88.5 WRKC

88.5 WRKC WRKC is Wyoming Valley's oldest non-commercial radio station. We are on the campus of King's College in Wilkes-Barre.We play college alternative and a wide array of music.
WRKC is an on-campus, non-profit, educational broadcast facility run by King's College students and alumni. Broadcasting on FM Frequency 88.5 and transmitting at 440 watts of power, WRKC transmits to Wilkes-Barre, Pittston and into the Mountain Top area.

We play mostly indie and classic rock, folk, electronic, punk/garage and singersongwriter, but that is just a short list of what you can hear on WRKC. We also offer a student-produced newscast,sports coverage, a student- produced radio drama and a radio reading service. We are a very unique and hard working radio station, doing our best to bring you quality listening material. College radio at it's finest!

Check out today’s playlist “STAND UP: songs of unity” from Brian Houssock ! ( https://linktr.ee/WRKC )
04/14/2020

Check out today’s playlist “STAND UP: songs of unity” from Brian Houssock ! ( https://linktr.ee/WRKC )

Sad news for the local music scene via Beatledd.
04/13/2020

Sad news for the local music scene via Beatledd.

I learned this afternoon that JERRY HLUDZIK of THE BUOYS ("Timothy") & DAKOTA ("If It Takes All Night") has passed after a lengthy bout with dementia. Here'a pic from June 2012 when Jerry (shown left) and Bill Kelly (shown right) joined us live in the WRKC studio for edition #104 The Beatledd Fab Four Hour. It was a fun night. Rest in Peace, Jerry.

Happy Easter from your friends at WRKC!
04/12/2020

Happy Easter from your friends at WRKC!

Take in the Monday sunshine with Music Director Kendyl Wright.🕊 link to stream: https://linktr.ee/WRKC
04/06/2020

Take in the Monday sunshine with Music Director Kendyl Wright.🕊 link to stream: https://linktr.ee/WRKC

Repost from @kingscollegepa•Here’s what the radio station has been up to: WRKC spreads positivity and keeps the music pl...
04/01/2020

Repost from @kingscollegepa

Here’s what the radio station has been up to:
WRKC spreads positivity and keeps the music playing
The students and staff at WRKC are keeping the music playing and spreading positivity through playlists. To keep some normalcy in our DJ’s lives we asked them to share playlists that they would normally share with listeners on their show. Each has their own theme with underlying positive messages. WRKC feels strongly about keeping students engaged and involved during these times of uncertainty, and our DJs couldn’t be any happier to help!
Here is the link to stream all of the playlists: https://linktr.ee/WRKC

Today’s vibes brought to you by DJ Taylor Chronowski, here’s the link to stream! { https://linktr.ee/WRKC }
03/31/2020

Today’s vibes brought to you by DJ Taylor Chronowski, here’s the link to stream! { https://linktr.ee/WRKC }

Today’s playlist is from Brian Houssock titled “UP UP UP” give it a listen! Link to stream on Apple or Spotify: https://...
03/28/2020

Today’s playlist is from Brian Houssock titled “UP UP UP” give it a listen! Link to stream on Apple or Spotify: https://linktr.ee/WRKC

Check out the Program Director’s picks for his quarantine playlist. Link to stream! https://linktr.ee/WRKC
03/26/2020

Check out the Program Director’s picks for his quarantine playlist. Link to stream! https://linktr.ee/WRKC

Next up for the #WRKCstaffseries is Station Manager Scarlett’s Vitamin C Playlist. Goes best with orange juice and forge...
03/25/2020

Next up for the #WRKCstaffseries is Station Manager Scarlett’s Vitamin C Playlist. Goes best with orange juice and forgetting to log onto your Zoom class. Enjoy peeps! Link to stream on Apple and Spotify: https://linktr.ee/WRKC

Up next is Aubrey Scavone’s “Quarantunes”. From all of us, we needed this. Again, link to stream on Apple and Spotify in...
03/24/2020

Up next is Aubrey Scavone’s “Quarantunes”. From all of us, we needed this. Again, link to stream on Apple and Spotify in our LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/WRKC

We are SO HAPPY to kick off our STAFF SERIES of playlists! To keep up positivity and bring you our dj’s current faves cu...
03/23/2020

We are SO HAPPY to kick off our STAFF SERIES of playlists! To keep up positivity and bring you our dj’s current faves current during this quarantine we’ve started a playlist campaign. To kick it off is Music Director Kendyl Wright. To listen on Apple Music or Spotify, head to our LinkTree and choose your streaming service to be redirected! Here’s the link: https://linktr.ee/WRKC

88.5 WRKC's cover photo
03/20/2020

88.5 WRKC's cover photo

Stay in the house and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Brian Horn! Right now!!
03/16/2020

Stay in the house and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Brian Horn! Right now!!

#inBLOOM on 88.5 WRKC is happening!!!

