WCDB is a college radio station run by students attending The University at Albany in Albany, New York. WCDB currently broadcasts at 90.9 FM with a signal covering the Capital District and reaching parts of Western Massachusetts. The station is staffed completely by students and operates an almost 24/7 schedule. WCDB's programming includes a wide range of alternative music programs. The station has a website with streaming capabilities and is now airing worldwide. WCDB is the broadcast radio station of SUNY Albany. WCDB's format is primarily music. WCDB serves as a venue for matters that are relevant to continued public discourse regarding issues of social importance. The underpinning rasion d'etre for the existence of a student radio station is to provide a viable alternative to mainstream discourse and mass culture.