KISU

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KISU radio first went on the air June 4th, 1999. When it first hit the airwaves, KISU barely made a ripple in the local radio market, broadcasting at only 450 watts. But since that day in June, KISU has grown in a lot of different ways. After just five months on the air, KISU's original general manager left, and long-time eastern Idaho radio veteran Jerry Miller was hired. In 2004 KISU increased its power from 450 watts to 4500 watts, and in April of 2008, KISU went on the air in Idaho Falls on translator K217EJ, broadcasting at 91.3 FM! The station now also consistently ranks high in local listener ratings survey, drawing more listeners than many local, more-established commercial radio stations!

When KISU first went on the air, all of its programming came from outside sources like National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and many independent program distributors. But in the spring of 2000 KISU reached a milestone when ISU student Jeremy Petersen aired KISU’s first-ever locally produced program, a music show titled “In House”. Since that first taste of local programming hit the airwaves, KISU has added many other locally-produced programs, and now provides local and regional news throughout the day, as well. And today, Petersen has moved on to provide the same excellent radio at Oregon Public Radio in Portland. In the mid 90’s KISU also went online, making it possible for people outside the listening area to listen to the station at any time through their computer. That became particularly important as KISU has also become the home for broadcasts of ISU women’s soccer, volleyball and basketball.

In 2008, KISU FM expanded with a stronger signal into the Idaho Falls, Idaho market by going on-air with a new translator at 91.3 FM, and in 2012 KISU erxpanded its signal throughout the Upper Snake River Valley by going on-air at 88.1 FM with a new translator in Rexburg.

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16 Pieces

This monthly, half-hour program examines the range of media literacy so listeners can become more informed and conscientious citizens. Topics include conversations about the economic, historical, legal, political, and technological aspects of media innovation and practices. Each episode features an interview with a respected guest in some area of the media world. We invite you to listen and consider how we might better navigate the complex systems of information and entertainment in which we are immersed. Check back each month, from September to May, for new episodes.

  • From: KISU
  • Updated: Oct 16, 2018
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Local Business Summer Spotlight with Emmalynn Young is a weekly interview segment with some of the most passionate and creative folks in the local-business community from Pocatello and the surrounding area.

  • From: KISU
  • Updated: Aug 17, 2015
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Listen to Mashaal Hijazi and Noah Johnson as they discuss all things life; with a cultural and satirical twist, with new shows every week.

  • From: KISU
  • Updated: Oct 18, 2016
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Roots & Rock explores the origins and progression of Celtic, Old Time, Bluegrass and Blues music through the lens of the interconnectedness of all genres and the influences each has played in the growth and development of modern American music. Each week we will talk about a specific genre, or artist and its regional, national and global impacts.

  • From: KISU
  • Updated: May 29, 2014
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Topic: Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) Guest: Karla Covington, Shaken Baby Prevention of Idaho (board of directors) Hosts: Dr. Fahim Rahim & Dr Naeem Rahim

  • From: KISU
  • Updated: Jun 06, 2013
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24 Pieces

Performances from ISU Ensembles, Faculty, Staff, Students and Community members - brought to you for your listening pleasure and appreciation from the KISU campus station

  • From: KISU
  • Updated: Jun 09, 2016
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The Sounds of ISU showcases music ensembles from the Idaho State University community. Hosted and produced from the Pocatello, Idaho studio - KISU

  • From: KISU
  • Updated: Jan 04, 2016

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Dead and Co Tour Financial Report, obituaries, sports section, and other news

Bought by KSJD, Southern Branch Bluegrass, and KRSC


  • Added: Jul 22, 2019
  • Length: 57:59
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Showcasing the releases of 2019! More than halfway through the year so we'll see whats been coming out of the vault! 50th Anniversary releases, arc...

Bought by WYAP, KSJD, and KRSC


  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:01
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With the Dead and Company summer tour wrapped up, we're going to look back on the highlights and surprises!

Bought by Southern Branch Bluegrass, WYAP, KSJD, and KRSC


  • Added: Jul 08, 2019
  • Length: 58:03
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There is a lot to cover this week with the wonderful world of Grateful Dead. Plus, 50 years ago this month, Jerry Garcia was responsible for a sale...

Bought by Southern Branch Bluegrass, KRSC, and KSJD


  • Added: Jul 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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We have a goofy China Cat Sunflower Video and starting a new season of political campaigns . . .

Bought by Royalton Community Radio, Southern Branch Bluegrass, KSJD, and KRSC


  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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50th anniv. of the band's 3rd studio album, Robert Hunter's Birthday, and details on this year's meet up at the movies

Bought by WJFF, Royalton Community Radio, KSJD, and KRSC


  • Added: Jun 17, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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Meet up at the movies this year will be global, Dead & Company continue to blow peoples' minds. Also a word from one of the authors of a Woodstock ...

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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Joined in the Studio by Nick Bringhurst and Taylor Schultz, the two main characters in the Bye Bye Birdie production at ISU this summer. Bye Bye B...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2019
  • Length: 04:13
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A member made it into GQ magazine. Dead and Co debuted a song they've never performed, Woodstock turns 50 and so does a classic Grateful Dead Album

Bought by WYAP, KRSC, and KSJD


  • Added: Jun 03, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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The Grateful Dead have been mentioned and spotlighted in news stories from all different media platforms: TV, Radio, Literature. etc

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  • Added: May 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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