Find WDSO’s daily schedule in the Chesterton Tribune for programming times.
New to WDSO this year -- the station will broadcast 24 hours a day, seven
days a week. Regular programming will air Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to
around 5 p.m. daily, with music through the overnight hours and on Saturdays
WDSO plays a variety of music, mixing all types during each music hour.
Afterschool music shows highlight a particular type of music-the choice of
the on-air DJ. Request lines are open at that time so call in and have a
favorite song played on-the-air. No requests are taken between 6 a.m.-3 p.m.
New daily programs will include Bird Note, Insight Daily, On The Money and
Sound Beat, each one to two minutes long. Bird Note includes bird sounds and
stories coinciding with the time of the year.
Insight Daily highlights lives and works of persons who create pop culture.
On The Money will provide financial tips. Sound Beat features the history of
recorded sound from the Belfer Audio Archive at Syracuse University, one of
the largest sound archives in the United States.
Special community programming returning this year includes Historically
Speaking hosted by Serena Sutliff, museum curator; Pet Talk hosted by Dr.
Carol Dartz, veterinarian and owner of Arbor View Animal Hospital and her
staff; Artful Conversations with Chris Acton, publicist for the Chesterton
Art Center and Naturally Speaking hosted by Brad Bumgardner, an interpreter
at the Indiana Dunes State Park and Jean-Pierre Anderson, an interpreter
from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Daily programming includes CHS News & Events; Community Bulletin Board, the
Daily Almanac taken from Echoes of the Past from the Chesterton Tribune and
Profile America from the U.S. Census Bureau. Weekly programs include the CHS
Weekly Report, Porter County Perspective and the Indiana State Police Road
WDSO sportscasters will announce home games during the regular season for
CHS Varsity Football in the fall, Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball during the
winter months and softball and baseball in the spring. Some post-season
games will be broadcast as well.
Student staff members this year include: Co-Program Directors Nathan Babcock
(12) and Nick Moreno (12); Co-Music Directors Sarah Duron (12) and Lily
Jablonski (12); Assistant Music Director Austin Ballestero (12); News
Director Brooke Sauter (10); Training Director-Sean Virden (11); Co-Sports
Directors Nathan Dickinson (12) and Laura Hoover (11); and PSA Director
Aubrey Christofersen (11). Matt Waters is the station manager/faculty
advisor and Michele Stipanovich is the operations manager.
Call 983-3777 with suggestions for programming or public service
announcements to be read on-air, or send the information to WDSO, 2125 South
11th St., Chesterton, IN 46304.