Opportunities in Journalism and Communication

Television Station

UWW-TV is the campus cable channel that televises original news, sports, entertainment and educational programs to the campus community, produced entirely by students. UWW-TV broadcasts many live and pre-recorded programs from Conover Studio in the lower level of Andersen Library, and provides an excellent four-year experience in broadcast journalism and electronic media video production.


The Royal Purple, publishing since 1901, is a weekly newspaper with a circulation of 7,000. The editorial staff, all UW-Whitewater students, is solely responsible for the content that appears in the newspaper and online. While the newspaper is printed weekly, the online edition of the Royal Purple is updated throughout the week. The paper has won numerous awards in recent years at the state and Midwest level.

Radio Station

91.7 The Edge, WSUW-FM, is a student-run radio station that has been on the air in Whitewater since 1966. With its tower atop Hyer Hall, The Edge reaches the surrounding communities of Whitewater, Palmyra, Fort Atkinson, East Troy, and Watertown. 91.7 The Edge plays alternative, hip-hop, and metal music along with a great lineup of specialty shows including a variety of music from jazz to EDM. The station offers a wide variety of opportunities for students from all majors to gain relevant experience in the broadcasting field. Whether it be announcing, marketing, sports, production, or news, 91.7 The Edge is a creative outlet for those individuals who seek a rewarding experience working in the entertainment industry.