ISU Magazine

Volume 40 | Number 1 | Fall 2009

KISU Radio Turns 10

The neon sign outside of the KISU office is a familiar sight on campus.

Photo provided by Jerry Miller

KISU Radio Turns 10

General Manager Jerry Miller

Fall 2009 Issue | By Andy Taylor

KISU-FM radio, located on the campus of Idaho State University in Pocatello, celebrated its 10th birthday on June 4. The station first signed on in June 1999, broadcasting from its current location on the ground floor of the Pond Student Union building.

When KISU first went on the air, it only broadcast its signal at 91.1 FM at just 450 watts of power; it had a very limited range and listenership. Only four students worked at the station. There was no original programming.

A lot has changed. Today, there are eight student staffers at any given time, said KISU General Manager Jerry Miller. Local programming has grown to about 20 hours each week. KISU is also now available in Idaho Falls and surrounding communities. Anyone can listen to the station live on the Internet at

KISU is looking forward to the future and plans to offer quality programming for years to come.