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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.

Pieces

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The ISU Civic Concert Band and Wind Ensemble Concert recorded February 27th, 2017. Highlights from this performance include “Of Sailors and Whales”...

  • Added: May 08, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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Theater students from American Falls High School spoke with KISU FM's McKenzie Young about The Crucible, a multidisciplinary production taking plac...

  • Added: May 08, 2017
  • Length: 07:35
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Guest: Dr. Zac Gershberg earned his PhD from Louisiana State University and has also taught at University of Montana and California State Universi...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 33:25
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KISU FM's McKenzie Young speaks with volunteer/cast members from Westside Players in Pocatello about its upcoming production of Rumors by Neil Simon.

  • Added: Apr 06, 2017
  • Length: 07:35
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The Sounds of ISU takes you on a Broadway Revue with a replay of the March 11th, 2016 Timeless Broadway concert featuring the Idaho State Civic Sym...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Dr Fahim Rahim and guests discuss a recent tragic incident involving m-44 cyanide bomb and a local 14 year old boy (guest) and his dog

  • Added: Mar 24, 2017
  • Length: 29:49
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Topic(s) - Media, Authoritarianism, and Democracy Episode Description - In this episode, we talk with Dr. Christoph Stefes to find out more about ...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 30:15
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Beautiful performances from our own ISU faculty and talented teachers - cellist Eleanor Cox and pianist Mark Neiwirth. They appeared on the Jensen ...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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House Call - Second Chances

  • Added: Feb 22, 2017
  • Length: 32:27
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Topic: The Importance of Journalism in Our Daily Lives Guests: Shelbie Harris and Madison Shumway (Both Students Studying Mass Communications at I...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2017
  • Length: 29:05
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Prompted by the wonderful response to the Valentine’s Gala of 2015 featuring ballet performances from the local Brindusa Moore Ballet Academy, the ...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Murder Weapon by Brian Clemens is the opening show for Westside Players 31st season.

  • Added: Jan 31, 2017
  • Length: 06:05
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The Sounds of ISU is getting back into the swing of things with a Jazz Ensembles concert from October 2016, featuring ISU Big Band and Jazz Combos,...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • Length: 59:12
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topics: neurosurgical career multi-media art career ambidexterity

  • Added: Jan 12, 2017
  • Length: 28:35
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A virtual event for individuals, or teams, to log 1,000 miles of running/walking during 2017. Ultimately, keeping yourself health, in turn, helpin...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2017
  • Length: :29
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The Idaho State Civic Symphony joined with the Camerata Singers and University choirs to bring you a glorious celebration of the season - recorded ...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Doctors and brothers Fahim and Naeem Rahim present this edition of House Call on the topic of Kidney stones. Recorded November 8th, 2016

  • Added: Dec 08, 2016
  • Length: 27:38
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KISU's McKenzie Young speaks with members of ISU Women's Club about its annual Holiday Fair /Scholarship Fundraiser, Friday, November 4 from 10 AM ...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2016
  • Length: 07:35
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Doctors Fahim and Naeem Rahim welcome Dr Gary M. Ullery of Bingham Memorial Hospital to talk and answer listeners' questions on the topic of Pediat...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2016
  • Length: 26:56
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Dr Fahim Rahim welcomes Dr Tammy Fouse, Bariatric Surgeon at Bingham Memorial Hospital

  • Added: Oct 25, 2016
  • Length: 27:20