University of Rochester Radio Station (WRUR)

Date: 2004

Region: North America

Subject: Language

Medium: Radio

Artist: University of Rochester's WRUR-FM DJs

Confronting Bodies: University of Rochester administrators

Date of Action: May 2004

Location: Rochester, New York, USA

Description of Artwork: Live radio programs from all genres of music broadcast on WRUR.

The Incident: In response to occasional listener complaints and recent Federal Communication Commission crackdowns, the University of Rochester has decided that all of its radio station's programs must be pre-recorded. University of Rochester's dean stated, "it's basically a response to the heightened sensitivities and the broadcast climates...a way to make sure we're careful."

Results of Incident: The station will test the pre-recorded programming during the summer and decide whether or not to continue it during the fall 2004 semester. The National Public Radio and BBC programs that WRUR hosts will continue to air live.