• 92.7 WEMR FM-LP

    You can contact us at:

    trojanradio@casdonline.org

    (717) 261-5692

  • February 8, 2019

    STUDENT PROGRAMS

    SCHEDULE

    The students are ready to take control

    of the soundboard!  Starting this week you

    can hear more variety and more voices

    as the students' programs work into the 

    schedule.  Check out the schedule above and

    tune in!

     

    January 24, 2019

    CASHS 92.7 ON SOCIAL MEDIA

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    You can now follow 92.7 Trojan Radio

    on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

    Keep up with the latest news on student

    programs, district information, station

    news, and music trivia.  As well, you can

    offer suggestions on programming, such

    as artists or songs you think we're missing.

    So follow us at "927trojanradio"!

     

     

    January 19, 2019

    A FAMOUS BUMPER

    Ryan Rick of LRB

    Ryan Ricks, drummer for the group the Little River Band,

    recording a bumper for CASHS 92.7 following a concert at

    the American Music Theater in Lancaster.  I also got a 

    recording from Burleigh Drummond, the drummer for the 

    group Ambrosia, but no picture.  You can hear both

    bumpers playing in the rotation that runs twice an hour

    on the :15 and :45 minute marks of the hour!

     

    December 21, 2018

    MERRY CHRISTMAS

    Christmas Crew

    Students from the Radio Production class prepare for

    the switch to all holiday music over the Christmas

    vacation. The front row: Drew Wible of "The Schmo-cast"

    and Ben Cherry of "Avant Scarred" radio. In the back row:

    Benjamin Crawford ("Benji's Bluegrass"); Bailey Cassada

    ("Your Passport to Music"); Zoe Hobbs ("Minor

    Fret Radio"); and Katie Truman ("R&B with KT").

     

    September 26, 2018

    HOMECOMING PARADE

    Homecoming Parade 1

    Homecoming Parade 2

    Radio Production student Katie Truman

    handing out station stickers during

    the 2018 Homecoming Parade.

     

     

     

    July 26, 2018

    MOBILE UPDATE

    RDS Feed

    After several weeks of effort, Station Engineer Dave Kirkpatrick

    has gotten the RDS (Radio Data System) feed working.  This

    allows data to be transmitted along with the audio, including the

    station ID, format, song title, and artist, as seen in the picture

    above. The RDS program allows a limited number of characters

    to be displayed, so occasionally artists' names will be cut off.

    That's when Google can help you, if you're stuck for a group.

     

     

    JULY 19, 2018

    FINAL STUDIO EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION

     

    completed studio

    Panaramic picture showing all the broadcasting equipment in the

    Studio.

     

    broadcast pocket

    "The DJ's Pocket" - everything is within easy reach when

    producing a show.

     

    board and mics

    Two microphones give the opportunity for multiple announcers

    or live interviews.  The picture also shows the new dedicated

    phone lines for call-ins and, in the future, live remotes.  If you'd

    like to share your thoughts on WEMR, just call (717) 261-5692!

     

    board

    The control board in action.  It is currently able to run eight

    different sound inputs: two mics, computer, auxiliary, flashdrives,

    CDs, cassette tapes, and LPs!  Eventually it will be wired for

    remote broadcasts.

     

    turntable

    Input sources.  Why have the ability to play old formats like

    albums, cassettes, and CDs?  We want students to be able to play

    whatever sources their music might be stored

    on without feeling limited.  Plus, albums are making a resurgence!

    WEMR has a small but growing library of albums and CDs,

    donated by CASHS staff Sam Bingaman, Lisa Hepfer, Barb

    Shultz-Newton, Eddie Parsons, and Mark Scanzello.

    If you would have any albums or CDs of any genre you would

    like to donate, we'd love to have them.

    Just contact us by email (trojanradio@casdonline.org) and

    we'll work out the details!

     

    rack

    The Rack.  The PC on the bottom shelf runs our broadcast

    program and contains the Yacht Rock music that you've been

    listening to since WEMR went on the air.  The auxiliary jack in the

    middle allows DJs to plug in digital music sources with 1/8" plugs

    such as laptops, iPads (as seen in some earlier pictures) or

    tablets, iPods or other MP3 players, or even cellphones!

    The top shelf contains the CD, flashdrive, and cassette players.

    WEMR is ready for anything!

     

    production board

     

    The Production Board used for recording bits such as bumpers

    or announcements to be inserted into the daily broadcast.

    Announcer's voices are recorded on the portable digital recorder

    and then moved to a production computer to be edited using

    Audacity.  After editing, the recordings are moved to the program

    PC on the Rack and scheduled into the daily program log. In the

    background is a rack of donated CDs from CASHS Ag Ed

    instructor Eddie Parsons.

