WREK is the student owned and operated Georgia Tech radio station, broadcasting 24/7 at 91.1 FM.

WREK is operated by Georgia Tech students. Most engineering, management, and production is undertaken by Tech students, providing a goal-oriented extra curricular activity which provides valuable learning, social, and cultural experience. In working together to maintain a 40,000 watt FM station, students gain insight into organizational functions, the beauty of a wide range of music and ideas, exposure to an even wider range of Tech students with varying interests and backgrounds, and an understanding of the value of community service.

WREK's license is held by the Radio Communications Board of Georgia Tech and WREK is funded primarily through the Student Government Association.

WREK's programming consists of dozens of specialty shows produced in-house, syndicated programming, public affairs broadcasting, and broadly defined 'formats.'

  • Almost fifty WREK-hours per week feature WREK specialty shows.
  • Around five hours come from syndicated sources.
  • The other hundred or so hours each week are formats including "The Classics" in the early morning; "Just Jazz" in the late morning; "Blue Plate Special" in the early afternoon, featuring a wide assortment of music from all over the planet; "Rock, Rhythm, & Roll" during the rest of the afternoon; "Atmospherics" for late night ambience; the wildly diverse "Overnight Alternatives;" and the musical globetrotting of "Weekend Cornucopia."

WREK broadcasts 24 hours a day, every day and maintains a diverse format including atmospherics, rock, ska, bluegrass, pop, new wave, grunge, classic rock, reggae, dub, classical, Tech Sports, symphonic, jazz, hip-hop, blues, folk, world musics, experimental, electronic, synthesized, industrial, spoken word, zydeco, radio drama, soul, funk, public affairs, Joltin Jackets Baseball, ambient, TechNews, punk, Georgia Tech Women's Basketball, and a whole universe more....

Collections in this community

  • Inside the Black Box [253]

    This comedic approach to science de-mystifies science and technology for the average listener.
  • Tech Talk [11]

    WREK's call-in/interview show

Recent Submissions

  • Putting the Science Back in Science Education 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Weintraub, Jory; Greco, Ed; Gaul, Jon; Moozhayil, Akash (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-10-09)
    Jory Weintraub joins to discuss the importance of educating scientists to communicate their work to society, and what they are doing about this at the Duke Initiative for Science & Society.
  • Listener Call In Show 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Greco, Ed; Leavey, Jennifer; Moozhayil, Akash; Gaul, Jon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-10-02)
    Today we discuss recent health issues with vaping and take listener calls.
  • The Problem with Vaping 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Leavey, Jennifer; Gaul, Jon; Moozhayil, Akash (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-09-25)
    Today we discuss recent health issues with vaping and take listener calls.
  • Science for Georgia 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Sharma, Amy; Greco, Ed; Leavey, Jennifer; Gaul, Jon; Moozhayil, Akash (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-09-18)
    Amy Sharma, Vice President of Science for Georgia joins us to discuss this organization’s efforts to build a bridge between science and the public.
  • Making Cities Friendlier 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Andris, Clio; Leavey, Jennifer; Greco, Ed; Gaul, Jon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-09-11)
    Clio Andris, who holds joint faculty appointments in the Georgia Tech Schools of City and Regional Planning and Interactive Computing joins us to discuss her research on using social distance, instead of geographic distance, ...
  • Returning to Learning 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; O'Brien, Katy; Leavey, Jennifer; Greco, Ed; Gaul, Jon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-09-04)
    Katy O’Brien, from the Communication Sciences and Special Education faculty of the University of Georgia joins us to discuss her research on preparing students to return to learning after brain injury or concussions.
  • Science at the Con 2019 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Granade, Stephen; Leavey, Jennifer; Greco, Ed; Gaul, Jon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-08-28)
    For most of its history Dragon Con has provided an excellent program in the Science Track. Stephen Granade, the Science Track Director, joins us to discuss this year’s exciting program.
  • The Academic Road Less Traveled 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Cheung, Lily; Leavey, Jennifer (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-06-12)
    Lily Cheung, of the Georgia Tech School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering joins us to discuss how your college degree and career path don’t always match. She will share her own unique academic path and how this impacts ...
  • Black Hole Snapshots 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Greco, Ed; Leavey, Jennifer; Gaul, Jonathan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-04-10)
    Our very own Ed Greco guides us through the first image of a black hole from the Event Horizon Teleschope.
  • Ripping off Mother Nature Part II 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Weissburg, Marc; Gaul, Jonathan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-04-03)
    Marc Weissburg, Co-Director for the Georgia Tech Center for Biologically-Inspired Design, joins us after several years to discuss recent designs inspired by nature.
  • Scientist Storytelling 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Ip, Alex; Greco, Ed; Leavey, Jennifer; Gaul, Jonathan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-02-06)
    Alex Ip, Georgia Tech student in environmental engineering, joins us to discuss The Xylom, his media site that shares scientists’ personal stories with the public.
  • Policy Decisions in Our Data-Driven World 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Barke, Richard; Leavey, Jennifer; Gaul, Jonathan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-01-30)
    Richard Barke , from the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy, joins us to discuss our struggle to prioritize and interpret the ever-increasing amounts of data in order to make informed policy decisions. .
  • Shining a Light on Super Massive Black Holes 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Bogdonivic, Tamara; Leavey, Jennifer; Greco, Ed; Gaul, Jonathan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-01-23)
    Tamara Bogdonivic, of the Georgia Tech School of Physics, joins us to talk Super Massive Black Holes and her theories to explain their behavior.
  • Protein Dancing 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Gumbart, G.C.; Greco, Ed; Gaul, Jon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11-14)
    J.C. Gumbart, from the Georgia Tech School of Physics, joins us to talk about protein folding and morphology in the ribosome.
  • Math with Bad Drawings 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Orlin, Ben; Leavey, Jennifer; Greco, Ed; Gaul, Jon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11-28)
    Ben Orlin joins us to talk is new book Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas that Shape our Reality.
  • Topology In Materials 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Rocklin, Zeb; Greco, Ed; Leavey, Jennifer; Gaul, Jonathan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-10-03)
    Zeb Rocklin, from the Georgia Tech School of Physics joins us to discuss how the field of topology can help us understand and improve the mechanical properties of materials.
  • Punk Rock Science 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Greco, Ed; Jennifer, Leavey; Gaul, Jon; Mike, Evans; Joe, Mendelson (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-08-29)
    Georgia Tech’s own punk rock science band, Leucine Zipper and the Zinc Fingers, joins us to discuss the upcoming release of their new album of science-related songs Atomic Anarchy.
  • You're Not Blowing Things Up 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Dorhout, Peter; Leavey, Jennifer; Greco, Ed; Gaul, Jon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-08-01)
    Our title is the common question those of us in the chemical sciences seem to get from many people, despite the fact that chemistry and chemical education is safe when done properly. Pete Dorhout, President of the American ...
  • The Fast, the furious, and the Frugal 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Bhamla, Saad; Leavey, Jennifer; Greco, Ed (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-05-02)
    We’re talking with Saad Bhamla, of the Georgia Tech School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, about his research on very fast motions in small organisms, and the use of frugal approaches to research solutions for ...
  • The Sweet Technology of Beer 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Burgoyne, Nick; Matthews, George; Greco, Ed; Leavey, Jennifer (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-15)
    George Matthews, Packaging Manager, and Lead Brewer, Nick Burgoyne, at the Sweetwater Brewery in Atlanta, joins us to chat about the technological challenges of making beer at a large scale.

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