Students in CSM’s Digital Media department have created a brand new digital radio station. The new station, KDOG (a play off CSM’s Bulldog mascot), is streaming online, 24/7, at collegeofsanmateo.edu/kdog.
The new station was created by students in CSM’s Digital Media (DGME) 119 Radio Production class, taught by Digital Media adjunct professor Donna Eyestone, and is entirely student-run. The station aims to provide locally produced, varied audio programming that reflects the diversity of voices at College of San Mateo and the surrounding area.
Using the state-of-the-art DGME Studios, students create their own shows, record public service announcements (PSAs) and station IDs, engage with local bands, and record interviews with students, faculty and staff around campus. The station provides a real-world opportunity for students interested in careers in broadcasting.
KDOG’s popular new logo was designed by CSM DGME student Parastoo Meghdadi, who won a CSM student logo design contest this spring. Digital Media faculty teamed up with CSM’s marketing department to organize the contest, which generated more than 20 entries. The entries were judged by radio instructor Donna Eyestone, graphic design professor Vera Fainshtein, and marketing director Richard Rojo, and narrowed down to three finalists. Digital Media students then voted on the winning design.
KDOG will continue to develop under the guidance of radio courses in the 2018-19 academic year. The new station was created with support from the CSM Strong Workforce Initiative and the CSM Innovation Grant.
Listen to KDOG Student Radio at collegeofsanmateo.edu/kdog.