Anderson, Indiana

WQME now streaming live on the Web

Wed, 2010-01-27 16:54 -- univcomm
January 27, 2010

WQME 98.7 FM began streaming live on the Web Tuesday. The new service allows anyone with Internet access to listen to the same broadcast that radio listeners hear when they tune in to WQME.

wqmelogoThe stream may be accessed through the WQME Web site by clicking the "Listen Now" graphic at the top of the page.

In addition to the live audio stream, the new service provides information on recently played songs and artists, as well as links to various resources including WQME's program schedule, upcoming concerts, contest registration, and WQME's Twitter and Facebook pages.

The launch was met with immediate positive response from WQME listeners, said WQME General Manager Don Boggs.

"People are so pleased to be able to listen to it wherever they are," Boggs said. "They have been waiting for this moment and are very pleased it's here. ... We're delighted to be able to provide this service."

WQME's Program Director Matt Rust noted that online streaming has become more of a necessity than an option for radio stations.

"Radio is constantly changing, and the Internet is another route for us to reach our listeners, in Central Indiana and now around the world" Rust said.

WQME is currently celebrating its 20th year of broadcasting. The station first went on the air Nov. 30, 1990. WQME is owned and operated by Anderson University.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the fourth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing, and theology.