WEAA celebrates 45 years of being the voice of the community
WEAA is celebrating 45 years of being the voice of the community!
WEAA 88.9, an NPR affiliated public radio station of Morgan State University, first began broadcasting on January 10, 1977.
The station's call letters stand for "We Educate African Americans."
We serve as a learning lab to educate and prepare our students for careers in journalism and media, while also providing our broader listener community with music and news programming that enlightens and entertains.
The station’s 24-hour format features a range of music programs, including jazz, R&B, neo-soul, reggae, hip-hop, and gospel. WEAA also provides locally produced news, including coverage from student journalists and from NPR.
Happy 45th Anniversary to @MorganStateU's own WEAA-FM. Establishing WEAA 88.9 FM radio 45 years ago gave “power to the people” through educational programming, news, talk shows and of course music. Don’t forget to support our public radio station @WEAA889! #WEAA #Baltimore pic.twitter.com/D3SAVvSAyF— Kweisi Mfume (@Mfume4Congress) January 10, 2022
Congrats on 45 years @WEAA889!! My grandfather would be proud. He drove his Buick LeSabre and kept it locked on 88.9 listening to jazz back in the 80s. And later, I got the chance to guest host. What an honor. And mom is a graduate of the #NationalTreasure @MorganStateU! pic.twitter.com/TsnVi4IXtJ— T.J. Smith (@TJSmithSocial) January 11, 2022
Read the story of WEAA's first year, as told in a 1977 issue of Morgan Magazine.