Arts Blog: Student produced radio and TV programs
November 17, 2010 5:38 PM
When you think of "the arts" at SF State, music, dance, film, and visual art most likely come to mind immediately. However, in addition to having quality programs in those fields, the Creative Arts department houses a student radio station AND produces a couple of public telecasts. That's right--don't forget that Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts department is part of SF State's creative core.
KSFS is the official student-run radio station of SF State and can be accessed via live stream on the station's website. There is a different schedule of broadcasters and programming every day, from sports chatter to celebrity gossip to comedy and genres of music ranging from electronic to indie to jazz. Whatever ear candy you're desiring, there's a chance that KSFS can give it to you.
Additionally, in collaboration with the Gator Sports Network (Though a separate entity of BECA), KSFS also streams select SF State athletic games and other special events.
You can also check out SF State on public access through the BECA-produced news telecast, "State of Events." The 20-to-25 minute segments discuss local and state happenings from a newsroom-type setting and on-the-scene from such events. The most recent episode covered the YMCA garden in the Tenderloin, the Arab Film Festival and the San Francisco Giants' win over the Atlanta Braves. You can view past telecasts on the "States of Events" website and catch the latest episodes on Fridays at 5 p.m. on Comcast Channel 27 in San Francisco. Check your local listings for up-to-date details.
Another public access production by BECA students is a 30-minute variety show called "Under San Francisco." This telecast allows for more evergreen, feature-type segments as opposed to discussing timely events in "State of Events." The last episode of "Under San Francisco" featured special guests from the Jai Lao Foundation to introduce viewers to Laotian culture through clothing, dance and rituals. You can catch this informative and entertaining production online and on Comcast Channel 27 in San Francisco and the Peninsula.
KSFS and the BECA-produced television shows exemplify ways SF State students can use their voices and their imaginations to interact with the community.
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