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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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As we wrap up another Summer here in East Idaho the Sounds of ISU celebrates the Heritage of our Nation with the Camerata Singers concert from Nove...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Topics: Death and Aging - "We are Mortal" Hosts: Dr Fahim Rahim & Dr Naeem Rahim Guests: Dr Saira Hussain and Dr Ehsun Mirza

  • Added: Aug 10, 2017
  • Length: 27:38
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JRM Board members Dr Fahim Rahim, Beena Rahim, and Mike Sanders speak about the 2017 Hometown Hero Awards

  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 28:00
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Jamon Anderson of KISU-FM speaks with Aaron Linsdau — photographer, adventurer, and author of the “Total Eclipse Guide” *Tonight, (August 2, 2017) ...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2017
  • Length: 05:03
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The Sounds of ISU wants to Jazz up your Summer…. With an ISU Jazz Band concert from this last April 2017, featuring the world premiere of Dr. Thom ...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Topic- Nutritional Supplements Guests: David Brown & Cameron Hoffman

  • Added: Jul 14, 2017
  • Length: 29:08
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In its 31st season, Westside Players, a nonprofit dinner theater in Pocatello, presents "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" by Tom Stoppard, F...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 07:35
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Interview with Musical Dir. and Fiddler - Dr Geoffrey Friedley and Jedd Greenhalgh

  • Added: Jun 16, 2017
  • Length: 08:00
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The Sounds of ISU wraps up another academic year with a special concert from The Monarch Trio (newest member - Dr Hyeri Choi was joined by Dr. Kori...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest - Dr Carole Shelley House Call Host - Dr Fahim Rahim Program recorded live at KISU on May 25th, 2017

  • Added: Jun 02, 2017
  • Length: 27:38
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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