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 18 part-time student staff that manages 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.
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.
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 everyday to our ever-growing library of more than 30,000 songs. From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, our DJs play this new music rotation of alternative genre-spanning music. After rotation, until 7 a.m. our DJs host specialty programming, which can focus on a musical style, news, talk, and sports.
During the spring semester, we broadcast live play-by-play coverage of all live home CSU Women’s Volleyball games; in the fall, CSU Men’s Club Baseball games. Every Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. while school is in session, our local music director interviews bands as they perform live! Our news program, The Rocky Mountain Review, covers CSU, local, and national news Tuesday and Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. 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. 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, DJs, and paying for our programming.
- 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.
- Listen to us over the airwaves at 90.5 FM, in your car, at home, wherever you are.