Storrs Stories: WHUS goes independent

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In late Oct. 1982, WHUS announced that beginning in Jan. 1983, the campus radio station would financially separate from the Undergraduate Student Government. (Photo provided by writer)

In late Oct. 1982, WHUS announced that beginning in Jan. 1983, the campus radio station would financially separate from the Undergraduate Student Government. (Photo provided by writer)

In late Oct. 1982, WHUS announced that beginning in Jan. 1983, the campus radio station would financially separate from the Undergraduate Student Government.

This change meant the $10 student activity fee on UConn students’ fee bill would decrease to $8, and a $2 fee would be added for WHUS, along with the $1 for the Daily Campus.

WHUS general manager at the time, John Murphy, said the financial independence would allow for more long-term planning. He said that he hoped to hire a full-time engineer and secretary.

“Bookkeeping will be faster since we can go directly to student accounting without delays through USG,” Murphy said.

Murphy said financial independence was a goal of his since he became general manager in Oct. 1978.


Ashley Anglisano is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached by email at ashley.anglisano@uconn.edu.

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