Want a more robust WRKE signal around Salem and Roanoke? The Federal Communications Commission is accepting “Comments” until June 21 in support of Low Power FM stations such as WRKE to increase their transmitting power from 100 to 250 watts. It’s called “Simple LP250”. You can file a comment through this link https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/expressAll that’s required is filling out the fields with an asterisk (*) including […]

Rick Mattioni

June 13th, 2021

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WRKE Names New Program Director

It’s our pleasure to announce that Alexis Samuels will be WRKE’s next Program Director. Lexi is a Communications major in her junior year and has been WRKE’s Assistant Program Director since last Spring. She’s also been one of the station’s “trainers” since her sophomore year at Roanoke and elsewhere on campus held leadership positions for Alpha Kappa Chi. As a senior in high school, Lexi […]


April 13th, 2021

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New Shows 2020-2021

With the start of a new semester comes the beginning of shows new and old here at WRKE. From freshman to senior, it’s never too late to start a show at WRKE, just ask Joyelle Ronan. She’s a senior communications major with a screen studies concentration, and she hosts “Off the Beaten Tracks”. Her love of all things communications brought her to WRKE where her […]


January 31st, 2021

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Netflix Watch Party with Video Killed the Radio Star

Do you feel yourself getting stir crazy? Need something to take your mind of things for a while? Join Brice Hall, Zachary Dalton, and some surprise guests for a night of un-BEE-lievable entertainment. WRKE is proud to present our first-ever Netflix Watch Party with “the Bee Movie.” Join us right here on April 9th at 8 P.M. Video Killed the Radio Star is buzzing with […]


April 6th, 2020

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Show of the Month: January 2020

For our first Show of the Month of the year, and the decade, we thought it most appropriate to honor a WRKE veteran: Good Vibes Radio hosted by Lexi Samuels. Samuels, occasionally joined by her previous cohosts Gabby Hornak and Louis Annunziata, has now hosted the show for two years. The premise of the show is a college-student friendly mix of music and talk. She […]


February 6th, 2020

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