In an age when media consolidation has reached unprecedented levels and many broadcasters have reduced their commitment to high quality news and public affairs coverage, KCLU exists to provide comprehensive local and national public radio programming.
With the support of the University, KCLU seeks to inform, educate and promote dialogue among the citizens of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties on local, regional, national and global issues. As an educational broadcaster, KCLU programming is designed to serve the needs of our community, unencumbered by commercial concerns. In addition, KCLU is bolstered by the resources and high standards of California Lutheran University, a major regional educational institution.
Founded in 1959, California Lutheran University is part of a 500-year-old tradition of Lutheran higher education — a tradition that expects you to ask the big questions — and find your own answers. Encouraging critical inquiry into matters of both faith and reason, CLU is dedicated to excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our intimate size and beautiful location create the perfect setting for lively debate, and a learning environment that values the individual.
CLU offers undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs through its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and School of Education. The University offers 36 majors and 31 minors, in addition to professional preparation programs in specified fields of study. Master’s degree programs are offered in education, business administration, public policy and administration, computer science and psychology. Doctoral programs in educational leadership and higher education leadership are offered through the School of Education.
KCLU Programming Philosophy
Founded by CLU in October 1994 with a promise to provide educational, informational and cultural programming, KCLU continues to strive to provide the most consistently informative and engaging broadcast programming in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Objective journalism, productive dialogue and appreciation for the arts form the core of KCLU’s service. As a source of information and cultural enrichment, the station seeks to serve a broad range of citizens in the region. KCLU’s programming reflects the variety of cultures, traditions and interests that make our community vibrant and exciting.