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“This is KCSU FM, 90.9 megacycles, in Fort Collins, Colorado, the voice of Colorado State University.”



IMG_5460KCSU-FM (90.5 FM) is Colorado State University’s non-commercial, student-run, campus radio station licensed to Fort Collins, Colorado. KCSU was born in 1964, when CSU Students applied for an official FCC license and obtained 90.9 megahertz. KCSU upgraded to our current frequency 90.5 in 1984. KCSU broadcasts at 10,000 watts, reaching east to Greeley, south to Longmont, and north to the Wyoming border. KCSU is a 501c3 non-profit organization affiliated with Rocky Mountain Student Media Corporation, and is one of the largest college radio stations in the country. The KCSU broadcast signal reaches over 250,000 people and can be heard anywhere in the world that has internet access on

Mission Statement

The mission of KCSU is to train students to collaboratively operate a radio station that delivers and creates content that informs and inspires our listeners.


KCSU is music intensive, focusing on college and alternative musical genres. KCSU also provides newscasts, sports updates, live play-by-play of CSU Women’s Volleyball, and Public Service Announcements (PSAs). Musically, there are three different show formats that make up the majority of KCSU programming.

Prime Time: KCSU music programmed from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm is played from prime time rotation. Rotation is a large compilation of newly released local, national, and international music. Primetime DJs represent the voice of KCSU and provide the community with the newest music, sports, and news.

Specialty: Between the hours of 7:00pm and 1:00am KCSU plays specialty shows. A specialty show at KCSU is a two-hour show focusing on one particular genre of music or topic. All types of music and programming are welcome at KCSU, given that hosts follow KCSU and FCC guidelines.

Experimental: After 1:00am KCSU airs experimental music. The DJs during this time play whatever they want, provided the music is also in compliance with KCSU and FCC regulations