WQAB radio, 91.3 FM is the student-run station of Alderson Broaddus University. WQAB is a non-commercial, educational radio station that provides students with hands-on experiences that help them learn how a radio station runs.

Students are professionally-trained on board operation, vocal techniques and program continuity. Students may earn class credit, do work study, obtain performance scholarships or volunteer to be a DJ. For the community, the 7200 watt station provides music (alternative rock n' roll and christian rock), interview/talk shows, public service announcements, and remote programming, such as Men's and Women's Battler Basketball. The station also runs specialty programming such as InFisherman Radio, which can be heard daily (M-F) at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00p.m.  This three-minute program, produced by the Outdoor Channel, gives fishing tips from nationally-recognized fisherman.

If you have a special event or an announcement aired, please call us at 304.457.6281 or 6271.

The FCC-licensed station is run by students with a faculty advisor. In addition, community people occasionally get involved in broadcasting.  Anyone interested in joining the WQAB radio team can drop by the studio, located in Withers-Brandon Hall or call 304.457.6271.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jim Wilkie
Student Station Manager: Kiersten Long

Mission and Goals

It is the mission of WQAB 91.3 FM radio to use the facilities of the station in the training of students in broadcasting, and/or promoting of educational and entertainment services to the campus, town of Philippi and other outlaying places within the broadcast range. In order to meet this mission, the goals of WQAB are:

A.     To provide instruction to student DJs in the techniques of professional broadcasting.

B.     To provide a wide variety of music formats, news and educational programming that appeals to a wide variety of listeners so that all feel included.

C.     To provide information to the community [Philippi and surrounding Barbour, Harrison and Randolph Counties), campus and the state of West Virginia in order to foster and maintain a community service sharing network for good town-gown relationships.

D.     To offer remote broadcasts and simulcasted webcasts on ab.edu/gameday of important events like concerts, Relay for Life and Battler Basketball.

E.      To offer work study, performance scholarship, class credit and volunteer opportunities.

F.      To offer programming 24 hours/7 days a week when school is in session.

G.      To maintain and operate an EAS (Emergency Alert System) vehicle to inform the public of situations of natural or man-made nature.

 WQAB, 91.3 FM Aired Programs
     The student-run station is proud to air both AB own produced programs and nationally-syndicated shows, such as Melinda's Garden Moment. Melinda's Garden Moment is a one-minute segment with nationally known gardening expert, Melinda Myers. She provides tips on indoor and outdoor plant growing. The show in Spring 2012 can be heard on 91.3 FM and on the web at ab.edu/athletics/game-day/web-cast on Mondays at 6 p.m., Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. and Sundays at 3:00.


Melinda’s Garden Moment Radio Segments

Nationally known gardening expert Melinda Myers helps everyday gardeners find success and ease in the garden through her one-minute Melinda’s Garden Moment radio segments. Melinda shares timely “must have” tips that hold the key to gardening success learned through her more than 30 years of horticulture experience.  Listeners from across the country find her gardener friendly, practical approach to gardening both refreshing and informative.

On partner radio station web sites, Melinda expands on the information provided in her one-minute radio segments. The web component includes photos and more extensive information on each of the segment topics.  New web tips will be added throughout the year, providing timely step-by-step information on what gardeners need to do next in their garden!

Just a few of the topics Melinda has covered include: Grow Your Own and Save; Jump Start the Growing Season; Grow Your Own Favorite Recipe; Attracting Birds and Butterflies to the Garden; Indoor Start for Earlier Bloom; Houseplants Purify the Air; Starting Plants from Seeds; Plan a Bit of Fragrance in Your Garden; Starting Plants from Cuttings; Low Maintenance Design Tips; Dig, Divide and Multiply Perennials;  Spring Container Gardens; Converting Grass to Gardens; Summer Lawn Care; Speed Up Your Tomato Harvest                                                                                           

About Melinda Myers
Melinda Myers has a master’s degree in horticulture, is a certified arborist, and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. Melinda shares her expertise through a variety of media outlets. She has written over 20 books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening. She hosts “Great Lakes Gardener,” seen on PBS stations throughout the United States, and “Melinda’s Garden Moments”, which air on over 85 radio and TV stations throughout the country. She appears regularly as a guest expert on various national and local television and radio shows. She also writes the twice monthly “Gardeners’ Questions” newspaper column and is a contributing editor and columnist for Birds & Blooms magazine. In addition, she hosted “The Plant Doctor” radio program for over 20 years and was a columnist and contributing editor for Backyard Living magazine. Melinda has written articles for Better Homes and Gardens and Fine Gardening. She has received recognition and numerous awards, including the 2003 Garden Globe Award for radio talent and the Quill and Trowel Award for her television work, both from the Garden Writers Association. Myers’ web site is www.melindamyers.com.