KVCU AM-1190, popularly known as Radio 1190 is a college radio station affiliated with the University of Colorado Boulder. Staff of the station are compensated with funds provided by the University of Colorado Student Union while operating funds are raised during biannual on-air pledge drives. The station was formerly identified as KUCB. In 1996 Jacor Communications donated KVCU (previously KBCO-AM)'s equipment and transmitter to the University of Colorado Foundation. After two years of negotiating and planning Radio 1190 am at the University of Colorado Boulder went live on November 4th, 1998.  On October 2011, Mikey Goldenberg of Alice 105.9 became the new General Manager of the station. He replaced Mike Flanagan, who left the station after 6 years as GM to become the General Manager of newly founded Open Air CPR. When asked about his relationship with Radio 1190, Flanagan stated "we're going to have a good relationship with 1190 -- and I'm going to be more sensitive to not step on their toes, because I have a real affection for them and want them to be successful." 
The student-run Radio 1190's weekly underground hip-hop show, "Basementalism" is a ground-breaking hip-hop show that focuses on playing underground and unknown artists. It's a nonprofit, non-commercial program airing on 1190 AM originally on Tuesday nights 9-11pm then moved to Thursday nights then eventually to Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. across the Boulder-Denver area and, around the world over the internet exposing new talent and music in the national underground hip-hop scene. It's credited as the driving force behind Colorado's hip-hop scene, including the success of the state's most promising group, the Procussions. Every show features interviews with national and local guests. One DJ plays live each hour, the web site gets more than 100,000 hits a month
The show is hosted by Judgemental, and features resident DJ's such as DJ Vajra, DJ Cysko Rokwel, DJ Dylon, DJ Discord, DJ BMoney, DJ Thought, DJ Lazy Eyez, DJ Low Key, DJ Mung, and DJ watchtower.