KANM

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KANM Student Radio
City of license College Station, Texas, USA
Broadcast area Bryan-College Station metropolitan area
Slogan "The college station of College Station"
Frequency Campus Cable TV Ch. 88, http://kanm.tamu.edu
First air date 1972
Format Freeform, mostly indie rock and related genres
Callsign meaning K-A&M
Owner Independent Student Organization Affiliated with Texas A&M
Website http://kanm.tamu.edu

KANM Student Radio, "the College station of College Station,"[1] is the Student radio station at Texas A&M University.[2] It operates on the Texas A&M campus cable television system at channel 88,[1][3] and through an online stream[1][4] and downloads.[1] Like some other college radio stations, KANM's DJs program their own shows,[5] playing music encompassing virtually any genre, from "indie rock and indie pop, alternative, electronic, emo, punk, hip-hop, metal, jazz, and much, much more"[1] with the mission of providing, "non-commercial music and views to the Bryan-College Station community that aren't available on other local or popular national media."[6]

KANM was founded in 1972 and is a recognized student organization at Texas A&M,[7] one of the top ten largest universities in the U.S.[8] with over 10,000 on-campus resident students.[9] In the most recent month of SHOUTcast data (September 2008), KANM was one of the top college radio streams and among the top Internet streams in general, with nearly 500,000 stream connections.[10] The station's web site claims that, at over 35 years old, it is likely the oldest surviving cable FM station in the country to have never transitioned to licensed over-the-air operation.[6] Since the late 1990s, KANM has adopted other forms of broadcasting to augment the originally cable FM-only service, adding a Part 15 unlicensed AM broadcast and becoming an early adopter of Internet streaming audio in 1998.[11][12] More recently, a campus cable television channel and downloads have also been added.[1][6]

As of the spring semester of 2013, KANM only broadcast on their website and campus television channel 88.

In the fall semester of 2013, the Dan & Duck Show brought live streaming through the emerging tunein radio app to KANM radio. Returning for their second year on air, the Aggie seniors took their broadcast live to multiple outlets, and became one of the largest and most popular shows in KANM history. With listeners and endorsements from Nashville, Orlando, New York City and Chicago, the show gained mass popularity from listeners throughout the nation. Since the launch of the tunein radio stream in 2013, the Dan & Duck Show also introduced a podcast website for listeners to download the show's podcasts 24/7 at danduckshow.libsyn.com.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f KANM Student Radio. KANM. Retrieved 2008-10-12.
  2. ^ Rockin' On The Battalion. Retrieved on 2008-10-12.
  3. ^ Current Residents - Cable TV Information for Residence Halls and University Apartments Texas A&M Residence Life. Retrieved 2008-10-12.
  4. ^ Tuning In. The Battalion. Retrieved 2008-10-12
  5. ^ Rockin' On The Battalion. Retrieved on 2008-10-12.
  6. ^ a b c About KANM Student Radio. KANM. Retrieved 2008-10-12.
  7. ^ Texas A&M Student Activities Organization Profile Texas A&M Department of Student Activities Organization Search. Retrieved on 2008-10-12.
  8. ^ A&M hits its enrollment high at 47,925 students Dallas Morning News. Retrieved on 2008-10-12.
  9. ^ Campus Life at Texas A&M. Texas A&M. Retrieved on 2008-10-12
  10. ^ SHOUTcast | TTSL: Total Time Spent Listening Report. SHOUTcast. Retrieved 2008-10-12.
  11. ^ KANM 99.9 FM Cable Station Information
  12. ^ KANM 99.9 FM Cable Station Information

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