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ABOUT US

WUDR Flyer Radio

Broadcasting from the Roger Glass Center for the Arts on South Main Street, WUDR Flyer Radio 99.5/98.1 FM is completely student run and operated.  We bring you all the greats from top pop, rock, and R&B artists. 

History of WUDR & WVUD

WUDR is the latest chapter in the University of Dayton's rich broadcasting history dating back to the "good old days" of WVUD. Not only are we a musically formatted radio station, but we also are privileged to be able to bring the UD campus several public affairs programs, as well as, selected sports broadcasts including Pioneer league football, Atlantic 10 Volleyball, Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Soccer, and baseball.

Our studio was originally located in Kennedy Union. It was then moved to ArtStreet in the center of the student neighborhood. In 2024, WUDR moved into a new, state-of-the-art studio located inside the Flyer Media wing in the Roger Glass Center for the Arts.

The University of Dayton was a major player in the Dayton broadcasting scene in the 1960s through part of the 80s.  The University launched WVUD (the Voice of the University of Dayton) in 1964. The station was located on campus with the transmitter and 500 foot tower located on Stuart Hill, it was managed by professionals and operated by full-time undergraduate students.

In the 1970s, WVUD was the number one station in the Dayton market for years, using its album oriented rock programming to battle Top 40 station WING.  It was also known as a cutting edge station, on a national level.  

Many people, to this day, remember listening to WVUD.  And you won’t find a more loyal group of alumni than the former WVUD employees.  WVUD was also responsible for launching the career of Dan Patrick, then Dan Pugh.  Patrick has become one of the University’s most famous grads.

The station was sold in 1992.

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