Colorado State University - Pueblo student radio station ranks fourth in nation


Colorado State University - Pueblo student radio station ranks fourth in nation

PUEBLO – The student radio station at Colorado State University-Pueblo was ranked fourth in the U.S. among all public radio stations, based on percentage of its listening target audience. 

According to Spring 2011 Arbitron rankings, the standards for measuring radio ratings in the University States, nearly 18 percent of all persons 12 years and older in Pueblo listen to KTSC-FM, the “REV,” on a daily basis, which is the fourth best public radio penetration in the nation. KTSC-FM is the third most listened to radio station in the Pueblo market.

The radio station is part of the electronic media curriculum in the mass communications department and is staffed by students majoring or minoring in the department. It is funded primarily from station underwriting. CSU-Pueblo is the only University in the state that offers on-campus, hands-on experiences at public television and public radio stations as well as with print and on-line publications.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)-licensed station will celebrate 41 years of continuous operation on Oct. 12, 2011. Approximately 15-20 students each semester are enrolled in the media lab that provides both operation and on-air talent to the station.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.