An opinion piece in Exponent Online makes the pitch for University of Wisconsin - Platteville campus station WSUP to be played in the Student Center in place of the satellite radio music that's currently being played. The author (also a staff member at WSUP) writes:
When I visited Stanford station KZSU recently, I was told that their station is not played on campus either. The GM pointed out that it would be great to have the station played in campus buildings and common areas because it would help to increase students' awareness and appreciation for the station.
"I was walking through the Pioneer Student Center before my early class the other day and I stopped to grab a cup of coffee. I noticed that the PSC was playing slow jazz. While I am all for slow jazz, I do not appreciate it in the morning or in my student center. Again later that day while walking back through to grab some lunch I noticed they were playing lame 90’s pop music that sucked when it came out and still sucks today. That then caused me to ask the question, 'Why isn’t the student center playing the student radio station WSUP?'
As a member of the WSUP executive staff for the past three semesters, this especially annoys me. WSUP is the oldest college radio station in the UW system, and one of the few that is completely student run. What kind of message does it send, especially to prospective students, when our own PSC does not play a high caliber college radio station such as WSUP? Additionally, the students do help fund our operation so it should only be simple logic that we are played in the center for the students."
Is your station played on campus? If not, why not?