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Slogan UCO’s Student Media
Founded 2009
University University of Central Oklahoma
Television UCentral TV
Channel Digital:125 (Cox Cable)
Newspaper The Vista
Distributed On Campus Tue/Thu
Radio UCentral Radio
Frequency Online
Web/Social Media UCentral Media
Website www.ucentralmedia.com

UCentral is the student media network at the University of Central Oklahoma, featuring traditional media (television, radio, newspaper) and new media (web, netcasts, social networking) created by students majoring in professional media. UCentral is located within the Mass Communication Department on the campus of UCO.

UCentral is a member of Oklahoma Education Broadcast Association, College Media Advisors, Collegiate Broadcasters Incorporated and Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, The Oklahoma Press Association, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, the Associated Collegiate Press and the Associated Press.

TV and netcasts[edit]

Starting in 1976 as KCSU-TV, UCentral features several award-winning HDTV and netcast programs such as UCentral News, the daily student newscast; The Huddle, a weekly football highlight program during the fall; Conspiracy Weekly, an in-depth look at untold truths; Cup of Joe Quiz Show, a light-hearted, trivia-based game show with a prize; and TBSR, a focus on UCO players during the spring semester. All programs are available online at ucentralmedia.com, on the UCentral iPhone app, and in the city of Edmond, Oklahoma on Cox digital channel 125.


The Vista was established in 1903 as the student newspaper of the University of Central Oklahoma. It is distributed free of charge on the UCO campus and designated off-campus locations on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the fall and spring semesters. The paper is published on Wednesdays during the summer semester.


UCentral Radio is the student radio station in Edmond, Oklahoma, on the campus of The University of Central Oklahoma. UCentral Radio applied for an LPFM license in November 2013 and was awarded a Construction Permit by FCC for 99.3 FM on February 24, 2015. It reserved the call letters KZUC.

A previous radio entity (from 1966 until 2014) at the university was KCSC, its call letters stemming from the university's former name, Central State College. In 2014, the call letters were changed to KUCO to reflect the university's (relatively) new name. The station serves now as a full-time classical music station.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Jim Beaver, actor, playwright, screenwriter, director, and film historian - former KCSC classical and jazz announcer
  • Stan Case, CNN Radio and Headline News anchor

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