Radio X celebrating 50 years with music festival

MARQUETTE — A staple in the Marquette airwaves is turning 50 years old, and they’re celebrating with “The Revival” music festival at Presque Isle.

Northern Michigan University’s student radio station Radio X turns 50 this year, and they’re inviting everyone to celebrate everything the station stands for.

“It’s a great way to support local artists and local music,” said Niikah Hatfield, Station Manager of Radio X. “The title ‘Revival’ came from the fact that radio is sort of dying, and we want to bring it back, and bring back that excitement. The whole reason I’m station manager is because I love this place, I loved being a student DJ, and I kind of want to reconnect people with their music and their audience.”

Another festival will be held after the spring semester, to once again celebrate 50 years on–air, and to welcome in summer.

The festival, which will consist entirely of local artists, costs $10 to the general public, $5 to students, and kids 12 and under are free.

For more information on the festival, visit their Facebook event here.