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 email@example.com.