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by students, for students
is a free-form station—the DJs produce the content they desire. It's a
platform for students to let their voices be heard, literally.
"Our DJs can play what they wish. It can be completely their show,
so it fosters and promotes individuality," Mapp says. "Locally, that's
what we have that other college stations don't."
Former KSSU sports director and current independent broadcaster
at Play On! Sports Michael Smith '09 (Mass Communication/Media
Studies) felt KSSU allowed him to find his niche.
"KSSU was the first organization that gave me the opportunity to
pursue my dream job of becoming a sports broadcaster," Smith says.
"The station taught me the essence of time and scheduling, while
developing rapport with the media
relations department. It provides a
platform to perform and perfect a skill
—Contributed by Public
Relations major Sam Churich
(Class of 2014)
KSSU station manager Josue "Josh"
Alvarez Mapp (left) trains new
student DJ Joseph Lozoya.
tudent-run radio station KSSU is more than just a student
organization. For station manager Josue "Josh" Alvarez Mapp,
KSSU serves as his bond with the University.
"The station has given me a place where I get to know people. It's
my personal connection to campus," he says.
Founded in 1991, KSSU is an Associated Students, Inc. (ASI)
program. It offers a platform for the 50 or so club members to
promote involvement in current ASI initiatives such as Safe Rides and
Cesar Chavez Community Service Day. In turn, campus groups call
on KSSU students to bring attention and excitement to events. KSSU
students actively participate in activities at Sac State by supplying
music or a PA system for organizations like UNIQUE, fraternities and
sororities, and Hornet Sports.
"KSSU is so vital to campus life because it supports all activities on
campus," says Sac State student and former KSSU DJ Sammie Thach.
"Whether it is play-by-play calling for football and baseball, or
providing music in the Union or quad, KSSU is there."
Unlike many other college radio outlets, KSSU
Listen live at KSSU.com
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