at http://www.nycabsentee.com

Then once you receive it, make sure to mail it back by June 23rd

#voteearlyNY

06/12/2020
Sons Of New York - Jesus Was A Person Of Color (Official)

Check out this new music video from our friends Sons Of New York!

RIP George Floyd Words and speeches are no longer enough. Peace does not mean silence. The peaceful protests must continue. Maybe we can start with a truth a...

We want to wish a happy pride month to all the members of the LGBTQ Community. Even if we are at home we are still celeb...
06/11/2020

We want to wish a happy pride month to all the members of the LGBTQ Community. Even if we are at home we are still celebrating the community. The LGBTQ community organizations on Staten Island and at CSI are what makes life better for the community! Happy Pride month! @csilgbtq @pridecentersi thank you for serving the LGBTQ community. #csi #lgbtqpridemonth #mycsi @csi_studentlife #pride

06/05/2020

The following statement is a joint statement from the 2020-2021 Student Government

Dear CSI Students,

I am heartbroken by the events unfolding this past week. The senseless killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others nationwide, emphasizes the significant and unacceptable racial injustice that still exists. This country has consistently marginalized groups and minorities since its creation. Acknowledging the violence in racism is just the first step to creating a fair and just society. We must ensure comprehensive reforms and systemic change in the justice system. We must also uproot the systemic problems caused by militarized police forces to create long-lasting change.

We, the CSI Student Government, condemn the reprehensible police brutality, bigotry, and wanton murder going on in this country. We stand together and united in condemning any and all acts of white supremacy, police brutality, and the overall oppression of marginalized communities. We welcome and advocate for students from every race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and national origin.

Our student body has shown such high resilience during this challenging time. Even so, they consistently face tremendous challenges and hardships. Our students have struggled with homelessness, food insecurity, job loss, and many other adversities during the pandemic. The CSI Student Government has, and always will, stand by our fellow students. We will continue to advocate for them to receive the resources necessary to navigate the inequalities of our society.

I realize it is difficult to have the in-person support for mental and emotional trauma due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even so, I encourage anyone who needs additional support during this time to utilize our confidential counseling services.

Students may contact the CSI Counseling Center 24/7 for additional support via www.csi.cuny.edu/students/counseling-center.



Sincerely,



Maxwell Velikodny

Student Government President

06/05/2020
Staten Island Advance

Peaceful protest across Staten Island

BREAKING: Giant protest across Staten Island in memory of George Floyd

PIX 11
06/04/2020
PIX 11

PIX 11

#BREAKING: Two police officers were shot in Brooklyn late Wednesday night, officials said.

06/03/2020
Staten Island Advance

Police from the 122 precinct, are marching with Staten islanders along Hylan Blvd

BREAKING: Protests down Hylan Boulevard in New Dorp

All four former officers involved in George Floyd's killing now face charges, Sen. Klobuchar says https://www.cnn.com/20...
06/03/2020
All four former officers involved in George Floyd's killing now face charges, Sen. Klobuchar says

All four former officers involved in George Floyd's killing now face charges, Sen. Klobuchar says https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/03/us/george-floyd-officers-charges/index.html

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is increasing charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder in George Floyd's killing and also charging the other three officers involved in the incident, according to a tweet from US Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

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2800 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY
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S62, S92, X10, X11

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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