Herrick Memorial Library at Alfred University


  • Archives & Special Collections
  • Herrick Memorial Library
  • Alfred University
  • 1 Saxon Drive
  • Alfred, NY 14802
  • 607-871-2385 (Phone)
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WALF Radio

"Alfred's WALF is now on the air."

That's what Mark O'Meara, one of the first of many DJs at Alfred University's campus radio station, declared in December 1971. With donations from AU Trustees Donald Roon and Robert Bromeley and 1950 alumnus Leslie Shershoff, radio equipment was purchased and the station established by AU students Joe Baird, Dave Steven and Joe Goff in the basement of 6 Sayles Street. In January 1975, the station was moved to the Steinheim where its facilities were further expanded in February 1977. The station generated some good publicity when Brandon Scholz conducted a radio marathon to help finance renovations, broadcasting for 73 consecutive hours in March 1978 and raising $1,500. The station moved into its present quarters on the ground floor of Powell Campus Center when the new student center opened in 1994. 

WALF General Managers  

1971-72           Joe Goff
1972-73           David Steven
1973-74           Stuart Silver
1974-75           ?
1975-76           Brandon Scholz
1976-77           Brandon Scholz (Fall); Margaret Redfearn
1977-78           David Koenig (Fall); Gary Esterow (Spring)
1978-79           Gary Esterow
1979-80           Dean O'Grady
1980-81           Jeff Lindenthal
1981-82           Jeff Lindenthal
1982-83           Michael Pinholster
1983-84           Leslie O'Brien
1984-85           Burt Payne
1985-86           Philip Favre
1986-87           ?
1987-88           Mark Suguichi
1988-89           Missy Scott
1989-90           Deane Miner
1990-91           Deane Miner (Fall); Shawn O'Rourke
1991-92           Sean Salo
1992-93           Sean Salo
1993-94           Shannon Evans
1994-95           Brian Fitz
1995-96           Christy Dryden
1996-97           Dan Glanowski
1997-98           Jen Baran (Fall); Ben Link (Spring)
1998-99           Ben Link
1999-00           Kristopher Stachoviak
2000-01           Kristopher Stachoviak
2001-02           Kyle Torok (Fall); Colin Kelley (Spring)
2002-03           Colin Kelley
2003-04           Ben Huff
2004-05           Skye Schiefer
2005-06           Kelly Donohoe
2006-07           Kelly Donohoe
2007-08           Ben Duffy
2008-09           Jeremy Juhasz
2009-10           Tom Fleming
2010-11           Lucas Wilson