KDHR gets a new broadcast studio in the LSUcsudhbulletin September 23, 2016 0 COMMENTS
By Franz Galvez
It took nearly six years, but KDHR is finally moving to the Loker Student Union.
KDHR is Cal State Dominguez Hills’ radio station, which has allowed students to create and produce their own show since 2004.
Currently, KDHR’s broadcast studio is located on first floor of the old library building, but will move to what was the study room in the LSU later this month.
Not many students are aware that CSUDH has a radio station, so the move will definitely help its visibility.
Construction of the new broadcast studio started around the middle of the spring semester and ended in summer. The construction was part of a larger project that also included the new meditation room and television lounge.
KDHR started its internship program with two interns in 2010 and had nine interns last semester.
Former student Stephen Janes is the current manager at KDHR and has been a part of the radio department since 2005.
“We have grown a lot over the years and outgrown the old studio,” Janes said.
KDHR will not only get a new location, but new furniture and, most importantly, new equipment.
The new broadcast studio will also include controlled lighting, better sound conditioning, better air conditioning and a great view — something the old studio lacked.
Janes played a major role in finding KDHR a new home.
“I pitched the idea of moving KDHR to help revive student life at the LSU,” Janes said.
There were over 3,000 student signatures gathered in favor of the move, which only helped in the decision.
KDHR’s office will remain in the library, and the old broadcast studio will become a vocal booth for KDHR and other departments.