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WKHS Tunefest logo: Celebrating 50 Years of WKHS with live music, food trucks and a whole lotta fun

WORTON — The Kent County High School's student radio station and broadcasting program has planned a 50th anniversary party for later this spring.

Tunefest is set for Saturday, May 4 from noon to 5 p.m. at Red Acres Farm, next to the high school in Worton. 

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

The concert celebrates the 50th anniversary of the launch of 90.5 FM WKHS, along with the high school's broadcasting program, in 1974.

Performing at Tunefest are local artists Sombarkin', Justin Singleton, Phil Dutton and the Alligators, the Good Stuff and the Blake Thompson Band. 

Food trucks will be on hand to serve up delicious meals.

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. "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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