Rogers State University’s campus radio station has long been a supporter of local music in the Tulsa area. And now some of those musicians are helping to give back to the station by participating in a benefit concert.
The concert will be held 8 p.m., Friday, April 18, at the Will Rogers Auditorium on RSU’s Claremore campus.
The four bands performing will be, in order of appearance: Ziff, Minutes Too Far, Johnny Reliable, and Far From Yesterday.
Admission for the all-ages show is $4 for the general public; RSU students will be admitted free with student identification cards. Refreshments will be available, and door prizes will be given away. All proceeds from the event will support the station’s general operations, programming licensing and equipment upgrades and repair.
RSU Radio, broadcasting at 91.3 FM, is the Tulsa metropolitan area’s only source for commercial-free, “free-form, pop alternative” music. The station also broadcasts many specialty shows supporting a diverse range of musical interests, and the station’s content is streamed live over the internet at www.rsuradio.com
RSU Radio is one of the few broadcasting venues in northeast Oklahoma that consistently plays local music that doesn’t receive airplay on commercial stations, said event organizer Chad Sevigny.
Alan Lambert, RSU Radio director, points to Sevigny’s radio program, “The Local Flavors Show – Cooking It Up In Charlie’s Kitchen,” as an example of the station’s support for local music. The show airs for four hours each Monday night and features local Oklahoma music of all genres. In-studio guests frequently appear, and the show features live bands on the last Monday of every month.
“Our free-form format, which is unique in the Tulsa market, allows our students to stretch our audience’s musical boundaries by giving voice to music that might not otherwise be heard,” Lambert said.
The station’s operating funds are generated primarily from station production projects, program underwriting, and contributions from area business, industry and individuals listeners.
For more information about the benefit or the station’s programming, call RSU Radio at (918) 343-7669.