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Important Update:

The university is operating at Level 2 for the first two weeks of classes for the spring 2022 semester.

For classes, this means faculty will have the discretion to choose a fully remote format, hybrid format or fully in-person format. Masks will be mandatory the first two weeks for in-person classes, with faculty offering a plan for students unable to attend in person. These changes begin for classes Jan.12.

Visit the COVID-19 website to report a positive test, symptoms or exposure, for vaccine and testing information and for other COVID-19 resources. 

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, podcasts, 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. 

UCentral Student Media Sources 

Ucentral Student MediaUCentral Radio

The University of Central Oklahoma’s student radio station is UCentral Radio 99.3 FM playing More Hits! More Music! and licensed in Edmond, Oklahoma. Officially KZUC-LP, UCentral Radio is a non-commercial, educational station operated by Mass Communication students majoring in Professional Media through classes preparing them for on-air and production positions. Be part of UCentral Radio by following @ucentralradio on Twitter and Instagram.

Listen LIVE to UCentral Radio.

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; downloaders, looking at new tech gadgets and apps; Showdown, an in-depth look at the video gaming culture. All programs are available online, on the UCentral iPhone app and in the city of Edmond, Oklahoma on Cox digital channel 125.

Newspaper

The VistaThe 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 UCentral Media 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 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.

UCentral Contact Information

Letters to the Editor

The Vista encourages letters to the editor. Letters should address issues and ideas, not personalities. Letters must be typed, double spaced, and must include the author’s printed name, major, classification, and phone number. Phone numbers are included for contacting purposes only and are not published. Letters are subject to editing for libel, clarity, and space, or to eliminate statements of questionable taste. The Vista reserves the right not to publish submitted letters. Letters can be sent to thevista@ucentralmedia.com, hand delivered to Communications Building Room 129 during normal business hours or mailed to:

Editor, The Vista
100 N. University, Drive
Edmond, OK 73034-5209

UCentral Media facilities are housed in the Communications Building on the UCO Campus. General Inquiries can be sent to:

UCentral Media
100 N. University, Drive Box 196
Edmond, OK 73034-5209

UCentral Advisors

UCentral Operations

  • Manager of Media Operations – Brad Keim
  • Coordinator of Student Publications, The Vista Advisor – George Lang
  • UCentral Administrative Specialist II – Amber Loomis