KVSC broadcasts from campus penthouse
Monday, June 29, 2009
ST. CLOUD, MN. — KVSC is moving on up, from the basement of Stewart Hall to the Sherburne residence hall’s 13th floor at St. Cloud State University, which also happens to be the tallest building in city of St. Cloud. KVSC will be moving nearly all of its studios and offices into dorm rooms while contractors hired by the university abate sewer and water backup issues in their current location.
The move is scheduled for Friday, July 3, through approximately Wednesday, Aug. 5. All live programming has been moved to a back-up Production Studio to prepare for the temporary re-build. The station’s radio signal at 88.1FM and live webcast will have minimal or no interruption in the transition.
"It’s been months of preparation for such a significant move," says station manager Jo McMullen-Boyer, "but we’ve done our best to pre-think every engineering, programming and promotions aspect of this move. Operations Director Jim Gray has done an amazing job handling the logistics of this project with the support of Residential Life, Buildings and Grounds and Technology Support Services staff."
The new temporary live broadcast studio is the 13th floor lounge, B-wing, a room 10 x 14 feet facing west. A production studio will be re-built in a dorm room along with a room dedicated to Central Minnesota Audio Newspapers, a local news service for the visually impaired staffed by a group of community volunteers. All of KVSC’s support offices (Management, Programming, News, Music, Training, etc) will share dorm rooms on the 13th floor.
The move is required because, per Federal Communications Commission rules, KVSC cannot legally go off the air for more than three days. The sewage abatement project begins July 6.
KVSC should be back in the basement, broadcasting from its normal on-air studios by Aug. 10, in time for the start of fall classes on Aug. 24. "I’ve been assigned room 1313 of the 13th floor along with my student Marketing Director," McMullen-Boyer said. "I’m not terribly superstitious, but I’m anxious to see a thunderstorm from our new vantage point."
KVSC 88.1FM, the Voice of St. Cloud since 1967, offers listeners an alternative format without commercials. KVSC features a diverse variety of music as well as news coverage and community events. KVSC 88.1 FM is staffed by students and community volunteers. To learn more, visit www.kvsc.org.