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WRST-FM is celebrating its 52nd anniversary with an open house on Friday, April 20.

The studios are on the fourth floor of the Arts and Communications Center on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus. Open house hours are 3 until 6 p.m. Parking is available on Algoma Boulevard and Vine Street near the facility.

WRST is the oldest FM station in Oshkosh, and went on the air April 20, 1966, with only ten watts of power and a schedule of four and a half hours each weekday. The original broadcast facility was a converted lumber company office on the edge of campus. Since the beginning, the station’s mission was to provide training to students interested in media careers and give listeners a service that is complimentary to other radio offerings.

Today, the station operates 24/7 with student-produced music, news and sports programming as well as programs from Wisconsin Public Radio.  The station is at 90.3 on the FM dial and also heard worldwide through internet streaming at

The station has won regional, national and even international awards over the years and thousands of UWO students have benefited from their involvement at WRST. Station alumni are in media careers from coast to coast.