Radio UTD to Beam Show on XM Satellite Station
Two-Hour Broadcast to Air March 2 on Student Exchange Program
Feb. 25, 2008
Radio UTD has been chosen to air a two-hour segment March 2 on XM Satellite Radio’s XMU station (Channel 43) for the Student Exchange Program hosted by Billy Zero.
At 6 years old, Radio UTD is the youngest station ever chosen for the program, as well as the only one that doesn’t broadcast on FM radio.
The program will air at 3 p.m. Nonsubscribers can hear the XM broadcast online under a free trial period offer or on DirectTV channel 831.
Radio UTD was nominated for best student-run radio Internet-only station in College Music Journal’s College Radio Awards two years in a row, which attracted XM Satellite Radio's attention.
Radio UTD features an eclectic and free-form mix of music and original programming, including occasional talk shows and live coverage of select UT Dallas sports events.
The 40-plus volunteer DJs are given the freedom to develop their own weekly shows. Station manager Natalia Zuniga said that students “get to hear interesting music that they’ve never heard before. We’re here to expand people’s concept of music.”
Zuniga hosts “The Love Lives of Others” on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. and co-hosts the “Apple Wagon” on Monday at 2 p.m.
“It used to be that other people introduced me to music, but now I'm introducing them,” said Luke McKenzie, Radio UTD’s webmaster, systems administrator and host of “Pianissimo” on Tuesday nights at 8.
In addition to cutting-edge tunes, Radio UTD occasionally offers free tickets to students. The station can be heard Monday through Friday at http://radio.utdallas.edu.