Calling All Music Lovers to WPAW

Sydney McKay, Copy Editor

Pace University’s campus is rife with ways of getting involved in the community. From eSports to religion, a club exists to bring like-minded people together. For people who are passionate about music, WPAW is the club for you. 

For those who aren’t familiar with who WPAW is, they are Pace Pleasantville’s on-campus radio station. You’ll find them at events running the DJ booth. But they’re so much more than just a radio station. 

Sarah Morge, WPAW’s President, says that they are a niche community built by and for those who love music. While the club may not be super familiar to many people, it is an incredibly tight-knit group that is always looking to welcome fellow music-lovers.

There are a ton of ways to get involved with WPAW. Morgue herself runs a music channel. But audio production is also a large and popular aspect of the club.

Students can choose to host a show on the radio or participate in a podcast. Student-run podcasts have become increasingly popular. If there isn’t a current one that interests you, WPAW is always welcome to new proposals for shows and podcasts.

There are also more subtle ways to get involved if being a host isn’t something you’re interested in. Like most other clubs on campus, WPAW does hold general discussion meetings at 9:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. on Mondays. According to Morge, these meetings are focused on casual conversations about media, music, and the entertainment industry as a whole.
DJing is another wonderful way of getting involved in not just WPAW, but in campus life in general. Various organizations that host events will often ask WPAW to DJ for them. As a result, you will mix with students from other organizations, oftentimes expanding your social network. 

Of course, like the rest of campus life, WPAW is still recovering from the massive halt that COVID-19 put on everything. Before the pandemic hit, Morge says that their studio was undergoing major equipment updates. COVID came right in the middle of those updates and froze everything. In the weeks since campus, the updates have finally resumed. 

WPAW is hosting events in the upcoming weeks and encourages anyone to come out and meet them. There will be a Finish the Lyric event on October 18th at 9 p.m. in the Kessel Multipurpose room. In December, they will be hosting an Open Mic Night in the Kessel Boudreau Lounge at 9 p.m. 

Morge also encourages anyone who is interested in hosting a show or producing a podcast to either email her or attend one of the meetings to discuss it further.