As our state and nation continue to respond to the growing pandemic that is the COVID-19 (aka the Coronavirus) we at WJCU felt it necessary to let you know where we stand in relation to our programming.As part of the ongoing canceling of events, trips, programs and schools, our home base, John Carroll University, has also urged students to step away from campus and return home to finish classes this semester online in an effort to discourage the spread of the virus in our direct community. That decision obviously pushed the station to do some risk assessments of our own and with the approval of the university, WJCU is being told to mostly continue business as usual with some extra precautions being taken to prevent the spread of germs/COVID-19 within our studio.
What that means is that for now at least, you will generally still hear the majority of genre show hosts LIVE in studio for their respective shows on a weekly basis. That could change at any moment though and if it does the station could become fully automated for a span of time until it is deemed appropriate to return to normal operations again. We’re thankful we haven’t reached that point yet, but know that some hosts have chosen the prerecorded show option already as a precaution. The biggest loss will come from our student staff obviously, so we hope you are understanding of the lack of voices during The Heights and for student hosted genre shows that will be prerecorded for the foreseeable future.
If you have any questions about our status during these uncertain and unprecedented times you can always reach out to our staff via email at moc.l1620302363iamg@1620302363ofniu1620302363cjw1620302363 or over the phone at 216-397-4437.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience.