Frequently asked questions

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What is Spinnaker Radio?

Spinnaker Radio is UNF’s student-run independent radio station, playing mostly indie rock, pop, and hip-hop

Where can I hear Spinnaker Radio?

You can hear Spinnaker Radio on 95.5 LP-FM on the radio if you’re within our listening area, online right here on this website through our player, at UNF on channel 171, or in the plaza at the Student Union on UNF’s campus.

What’s the listening area?

You can hear 95.5 WSKR throughout most of Southside Jacksonville, along with the intracoastal area and the majority of the beaches. We’re a bit spotty after you cross Southside Boulevard, but we’ve heard that we are loud and clear in parts of Arlington and even parts of Mandarin!

Who runs Spinnaker Radio?

Spinnaker Radio is run by UNF students, for UNF students. The station is led by the general manager, with a music director, program director, and content producer. The majority of volunteer DJ’s are also UNF students.

How do I become a part of Spinnaker Radio?

We are always looking for new DJs. All you have to do is email radio@unfspinnaker.com or program@unfspinnaker.com to get started!

What if I’m not a UNF student?

That’s cool! If we have any extra slots, we’d love for you to join us. Just email the program director if you’re interested in working with us.

I keep seeing stuff about specialty shows. What’s a specialty show?

A specialty show is programming that is outside of our live hours and features a definitive, unique theme. These shows air during the night rotation, typically last 1-2 hours, and are updated with new segments every week. Want to start producing a show with us? Email program@unfspinnaker.com for more info.

Why do you play the music you play? I’ve never heard of a lot of it.

That’s the point! We play independent artists who deserve some airtime. We work with a lot of promotion companies to get the music we spin. The stuff you’ll hear on 95.5 will be big one day, just not yet. We played Sam Smith before they were big, Haim before they were big, The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons…. etc.

I’m a musician or in a band and want to be played on the radio! Where do I send it?

We will definitely listen to what you send us, but we can’t guarantee it will fit our format. Feel free to send mp3’s or wav files to music@unfspinnaker.com. We’ll take a listen and see what we think.

Where is Spinnaker Radio located?

It’s in the east side of the Student Union on the 2nd floor in #2202. We’re open 8am-5pm M-F… come hang out with us!

Do you guys follow FCC laws?

Always. We’re a low-power FM  that’s granted by the Federal Communications Commission. We follow all of their rules and strive for live broadcasting excellence.

Is Spinnaker Radio part of Spinnaker Media?

Yes! We are one of the five branches of Spinnaker Media at UNF and work really hard with each of the other branches to give the community informative and entertaining programming.

What else does Spinnaker Radio offer?

We provide live coverage of UNF Basketball games, as well as give daily news reports, weather updates, host podcasts, specialty talk shows, and more.