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California Lutheran University

The New Broadcast Center

Your hometown station's home base

The proposed new state-of-the-art facility will provide a home from where KCLU will:

  • Continue to bring its listeners the best in national programming
  • Produce more local programs with syndication possibilities
  • Provide a forum where local and regional topics can be discussed by those most closely associated with the issues

Paulucci Family Studios

Production and Newsrooms

The new facility will house several production rooms and the station's first designated Newsroom. This critical expansion allows KCLU to deliver breaking news and permits reporters to write, edit and broadcast live news reports from a single location.

Talk Studio/Master Control

Designed for multiple use, the Talk Studio is appropriately sized to interview guests and to broadcast shows with multiple hosts. The Master Control houses the main audio control board where live, local programming is rolled onto the air, and allows the screening of on-air phone calls.

Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Foundation Education Suite

The Education Suite offers classroom and laboratory space for students to acquire hands-on experience and professional skills in all aspects of radio broadcast journalism. Providing such an opportunity for students will allow California Lutheran University to expand its communication curriculum by providing invaluable, real-life-journalism experience to the broadcasters of tomorrow.

Community Room &
Performance Space

The Community Room and Performance Space will enjoy more visitors than any other area of our Broadcast Center. During KCLU pledge drives, the space can accommodate 30 telephones and many more volunteers. In addition, KCLU will respond to the needs of local organizations by offering the space as a much-needed professional, multi-purpose setting for meetings, lectures, luncheons and community forums. The design is enhanced by a terrace that gives the space even more versatility for public events.

As we move into the future of broadcasting that includes web-based, multi-media productions, the Community Room and Performance Space will have all of the technology to keep KCLU on the cutting edge. Excellent acoustics, high definition cameras, lighting, and staging area will allow use for providing not just traditional audio, but a visual component! These events will be broadcast live on KCLU and streamed live on the web. This means when there is breaking news listeners can hear it and "see" it being covered. SAGE Publications and KCLU will be on the forefront of the digital age in radio: news, interviews, and lectures can now be "seen" on radio - along with cultural events that include anything from storytelling to string quartets.

Lobby and Awards Gallery

A 600 square foot entrance area that warmly greets visitors to the Center. The numerous awards and commendations received by KCLU will be on display in a gallery-like setting within the space and along the stairway. Comfortable seating and a flat-panel plasma screen provide a pleasant waiting area, with the Volunteer Lounge and Community Room/Performance Space just a step away.