KULV broadcasts on Internet
September 19, 2003
This semester's new KULV program director is Amber Salmeron, known
to her listeners as "Amber Rose." A senior, majoring in broadcasting,
Salmeron can be heard on the air Tuesdays from noon to 3 p.m.
Ever wanted to hear your campus radio station off campus?
Well, now you can.
Last month the University of La Verne's own KULV began broadcasting
over the Internet.
KULV has been on the air since 1976, but until now, its broadcasts only
But as of a week before the school year kicked off, the station's potential
for listeners grew dramatically.
"We always wanted to be broadcast over the Net," said Mike
Laponis, the communications professor who heads the department's radio station.
"The main thing is that people who are not on campus can hear the product.
Parents of the on-air staff can hear their sons or daughters on the radio."
KULV's new program director, senior Amber Salmeron, said she is delighted
with the technological upgrade, which she said changes her job somewhat.
"We could have more possibilities (for) listeners (since) it's
available to more people," Salmeron said. "I have to think differently
for programming and not just apply it to people on campus."
The communications faculty had been looking to an Internet launch for
some time. It was a work in progress for a while with certain software and
materials needed to make it a reality.
An obvious benefit of having KULV online is to have listeners spanning
beyond the dorm-room scene. Anyone who has Real Audio software can listen
to the broadcast, although only 25 listeners can log in at once.
The benefits go beyond entertainment.
"With new devices in technology, we are able to teach students
in mass media and broadcasting by using various applications," Laponis
In addition to a variety of music and other programming, KULV continues
to air sports games and play-by-plays.
To reach the live broadcast from virtually any location, listeners can