UCentral is the student media network at the University of Central Oklahoma, featuring traditional media and new media created by students majoring in professional media. UCentral Radio, Ucentral News, and the Vista fall under the umbrella of the UCentral Student Media Network.
|Slogan||UCO’s Student Media|
|University||University of Central Oklahoma|
|Channel||Digital:125 (Cox Cable)|
|Distributed||Tuesdays at UCO|
|Frequency||99.3 FM (Edmond)|
|Web/Social Media||@ucentralmedia @theVista1903 @ucentralradio|
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 NetcastsEdit
UCentral features several award-winning HDTV and netcast programs such as UCentral News, produced by broadcast-news students, and "Above The Fold", which is produced by the Vista Staff.
TV and Netcast HistoryEdit
Starting in 1976 as KCSU-TV, UCentral has featured several award-winning 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. The award-winning newscast is still being produced, but the netcasts previously listed have been retired. Students are encouraged every semester to write and produce new netcasts as part of their curriculum.
The Vista has been the University of Central Oklahoma's student voice since 1903. This student-run newspaper is printed weekly, and distributed every Tuesday free of charge across the UCO campus during the fall and spring semesters. The paper is published intermittently throughout the summer. Staff members of the Vista have achieved a multitude of awards through the years as individuals and a team, including the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists' "Newspaper of the Year" award in 2017. Every semester the Vista staff, composed of all students, are encouraged to write and produce "Above the Fold", a netcast that airs weekly on the Vista's official Facebook Page during regular semesters.
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.