The Radio Station - 90.5 FM KSJS

KSJS is a non-commercial radio station broadcasting 24/7, 365 days a year on 90.5 FM and on the Internet. Since February 11, 1963, KSJS has been the radio voice for California's first public university, San José State University, and its surrounding community.

Student speaking to a microphone in a radio studioOur programming includes a wide range of eclectic info and music. KSJS provides the best alternative to commercial radio programming by offering a diverse selection of under- represented music and unique public affairs. The KSJS broadcast signal covers seven San Francisco Bay Area counties: Alameda, San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Contra Costa, San Mateo, and Santa Clara. This lets listeners tune in to 90.5 FM from San José to Gilroy, Fremont to Berkeley and from Palo Alto to Oakland.

As a public university radio station, USES looks to surrounding businesses and people in the community for support. By taking advantage of the KSJS underwriting program, community businesses profit while providing a valuable public service.

We transmit at 1500 watts, effective radiated power from high atop Coyote Peak in San José, California from our studios at SJSU.

KSJS FM Manager Nick's Tour

Mission Statement

As operators of a non-commercial educational FM broadcasting station, KSJS, we promise to provide an opportunity for all San José State students and selected volunteers from all major areas to participate in the hands-on experience of operating an FM broadcast radio station. Some areas include Public Relations, Art, Design, Marketing, and Multimedia Web Design. KSJS is a learning institute, willing to train and teach the participants the effective tools of communication, team cooperation, and management. As a learning institution, KSJS understands that mistakes may occur and will acknowledge these moments as a learning tool for improvement. In addition KSJS fulfills its federal mandate to meet the public's interest of the community. These communities include, San José State University, the city of San José, the greater Santa Clara County, and beyond.

Radio Classes

Open to all majors. 

  • RTVF 21: KSJS On-Air Operator Training (3 units)*
  • RTVF 121: KSJS Activity (3 units)* - open to all class levels
  • RTVF 122: KSJS Management Class (3 units)

*RTVF 121 is required for any student that wants to be an on-air operator. Students must simultaneously enroll in RTVF 121 when they are enrolled in RTVF 21.