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Press Release for Monday, February 10, 2014

Spinnaker Radio Issued FCC Permit for Low-Power FM Transmitter

Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Director
Department of Public Relations
(904) 620-2102

The Federal Communications Commission issued a permit to the University of North Florida to install a low-power FM transmitter. Spinnaker Radio, the University’s student-operated radio station, will transmit at 95.5 FM, with a 100-watt signal that should reach a radius of approximately 3.5 miles from the campus station.

“Spinnaker Radio is excited to bring UNF’s educational and cultural values to the surrounding community,” said Scott Young, Spinnaker Radio station manager. “This is a great opportunity to showcase the University and Spinnaker Media to the Jacksonville community.”

Spinnaker Radio serves the campus community 24/7 through its indie college rock music format and by offering students real-world production opportunities. Started in 1993 as Osprey Radio, the station changed its name to Spinnaker Radio last year. The station also includes specialty shows such as “UNF On the Record,” a weekly campus public affairs show produced/hosted by the University’s Department of Public Relations, news, sports talk, jazz and more.

The radio station has been one of five North American finalists for College Music Journal’s best student-run, online-only radio stations for the past three years. Spinnaker Radio currently streams on its website,, and also broadcasts on campus at cable channel 171. The best of Spinnaker Radio can be heard on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio at midnight Monday through Thursday.

UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.