Students and volunteers came back to visit radio station WVCP on Saturday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of broadcasting on 88.5 FM. The Volunteer State Community College radio station took to the airwaves on January 4, 1979. Visitors toured the studios to see the many technology changes. The event brought in people from the last four decades to reminisce. Some had not seen each other in many years. DJ BumperJack, also known as George Hurd of Nashville, was doing his regular Heavens Gospel Memories show during the event.
“I love it. I came here for free college because I am over 65 and Mr. Howard signed me up. I’ve had a lot of good feedback from my listeners,” Hurd said. “People like the show and like the songs. We have good radio shows here. I’ve listened to the other DJs. It’s fun and educational to volunteer here.”
For more information on 88.5 FM visit www.volstate.edu/wvcp.
Pictured above: George “BumperJack” Hurd in a break from his DJ duties.
Alan Smith of Madison worked at WVCP from 1997-1998 and 2004-2005. He catches up with Jane Edwards of Hermitage who was DJ from 1990-1993.
People view pictures from across the forty years of broadcasting history.