Hound Waves is the non-commercial, free format, student-run radio station at Eastern New Mexico University. We are an official student organization registered with the Student Activities and Organizations office on campus, and we are also affiliated with the Department of Communication.
Hound Waves provides more artistic freedom than most college stations and probably any commercial station. DJs have a great deal of freedom to express their unique talents and musical preferences. Our mission, which is summed up in our slogan "Running against the pack," is simple:
To provide an alternative source of music, talk, and community programming that listeners can't find on commercial radio.
We are always accepting DJ applications from students, alumni, faculty, and staff interested in hosting a show (no experience required—we'll train you!). We are also actively looking for current students to help run the station by filling one of our open staff positions.
If you would like to join us as a DJ complete the DJ Application
Or, if you are interested in becoming part of the staff, fill out the Staff Application
For more information, contact our faculty advisor Dr. Roger Davis Gatchet.
To listen to the live broadcast via Flash player, please click on the player below. Or, you can listen with your default music player.
Click here for our current program schedule.
Long before television took the world by storm families gathered around their radios to listen to all-acoustic dramatic programs known as radio dramas. The Department of Communication is reviving the glory days of old-time radio dramas such as The Shadow, Dick Tracy, and Orson Welles's infamous The War of the Worlds with our new Theater of the Mind series. Created and directed by Dr. James Lee, these all-original productions offer an opportunity for both students and faculty from across the university to participate as voice actors, sound effects specialists, and production engineers. With radio drama, the costume always fits. The first production in this series, the sinister Halloween-themed drama Tick, Tick, premiered during the Fall 2012 semester and was featured in an article in the Portales News-Tribune. See the link below to listen to the audio stream. For more information on how you can get involved with our next production, contact Dr. Lee. Click to listen to streaming audio for all our radio drama productions.
To purchase a copy of a Theater of the Mind production on CD (in broadcast-quality WAV format) that is suitable for personal, educational, or professional broadcast use, send a check or money order made out to "Department of Communication/Theater of the Mind" for $10 (this price includes shipping and handling) to the following address:
Department of Communication/Theater of the Mind
Attention: Roger Gatchet
ENMU Station 27
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
Be sure to include a note that specifies your name, the mailing address you'd like the CD shipped to, and the title of the specific production you want. All proceeds from CD sales go directly to Theater of the Mind to support the production of future radio dramas.