How do I become a disc jockey?
KSAU 90.1 serves as a learning tool for the students in the Communication Department at Stephen F. Austin State University within the radio and television field. Students in the field must complete a few classes (COM 101, 111, 112 and 212) before they are able to be an on air DJ/Personality for KSAU 90.1. The students that are on the radio are currently taking the COM 319 course. This is a 1-hour course that requires 6-hours of on air time per week or 8-hours during a summer sessions. The course can to be taken up to six times throughout a student college career.
Where can I find information about KSAU?
If you are interested in going into radio there are two options. The first one would be to speak to the department chair, (936-468-4001) about possible interest. Or you can speak to the KSAU advisor, Mrs. Sherry Williford (936-468-1278). Either one can be found in Boynton Building on the SFA campus.
Who are the people that are on the radio?
The disc jockeys that you hear on KSAU are the same as any other students. They are Radio/TV majors and have to work so many hours of radio shifts to meet their degree requirements. They are the on air talent as well as do news, sports, and live remotes. Students are not paid and receive grades just like any other course.
Where do we get the music and programs?
All music and programs that we play on air are sent from production and/or recording companies as well as from local bands that have sent us their CD for review (for more information on where to send a CD for review, see our contact page). Unfortunately, not all recently released albums are sent to us, so we might not have the most popular albums that you request.
When can I hear the station?
KSAU 90.1 can be heard every day of the week from 10:00am - 2:00am. For a more expanded schedule, visited our schedule page. There are a few weeks during the year that we are off the air because school is not in session. Likewise, there are a few holidays we don't broadcast so students can be with their families.
What if my question wasn't answered here?
Visit our contact page or call the station at 936-468-4000.