Thanksgiving Food Drive!

KUGR Cougar College Radio will be holding a Thanksgiving Food Drive in support of the local non-profit organization Community Action Center. We are asking for donations of canned and nonperishable foods! Community Action Center aids people living in poverty in Whitman County. One way they do this is through a food bank. Foods that they are in need of include:

  • Canned corn
  • Canned carrots
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Canned sweet potatoes
  • Canned fruit Cooking oils
  • Sugars (White/Brown/Powdered)
  • Pie crust mixes
  • Boxed stuffing
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Potatoes (fresh and boxed)
  • Nuts

Any and all donations are greatly appreciated! There are three locations you can bring donations.

  1. Murrow Hall 301
  2. Goertzen Hall Lobby
  3. Pullman Dissmores: Friday November 10, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Rock Out With Us at Rock a’ Palouse a’

Join us as we present our second annual Rock a’ Palouse a’! This year’s Rock a’ Palouse a’ will take place Friday October 13, 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., in Ensminger Pavilion. There is a style of music everyone can enjoy and it is open to the public.

The event is geared towards featuring underground artists from the Pullman-Moscow area as well as from across Washington. Artists include Landrace, Tons & Tons, and WEEP WAVE.

Tons & Tons are a rock band also based out of Pullman, Washington. They have an eclectic sound mixing the styles of Coldplay and Guns ‘n’ Roses.

WEEP WAVE are DIY darlings out of Seattle, Washington. Their music can be classified as underground garage rock. Those who like Modest Mouse will love the loud instrumentation decorated with synth and distortion.

Not only will there be Tons & Tons and WEEP WAVE, but there are more bands to come!

Tickets are $5 presale and $7 at the door. Presale tickets can be purchased at the KUGR table in the WSU Compton Union Building or in their office located in Murrow Hall 301 Pullman, Washington.

Special thanks to the Rock a’ Palouse a’ sponsors, Atom Heart Music and Cougar Country.

For more information, please visit KUGR Radio’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/KUGRradio/

KUGR Update: An Eventful Fall

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Hello from the 2016-2017 Board of Directors!

Last Spring, 75% of our previous Board graduated from the University and moved on from the station to start their careers. In the fall, we found ourselves under new management with several bright, new faces ready to continue the legacy of the graduating Class of 2016.

The 2016-2017 Board of Directors had many accomplishments this fall. At the beginning of the semester, the directors worked together to create the first concert for the station in years, called “Rock a’ Palouse a'”.

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The concert was a big hit and a wonderful start for the new semester. It was followed by the “Witchin’ Costume Contest” and the annual Pong Tournament, featuring a prize football signed by the entire WSU Football Team!

The Sports Department had a successful season of broadcasts in Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, and Football. In the beginning of the year, they hosted a Q&A with KUGR alum Art Eckman, who gave them tips to improve their broadcasts. The Department is looking to continue these types of events this Spring, which are open to all students at the University.

A few members of the Board even got the chance to return to the CBI Conference for the second year in a row. Music Director Ellen Gordon, Production Director Jonah Markwith, and Fundraising Director Katherine Barner were able to travel to Philadelphia to attend conferences about college radio, bringing us back a lot of exciting new information.

Many new changes to come soon! We are excited to show you a new face of KUGR College Radio.

GM Update: March and April

Hello All!

KUGR Radio has been pretty busy the past couple of months! Here are just a few highlights of what we’ve been working on:

  1. We’ve raised over $700 with our three fundraising events: Smooch-A-Pooch, our 2nd Annual Pong Tournament, and our 4th Annual Mom’s Weekend Photo Booth.
  2. Bought equipment to turn our “Newsroom” into a recording booth for local artists and bands to perform live!
  3. Gave away KUGR mix CDs for St. Patrick’s Day.
  4. Budget and allocation approved by ASWSU committee, and presented to S&A Fees.

Right now, we are currently in the process of reviewing DJ submissions for KUGR Awards and College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI)! We will announce the winners on Friday April 22nd!

There are only 24 days until the end of semester! Time sure does fly when you’re having fun and working hard!

Sarah Allen – General Manager

 

 

GM Update: January & February

Hello all!

KUGR has been busy getting ready for a great spring semester! Here’s a few things we’ve been up to:

  1. We started a new-ish process for hiring DJs this semester, which included a new interview process! The Board of Directors had a chance to hear from DJs about their shows, and offered advice for show structure and social media promotions.
  2. We hired four new assistant directors: Katherine Barner, Eduardo Ramos, Spencer Anderson, and     Alejandra Martinez.
  3. February 7th is the first day of shows!
  4. Fundraising committee is putting on our first “Smooch A Pooch” event on Feb. 17th!

 

GM Update: November

Hello all!

Here are a few updates about the station.

  1. Our student shows are going strong, and our new DJs are showing growth and progress within the last few weeks.
  2. IT installed new computers in the studio. The new automation system should be installed over Thanksgiving break.
  3. We have reached over 200 listeners in a single day on TuneIn.
  4. Loud Speaker Lunch Hour has been a major success so far, and we’ve had people call in for requests.
  5. Production and Fundraising committees have had their first meetings.
  6. We received our promo items!
  7. We set the goal for 1000 facebook likes by December 18th.

Please Like “KUGR Radio” on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @KUGRradio and Instagram @kugrcollegeradio

Have a safe break everyone and thanks for tuning in!

Sarah

GM: KUGR Update

Hello all!

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October has been exciting month so far for KUGR Radio! Here are a few reasons why:

  1. DJs started their shows on Wednesday Oct. 14th, so check out the show tab to see who is on and when.

    2. We have finally received our new equipment and automation software, but we are still waiting on installation.

    3. We raised $296.24 for Band of Brothers Northwest.

    4. We started Loud Speaker Lunch Hour on Fridays from 12pm-1pm, where we crank up the tunes and students can hear us outside!

    5. We have four members of the board going to this year’s CBI convention in Minneapolis, MN next week!

    6. We were approved to giveaway tickets to concerts at the Knitting Factory in Spokane, WA.

 

KUGR RADIO IS BACK BABY!

General Manager Sarah Allen

Program Director wins big at PRNDI Conference

June 27, 2015

The Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah handed out 130 awards, and two of them went to our very own Angela Nguyen, program director at KUGR Radio.

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Angela’s submission was a story about her father’s escape from Vietnam. She earned First Place for Soft Feature in Division A and Second Place for Soft Feature in Division D.

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