A sound alternative for 40 years

Thursday, March 29, 2007

KVSC 88.1 FM - A sound alternative for 40 years

SCSU students, employees and alumni are inviting everyone to celebrate the 40th birthday of campus radio station KVSC-88.1 FM with an open house, special concerts, on-air alumni programs and other activities May 3-5.

KVSC (the call letters stand for “Voice of St. Cloud”) began operations as a 10-watt broadcast facility in May 1967. Today it’s at 16,500 watts, has a listening radius of about 70 miles and broadcasts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The station is run by students with funding from student activity fees, listener members, business underwriters and state grants.

The radio station offers progressive rock, jazz, folk, reggae, music from all parts of the globe, blues and Minnesota music and prides itself on providing access to the airwaves for local artists, several of whom have gone on to national success. KVSC news programming includes local, state and national news along with extensive coverage of SCSU Husky athletics.

In its role as “Your Sound Alternative,” the station’s slogan since 1983, KVSC has received acclaim from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalism.

To join the celebration, visit www.stcloudstate.edu/kvsc for schedules.

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