Monday, September 8, 2008

Morningside College Radio Station Turns 30, Changes Frequency

There's a nice article on Quad Cities Online today, profiling college radio station KMSC from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. According to "Sioux City Listeners Tune In to College Radio," KMSC recently had to change its FM frequency from 88.3 to 92.9 because of the appearance of a more powerful Catholic radio station on a nearby frequency. Although the station seems to be doing just fine, it's kind of a bummer that they were off the air for 6 months while they awaited FCC approval for a new place on the dial and missed their official 30th anniversary date. The article states:

"...the station missed its official 30th birthday in March, which disappointed KMSC student general manager Matt Wilmes. 'KMSC first went on the air in the spring of 1978, but we'll now be celebrating our birthday in October,' he said. 'We'll be commemorating the event by playing our top 500 songs in a 36-hour marathon broadcast.'"

The station has a "college alternative" format during the day and prides itself on playing new music before it hits mainstream stations. Additionally, they air specialty shows, broadcast sporting events and will soon offer video streaming of football game highlights on their website.

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