WQSU-FM, The Pulse, is the radio voice of Susquehanna University. The 12,000-watt station, the third most powerful college station in Pennsylvania, is operated by students, faculty and staff as well as community volunteers. The station is run under the supervision of the Department of Communications. Programming includes blues, techno, classic rock, jazz music and talk shows. The station also broadcasts some of National Public Radio’s popular news, information and entertainment programs, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Car Talk and A Prairie Home Companion.
WQSU was honored for excellence in broadcast journalism in 2013, its third consecutive first-place finish.
“By joining WQSU, I have such an advantage over other students after college. I am able to understand FCC rules, understand proper formats and most importantly run my own radio show that is heard by a public audience. We have many departments that each person can join to learn different aspects of radio. In my department, promotions, we work on making sure the station is noticed so that we can have many listeners and promote all kinds of events, such as Rock the Cause and the Bluegrass Concert, to make sure they become a success."
— Arica Kurtz ’15
Comm: Digital Multimedia Broadcasting | Hamburg, Pa.