We believe that KSU Owl Radio and other college stations are the last remaining bastions of creative, offbeat, novel programming by passionate students, free from the constrictions of needing to be commercially viable. College radio is the only free live medium brave enough to play unsigned, local, and independent artists on a regular basis. Indeed, many famous and successful bands today, owe their initial break to being played on college radio.
Put simply, stations like Owl Radio are an important part of the media landscape because of their unique and bold programming. Please select the contribution level of your choice – and thank you for doing your part to keep Owl Radio alive.
If you still need convincing:
- For the Love of Radio: Why College Radio Matters and Why You Should Support It
- 6 Things You Should do to Support College Radio
The Owl Radio Foundation is one of the accounts with Kennesaw State University’s Research and Service Foundation (KSURSF). KSURSF was incorporated under Georgia law as a nonprofit corporation on September 7, 2005 and was granted 501(c) (3) status on December 20, 2007. The Owl Radio Foundation is KSURSF project account #150070 (More info on the KSURSF). All gifts are tax deductable and go directly and exclusively to the station to support equipment, promotions, software and hardware in order to grow and continue its mission at Kennesaw State. If the Owl Radio Foundation thrives, your donations could support many programs including student scholarships.
Once you submit your pledge you will be contacted by a member of the station as to how to make your donation. If you rather mail your pledge:
Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation, Inc.
The Owl Radio Foundation (Project Account #150070)
1000 Chastain Road, Mail Stop 0111
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591
Make your gift payable to KSURSF and be sure to reference project account #150070.
If you rather make a gift by credit card, call 470-578-3637 and again, reference the Owl Radio Foundation account #150070.
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Quotes of Support
College radio is a medium that is celebrated and valued by people across the United States as well as around the world. Here are some quotes from public figures that value college radio:
“Too many radio stations, all they do is syndicated programming, it’s just piped in from some satellite someplace, and they don’t have much of a connection to the community.” – David Shuster, American television journalist and talk radio host.
“College radio is a very important medium that needs to survive in difficult economic times when some stations are being sold off and shut down. College radio is the future for broadcasting stars and pioneers of tomorrow, and we as a band, Coldplay, support the vital mission of college radio and we also support College Radio Day, the day when college radio comes together.” – Chris Martin (Coldplay).
“Your main radio stations, the stations that get the most listeners, don’t play anything that has any kind of integrity to it.” – Robert Glasper, jazz pianist and record producer.
“By empowering students to add their voices and opinions to the airwaves and connecting listeners to new ideas and artists, college radio fosters creativity, promotes emerging musicians, and serves as a platform for students to engage with one another. Uniting audiences across languages and borders…College Radio Day celebrates the students who power these stations and the unique role college radio plays across the globe.” – President Barack Obama.
“It is college radio where I heard almost all of the music that fueled my curiosity and formed my polyglot aesthetics. It is one of life’s great pleasures and, for me, indispensable.” – Nels Cline (Wilco).
“The power of college radio – it’s where we all started out. It was like, if the college radio did not play it – it would not happen.” – Wyclef Jean, Haitian hip hop recording artist, musician, actor, and politician.
“Record labels collude with some of the radio stations, and the radio stations have their play lists, dependent upon what they call the, quote, ‘hits.’ What’s commercially viable gets recycled, endlessly repeated, and as a result of that, the progressive music can’t break in.” — Michael Eric Dyson, author, radio host and professor of sociology at Georgetown University.
“College radio, and I’m not over-exaggerating, I think is really one of the best institutions in the United States” – Moby, singer-songwriter, musician, DJ and photographer.
“I have listened to college radio quite a lot. I never went to college, so actually the college radio station is sort of like the closest I got to some kind of college experience.” – Andrew W.K., singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, entertainer, motivational speaker, and music producer.