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

Latest Pieces

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KISU's McKenzie Young speaks with Westside Player's Jana Bontrager & Bart Nawotniak about the April show, a contemporary comedy for spring, being p...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2019
  • Length: 05:45
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We talk with James Kirkland - a super fan of Bill Walton and the Grateful Dead.

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:01
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  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 29:56
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This week, it's the 45th anniversary of the Wall of Sound debut. The first show with the gigantic 3-story PA system was 3/23/1974.

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 1
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We hear how the Grateful Dead help jump-start a non-profit organization which offers support, resources, and guidance for children with incarcerate...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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KISU FM's McKenzie Young speaks with Pocatello Free Clinic Executive Director Christina Potts, and Board Member Kathy Olsen.

  • Added: Mar 09, 2019
  • Length: 07:54
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KISU FM's McKenzie Young speaks with guests from ISU's College of Education about the education career fair that is open to all, including ISU alum...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2019
  • Length: 07:54
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Doctors Fahim Rahim and Naeem Rahim welcome Ken Orr, General Manager of Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) to the KISU studios for a conversation ab...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2019
  • Length: 27:28

  • Added: Mar 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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No foolin' . . . there's officially licensed Grateful Dead skis

  • Added: Feb 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:00