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Our Story 


WCSF (88.7 FM) is a 100 watt radio station located in Joliet, Illinois, broadcasting an eclectic college radio music format to Chicago’s Southwest suburbs as well as Will and Grundy counties.

The station is licensed to the University of St. Francis. The school was known as the College of St. Francis until 1998 and the broadcast license is currently held in that name.

USF students and alumni are welcome to apply as on air talent. Send an inquiry to our program director.

Below is a timeline chronicling our past, all the way to present day!


1976: Department of Communications and Media arts is founded. Art Hellyer and Thane Lyman construct a carrier-current radio station with the call letters "WCSF" that could "broadcast" to the dorms at the then-College of St. Francis.

1988: WCSF-FM becomes licensed by the FCC at a frequency of 88.7 megahertz!


2001: Dr. Scott Marshall becomes general manager of WCSF. With this move, WCSF returns to an alternative format (modern rock)

2014: Anthony Musiala becomes the station manager.  New logo is created and "The Edge" moniker is retired. 

2002: WCSF-FM adds "The Edge" to name


2020: WCSF installs a new tower and antenna.


1979: Professor Richard Lorenc becomes the advisor of the radio club

1991: Don Burke becomes general manager of WCSF. He holds that title until 1999. Don continues to host The Spirit of Christmas, 

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