By Kaitlyn Amodei
Kutztown University Radio (KUR) will celebrate its tenth anniversary spring of 2015. The event will be open to all students and faculty across Kutztown on Feb. 21 in the Georgian Room.
The organization may be celebrating its tenth birthday, “but the radio station actually dates well back into the 1960’s,” said KUR director and advisor Mike Regensburger.
KUR is a student operated radio station. The organization averages between 30 to 40 different shows a semester. There are roughly 35 active members with a one to two hour show every week.
“It is a very diverse station, where any time of day you tune in you can find something different to listen to,” said Brandon Conniff, a KUR member and co-host of the show The Third Forest.
Whether you’re looking for rock, classic rock, indie, country or even reggae, KUR has something for everyone. When the students are not hosting shows, the organization has a 24 hour disk jockey that airs a jazz format to keep listeners entertained.
“KUR is really unique for the freedom you have with your show. After basic training you [can] have a maximum of a two hour show that is entirely up to the students on how it will be run. We have a very diverse program that is very open to new members and new shows,” said Conniff.
KUR is an organization that focuses on giving students background knowledge and experience in being a radio personality. This includes everything from planning a show, working the board and participating in live events.
The organization is open to everyone on campus including students, faculty or staff of any major.
According to KUR’s official Twitter page, “Kutztown University Radio is your source for fun music, news, and student specialty shows in north-eastern Berks County, Pennsylvania and the entire world.”
KUR meets every Tuesday at 11 a.m. during the free period in LC-113B for general member meetings.
Students interested in becoming a part of KUR can stop by MSU 188/190 during normal business hours or e-mail email@example.com for more information.