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KSDT

KSDT Radio

 
     

Remember that mysterious mélange of eclectic music wafting through the Old Student Center? Student-run KSDT radio has been broadcasting to UCSD for almost 30 years. In the 1970s, the station started with an FM signal, then it was piped into dorm hallways and during the ’80s cabled into rooms so you could plug in and tune out. Its current metamorphosis is as an Internet station, playing albums that range from Grandaddy’s Sumday to Dandy Warhols’s Welcome to the Monkey House.

“ It has been here a lot of years, but it still has the same mentality,” says the station’s general manager Rishi Shah. “It gives people what they don’t usually hear.”

According to Shah, students have shown an unprecedented amount of interest this year, and the station hopes to expand its operations.

“We’re gonna get bigger and better,” Shah says. “It is just the beginning.”

So if you want to sample the sound of contemporary UCSD anywhere around the world, surf to www.ksdtradio.org.

“KSDT gives people what they don’t usually hear.”