The CMG mission is to provide students with a unique platform to explore their creativity, engage with the community and develop skills that will set them apart in the professional world. The CMG experience is powerful - it places students at the helm of an established corporation allowing them to take risks, develop as leaders and solve problems.
CMG was founded in 1935, beginning as a student organization that produced radio programs airing on WESG. Later in the 1940s, CMG purchased small AM transmitters and installed them in each of Cornell’s dorms, choosing the call letters: WVBR. Seeking to serve the off-campus community, CMG filed an application with the FCC in the mid-1950s for an FM station license, which was not an ordinary feat for a college-student-operated radio station. Over the years WVBR has become a substantial component of the local community. CMG has expanded to a multimedia company that also owns CornellRadio.com and Electric Buffalo Records.
Despite it's name, CMG is not run by, nor financially supported by Cornell University. It is an independent non-profit corporation completely owned and managed by students of Cornell and other universities. Very few organizations exist in the world that share the same situation, offering students a truly unique and powerful experience.