Thank you for your interest in KSU’s Owl Radio!
Kennesaw State Owl Radio is part of KSU Student Media (KSUSM includes The Sentinel, Peak Magazine, Share Art & Literary and our Marketing Team) and began broadcasting with live student DJs July 9, 2007.
What kind of station is Owl Radio?
There is little FCC governance over Internet radio. However, Owl Radio operates as a noncommercial, educational station, and as part of its mission and for educational purposes, KSU follows regular FCC policy. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”) was passed by Congress and details the rules regarding Internet broadcasts that are eligible for compulsory licenses (http://wiki.live365.com/pmwiki.php?n=Broadcasting.DMCA). OWL Radio continues to explore additional broadcasting options, including Low Power FM, Low Power AM, satelite, HD, and of course, FM.
How can I listen to Owl Radio?
What kind of format is Owl Radio? What kind of music will we hear?
The station’s format is determined by the students that become part of Owl Radio. The licenses ASCAP/BMI/SESAC and SoundExchange have been paid for, so the sky is the limit. However, other factors contribute to format: the mission statement, desires & tastes of listeners, the station’s staff, and even the ability to generate revenue from underwriters or sponsors. All this is a round-about way of saying that you decide on the format. Currently, Owl Radio is a typical eclectic college station playing multiple genres.
Does Owl Radio broadcast live?
Where is Owl Radio?
How much time does a DJ dedicate?
Are DJs trained?
How much do DJs get paid?
Can DJs get University credit for DJing
Yes. We don’t give the credit; contact your advisor to find out the possibility of receiving credit for radio work in an internship or directed study environment. The instructor would assign academic credit, Owl Radio would act as the employer (as we currently do with our other media groups, The Sentinel, Share and Sting magazine). Contact the station’s adviser for more information.
Do DJs have to do music shows?
Does KSU have music we can play?
How do I submit music to be considered for airplay?
What can and can’t DJs play on the air?
As far as show topics and music selection goes, Owl Radio staff (yes, you get a vote), the station’s mission statement, liscensing, listeners and FCC guidelines determine show types, genres and even specific songs that may be played. However, we want to make sure that DJs are given as much freedom of expression and creative license within the extent of the applicable state and federal laws and rules of the University. This is, after all, what college radio is all about. For specifics, contact the General Manager or Program Director.