Stay tuned for more updates. #WRKC
03/13/2020

Stay tuned for more updates. #WRKC

WRKC took home the IBS award for the Halloween Spooktacular! Congrats to everyone who was a part of the project!
03/07/2020

WRKC took home the IBS award for the Halloween Spooktacular! Congrats to everyone who was a part of the project!

WRKC is the national winner of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting Association Award for Most Creative Program! The station...
03/07/2020

WRKC is the national winner of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting Association Award for Most Creative Program! The station recieved three finalist trophies for Best Campus News Coverage (Scarlett Spager), Best Sports Update (Thomas Cuthbert) and Best College/University Station (10,000 students and under). The contest received more than 3,000 entries. _ Sue Henry, WRKC general manager.

Almost time for the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards in New York City. WRKC, the coolest radio station on the ...
03/07/2020

Almost time for the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards in New York City. WRKC, the coolest radio station on the planet, is nominated for four national awards. Stay tuned!

Edd's show tonight is a must hear! Tune in Friday at 7 p.m. Encore show airs Saturday at 9 p.m.!
03/06/2020

Edd's show tonight is a must hear! Tune in Friday at 7 p.m. Encore show airs Saturday at 9 p.m.!

Our special guest Friday night: ANGIE McCARTNEY, Paul's step mom. The Beatledd Fab Four Hour is live 7-8 pm et on WRKC, 88.5 FM in Wilkes-Barre. Join us! LIVE online at http://wrkc.kings.edu. Photo: Jim McCartney (Paul's father); Angie and her daughter, Ruth. Circa 1964.

The King's College Lady Monarchs are facing DeSales on the road in the playoffs. Sports Director Thomas Cuthbert has the...
02/29/2020
88.5 WRKC

The King's College Lady Monarchs are facing DeSales on the road in the playoffs. Sports Director Thomas Cuthbert has the call on 88.5 FM. You can also listen from anywhere here: https://wrkc.kings.edu/

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Tune in tonight at 5 as we say goodbye to our campus arbor with Katy Pugh. Jess Einterz has the latest on The Special Ol...
02/28/2020

Tune in tonight at 5 as we say goodbye to our campus arbor with Katy Pugh. Jess Einterz has the latest on The Special Olympics. Music Director Kendyl Wright has the story on the coffee and conversations latest series on opioids. Station manager Scarlett Spager sat down with the women’s cheer squad to talk about their competition victory. To finish off the news at 5 before break, sports director Thomas Cuthbert has a Monarch Sports Update. We’ll see you real soon!

Tonight on the #Newsat5, News Director Issa Dahdal has the latest on the Hafey Marian Building elevator crisis and what ...
02/21/2020

Tonight on the #Newsat5, News Director Issa Dahdal has the latest on the Hafey Marian Building elevator crisis and what it means for students and faculty. Station Manager Scarlett Spager sat down with the director and members of the cast of King Lear, the Spring Shakespeare production for the theatre department. Music Director Kendyl Wright has the story on this month’s “coffee and conversations” dealing with the opioid epidemic in relation to our area. Katy Pugh has a recap of the genetics and medical ethics lecture featuring an interview with Dr. Wendy Roth (second photo). There will also be a monarch sports update from Sports Director Thomas Cuthbert. Don’t miss it, tonight at 5.

Nothing like hosting rival Wilkes University on a Saturday afternoon! WRKC  Sports Director Thomas Cuthbert has the call...
02/15/2020

Nothing like hosting rival Wilkes University on a Saturday afternoon! WRKC Sports Director Thomas Cuthbert has the call with the women's game at 1! Listen on 88.5 FM.

Tonight on the #Newsat5 Music Director Kendyl Wright has the story from a local art show. Station Manager Scarlett Spage...
02/10/2020

Tonight on the #Newsat5 Music Director Kendyl Wright has the story from a local art show. Station Manager Scarlett Spager has a historian’s perspective on the film “The Irishman”. Chris Rossi has a piece on careers in health care and Sports Director Thomas Cuthbert has a Monarch Sports Update. Don’t miss it, tonight at 5.

Relive the magic of The Beatles arriving in the U.S. tonight with Edd!
02/07/2020

Relive the magic of The Beatles arriving in the U.S. tonight with Edd!

FEBRUARY 7, 1964. It all began on this date in the USA...56 years ago! The Beatledd Fab Four Hour on WRKC rolls tonight, 7-8 pm et. 88.5 FM in Wilkes-Barre. Live online at http://wrkc.kings.edu

Tonight on the #NewsAt5 Jess Einterz has the story on King’s students being sent on their student teaching assignments t...
02/07/2020

Tonight on the #NewsAt5 Jess Einterz has the story on King’s students being sent on their student teaching assignments to local classrooms. Station Manager Scarlett Spager has the latest from @kc_saac and their new charter for an athletic honor society. News Director Issa Dahdal has a piece on the State of the Union Address, and Sports Director Thomas Cuthbert has a monarch sports update. Don’t miss any of it, coming up at 5. #WRKC

The Lady Monarchs are ready to take on Eastern at home! WRKC Sports Director Thomas Cuthbert brings you the action at 8....
02/06/2020

The Lady Monarchs are ready to take on Eastern at home! WRKC Sports Director Thomas Cuthbert brings you the action at 8. Listen on 88.5 FM or from anywhere here: https://wrkc.kings.edu/

Big win!
02/06/2020

Big win!

