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A new radio station in town – Tiger Radio makes its debut at Pacific

Pacific's new Tiger Radio station offers some original and interesting listening as well as opportunities for the Pacific community to advertise and promote their events and services.
Apr 21, 2017

This past August, a new radio station emerged at Pacific called Tiger Radio. Just two weeks before classes started, the old equipment of KPAC, the former student-operated radio station on campus, was ripped out and in came new people, equipment and ideas. Leading this effort was Graham Carpenter, visiting assistant professor of communication and media studies, who took on the role as adviser of Tiger Radio. Carpenter has more than 10 years of broadcasting experience, including as a freelance camera operator for ESPN, ABC, NBC, FOX , TNT and more, and brings both expertise and a fresh view on media to Pacific.

Tiger Radio is a low-power FM station — transitioning to online only — that broadcasts a variety of topics, from sports to dating and relationships. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are all encouraged to get involved. They can even have their own segment.

Communication Professor Marlin Bates highlights three types of homebrews: beer, computers and video games with some politics here and there, in his segment "The Brewing Academy Presents..." Another segment that has proven to be popular is "Red Tape" brought to you by two students who do investigative reporting and talk about topics that people may be uncomfortable to bring up and talk about out loud. "Tuesday T.D.M." is a segment hosted by three Pacific Tigers basketball players sharing the inside scoop on what it's like being varsity athletes. The Tiger Radio team has about a dozen interns, ranging all types of majors, and is always looking for more.

The Tiger Radio presence is continuing to grow on campus. Some of the team appears at ASuop's Brickyard Series to interview the artists. They are also currently doing the commentary at Pacific's baseball games for the West Coast Conference's W.tv. network. In the summer, they will be launching an app and hopefully by fall, the team will also include a Spanish-language announcer for Pacific's soccer games.

Excitement continues as they prepare to move into the soon-to-be Media X studios. Tiger Radio is meant to be a resource for the Pacific community. It offers free advertising and promotions for on campus events, local musicians and more. This new station provides a great opportunity to get involved and showcase all kinds of talent.

Learn more about Tiger Radio at TigerRadio.net.

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