Who we are?
UCLA Radio is made up of over 150 unique, creative, and passionate students dedicated to bringing quality programming to our listeners. UCLA Radio has been broadcasting on campus since 1962, when we were established as a “terrestrial radio station” in the basement of Dykstra Residential Hall. Now operating out of a cave in Ackerman and broadcasting online, our audience consists of listeners in such diverse places as Australia, Italy, England, and Brazil.
The station is completely student run and listener supported through charitable donations and our own fundraising efforts.
Our eclectic programming features shows spanning a wide variety of musical genres as well as talk radio shows featuring comedy, news, and sports content.
In 2012, our station was named the #1 Student Run Internet-Only College Radio Station in the country by College Music Journal.
What is our goal for this project?
UCLA Radio has grown a great deal over the past year. Our listener base has expanded tremendously and we have been lucky enough to attract in station performances and interviews with the likes of Shamir, Elephante, and Sarah Silverman. The attention we have been receiving is extremely exciting for all of us and we hope to use this momentum to expand our brand and move towards a new level of professionalism. The money raised through this project would allow us to purchase equipment that improves the quality of our stream, adequately furnish our station, and provide our in station guests with the professional hospitality they deserve.
What we will be able to do with the funds raised
- $129 Equipment Cart
- $30 Refreshments for in station performances
- $210 New chairs for our station
- $400 Towards our annual end of the year awards gala
- $25.76 Production cords
- $129 Silent typing keyboard
- $1,899 Adobe suite
- $500 New Streaming computer
- $400 Remote Broadcasting unit
- $100 DJ controller
- $2000 Contingency fund for future equipment repairs
What we could purchase if we meet our stretch goal
- $15 Portable digital recorder
- $470 Printer
- $100 Supplies for printer and for making stickers and buttons
- $300 Comedy Show
- $30 Camera Strap
- $40 Tripod
- $30 Sign for Rolling Party Unit
- $100 Projector
- $150 Hospitality for artists coming in for In-Station Performances
- $565 Hosting concerts and other events
- $500 Marketing (including publishing our schedule in the Daily Bruin year-round)
- $200 DJ Launch Pad
UCLA Radio provides a creative and intellectual outlet for students at the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition, it provides other students, and members of the community a source of news and entertainment. We are able to give new artists a platform to showcase their artistry and gain more of a following. With your help, we can expand the reach and professionalism of our station, to more members of the Los Angeles community and beyond.
On behalf of UCLA Radio, we thank you for your continued support. Without your generosity, we could not continue to grow and thrive. Thank you so much!!