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KGSP 90.5 Pirate Radio

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Dakota Soukup, Reporter

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Park University’s radio station – yes, Park has a radio station – is now streaming online at kgsp.park.edu in addition to being on the airwaves at 90.5 FM.

Pirate Radio’s student director is Jon Hokenson, junior multimedia journalism and PR major, and faculty adviser Kristin Shaw.

Hokenson first started working at the radio station in 2016 as a DJ. He liked it so much, so he joined the radio club and is now the president of the radio club. He said he is really excited to get more students and community members involved with listening and having students join as DJs.

The biggest change this year is getting the streaming up and running online.

“Last year, we had trouble with the signal and wasn’t really able to listen to it,” said Hokenson. This year, having that online capability and stronger signal should help with getting more listeners and more involvement with the station, he said.

Anybody who wants to get involved can join the club and become a DJ. You don’t have to be part of the communications department. All you need to do is contact Shaw or email [email protected].

If you have a club that you want to discuss or get the news out, Hokenson said, “We’d be happy to have you on for an interview. We just can’t raise money for it.” The radio station is a noncommercial station which means students can’t sell or raise money.

Another way to get involved is if you have or know of a band, send in their music and the club will listen to them and decide if they want to play it or not. Additionally, KGSP DJ Kalie Strain is planning to read stories on air so she is looking for submissions for October.

Pirate Radio is broadcasting 24/7 online and four days per week on air. Each student DJ plays music and provides their own style of show. To see the broadcast schedule, go to kgsp.park.edu.

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