As 2018 comes to a close, the KCSU staff would like to reflect back on our year. It started back in January when Trevor Hall made an appearance in our studio, performing songs from his Fruitful Darkness tour. In February, we partnered with the Women and Gender Advocacy Center to help launch “Do You Even Lift, Bro: Men Exercising So” in which we featured Johanna Brown, Cassie Cowan and Liz Gaylor for a discussion on limitations they’ve faced and empowerment they’ve gained from being women in the music industry. April was even busier as we hosted DJ Sessions at the Ramskeller, Operation Bear Hug, Record Store Day Vinyl Sale, and Chipper’s Lanes Artist Spotlight.
Summer brought a slower pace, but KCSU was still packed with music and fun. We started with an In-Studio featuring Bitter Suns and Plasma Canvas who were later featured in Punk Off alongside One Flew West and Descendents. KCSU general manager Hannah Copeland also hosted the African Children’s Choir on their nine-month North American tour.
The dawning of fall meant the return of students. Our sports department kicked off the semester broadcasting color commentary on CSU Women’s Volleyball. We launched new podcasts including “State of Research” and “From the Tap.” We also partnered with the CSU Pride Resource Center to celebrate National Coming Out Day, inviting students to call in or stop by our station to share their coming out stories. We hosted our Fall Dj-Athon and invited alumni to come back to relive their time on the radio. In that same semester, members of our staff traveled to Seattle for the College Broadcasters Convention.
Although this is just our highlight reel, we appreciate all the support we received in 2018 and cannot wait for the challenges and triumphs of 2019.