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Apply Now - KCR College Radio SDSU
Apply Now - KCR College Radio SDSU
Published: 2016/07/14
Channel: KCR College Radio
Joe Shrin On KCR - SDSU College Radio - Part 2
Joe Shrin On KCR - SDSU College Radio - Part 2
Published: 2011/02/09
Channel: Xavier Vasquez
Joe Shrin On KCR - SDSU College Radio - Part 1
Joe Shrin On KCR - SDSU College Radio - Part 1
Published: 2011/02/09
Channel: Xavier Vasquez
Dresses - Interview with KCR Secret Sessions
Dresses - Interview with KCR Secret Sessions
Published: 2013/12/14
Channel: KCR
Welcome Back - KCR College Radio SDSU
Welcome Back - KCR College Radio SDSU
Published: 2016/09/16
Channel: KCR College Radio
SDSU KCR College Radio
SDSU KCR College Radio
Published: 2016/02/08
Channel: Anamia Monge
Overdressed with Brett - SDSU Lettuce Club
Overdressed with Brett - SDSU Lettuce Club
Published: 2017/01/19
Channel: KCR College Radio
Overdressed with Brett - SDSU Lettuce Club Part 2
Overdressed with Brett - SDSU Lettuce Club Part 2
Published: 2017/04/28
Channel: KCR College Radio
This is KCR - Smooth
This is KCR - Smooth
Published: 2017/09/15
Channel: KCR College Radio
Uncle Jesse Interview - KCR Secret Session @ SDSU
Uncle Jesse Interview - KCR Secret Session @ SDSU
Published: 2013/12/07
Channel: KCR
Brazzabelle - KCR Secret Sessions
Brazzabelle - KCR Secret Sessions
Published: 2014/09/24
Channel: KCR
Linnea Olsson Interview at The Casbah San Diego - KCR Secret Sessions
Linnea Olsson Interview at The Casbah San Diego - KCR Secret Sessions
Published: 2014/03/18
Channel: KCR
$300 TARGET HAUL & NEW COLLEGE ROOM 2017 // SDSU (Colleen Marge)
$300 TARGET HAUL & NEW COLLEGE ROOM 2017 // SDSU (Colleen Marge)
Published: 2017/08/21
Channel: Colleen Marge
KCR Sports - Aztec Minute 2/22/17
KCR Sports - Aztec Minute 2/22/17
Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: KCR College Radio
The Red Baron - KCR Secret Sessions Interview
The Red Baron - KCR Secret Sessions Interview
Published: 2014/04/14
Channel: KCR
KCR Questions
KCR Questions
Published: 2015/04/07
Channel: KCR College Radio
KCR College Radio News - 10/9/16
KCR College Radio News - 10/9/16
Published: 2016/10/09
Channel: KCR College Radio
Apply Now! - KCR Fall 2017
Apply Now! - KCR Fall 2017
Published: 2017/08/17
Channel: KCR College Radio
KCR College Radio News - 10/30/16
KCR College Radio News - 10/30/16
Published: 2016/10/30
Channel: KCR College Radio
"Anything Goes" on KCR College Radio: Dr. Dan Seiver Interview
"Anything Goes" on KCR College Radio: Dr. Dan Seiver Interview
Published: 2011/10/12
Channel: KCR
KCR Secret Sessions - Skin & Bones
KCR Secret Sessions - Skin & Bones
Published: 2016/02/14
Channel: KCR College Radio
Interview With Las Vegas Massacre Survivor Live On KCR College Radio
Interview With Las Vegas Massacre Survivor Live On KCR College Radio
Published: 2017/11/13
Channel: Donald Bloodworth
KCR College Radio News - 2/23/17
KCR College Radio News - 2/23/17
Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: KCR College Radio
KCR College Radio News - 10/23/16
KCR College Radio News - 10/23/16
Published: 2016/10/23
Channel: KCR College Radio
KCR College Radio News - 11/13/16
KCR College Radio News - 11/13/16
Published: 2016/11/14
Channel: KCR College Radio
KCR TV - News Update 4/30/17
KCR TV - News Update 4/30/17
Published: 2017/05/01
Channel: KCR College Radio
KCR College Radio News - 10/2/16
