UCentral Student Media
UCentral is the student media network at the University of Central Oklahoma, featuring traditional media (television, radio, newspaper) and new media (web, netcasts, social networking) created by students majoring in professional media. UCentral is the transformative learning experience within the Mass Communication Department on the campus of UCO.
Communications Building, Room 129
UCentral Student Media Sources
TV / Netcasts
Starting in 1976 as KCSU-TV, UCentral features several award-winning HDTV and netcast programs such as UCentral News, the daily student newscast; The Huddle, a weekly football highlight program during the fall; Conspiracy Weekly, an in-depth look at untold truths; Cup of Joe Quiz Show, a light-hearted, trivia-based game show with a prize; and TBSR, a focus on UCO athletic players during the spring semester. All programs are available online at ucentralmedia.com, on the UCentral iPhone app, and in the city of Edmond, Oklahoma on Cox digital channel 125.
The Vista was established in 1903 as the student newspaper of the University of Central Oklahoma and is the longest, continually published student newspaper in the state. It is distributed free of charge on the UCO campus and designated off-campus locations on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the fall and spring semesters. The paper is published on Wednesdays during the summer semester. View past issues in The Vista Archives.
Web / Social Media
Featuring the combined, journalistic efforts of the campus newspaper and student newscast, the ucentralmedia.com website, social media sites (@ucentralmedia on Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram) and the free UCentral iPhone app provide students, faculty, alumni and others the ability to read news articles, view photos, watch video programs and listen live to the student radio station.
UCentral Radio is the student radio station featuring UCO’s Best Mix. UCentral Radio applied for an LPFM license in November 2013 and was awarded a Construction Permit by the FCC for 99.3 FM on February 24, 2015. It reserved the call letters KZUC.
UCentral is a member of Oklahoma Education Broadcast Association, College Media Advisors, Collegiate Broadcasters Incorporated and Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, The Oklahoma Press Association, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, the Associated Collegiate Press and the Associated Press.