PSU Broadcasting: By Students, For Students
Portland State's two broadcast outlets, PSU-TV and KPSU radio, look to expand and attract more students who are interested in developing production and content skills or want to get involved in broadcast programming.
The campus radio station has been broadcasting since 1994, with more than 50 student DJs streaming music and talk programs seven days a week online at KPSU.org. Five years ago, the station lost its radio signal. Last November, the station filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission to return to the airwaves with a 100-watt FM signal that would cover downtown Portland and beyond.
"Attaining the signal is paramount to us," says Station Manager Keegan Meyer.
This month, the station is hosting a series of events and programming to generate support for new projects and equipment in preparation for the switch to FM. For information, go to http://kpsu.org/ampkpsu
The campus television station is less than 10 years old, launching first as Viking Vision and then winning support three years ago from the student publications board to receive campus funding. The station offers students video production and content experience in editing, sound, lighting, camera work, marketing, graphic design and other skills.
PSU-TV provides content that is broadcast online and through community cable channels that reach 400,000 households across the Portland metro area.