KU Radio (KUR) kicks off the school year with a brand new line up of radio shows. Shows are scheduled to begin Wednesday, Sept. 4. KU’s station has mixed up a variety of genres this semester with 45 different shows.
“We have some unique shows this year,” commented station manager, Mike Regensburger. The jam-packed schedule includes two new country music shows; Mondays starting at 2 p.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Accommodating requests for more reggae music, there is now a new show, Vick’s Good Vibes, on Thursdays starting at 4 p.m.
Some KUR DJs are adding more metal music to the playlist this semester. Student DJ Will Baublitz has his metal show, The Desert of Sinai, scheduled for Mondays at 10 p.m. Night owls can listen from midnight to 2 a.m. on Tuesdays to DJ Adam Dobrowolski’s hair metal show, since KUR is on air 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
In addition to music, KUR offers a wide range of talk shows.
“We proudly cover a lot of topics that are ignored by other stations,” explained Regensburger. KUR’s talk shows are multicultural and diverse, ranging from Latino shows, community issues, gay/lesbian talk, and many others.
“Two of our hosts are doing something we’ve never had before. They’re doing a show on college issues,” added Regensburger. “They’re both super seniors so they feel like they know everything that could happen; the good and bad in college. It’s called College 101 on Mondays from 3 to 4.”
This year, KUR will focus heavily on fall sports in talk shows like, The Golden Bear Beat, Thursdays at noon, and on professional sports in The Sports Power Hour, Tuesdays from 3 to 4 p.m.
Aside from the 39 student produced shows, KUR also offers six syndicated shows. Keep an ear out for helpful shows like, Lehigh Valley Tech Radio, on Wednesday’s at noon. Another syndicated show just added to KUR’s schedule is an old time radio throwback entitled, Suspense, a murder mystery show that will keep the audience guessing each Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m.
Currently, KUR has 39 active student members. Each semester, the station offers training for new members. The deadline to get involved with this semester’s training is Sept. 24.
Last year, KUR received multiple awards and was recognized as “Organization of the Year” by the KU Student Government Board. KUR continues to be a thriving club at the university. It is recognized for being one of the only campus organizations that is accessible anytime, anywhere in the world. Support KUR by listening live on http://www.kutztown.edu/kur.
“A lot of people have given up on radio and just go to their iPods, Pandora, their satellites… We are trying to say there are still things worth listening to on the radio, and we [KUR] are one of them,” concluded Regensburger.
By Haley Bianco