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Video didn’t kill the radio star

Video didn’t kill the radio star

Michaela Harris, Reporter // November 1, 2021

In an age of streaming services, community radio is often overlooked. However, radio host and videographer Bill DeBlonk has spent nearly 25 years on air at KZFR and recognizes the value local stations...

Tehama Hall. Photo by Jolie Asuncion.

KCSC: out of the basement, onto new beginnings

Jolie Asuncion, Social media editor // October 7, 2021

Since the pandemic, KCSC Radio has moved out of the basement located in the Bell Memorial Union. The Chico State student-run radio station is starting fresh, undergoing new changes during this fall.  Radio...

The African American Family Cultural Center in Oroville.

KOYO Media Project a ‘light in the community,’ fighting against broadcast inequity

Erin Holve and Shae Pastrana // May 11, 2021

In downtown Atlanta, there sits a small brick building that was the home to the first black-owned radio station – WERD – in the United States in the 1950s. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other...

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Advertisements plague consumers

Jeff Guzman and Dongyoung Won // October 6, 2016

Whether it's scrolling through Facebook or watching the latest sporting event someone is constantly trying to sell something.In the last few years, advertisements are more out of control than ever before...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Chico has bad taste in hip-hop

William Rein // May 8, 2015
It used to be know that Drake was bad, guys.
Illustration by Miles Huffman

If it’s a good song, it should be 6 minutes

William Rein // April 17, 2015
360 seconds is the equilibrium where going dumb, rocking out, relaxing or vibing to a song is balanced with it getting too long to be enjoyable.

Feminism ruins everything

Alyssa Dunning // November 30, 2014
It's hard to enjoy the simple things when everything reeks of inequality.

KCSC Radio Metal DJ Q-and-A

Michael Quiring // April 17, 2014
The Orion sat down with radio metal DJ Koray Saglam for a Q-and-A session about his radio show and how he got involved with KCSC.

Students find voice through campus sports radio

Lee Masten // March 1, 2014
Two students provide sports commentary on Chico State's college radio station.
Mitch Cox, associate director of athletics. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Announcer recalls calling ‘Cats games

Angelo Boscacci // February 26, 2014
The associate director of athletics talks about the craft of calling college baseball and other sports.
Prepare to be seduced by The Graduate

Prepare to be seduced by The Graduate

David Kahn // February 13, 2014
Don't miss the 2014 tour of The Graduate at Laxson Auditorium Thursday, Feb. 20.

Students of the airwaves: Chico State’s KCSC

February 12, 2014
Chico State's student-run radio station kick starts a whole new semester lineup featuring DJs playing indie pop, classic rock, soul, electronic, hip-hop and everything in between.
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