About WRKE

WRKE-LP in Salem, Virginia is a student run, non-commercial radio station licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to Roanoke College.

Broadcasting from the college’s Colket Center, non-commercial WRKE went on the air as a “low-power FM” (LPFM) station in May, 2005 and has since then been operating on a 24/7 schedule with live, locally produced and automated programming.  With a power output of 100 watts transmitting on 100.3 MHz WRKE’s signal covers Salem and parts of the surrounding area (Roanoke & Roanoke County). WRKE can also be heard on our live audio stream by clicking on the embedded player on our website wrke.org as well as selecting WRKE from the list on TuneIn on this link Live 100.3 FM | WRKE-LP | 502 Favorites | TuneIn or search for WRKE on the free and non-ad Radio FM Partners RadioFM | Free Online Radio | Music, News, Sports, Talk Show (appradiofm.com)

WRKE provides a creative outlet for Roanoke College students to share music with listeners, to explore new ideas, and to express themselves in a professionally mentored environment while learning broadcasting, marketing, web, social media and other related communication skills. Twenty to thirty students are actively involved in the station each academic year including a core group of leaders who assist the station manager in running WRKE on a day-to-day basis.

By offering a variety of entertainment and information programming, WRKE also serves to enrich the quality of life in the Salem community through its local 100.3 FM signal – and beyond – on WRKE’s live Internet audio stream (see above). Targeted to reach an 18-24 demographic and playing an eclectic mix of music, WRKE provides not only a popular listening choice for Roanoke and other college students but has also become an attractive alternative for those beyond college age.

WRKE Contact Info 

Station Email

Studio Line: 540-375-2277
FAX: 540-375-2396

Mailing Address: 
221 College Lane
Salem, VA 24153

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Who To Contact

For Music Submissions: [email protected]

For Song Requests: http://wrke.pages.roanoke.edu/song-request/

For Event Advertising: [email protected]

For Programming Questions: [email protected]

To Become a DJ, Apply Here: wrke.pages.roanoke.edu/wrke-interest-form/

For Technical Issues: [email protected]

For General Questions, Concerns, or Complaints: [email protected]