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Student radio station lands $65,000 grant

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The number of listeners and the quality of its programming and staffing have won St. Cloud State’s student radio station, KVSC 88.1 FM, funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Community Service Grant Program. The station was one of 10 radio stations, nationwide, to receive a community service grant.

Station manager Jo McMullen-Boyer said the grant will help fund several pending projects, including a Web site redesign, developing a marketing plan for the station and technical upgrades.

To qualify for the Community Service Grant Program, stations must offer programming that serves the educational, informational and cultural needs of the community, must have significant, locally originated programming, and must be professionally equipped for excellent quality production.

KVSC (www.kvsc.org), staffed by students, community members and two full-time professionals, reaches 20,000 listeners every week.

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