Chesterton High School’s radio station, WDSO-FM 88.3, will be marking the 42nd year of broadcasting as it resumes its regular programming on Monday, August 20. The station broadcasts continuous music 24/7 during summer break for the Duneland Schools in June, July and August. WDSO serves the Duneland School Corporation, the entire Duneland community, and also streams online at www.duneland.k12.in.us/wdso. Check out WDSO’s Daily Schedule in the Chesterton Tribune for shows and their broadcast times.
The station will continue to broadcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Regular programming will air Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to around 4 or 5 p.m. daily with music throughout the overnight hours and on Saturday and Sunday. There will be some hour-long afterschool shows during the week.
WDSO plays a variety of music mixing all types of music during each music hour. Afterschool music shows highlight a particular type of music—the choice of the on-air DJ.
WDSO will continue its daily programming with shows like the CHS News & Events, Community Bulletin Board, Daily Almanac taken from “Echoes of the Past” from the Chesterton Tribune, Profile America from the U.S. Census Bureau, Birdnote, Insight Daily Radio, On the Money Minute and Soundbeat. Weekly Programs include the CHS Weekly Report, Porter County Perspective and the Indiana State Police Road Show.
Special community programming returning again this year includes Historically Speaking, hosted by Serena Ard, museum curator; Pet Talk, hosted by staff members from Arbor View Animal Hospital; Artful Conversations with host, Chris Acton, publicist for the Chesterton Art Center and Naturally Speaking, hosted by Kelly Caddell, a ranger from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
WDSO sportscasters will broadcast home games during the regular season for CHS varsity football in the fall and boys’ and girls’ basketball during the winter months. Some away games and post-season games will be broadcast as well.
Student management this year includes: co-program directors – Sami Bunning (12) and Jake Weitzel (12); co-music directors – James Hennings (12), Logan Miller (12) and Devin Michael (12); news director – J. D Cory (12); PSA director – Tyler Huyser (11) and promotions director – Eve Senderhauf (11).
Matt Waters is the station manager/faculty advisor and Michele Stipanovich is the operations manager.
If you have any suggestions for programming or have any public service announcements you would like to have read on-the-air, please call 983-3777 or send the information to WDSO, 2125 South 11th Street, Chesterton, IN 46304.