KCR College Radio News - 10/2/16
Published: 2016/10/02
Channel: KCR College Radio
DA Preplay -- SDSU at Air Force
DA Preplay -- SDSU at Air Force
Published: 2017/09/23
Channel: Daily Aztec Sports
KCR Music on the Mesa
KCR Music on the Mesa
Published: 2017/04/20
Channel: KCR College Radio
San Diego State University (SDSU) Man Assaulted by Campus Police
San Diego State University (SDSU) Man Assaulted by Campus Police
Published: 2016/09/16
Channel: IRATE Productions
Overdressed with Brett - Open Mic Night
Overdressed with Brett - Open Mic Night
Published: 2017/05/11
Channel: KCR College Radio
KCR College Radio News - 10/16/16
KCR College Radio News - 10/16/16
Published: 2016/10/16
Channel: KCR College Radio
KCR Krafts - Halloween Pumpkins
KCR Krafts - Halloween Pumpkins
Published: 2016/10/31
Channel: KCR College Radio
KCR College Radio News - 12/4/16
KCR College Radio News - 12/4/16
Published: 2016/12/05
Channel: KCR College Radio
SDSU Vlog #1// KCR College Radio// Library
SDSU Vlog #1// KCR College Radio// Library
Published: 2017/09/23
Channel: Diana Gee
KCR A.S. Presidential Debate Highlights: Kaitlyn Hart
KCR A.S. Presidential Debate Highlights: Kaitlyn Hart
Published: 2017/03/13
Channel: KCR College Radio
SDSU FALL 2016 AFTERMOVIE
SDSU FALL 2016 AFTERMOVIE
Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: Flow Matthew
KCR College Radio News - 11/20/16
KCR College Radio News - 11/20/16
Published: 2016/11/20
Channel: KCR College Radio
Uncle Jesse - Rainbows (Acoustic KCR Secret Session)
Uncle Jesse - Rainbows (Acoustic KCR Secret Session)
Published: 2013/12/07
Channel: KCR
"Aztec Nation" on KCR College Radio: Chelsea Hopkins Interview
"Aztec Nation" on KCR College Radio: Chelsea Hopkins Interview
Published: 2011/10/21
Channel: KCR
Siena Riley live at the SDSU Farmers
Siena Riley live at the SDSU Farmers' Market
Published: 2014/09/25
Channel: KCR College Radio
Meet Mike
Meet Mike
Published: 2016/03/12
Channel: KCR College Radio
KCR TV - News Update 4/16/17
KCR TV - News Update 4/16/17
Published: 2017/04/16
Channel: KCR College Radio
Power
Power's Out
Published: 2016/03/21
Channel: KCR College Radio
Corey Haim & Rockin
Corey Haim & Rockin' Johnny White at SDSU's KCR
Published: 2010/03/10
Channel: Johnny White
"Aztec Nation" on KCR College Radio: Marshall Faulk Interview
"Aztec Nation" on KCR College Radio: Marshall Faulk Interview
Published: 2011/10/07
Channel: KCR
KCR College Radio - Interview with Cam Boucher (Sorority Noise)
KCR College Radio - Interview with Cam Boucher (Sorority Noise)
Published: 2015/11/18
Channel: KCR College Radio
Uncle Jesse - Sweet Dreams/Show Me Love Medley (KCR Secret Sessions)
Uncle Jesse - Sweet Dreams/Show Me Love Medley (KCR Secret Sessions)
Published: 2013/12/07
Channel: KCR
KCR TV - News Update 4/7/17
KCR TV - News Update 4/7/17
Published: 2017/04/08
Channel: KCR College Radio
Why We Love SDSU!
Why We Love SDSU!
Published: 2017/05/10
Channel: SDSU Admissions
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KCR
Broadcast area SDSU local campus community, cable & internet
Slogan "The Sound of State"
Frequency 1610 AM
First air date 1969
Format Original student content designed for the SDSU community
Transmitter coordinates 32°46′25″N 117°4′10″W / 32.77361°N 117.06944°W / 32.77361; -117.06944Coordinates: 32°46′25″N 117°4′10″W / 32.77361°N 117.06944°W / 32.77361; -117.06944
Owner SDSU
Webcast Listen Live
Website KCR College Radio

