Colorado State University - Pueblo student radio station ranks first in Pueblo market
PUEBLO – KTSC-FM (89.5), the student radio station at Colorado State University-Pueblo was ranked the top station in the Pueblo market among men and women aged 12 and older.
According to Fall 2011 Arbitron rankings, the standard for measuring radio ratings in the United States, Rev 89 has a total of 27,600 listeners in Pueblo. These listeners represent 20.5% of Pueblo’s 12+ community. On average, 1,700 people tune into the radio station during any 15-minute period, between 6 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Sunday. The average Rev 89 listener spends nearly eight hours with the station every week.
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 42 years of continuous operation on Oct. 12, 2012. Station Manager Mike Atencio oversees approximately 15-20 students each semester, who 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.