KSSU is Sacramento State’s Student Run Radio Station. CSUS has a
tradition of student broadcasting dating back to the 1960s.
KSSU is dedicated to providing CSUS students with a
radio-broadcasting learning experience and is run in its entirety
by CSUS students. Our goals are to improve campus community
involvement and awareness through the dissemination of
information and the putting on of original events from
Speed Friending to Silent
Disco, to provide air-time to involved DJ’s to
express their ideas and views, and to provide an outlet for
alternative and culturally diverse musical formats not readily
available in Sacramento.
KSSU has become the center of opportunity for those who wish to
learn and explore the world of broadcast media. This opportunity
is not just available for communications majors, but to any
student who is looking for an opportunity to express themselves.
Happy birthday KSSU! On September 10, 2021 the station is
proud to announce our 30th anniversary!
Learn more about the founding of Sacramento State’s student run
station by visiting the KEDG
“Around the Dial Are you Listening,” David Brumfield, The
Hornet- First article about KXPR possibly gaining second
frequency and former KERS CSUS student radio in the seventies
(shut down in 1974- Professor Roger Walter noted as station
CSUS President Donald Gerth gives ‘State of the University
Address.’ Jim Bolt asks Gerth why there is currently no student
run radio station on the campus.
First Associated Broadcasting Club meeting held (50 students
“ASI Backs Student Radio,” The Hornet- Published ASI
resolution showing support, and demand for student-run
“No Student Radio Station – No Fair,” The Hornet- Opinion piece
touting the benefits of student-run radio (educational tool,
music format variety, CSU community relevance, etc.).
The Associated Broadcasting Club is approved to become an
official CSUS Campus Organization. Linda Rhodes, from the
Communication Studies Department, becomes the club’s faculty
The first Music Madness Marathon kicks off at 10:00 AM on the
South Lawn of the University Union.
“Gerth,” The Hornet- CSUS President Donald Gerth gave an
interview to The Hornet. He states that ‘I think students ought
to have a radio station. And I am probably going to say to some
of our people in the fairly near future, let’s go get a student
“New semester brings campus radio to CSUS,” Rachel Orvino, The
Hornet. Student-run radio carrier-current to be up and running by
spring 1990. Studios are to be on second floor of library. The
funding for the station will come from university funds. The
transmission system will cost $9,625. ABC members have started
radio training courses at Access Sacramento and will begin
broadcasting on Access Cable Channel 63. Jim Bolt states that he
wants the station to be as ’slick and professional’ as possible.
2nd Annual 24 Hour Music Madness Marathon Promotional Flyer and
Music Schedule- Flyer highlights guest D.J.’s from dance clubs
Metro, Cattle Club, Panic, Beat Gallery and Industrial Division.
Local band acoustic sets, specialty shows, and music giveaways
are also highlighted. The event also involves a food and clothing
drive for Loaves and Fishes and the Salvation Army.
“Student radio no longer myth as KEDG hits airwaves,” Michael
Piple Jr., The Hornet- Article announces the start of KEDG
broadcasting on campus. The station began broadcasting on
Tuesday, September 10th, 1991 on 530 AM. The signal could be
received in the residence halls, Dining Commons, and the
residence halls parking lot. The EDGE (KEDG) broadcasts
alternative rock and specialty shows that include hardcore punk,
heavy metal, and industrial dance music. “The 26 disc jockeys
provide CSUS with radio unavailable anywhere else in
Sacramento.” Disc Jockeys on the schedule include Dave
Biondi, Karen Misener, Pat Varney, Dan Reynoso, Jim Bolt, Mickie
Priest, Dave Leon, Larry Salizar, Shari Haskel, and Andy
KEDG STATION BY-LAWS 1991- By-laws outline station management
structure, roles and responsibilities, and station policies.
KSSU Logo Stationary- Official KSSU (formerly KEDG)
stationary with 89.7 FM frequency and contact information. KEDG
changes call letters to KSSU.
KSSU becomes one of the first college stations to stream
online at www.kssu.com
2009 was a banner year for KSSU as we were not only a finalist
for MTVU’s College Station of the Year, but KSSU was also
recognized as Station of the Year, Student Run Station of the
Year, Best Community Resource, Best Use of Limited Resources (for
the third straight year) by the “College Music Journal’