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Mayor declares Nov. 3 WRFW Day

Michael Norman is shown receiving the proclamation from Mayor Dan Toland. Also pictured is Theodore Tollefson, Editor-in-Chief of the Student Voice at UW-River Falls. Photo courtesy of City of River Falls Communications Manager Mary Zimmermann

Mayor Dan Toland and the River Falls City Council have declared Saturday, Nov. 3 to be WRFW Day in River Falls.

The proclamation is in honor of the 50th anniversary of UW-River Falls' student-run radio station, WRFW (88.7 FM).

WRFW was founded in 1968, and joined the Wisconsin Public Radio network, becoming its far western Wisconsin affiliate in 1998.

Toland's proclamation also honors the fact that the station gives students and the community news and music and "offers hands-on training for journalism and communication students."

According to the proclamation, Nov. 3 was chosen as WRFW alumni have alumni and community activities planned on that day, in honor of the anniversary.

According to the proclamation:

"I, Mayor Dan Toland of the City of River Falls, do proclaim the day of Nov. 3, 2018, as WRFW Day in the City of River Falls in recognition of its rich history and significant contributions to the lives of River Falls area students and community members."

Toland presented the proclamation to Michael Norman, WRFW's first news director, at the regular, Tuesday, Oct. 23 City Council meeting.

To find out more about UWRF's WRFW celebration, visit:

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Gretta Stark

Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.

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