Who Are We

KCSN, 88.5 FM is a member-supported, public radio station broadcasting live from the campus of California State University, Northridge.  KCSN relies heavily on financial support from individual donors and business sponsors.  

KCSN’s has a one-of-a-kind format on the LA radio dial.    Music programming includes live in-studio sessions and interviews with well established and emerging artists.  KCSN programming features the best independent records and progressive major releases.    Monday-Friday KCSN plays music by a wide range of iconic rock and contemporary artists.  KCSN is a leader in the LA radio market with its ability to recognize and support emerging artists while honoring heritage musicians. 

Weekends are filled with outstanding radio programs hosted by a cast of radio veterans and celebrity personalities who share their musical expertise in various musical genres such as; Folk/Roots, Rock, Blues, Bluegrass, EDM and more.  KCSN is the only station in the Los Angeles radio market that presents this type of programming and reaches such a diverse and dedicated audience.   

Click here for a Program Guide and list of KCSN's on-air personalities.

KCSN MISSION STATEMENT:   To serve a growing and significant audience in broadcast and other media platforms with the finest in music programming.

  • KCSN will engage listeners in the discovery of music, meaningful cultural and social experiences, and provide access to events, information, and unique listener benefits.
  • KCSN provides mentorship to students of the California State University, Northridge seeking careers in the broadcast and entertainment industries.
  • KCSN will actively support and nurture emerging artists, both locally and nationally, as well respect the artistry of legacy acts.



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