Resound Radio started as the brain-child of Jim Leightenheimer (1980 Cedarville grad and current faculty advisor to Resound), as a new professor in the media department at Cedarville, he saw the need for a professional learning environment where media students could practice their skills and become more prepared for entering the media world. In 1990 the first chapter of Cedarville student radio was born; WSRN (Student Radio Network).
Six years later, after the station became more of a fixture on campus, a second shift occurred; WSRN morphed into U99.5 and started broadcasting with a low-power FM signal that covered Cedarville’s Campus. When the university decided to build the Stevens Student Center in 2000, the station moved to its current home in the Lower-Level.
Lower-Level Stevens Student Center
Once again, in 2006, the station went through major changes. The station leadership decided to stop using the FM signal and to move to a completely online station (because of significant research of the student body), and they changed the name of the station to Resound Radio.
Today, Resound continues to bring encouragement to students through our new and improved mobile application and website. As well as with new studio equipment given by Cedarville University. With these blessings, Resound continues to serve the student body by enriching their lives with uplifting music and challenging their faith with compelling content.
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)