MBB | HUGE WIN!! @KCMBBALL takes down Eastern 73-63 as 4 score in double figures! #MonarchNation #EarnTheCrown

We have a basketball double header for you tonight on WRKC. First, the King's men play host to Eastern at 6 p.m. Sports ...
02/05/2020

We have a basketball double header for you tonight on WRKC. First, the King's men play host to Eastern at 6 p.m. Sports Director Thomas Cuthbert has the call. Listen on 88.5 FM or from anywhere at: https://wrkc.kings.edu/

"An Album a Day"  on WRKC at noon brings you the 2007 punk/dance record from LCD Soundsystem, "Sound of Silver." DJ Calc...
02/04/2020

"An Album a Day" on WRKC at noon brings you the 2007 punk/dance record from LCD Soundsystem, "Sound of Silver." DJ Calc is your host. You can also listen to his fancy show tonight at 7! Listen on 88.5 FM or from anywhere on the planet using this link: https://wrkc.kings.edu/

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02/03/2020
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01/31/2020

Be the first to hear Sy Somebody’s Life is Cruel Let’s be Friends on today’s Album a Day. Today at noon with music director Kendyl Wright.

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Game back on in 4 minutes. Stay tuned for more updates.
01/30/2020

Game back on in 4 minutes. Stay tuned for more updates.

Too many technical troubles for today. Sports Director Thomas Cuthbert will look to stream via Facebook Live for the fou...
01/30/2020

Too many technical troubles for today. Sports Director Thomas Cuthbert will look to stream via Facebook Live for the fourth quarter. We will keep you updated here.

Update: We are having technical difficulties and are working to resolve them. The undefeated King's College Lady Monarch...
01/30/2020

Update: We are having technical difficulties and are working to resolve them. The undefeated King's College Lady Monarchs are on the road at Misericordia University. WRKC Sports Director Thomas Cuthbert has the call at 8 p.m. Listen on 88.5 FM or from anywhere here: https://wrkc.kings.edu/

"An Album a Day" features "Boat," the 2019 release by Dutch artist, Pip Blom at noon. DJ Calc is your host. You can also...
01/28/2020

"An Album a Day" features "Boat," the 2019 release by Dutch artist, Pip Blom at noon. DJ Calc is your host. You can also check out his show tonight at 7. Listen on 88.5 FM or here from anywhere: https://wrkc.kings.edu/

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... NEW album dropping soon!....ROCKERS! 🤘🏻....check this out! 👂🏻..🤯🤯🤯.. LILIAC - NOTHING (Album Teaser) youtu.be/pmCDikfPcs0 via @YouTube
Wish we could listen to girls softball games live!
Thank you for adding my new single release "Hope" to your playlist. "Hope" will be one of the songs on my new album "Freak" which will be released this Fall. Music makes a difference in this jello world. Peace to you …… Andrew Neil #cancercanrock #alternative #grunge #folkrock #altrock #indie #WRKC
Thank you for the plays! Have a Rockin' weekend! BAD BOY EDDY
BAD BOY EDDY Thanks you!
Can’t find the playlist function on your website. What was just playing around 5:35 PM?
We are very EXCITED to have just submitted by email the Newest song by REGIS VOX, the NEWEST band to sign with Diminished Pitch Entertainment, called "Frankenstein" for airplay by you and your radio station. They are from Florida (Tampa Area). THANK YOU in advance for playing their music on your radio show.
We just submitted by email the Newest songs by ALYXX, the NEWEST band to sign with Diminished Pitch Entertainment, called "I'll Be Okay" and "The Wau I Do" for airplay by you and your radio station. They are from New York, New York. THANK YOU in advance for playing their music on your radio show. Here is their Video called: The Way I Do!
Thank you WRKC for spinning our record!! Much love to you.
We are so very excited to announce that we signed yet another band to our company, Diminished Pitch Entertainment. The name of the band is Lethal Injektion. They are from Tucson, Arizona The song we are sending you by email is called "The Truth" and is cleared by the band for your radio station to play. THANK YOU in advance if you decide to play them, if you do we will make sure to let the band and their friends know where to tune in and post it on their page and on our Radio Division page. Please find attached the Youtube post of their song: The Truth lyric video
Can you tell me what was playing yesterday (1-17-19) right at 4:59PM?
We are VERY excited to have just submitted by email the BRAND NEW songs "Stumble" and "The Fight" by the band New Day Dawn from their Upcoming Album - "SHINE"- Due Out SOON! THANK YOU in advance for playing these songs! Here is their song, also found on the new album "Shine", "The Broken".