Rev89 is a non-commercial educational radio station licensed by the FCC that functions as a laboratory tool for students of the mass communications department. Rev89 has been serving the Southern Colorado region since 1970. Student manager positions may be awarded each semester to qualified students.
The Rev89 lab allows students to experience working for a professional radio station in an educational environment. Students are able to record and edit audio, learn the basics of audio production, record newscasts, produce public affairs and sports shows, cut live breaks during their on-air shift or at live remote broadcasts, and understand the process of radio programming and music selection.
Rev89 generates revenue from local underwriters throughout Pueblo. Students will have the opportunity to sell radio packages to clients, put together ad packages in conjunction with the CSU-Pueblo Today online website and magazine, and write underwriting messages to air on Rev89. By combining the CSU-Pueblo Today and Rev89, students will have the opportunity to learn how to write for print publications and for broadcasting outlets.
Students will learn how to operate the master control room (Arakis boards), Adobe Audition 5.5 and the radio’s automation system - Scott Studios 32 and Powergold 12.
*The pre-requisite requirements for media labs are as follows: students must be declared MCCNM majors or minors, be in their junior or senior year, or receive permission from the instructor. Students must take Radio Operations 140 (or transfer an equivalent class) before enrolling in the media lab.