Kutztown University Radio (KUR)
NEW LINK TO LISTEN TO KUR!
KUR is changing webstreaming providers for the first time in close to a decade. Our long provider "Live 365" is going out of business due to higher copyright royalty rates and that left us to find a new one. Thanks to good negotiation by collegiate broadcast representatives like IBS and CBI, our royalty rates are NOT going up which is a huge sigh of relief BUT we had to change streaming providers which means a new link to click on if you listen on your computer and have the old "Live 365" one bookmarked. But this also has equated to IMPROVEMENT because while doing this, we split our stream into two feeds ... a LOW bandwidth one if you're listening on a crowded school network or a slower 3G cellphone, and a HIGH bandwidth 256 kbps one if you're listening on your home computer or hooked up to your home stereo and want to hear audio quality even better than what FM radio offers. Cool huh? The new streams are active TODAY. The old "Live 365" one will remain active until January 31st and will then be turned off. If you listen on "TuneIn" or "AudioNow," you shouldn't have to change anything. Both of those companies have been notified and have flipped streams. To listen to KUR on the new stream, go to the LEFT panel of this homepage that's in white print on what looks like red bricks, click "Listen to KUR" under the yellow "Kutztown University Radio." Instructions are right there. The OLD link on the right side of the page, the one that is in green, white, and black and says "Radio Services ... Listen Live!" is the old Live 365 stream which is still active but will go dark on January 31st. On that day, that green, white, and black box will go away. We want to hear about your listening experience on our new stream.
INTERESTED IN JOINING KUR?
Interesting in joining the organization recently rated "Best Organization" by Student Government? If you're a student, faculty, or staff of KU, you are eligible to join KUR and learn radio! Training begins again in the Spring 2016 semester, so make sure to attend our weekly general mandatory meetings for all veteran and newly interested members. Meetings are every Tuesday at 11 a.m. in LC-113-B. Just show up! In addition, join KUR's page on KUnited.com. Just sign in with your normal KU credentials and search up "Kutztown University Radio" and request to join, so that you can get in on station e-mailings. Any further questions? Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll get back to you. If you don't hear back within a few days, please call us at 610-683-4059, as your email may have been sent to our spam box. And yes, we DO check our messages ALL the time unlike other college radio stations.
KUR PODCASTS SOME OF OUR BEST PROGRAMMING!
KUR realizes that in this day and age, folks listen to podcasts almost as much as live "broadcasts." As such, KUR now has a YouTube account where we podcast some of our latest and greatest broadcasts/interviews/features. You can access KUR's "YouTube" channel by clicking on the "Podcasts" link in the upper left of this page.
IF YOU'RE NOT FOLLOWING US ON FACEBOOK, YOU'RE MISSING ALMOST EVERYTHING
Following along with our "Schedule" is fine, but without following us on social media, you're missing out on special show announcements, special impromptu programming, and so much more. Unless you listen to KUR 24/7 (which everyone should, but we understand the impracticality *grin*), how are you going to know when KUR airs a special, last-minute program? Plus, KUR's social media is known for local breaking news and other community announcments. It's the reason why KUR won "Best Use of Social Media" at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting convention in 2014 and was an immediate finalist in the same category this year. "LIKE" the "Kutztown University Radio" Facebook page now and make sure to add us to your "Notifications" or at the very least, frequently "LIKE" or "SHARE" our posts so that Facebook keeps them coming to you.
YET ANOTHER WAY TO LISTEN TO KUR!
Exciting news! Thanks to a new advertiser-sponsored project called "FreeNet," KUR can now also be heard by dialing 1-(302)-240-3000 on your non-smart phone or landline phone. If you think this sounds familiar, you're right. This is very similar to our "AudioNow" service which has existed since 2009 by calling 1-(610)-465-7860. Fear not. The "AudioNow" number is going nowhere if you're used to it. But the 302 number has a couple advantages, that being a slightly easier and more official looking ending (i.e. 3000) and also the ability to listen longer than a half hour ("AudioNow" cuts off after 30 minutes and you have to call back). As with "AudioNow," there is no special charge to call other than any charges you may incur calling area code 302 (a Delaware area code), which for many of us with unlimited voice service is free. (Why Delaware? Because "FreeNet" is a free, advertiser-based service and they have to pick whatever open number with an easy-to-remember ending is available). So pick your favorite number and program it on speed-dial in your phone when you want to listen to KUR without racking up data, if you even have data. 1-(302)-240-3000 or 1-(610)-465-7860 and take KUR with you anywhere!
KUR WINS GOLD ... AGAIN!
Kutztown University Radio has brought home the gold for the 3rd year in a row at the prestigious Intercollegiate Broadcast Society (IBS) Trophy Awards. On Saturday, March 7th, 2015, KUR won "Best News Interview" for KUR member Ryan Moore's interview with a representative for the Allyson Schwartz for Governor campaign last spring. In addition, KUR was a runner-up finalist in multiple other categories at this year's Intercollegiate Broadcasting Convention in New York City! In addition, our advisor/manager Mike Regensburger was nationally recognized as a finalist for "Best Advisor!" 11 years ago, KUR was three empty rooms working to try and get back on-the-air. A decade later, we're nationally recognized as an award-winning radio station and as a finalist for "Best College Radio Station" in the United States. We couldn't have done it without YOU, the listener. Thank YOU for being there!
How to listen to KUR
Use your TuneIn App and search for KUR
Call (610) 465-7860. Only charge is any data or voice charge through your service.
Across campus at 1670 AM *
KU Information Channel (KUIC)
Listen on KU's television channel. Find out where KUIC can be found
Use the listen live link above
* KUR can also be heard in a handful of campus buildings at 88.3 FM.