Edge 88 Radio
Edge 88 radio is the official student radio station of Grand View University. KDPS radio is a 5,200 watt station licensed by the FCC to the Des Moines Public Schools, with evening and weekend programming provided by Grand View radio students. The station reaches a 20-radius around Des Moines, including Polk County and portions of Dallas, Story, Warren, and Jasper counties.
You can tune in to hear our college rock DJs Monday through Friday 4 p.m. to midnight with live student DJs during the school year and then with college rock music overnight until 7 a.m. Edge 88 broadcasts right on campus in the Student Center and simulates contemporary commercial radio operations.
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Edge 88 is non-commercial evening and weekend programming on KDPS, 88.1 FM. The station is owned and operated by the Des Moines Public Schools, which programs the weekday daytime hours and Friday nights. Grand View leases evening time on the station to provide our student DJ's with experience in the radio business. The goal of the station is educational – we are not trying to compete with the area commercial stations, but instead are allowing our announcers to learn the business by working for the first time in front of a real audience.
Monday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to midnight, Edge 88 programs alternative rock music. DJ's typically work one two-hour shifts a week, sometimes working alone but often working in teams of two. The target listening audience is teens and young adults. On Sunday nights during the school years there is a variety of material, including oldies and sports talk. Kids Radio Mania runs 7 a .m. to 9 p.m. every Saturday and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays during the school year, then 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays from May to August and on holidays.
According to the Arbitron ratings (purchased by Grand View through the Radio Research Consortium), KDPS has a cumulative audience of around 12,000 listeners a week. Peak listening times are most weeknights, all day Friday, Saturday late morning ("Crazy Dave Kids Show") and kids radio on late afternoon on Saturdays and Sundays.
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If you have any questions or comments, contact Dayne Logan at (515) 263-6124 or email dlogan @ grandview.edu.