WVFI is the Irish's Fighting Voice
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
When friends and family back home continually ask about school — how are classes? how are your friends? how did the dance go? you need HOW much money? — what they are basically attempting to do is be a part of campus life. Whether an alumnus longing to be in college again, a friend who wanted to come here but couldn't get in or just a concerned parent — people want to be involved with this university. When winter comes and football season is over, there are few actual ways to keep the Irish spirit going outside South Bend. One such means was WVFI, the student radio station located in LaFortune.
After years of a weak signal that hampered the size of the listening audience, we upgraded our system to a global Internet system. Not only could all of campus now hear our station, but theoretically so could anyone in the free world who had a computer and nothing better to do. After a year of telling my friends about this phantom radio show I had, they could now listen for themselves.
But recently this global capacity has been taken away, and the station is back to square one. The students who work at WVFI really do care about making the station the best of its kind— the constant frustration of setbacks like this only serve to make us work harder in our goal. The powers that be need to realize that they are not only helping WVFI but also Notre Dame as a whole by expanding us over the internet.
The University will see no increase in beloved revenue nor will there be any expansion on campus of modern looking buildings that don't blend in with all the others. For once the benefit will arise from what should be the main intent of a school-student satisfaction.
Sophmore, Sorin Hall
November 7, 1999
All Viewpoint Stories for Monday, November 8, 1999