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WRVG celebrates 50th anniversary

By Jaqcui Johns
Staff Writer

cris and wes WRVG celebrates 50th anniversary

The Georgetonian/CALIESHA COMLEY. Wes Smith and Cristobal Lopez have already performed several campus concerts including the ONE Campaign concert pictured above.

The WRVG concert Monday night featured Cristobal Lopez and Wes Smith, accompanied by Flint McCallum.

They played in the Grill while students were accommodated by a comfortable environment in which they listened, talked and ate.

Both musicians sang a range of songs from well-known popular tunes to several each had authored themselves. Near the end of the event, group sang songs students requested.

Patrons came in and out during the concert, but there was a steady group of listeners throughout the hour- long performance.

The audience seemed to enjoy the concert and were impressed with the musician’s skills. Some students even took videos of the performances.Among the talents represented were playing guitar, singing, and playing the cajon.

Lopez and Smith will be playing an encore performance Thursday night, for those who could not make it Monday.

By Caitlin Knox
Editor in Chief

This Tuesday, November 19 marks the 50th anniversary for our student radio station WRVG. They aired for the very first time in 1963, and have been an important contribution to the college ever since.

According to their website, “WRVG was only the fourth educational FM station to come on the air in the state of Kentucky.” Following a rough time in the economy of 2003, WRVG-FM was sold for $2.7 million.

“The 89.9 frequency in Lexington, and the tower on the College’s east campus is now in use by the KLOVE radio network.” The station is now at frequency 93.7 FM, and plays a wide variety of music with several DJs.

They cover sports events and also host Third Thursdays, where a guest artist performs each third Thursday of the month.

In honor of their 50th anniversary, the station had a concert with guest artists Wes Smith and Cristobal Lopez.

For more information on WRVG, visit their website at http://www.georgetowncollege.edu/wrvg/ or visit their Facebook page, WRVG Georgetown College Student Radio.