WRUC was first known as 2ADD and signed on at 8 p.m. on Oct. 1, 1920. William G. Craig, a 1923 graduate of Union College, was the station's first announcer, and Glen C. Mercer, a 1916 graduate, built the radio s first station. In order to play music the students borrowed records for the first years of broadcasting. The original station and transmitter were located in a shack behind the electrical engineering building with a wire antenna strung between two nearby trees. In 1940 the station was given its new call letters WRUC, which stood for Wireless Radio of Union College. The stations plays a variety of music genres, such as oldies, 70s, 80s, 90s, indie, jazz, hip-hop, classical, talk radio, blues, pop, rock, rap, Asian pop, sports talk, death metal, comedy, grunge alternative, classic rock, emo, punk and salsa. WRUC is located in Schenectady, N.Y.