WRKE Names New Assistant Program Director

Salem, VA (WRKE) —WRKE is excited to announce Jessica Shelburne as the station’s new Assistant Program Director! Jessica is a freshman from Montgomery County, VA and is considering majoring in business but is still undecided at the moment. At WRKE, Jessica will be serving as the #2 student leader with additional duties overseeing the station’s information gathering, scheduling and presentation; marketing, filling in for the Program Director and […]

Meet the WRKE Staff

Introducing the Fall 2017 WRKE Staff! WRKE has added 47 new staff members joined by 9 returners for a record high 56 staff members. 5 of the 56 are paid leaders while the rest make up WRKE’s 34 shows. WRKE has 23 freshman, 18 sophomores, 9 juniors, and 5 seniors. The majority of WRKE’s staff are communication majors (11/56) and 6 are double majors. The […]


Salem, VA (WRKE) — WRKE and Theatre Roanoke College are looking for Roanoke students who are interested in a very special project and collaboration between WRKE and Theatre Roanoke College. This is a vocal acting project that will consist of approx. 3 rehearsals and 1 day of recording. There are 16 open roles and actors may be able to play for multiple roles. Actors MUST be […]

WRKE Releases Updated Music Library

WRKE Releases Updated Music Library

Salem, VA (WRKE) —WRKE is excited to announce it’s 650 songs, including 500 new songs that will be played on WRKE when DJ’s are not on the air. The new library features alternative/indie music with artists such as the Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, and Foster the People. The list was compiled by music director Kait Mason and program director Elijah Wilhelm. “I think Kait […]

In Memorial: Allison Parker and Adam Ward

WRKE (Salem, VA) – Today WRKE and the world remember two fallen members of the media from the Roanoke area. Allison Parker and Adam Ward were tragically taken from us two years ago today, live on air during a report in Moneta, Virginia. Parker grew up in Martinsville, Virginia and graduated from JMU. Ward grew up in Botetourt but his family says he was truly a […]