About Us

UWave Radio is the campus-based community station of the Bothell area and beyond. We are a center for community engagement, a hub for underrepresented voices and music, an environment for professional development, and a catalyst for social justice.


In 2012, a group of University of Washington Bothell students who shared a common interest in community media began building a radio station from scratch. We started broadcasting online in the spring of 2013 with a mixture of talk, music, and educational programming. Over the last year, we applied and were approved for a Low Power FM license from the FCC. You can view our future broadcast range here. Within the next year, we hope our listeners will be tuning in from their homes, work, cars, and online. We are growing every day! To learn more, visit our get involved page.

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Our organization is broken into four departments. Each department is made up of two directors who manage the workflow and a group of volunteers who make sure things get done. The departments are as follows:

  • Business is in charge of the little details: underwriting content, legal inquiries, fundraising, connecting with local businesses, etc.
  • Programming manages on-air content. They organize shows, curate the music library, and train new hosts and DJs.
  • Promotions is the voice of UWave. They get the word out about volunteer opportunities, fundraisers and upcoming events.
  • Technology runs the computers, website and audio equipment, including the studio and servers.

Other Student Publications (AKA our BFFs)

We are one of four student publications on campus:
  • Husky Herald, the UW Bothell student newspaper.
  • UWB Policy Journal, is a compilation of policy-related work submitted and published by students of the University of Washington Bothell.
  • Clamor, is the literary and arts journal at UWB.

Want UWave Radio to DJ at your event?

For events (primarily on campus), fill out this form. We require at minimum 4 weeks notice.
UWave DJ's reserve the right to provide their own playlist for events

Sign our petition to help UWave Radio get on the air.

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