What is BSR?

We Put the Rad in Radio


Miles Purdy, host of “The Purdy Good Show”, interviewing a guest in studio

Black Squirrel Radio is Kent State University’s student-run radio station. Since 2005, BSR has provided Kent State students with the opportunity to let their voices be heard over the air.

Black Squirrel Radio has 56 radio shows a week during the fall and spring semesters. Each show is run by student DJs which gives them full (within reason) creative control of what goes on during their show. Shows are two hours long and (usually) follow a specific theme. We’ve got everything from sports, conspiracy theories, sketch comedy, and even Korean Pop music. We air online which means you can listen to us anywhere in the world, whether that be in Kent, Ohio, or Komatsu, Japan.

Beloved BSR mascot, URL the squirrel petting a four-legged friend during Kent State’s Black Squirrel Festival.


In addition to radio programming, BSR has a web department, a marketing staff, a sports staff, a design staff, a music staff and a production staff. Each staff is filled with dedicated students who produce quality work for the station and keep the RAD in radio!

If you have any inquires about BSR or are interested in joining our staff, please contact General Manager Brandon Lewis at blewis47@kent.edu.

BSR is a media partner with Kent State Student Media. To advertise on BSR or learn more about Student Media visit kentstatestudentmedia.com


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