Welcome to Paperhouse. In this corner of Pillbox, the poetic musical neurosis of the WRCT staff reigns supreme.

I’d like to take this moment to introduce you to your new favorite radio station and student organization. My name is Juan Fernandez, and I am the current general manager at WRCT Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon’s student-run radio station. I’m guessing that everyone on campus is competing for your attention, so I’ll try not to bombard you with too much information. Just know that you’ve got a place with us here at WRCT.

WRCT, known as Radio Carnegie Tech in the times of old, celebrates more than 60 years of radio broadcasting. As a free-form radio broadcaster, we are committed to providing quality alternatives to the mainstream commercial programming that dominates the radio. Our DJs, public affairs hosts, and other staff members are not only Carnegie Mellon students, staff, and faculty, but also community members from the Pittsburgh area, some of whom have more than 30 years of radio broadcasting experience under their belts. At WRCT, every DJ has the freedom to play the music of his or her choosing. So, whether you’re interested in kitchen sink recordings, local independent news programming, or Latin American culture, WRCT has a program for you.

If you want to chat us up and learn more about what we do, we’ll be out on the Cut playing music during the beginning of the school year. Stop by and introduce yourself. We’d love to meet you and take you in as part of the radio family. If radio is the essence that makes your little heart go pitter pat, you’re definitely going to want to become a station member. To learn about the membership process, e-mail training@wrct.org.

Here’s hoping to see you soon!