Special thanks to General Manager Chloe Ginnegar for answering the questions!
Tell me a little history about your station and where your station is now?
KUPS began in 1968 as a closed-circuit AM experiment. In 1975 KUPS became a 10-Watt FM station, and in 1983 blossomed into a fully operational, 100-watt FM station. KUPS has over 100 DJ’s each semester and is continually growing it’s community involvement both on campus and off.
What sets your station apart from other college radio stations?
KUPS is 100% student-run and broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! We also have over 100 DJs each semester and a staff of 15 with responsibilities ranging from genre-specific music directors, marketing, business and digital media!
Why did you choose to work at the radio station?
I chose to work at KUPS because I thought it was a great way to expand upon my musical interests and get involved with community! My favorite thing about KUPS is that I get to work with my fellow DJs and classmates to grow our positive impact on campus and beyond.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for your station?
The craziest thing I have ever done for my station is probably super late night and early morning mentoring sessions for new DJs!
What’s the best part of college radio? And the hardest part?
The best part about college radio is the sense of community that is felt between DJs, listeners, and musicians! The hardest part is maintaining quality programming and community relations while being a full-time student.