KCR College Radio a student-run, online radio station located on the first floor of the communication building on the campus of San Diego State University in San Diego, California. KCR is a program of Associated Students at San Diego State University.

Operations and broadcasting[edit]

In continuous operation since 1969, KCR's original broadcasts took place over cable systems. This was followed by Carrier Current AM on AM 550 in the Dorms on campus and in the campus area on the hard wired PA systems in the cafeterias and Aztec Center, as well as later analog FM band transmission, before it started broadcasting by way of 1610 AM in the college community area. It can currently be heard on local digital cable channels Cox 956 and TWC 957, and in the SDSU dorms on HD 81-61. It also streams to a KCR College Radio Android App, the TuneIn Radio app, and a Shoutcast player on kcr.sdsu.edu.

KCR can be heard playing in University Towers Kitchen and Cuicacalli Dining Hall on SDSU's campus, and Pizza Boss on College Square.

History[edit]

KCR Radio has long been considered one of the nation’s original college radio stations. Its free-form music format provided a launching pad for then undiscovered musical talents like the Police, the Clash, REM, Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails. KCR has recently changed from a free-form, music only format to a block schedule with music, talk, sports, and other programming.

Philosophy and Format[edit]

In the 1970s, KCR boasted, "If you hear it on commercial radio stations, you won't hear it here," a testament to the fierce devotion of its DJs to independent, free-form radio. With DJs as diverse as the SDSU student population, the resulting broadcast variety of music and talk shows appeals to a wide cross-section of listeners with a loyal following locally, domestically, and even internationally on occasion.

In 2013, KCR moved its programming away from free-form. KCR's current mission is to be the "Sound of State," student designed programming for the SDSU community.[1] Another part of KCR's mission is to provide opportunities for students to share their creativity, explore a career path, and gain broadcast and technical skills. All content is created by and broadcast by students (and some alumni).[2] The station still has free-form shows, called Aztec Originals, where students are allowed to broadcast whatever content they want. Structured talk shows include The KCR Morning Show, #stateproblems, Talkin' Aztec Sports, and Talkin' National Sports.[3] All songs played can be viewed on the KCR College Radio App for Android, the Tunein radio app for iPhone, and on the website.

Live Remote Broadcasting[edit]

KCR broadcasts live coverage of SDSU Ice Hockey and Baseball games that were an early 1970s popular addition. KCR talk show hosts have also covered student political events live from the field, such as a student moderated open-forum on the CSU "Student Success Fee,"[4] and 2013 A.S. presidential candidate Gabriel Torres' open forum.[5] Music DJs broadcast live from University Towers Kitchen on Friday nights.

Secret Sessions[edit]

In an effort to give SDSU students a chance to practice interviewing and production skills, KCR started a YouTube and Soundcloud series called "Secret Sessions" in Fall 2013. Secret Sessions premiered with an interview and acoustic performances by indie folk band Dresses, followed by a session with local San Diego band Uncle Jesse.

KCR Alumni[edit]

Media and entertainment professionals who got their start in KCR’s studios

  • Bryan Scott and Lisa Tucker, Emmy-award-winning producers of "Kathy Griffin: Life on the D-List"[6]
  • Emmy-award-winning San Diego radio host and television reporter Ken Kramer, one of KCR’s founders
  • Mort Marcus, former Miramax and Disney executive and currently co-president of Debmar-Mercury Productions ("South Park" and "House of Payne")
  • Wayne Hagen, broadcast voice of the New York Mets
  • Keith Royer, executive vice president and general manager at Rincon Broadcasting
  • DJ C-Riz, DJ for "San Diego's #1 Hit Music Station" Channel 933

Other notable KCR alumni

  • Orange County Register political reporter Martin Wisckol; and San Diego Union-Tribune reporter/columnist Karla Peterson
  • Ted Giannoulas, better known as the iconic "San Diego Chicken"
  • Numerous radio personalities, DJs and on-air talent can be heard over the airwaves broadcasting throughout San Diego, Los Angeles and Southern California.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pickei, Ashley. "Students find success on air". The Daily Aztec. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Silverman, Dana. "Letter to the Editor". The Daily Aztec. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "KCR Schedule". KCR College Radio. 
  4. ^ Karinen, Jewell. "Student Success Fee". KCR College Radio. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "A.S. CANDIDATES FORUM LIVE". KCR College Radio. 
  6. ^ a b Falkenthal, Gayle (May 3, 2010). "Student Radio Opens New Studios". SDSU NewsCenter. 

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