KAMP (AM)

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KAMP Student Radio
City of license Tucson, Arizona
Frequency 1570 (kHz)
First air date 1988
Format College Radio
Transmitter coordinates 32°13′54″N 110°57′07″W / 32.23167°N 110.95194°W / 32.23167; -110.95194Coordinates: 32°13′54″N 110°57′07″W / 32.23167°N 110.95194°W / 32.23167; -110.95194
Owner Arizona Student Media
Website kamp.arizona.edu

KAMP (1570 AM) is an unlicensed College radio station operated by students of The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. It broadcasts at 1570 kHz on the AM band, and the closed-circuit Cable television Channel 20 in the dormitories on the UA campus and on the Internet at kamp.arizona.edu.

History[edit]

The University of Arizona's first college radio station started in 1988. From the start, the "Student Radio Task Force" consisted of several passionate students who broadcast from a claustrophobic studio in the old Memorial Union. They began with an eight-hour programming block, which hosted various genres of music as well as news and sports.

Years later, the "Student Radio Task Force" evolved to "KAMP Student Radio." Today, KAMP is home to over 150 student volunteers and all genres of music. KAMP is broadcasting streaming live audio via internet as well as on 1570 AM. On-campus students can also access KAMP through closed-circuit television on Channel 20 and UATV (in between movies). KAMP is also broadcast live to the Park Student Union on the University of Arizona campus. KAMP is funded by a $1 fee on per-semester tuition that was approved by student referendum.

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