WETN started as an AM station (WHON) from Pierce Chapel in 1947 and switched to FM in 1962. The station eventually moved to the Billy Graham Center, and students worked alongside faculty and staff to produce varied programming broadcast to the campus and local community as an extension of academic programs.

In subsequent decades there was a decreasing student interest in the station, and the College’s academic programming no longer emphasized radio broadcasting. Additionally, listening and viewing habits changed to more internet content. The College decided to sell the frequency operated by WETN-FM, 88.1 FM during the 2016-17 academic year.

Ongoing chapel services, concerts, academic lectures, and athletic events are now streamed live online, while video is also available on YouTube and the Athletics website for on-demand viewing. <http://www.wheaton.edu/WETN>

see also: https://recollections.wheaton.edu/2017/01/wetn-signing-off/