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Radioing Rensselaer – A Challenge

Support WRPI and have your gift matched! Greg Waters ’97 has generously offered to match all gifts (up to $2,500) to WRPI made between now and Commencement (May 24, 2014). Make your gift to WRPI now and help them achieve their goal! Thank you, Greg!


With a 75-mile listening radius, WRPI reaches Rensselaer and beyond. We collaborate with many community groups, as well as on-campus entities like RPITV, Rensselaer Athletics and more.  We are FCC licensed and have been honored to grow from a conglomeration of amateurs to an FM station in 1957. 

What You're Supporting

With a 30 year-old transmitter, it will be an insurmountable task to continue to provide a high level of service to the community. Your gift will help ensure alternative radio does not fall silent.

Why Support Us

For more than 50 years, the RPI community has relied on WRPI to bring the best in college radio; everything from local live acts, new and alternative music, politics and humor, and RPI sports. Updating our old equipment guarantees WRPI’s longevity, so we can continue to provide all that the community has come to expect from the Upstate Underground. 

About the Organization

WRPI comes from a conglomeration of amateur radio endeavors that grew into an FM station starting in 1957 with the construction of a 30-foot broadcast tower on the ’87 field broadcasting at 750 Watts. A lot has changed over the years and since 1969 we have been broadcasting with 5,000 Watts (10,000 Effective Radiating Power) from a 690-foot broadcast tower reaching the outer bounds of upstate New York, as well as parts of Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. We have also expanded to online streaming. For more information, please visit the WRPI website.