Brand new show schedule designed for our listeners

With the new year upon us, I’m sure we’ve all made our resolutions for 2014: lose weight, quit smoking, stop procrastinating, improve a relationship, start doing what makes me happy… and all those other cliché resolutions people only really commit too for maybe three months.

Well, here at KCR we’ve got a few resolutions of our own. Only instead of the over-used, under-delivered “New year, New me” bit that we’ve all managed to hashtag into the ground, we’re going to be the exact same KCR you know and love, with one change. A fresh, new programming schedule!

We want you all to be able to tune in at 12pm every weekday and expect to hear Talkin’ Aztec Sports. Commuter students (no, we didn’t forget about you) can tune in every morning on your way to school and hear traffic and parking structure updates on the KCR Morning Show. Studying on Wednesday night? Indie Invasion has your homework soundtrack covered at 6pm.

Check out the quick guide to our new schedule:

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Like what you see? Check our complete schedule for even more shows. Now you know what you’re tuning in for every time of the day. Become a loyal listener for your favorite music block or talk show!

Our general manager Matt Anderson says that college radio has historically taken what is called a “free-form” approach towards its broadcasting. It lacked structure and content. DJs would come in and play whatever type of music they wanted at any time of day. That was cool – but do you really want to listen to turn up music at 6 AM on a Monday morning?

“No, people want to listen to that kind of stuff on Friday and Saturday nights, because that’s when they’re hammered!” Matt said.

We’ve decided to take a different approach. “We’re stepping away from this free-form attitude” Matt said, adding that students will “be able to expect content consistently every day”.

On other stations, you have to flip from station to station if you want to listen to different genres of music. Personally, I can’t listen to the same type of music all day long. Partly because my mood changes throughout the day, and partly because I’m a college student with a coffee fueled attention span of a goldfish.

I need variation that I’m not getting from regular radio stations and I’m sure most of you share my struggle.

Luckily, KCR prides itself on being the Sound of State. Because of this, all of our DJs are SDSU students! Who knows what type of music San Diego State students love better than, well, San Diego State students? We recognize the diversity in our campus community so we want to provide different content for different people.

Needless to say, we’re all pretty excited about the awesome, new changes being implemented here at KCR. So, we’d love for you all to be a part of it! Come join us every Thursday at the Farmer’s Market for giveaways (aka free stuff) and dope beats.

Aztec Student Union Sneak Peek

School can seem like a drag when you’re just coming off vacation. We get it.

When you’ve had over a month to spend time with family, hibernate, gain twice your weight, and lay around finishing five seasons worth of Breaking Bad in just one day, the last thing you want to think about is having to start school in a couple of days.

But just when you think you don’t have anything to be excited for – San Diego State comes in clutch with the Grand Opening of the new Aztec Student Union! Not only is this $104 Million project LEED Platinum certified, the highest level of sustainability, it is twice the size of the original Aztec Student Center built in 1968.

Some features of the new four story building:

  • Bowling alley
  • ARC Express fitness center
  • Study lounges
  • Foot washing station
  • Lactation room
  • Dining options including Oggi’s Pizza and Chipotle

And I mean, who doesn’t love Chipotle?
Awesome, right? I know. But please try to contain your excitement because it gets better! (No way Andrea, tell me how it gets better…) Well, I’m glad you asked! As a part of the Grand Opening on January 22nd, there will be events hosted at the Union every day for the first week of school.

Some of these events include a Welcome Home Address from President Hirshman, giveaways, Nooner Concerts, and a line-up of off the hook Aztec Nights events!

In addition, themed events such as Taste of the Union Day, Arts and Culture day, and Recreation and Wellness day will be hosted at the Union March 3rd – 8th.

Now, correct me if I’m wrong but if you weren’t already super stoked for school, I believe we just gave you a reason to get pumped! Yeah. You’re welcome. To find out more of the cool events happening within the first few weeks of school and to stay up to date with the latest happenings of the Aztec Student Union, check out their website.