By Desaray Hickombottom, Communication Studies major, Class of 2020
KTCU-FM 88.7, TCU’s student-run radio station, is currently seeking student volunteers to assist in social media, public relations and marketing.
Students can get involved with KTCU-FM in many ways, from DJing to graphic design, according to Geoff Craig, KTCU-FM’s co-manager.
Craig says the station has student volunteers majoring in a range of subjects: Accounting; Engineering; Economics; Theatre; Math; and Nursing. He says participating in college radio is a great opportunity for students who love music and are interested in any form of media relations.
Students who work and volunteer at KTCU-FM not only learn the basic concepts of running radio equipment, but also work on communication skills, production, script writing, interviewing, time management and more.
TCU is one of the only universities that offers both a 24-hour FM station and online radio. You can find KTCU-FM on the radio at FM 88.7 or online at ktcu.tcu.edu.
The station is also known for the wide variety programs it provides, including award winning specialty shows such as The Good Show and Sputnik Radio.
One of the radio station’s newest programs, Local Lunch, dedicates an hour playing music by musicians from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Local artists are able to use this program as a platform, and Janice McCall, KTCU-FM’s co-manager, said KTCU-FM prides itself on offering exciting and unique programming not found anywhere else on the FM dial.