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

KCSU-FM (90.5 FM) is Colorado State University’s non-commercial, student-run, campus radio station licensed to Fort Collins, Colorado. 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 www.kcsufm.com.

Mission Statement

KCSU is a student-run radio station serving the Colorado State University and Northern Colorado community. KCSU provides students the unique opportunity to learn the fundamentals of professional radio broadcasting in an engaging, hands-on environment. Students utilize the skills they learn at KCSU to benefit the community and positively promote college radio.

Format

KCSU is music intensive, focusing on college and alternative musical genres. KCSU also provides newscasts, sports updates, a public affairs talk show, and Public Service Announcements (PSAs). However, 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