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Western Connecticut State University Radio

WXCI (91.7 FM) is a student radio station broadcasting an Educational format. Licensed to Danbury, Connecticut, USA, the station serves the Connecticut and New York college area. The station is currently owned by Western Connecticut State University.

WXCI broadcasts to Connecticut and New York at 3,000 watts with a stereo transmitter on WCSU's Westside Campus. It also streams its broadcasts on the Web.

The radio station obtained its FCC license to operate on 28 February 1973. The Station began at 12:30 pm local time with a student Rob Abbett nickname Rabbett, with the words, "Good afternoon, this is FM radio station WXCI in Danbury beginning its first broadcast day." Before Abbett threw the station for Fm broadcast the station was AM carrier current and PA system in the dorms and the student center was at the time call Memorial Hall with the call letter WCST. This station was started in 1968 by Bob Wilson. However by 1973 things progressed to FM radio broadcast initially transmitting at 10 watts of power, WXCI upgraded to 760 watts in 1978. In 1982, WXCI was one of the first FM stations to focus on alternative rock, a format now common among US college radio stations. As one of a handful of stations playing alternative rock in the US in the early 1980s, WXCI helped popularize new bands such as REM, Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, U2, Culture Club, Duran Duran, and Black Flag.