     

    prod computer

    The production computer being used to edit an upcoming

    CASD announcement.  Notice the old school iPod attached

    to the computer; just one of the many sources available to

    students for holding their music.  The paper on the computer

    is a list of upcoming District announcements that will be

    recorded to run as the time gets closer.  In the background is

    our record library with three shelves of donated albums and

    CDs.  Thanks to our donors for those!

     

     

    March 14, 2018

    BROADCAST STUDIO UPDATES

     

    rough panels

    Acoustic panels being constructed.  Five 2'x4'

    acoustic foam panels in wood frames, then wrapped in

    breathable (and sound-penetrating) cloth.  Of course,

    the color has to be Trojan blue!

     

    panels

    The finished panels set in place to determine spacing.

     

    panarama

     Panaramic view of the Studio at this time with five acoustic

    panels hung on the wall to help the sound quality of the

    announcers' voices in the Studio.  The computer on the right

    is for basic audio production and internet research. 

     

     

    December 14, 2017

    BROADCAST STUDIO INSTALLATION 

     

    studio

    After a week of late nights, running wire, soldering

    connectors, and installing software and

    music, the basic rendition of the broadcast studio from

    CASHS is completed.

     

     board  

    A closer look at the control board.  This board has

    multiple inputs, most of which are empty at

    this time except for the computer that stores the

    music and a microphone.  However,

    plans include adding multiple studio mics, a CD player,

    digital connectors for iPads or laptops,

    a turntable, and phone lines for remote broadcasts.

     

    studio  

    The permanent home of WEMR becoming more of a

    reality with each day's efforts.  Multiple pieces of "behind

    the scenes" equipment still need to be installed to comply

    with all FCC regulations for radio stations, even small

    100-watt ones.

     

     

    November 22, 2017

    STUDIO PREPARATION

    studio 1

    The room at CASHS that will house the broadcast studio

    for WEMR.

     

     studio 2

    Broadcast equipment being moved into the Studio. Since

    February 2017, when the FCC granted CASD a Limited-

    Power (LP) radio license, the station has been running

    from the laptop computer visible in the picture. The new

    equipment will allow for better quality sound and a

    stronger signal, as well as opportunities for students to

    experience broadcasting in a real-life environment.

     

     

    November 11, 2017

    TOWER & GUIDE WIRE COMPLETION

    final guide wire 1

    A close-up of one of the sets of guide wires. Each of the

    five wires runs to a higher point on the tower.

     

    guide wires

    The guide wires more clearly seen running to the tower in

    the distance.

     

    final transmitter shed

    The completed transmitter shed, with all wiring

    completed to connect the transmitter to the tower. The

    signal coming from the new transmitter and antenna has

    a broadcast radius of approximately 15 miles!

     

     

    November 3, 2017

    TOWER CONSTRUCTION

    tower 1

    The first section of the tower goes up.  When all portions

    are assembled, the tower will stand 200-feet into the

    Chambersburg skyline.  The small white building is the

    transmitter shed.

     

    final tower

    The completed tower. The tower is straight; it's the

    picture that's crooked. The finished tower is visible from

    CAMS South. 

     

     

    October 24, 2017

    CONCRETE WORK - TOWER FOUNDATION

     

    Ctower level

    Leveling the base of the tower before pouring concrete.

      A 200-foot tower CANNOT be crooked!

     

    pouring concrete tower

    Pouring concrete for the tower foundation.

     

    more tower concrete

    These pits require a LOT of concrete.

     

    Tower filled

    The tower base filled.

     

    final tower base

    The closer concrete pad is the finished base for the

    antenna.  The second pad is for the shed that will house

    the transmitter.

     

    transmitter 1

    Construction of the transmitter shed.

     

    CONCRETE WORK - GUIDE WIRE FOUNDATIONS

    guide wire 1

    District electrician Dave Zentmyer prepares the base for

    one of the sets of guide wires. Three of these pits are

    required for the proper installation of the guide wires.

     

    guide wires 2

    A guide wire pit waiting for concrete. The metal pole

    leaning out of the pit has a spatula-shaped head on it

    that holds five high-tensile wires that will run to the

    tower. Each wire goes 40 feet higher than the previous

    one.  Again, for ultimate security, there will be three sets

    of these guide wires when done.

     

    guide wire 3

    The guide wire pit partially filled with concrete. 

     

    guide wire 4

    Another view of the guide wire foundation. The spatula

    head that connects to the five guide wires is more clearly

    seen in this photo.

     

     

    October 3, 2017 

    TOWER PREPARATION

    (Location - Falling Spring Elementary School)

     

     pits

    Starting pilot holes to dig the pits needed for the

    foundations of the tower and three sets of high-tension

    guide wires.

     

    pits

    Digging pits for the tower and guide wires.

     

     moving dirt

    Moving the dirt.

     

     shovel

    A 200-foot tower and 15 high-tension guide wires require

    deep foundation holes to be dug.

     

     pits

    Four 6'-deep holes like this need to be prepared for the

    tower and three sets of guide wires, along with preparing

    ground for the transmitter shed.