Campus News

Happy Birthday WRFL! Radio Station Turns 25

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 7, 2013)WRFL 88.1, the University of Kentucky’s college and community radio station, celebrates its 25th anniversary today, Thursday, March 7, 2013.

The day’s celebrations will begin with a special edition of "Trivial Thursdays," featuring interviews with several of WRFL’s founding staff members.  At 2 p.m., the time of WRFL’s first broadcast, WRFL deejays past and present will air a special commemorative broadcast, beginning with the first song broadcast on WRFL.

On Friday, March 8, WRFL will host a 25th anniversary concert at Al’s Bar and Al’s Sidecar. Several bands will perform: Hair Police, Big Fresh, Jovontaes, PezHed, and Trance Substantiation, in addition to WRFL deejays. Commemorative 25th anniversary T-shirts will be available at the concert.

Additional events celebrating WRFL’s 25 years of programming will be scheduled throughout the year.

WRFL broadcasts live 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is managed by a student-run staff supported by a host of community volunteers. The broadcast coverage area includes Lexington, Georgetown, Frankfort, Versailles and Stamping Ground, and live streaming is always available online at