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 programming is proudly curated and produced exclusively by Colorado State University students. Our leadership team is made up of 19 part-time student staff who manage everything from promotions, to video production, to audio engineering. The voices you hear on KCSU are CSU-student DJs who pass our 4-week training program in order to host their weekly 2-hour shows. Check out our contact page to reach our staff, who can also connect you to DJs.
KCSU broadcasts underrepresented music, news, and sports coverage that you can’t find anywhere else on the radio. KCSU adds a new album to our music rotation nearly every day to our ever-growing library of more than 30,000 songs. During the summer months, early May to late August, KCSU welcomes community DJs and free form programming.
KCSU is part of our parent company, Rocky Mountain Student Media, a 501-c3 non-profit student media company.
How can I listen to KCSU?
KCSU broadcasts live 24 hours/day, 365 days/year! If you are in the Fort Collins area, you can receive our signal at 90.5 FM. KCSU is one of the largest college radio stations in the country. We potentially reach more than 350,000 people in the Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland, Colorado, area, and at least 5,500 listeners tune in to KCSU every week. Plus, we’re available worldwide on kcsufm.com, our RadioFX app and TuneIn.
We also have our livestream listed at the top of the KCSU-FM website. Just click “Live Stream” above. If you’re curious about what our DJs are doing in the studio, we also have a live stream video feed on the homepage of our website. Click on the box near the top right of kcsufm.com to start the stream. You can also listen in on iTunes, TuneIn and QuickTime for ease of access to listeners who use other platforms.
You can always listen to us live from our studio, down on the first floor of the Lory Student Center. Just look for our glass-walled studio at the bottom of the main stairs.
For reception or stream problems, contact the KCSU engineer at engineer@KCSUFM.com.
As one of the largest college radio stations in the country in terms of broadcast range and staff size, our signal reaches thousands of listeners throughout Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley, Colorado. Studies show that about 70% of our listeners are off-campus community members. From anywhere with Internet access, listeners can hear our broadcast signal and podcast selection at kcsufm.com.
What does KCSU play?
We play everything! Our focus is on music, sports and news. About 85% of our programming is new music with an emphasis on local musicians. The remaining 15% of our programming covers local and international news and sports. We also play podcasts made in-house!
Our goal at KCSU is to provide our listeners with variety. Our DJs play an eclectic mix of everything from pop to local Northern Colorado music. From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, our DJs play this new music rotation of alternative, genre-spanning music. After 3 p.m., until 7 a.m., our DJs host specialty programming, which can focus on a musical style, news, talk and sports. KCSU’s DJ schedule offers more specifics.
What does KCSU play besides music?
We produce a variety of non-music programs including a broad range of house podcasts, videos and articles. Our staple programming includes the “Rocky Mountain Review,” music and sports podcasts and Live In-Studios that can be found on our website and are played on 90.5 FM.
What does life in the KCSU Sports Department look like?
KCSU sports provides a range of different shows and podcasts to keep local listeners informed on all local and national sports news. We have live sports broadcasts, most notably covering the CSU volleyball team as well as softball, club baseball and club hockey. These are only the beginning; if you are interested in covering a sport or club with us, we can help you find a home covering whatever sport you prefer. If you enjoy sitting around talking about and listening to sports, this is the department for you!
What is KCSU’s news coverage?
Our news program, “The Rocky Mountain Review,” covers CSU, local and national news on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m.
Do robots run the station?
KCSU is run by real people! Our DJs make sure that we have a student-run, student-operated station during the school year.
Who are the DJs?
KCSU DJs are trained CSU students in the Fort Collins area. They undergo a four-week training before they are certified to have their own show.
How do I become a DJ?
Training information can be found on our website. Becoming a DJ starts with filling out a form and joining a few of our training sessions. Any questions can be answered by KCSU’s training director, who can be reached at training@KCSUFM.com. All CSU students are welcome to become DJs for the school year, and community members can DJ during the summer.
How can I volunteer at KCSU?
If you are a CSU student, contact the training director at email@example.com or contact one of our other staff members, who can be found on the Contact page. Also check out our Get Involved page to pick a department to help out with.
Can I work at KCSU?
We have many paid opportunities for CSU students, which can be found by emailing us. See our Contact page for current staff members’ emails. Staff positions usually open for applications in early March.
Can I submit music to KCSU?
Yes! Just follow this link, and fill out all of the questions provided.
Who do I talk to about scheduling an interview with my band?
Contact the KCSU local music director at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule and interview.
Can I donate to KCSU?
Yes! KCSU accepts all kinds of donations that can be filled out here or by sending us a Venmo at @kcsufm.
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Where is KCSU located?
KCSU is located on the Colorado State University campus in the basement level of the Lory Student Center. The office is staffed and accessible to visitors only during business hours, which are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
How is KSCU Funded?
We are only about half funded by CSU, and the other half of our funding comes from your donations and underwriting support. All funding for KCSU goes directly to training our staff and DJs and paying for our programming.