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The 1980’s: Too Risky to be Student-Run?


The 1980’s: Too Risky to be Student-Run?

By KCSU | December 7, 1980

The 1980’s presented the debate of whether the station should be student-run or not. Some believed that it was too risky to have a student-run station because of mismanagement, and there was no direction on how a station was supposed to run if it wasn’t by professionals. Others believed that the station needed to be run by students and allow for failure to happen in order to grow. Everyone had different opinions as to why the station was still not as successful as they had hoped it would be, such as a weak transmitter, not hosting the popular music to students at a good time of day (the alternative music program was every midnight to 3 a.m.), or the fact that student fees were half of the stations’ budget; no student was happy with the programs.