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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.

Its call letters stand for “We Educate African Americans”.

After beginning with 18 hours a day of programming, the station now broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week and features a range of news, talk, and music programs, including jazz, R&B, neo-soul, reggae, hip-hop, and gospel.

Congressman Kweisi Mfume, chair of Morgan State University’s Board of Regents, is a founding member of the station and was the program director and an on-air personality at the time of its launch.

In a celebratory tweet, Mfume says, “Establishing WEAA 88.9 FM radio 45 years ago gave ‘power to the people’ through educational programming, news, talk shows and of course music.”

WEAA also serves as a learning lab to educate and prepare students for careers in journalism and media.

The enlightening and entertaining station is considered a vital community institution by many listeners in Baltimore and beyond.

Read the story of WEAA's first year, as told in a 1977 issue of Morgan Magazine.

Baltimore native, Micarie Kemp has always been passionate about working in the media.
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