High school’s radio station to celebrate 50 years with Tunefest

WORTON — Serving the Shore since ’74, Kent County High School’s student radio station and broadcasting program will host a 50th anniversary party later this spring.

Tunefest is Saturday, May 4 from noon to 5 p.m. at Red Acres Farm, located just down the road from the high school in Worton.

Tickets, $25 apiece, are available through http://tinyurl.com/murmppk8 or https://wkhsradio.org.

The concert celebrates the golden anniversary of the launch of 90.5 FM WKHS in 1974, along with the high school’s broadcasting program.

Local artists Sombarkin’, Justin Singleton, Phil Dutton and the Alligators, the Good Stuff and the Blake Thompson Band will perform.

There will be food trucks too.

Chris Singleton, the current broadcasting teacher at Kent County High School, is also looking forward to Tunefest as a reunion for program alumni and former teachers.

“Across the past five decades, more than 500 students have completed the Broadcasting pathway at Kent County High School,” Singleton said in a news release. “Our hope is to get as many of them together as possible this spring to celebrate this historic milestone.”

WKHS is one of the most powerful high school radio stations in the country, boasting a signal that can be heard in four states.

Students are not the only on-air talent.

Community volunteers also host radio shows and WXPN, the radio station of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, provides simulcast programming as well.

Tunefest sponsors include the Hedgelawn Foundation (premier), Kent County Economic Development and Tourism, the Kent County Health Department and the Kent Cultural Alliance.

Tune into WKHS at 90.5 FM, stream it through the station’s website or listen to it on the Kent County Public Schools mobile app.

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  1. I’d love to be there but I’ll be at Assateague National Park for that week My best to you and all the others who will be attending.

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