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KCSU hosts fundraiser

November 4, 2010
By Kayla Green

KCSU will be hosting its second annual 24 hour DJ-A-Thon beginning Friday, Nov. 5, at 9 a.m. and ending Saturday, Nov. 6, at 9 a.m.


The studio may never be the same again....

KCSU will be locking four of its DJs in the studio for 24 hours in order to raise funds to improve the station and continue serving the Colorado State University and Fort Collins communities.

"This is the second year we have done this. Last year we were in need of extra funds, so we came up with the most ridiculous fundraising idea we could think of. It was a success, so we are doing it again," said Public Affairs Director Michael Sakas.

Funds needed for new equipment

Typically, KCSU offers four open positions to their DJs and chooses the four that express the most interest. The scheme? Four DJs will be locked in the studio for 24 hours entertaining the listeners. Every two hours there will be a guest DJ that will join them for a unique segment.

According to Station Manager Dylan Wray, KCSU is hoping to purchase a multi-track recorder and replace the Vault computer if enough donations are received. The multi-track recorder would allow KCSU to better record in-studio performances and differentiate between vocals, guitars, drums, and other instruments, which would improve their ability to edit CDs created out of in-studio performances.

Pulling an all-nighter

KCSU's Erin Browne, or EZ-B, will be just one of four DJs locked in the studio Friday. Through sheer will power and extreme amounts of coffee, Browne hopes she will make it through the night.

"I think just the energy and the whole experience will keep me up...hopefully," she laughs.

Browne, who decided to join in when last year's fourth DJ decided not to participate this year, is excited for the event. "Even though there's only four (primary) DJs, it brings the whole station together with DJs doing guest sets. It's just a way for all of us to sort of help the station out."

"We could really use donations to help better the station and every little bit- even just $1- helps out. It really is your station."

Your DJs
  • Erin Browne, EZ-B
  • Nate Prewitt, Fett
  • Nick Penney, Stickley
  • Adelaide McComb, Smashface

A variety of segments

  • 9-11 a.m. '80s and '90s Hits
  • 1-3 p.m. Local Music Shenanigans, with Greta Cornett, co-head of the Fort Collins Music Association
  • 3-5 p.m. The Year's Best
  • 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Dance Party

To locate a full schedule or to donate, please visit