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Brookville, New York
United States
Broadcast areaNassau County, New York
Frequency88.1 MHz
OwnerLong Island University
(Long Island University Public Radio Network)
First air date
October 18, 1961; 60 years ago (1961-10-18)
Call sign meaning
C.W. Post Campus of LIU
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID38332
ERP100 watts
HAAT58 meters (190 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
40°49′00″N 73°35′49″W / 40.81667°N 73.59694°W / 40.81667; -73.59694Coordinates: 40°49′00″N 73°35′49″W / 40.81667°N 73.59694°W / 40.81667; -73.59694
Public license information
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WCWP (88.1 FM) is a college radio station licensed to Brookville, New York, owned and operated by Long Island University and broadcasting a variety radio format. The station serves the Nassau County, New York area, and is located on the C.W. Post Campus of LIU.


In the spring of 1960, Arthur Beltrone '63 and Theatre Arts Professor Virgil Jackson Lee founded WCWP as a closed circuit radio station. The Radio Club of C.W. Post College was initiated at this time. WCWP first signed on the air at noon, October 18, 1961. Two years later, plans were made to extend the station's reach through a noncommercial, educational FM station. In January 1965, WCWP acquired new facilities, which were named after Mr. Benjamin Abrams, a pioneer in the communications industry.[1]

On November 30, 1970, WCWP was ordered to be closed down at 2 AM by Dean Julian Mates “to protect our station license” after obscenities had been broadcast. The shutdown came at the end of the station's regular program schedule that day.[2]


  1. ^ "History of WCWP". LIU School of Visual and Performing Arts. Archived from the original on April 24, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "Dean Orders Closing Of C. W. Post Radio In Obscenity Airing". The New York Times. December 1, 1970. Retrieved February 5, 2020.