It’s finally here!

College of the Desert Student Radio!  I think everyone can agree that college radio in the Coachella Valley is long overdue.  So, to finally hear the news of KCOD is exciting.  This is not only a great voice for our peers, but also has the potential to grow and develop into something pretty awesome.

Make sure to tune in between classes and in the evenings, they not only stream their station on 1620AM but they also are available for listen via




College of the Desert’s (COD) Radio/TV Announcing (RTV2) class and the Student Journalists Society (SJS) jointly announced today the formation of the college’s first terrestrial radio station — KCOD 1620 AM, or its call-sign KCOD — to go live at 2 p.m., Friday, March 25 with a diverse student-led lineup that includes music programming, cultural commentary, and a comedy hour.

The KCOD ribbon-cutting ceremony held in the Diesel Mechanics (DM) Building, Rooms G and 23 (KCOD Studio and Production Rooms) will begin at 2 p.m. followed by a gala reception in the nearby classroom DM 21. Catering for the gala is sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

“This radio station, along with other campus media, is a stepping stone that will allow my fellow students the media-training necessary to be successful in mass media,” said Jayel Aheram, station manager for KCOD and president of the Student Journalists Society. “It is also an opportunity for us students to reach out to the community and for the community to reach out back to us. Many in the community do not really know what goes on at their local community college and I am confident that KCOD will finally change that.”

KCOD will broadcast five days a week, from Monday through Friday, with live shows and pre-recorded broadcasts.

Students from the RTV class will not only comprise the staff of the radio station, but be producers and on-air talents for their respective shows as well. They will get hands-on experience with broadcasting and production, and will be in charge of every aspect of operating the radio station. Prospective DJs will go through a training session conducted by fellow students on how to operate the radio equipment.

“KCOD gives students the opportunity to perfect their skills as announcers and to be fully prepared for the competitive broadcasting field,” said Prof. Laurilie Jackson. “It’s a dream come true for students studying media at COD!”

For more information about KCOD, members of the community may send an email at




This Thursday….

the kids from KCOD will be hosting a Radio Showcase, featuring music, food, media, and more information on how you can get involved.

Check it out!:


Show details:

DJ’s & Broadcaster will be lined up for you to meet and greet along with live entertainment and lots of media exposure.


Exact Opposites
Here Comes the Chaos
War Drum
DJ RAwkwell

For more information visit:
Or email Showcase Coordinator Liz at

When:  Thursday, May 12

Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Where: Cafe Patio

Cost: FREE


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