The University of Louisiana at Monroe, in accordance with the Noncommercial Educational FM Broadcast License issued by the Federal Communications Commission and held by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, shall operate radio station KXUL to serve both the constituents of the University and the greater listening community. The ULS Board of Supervisors, as licensee, ultimately retains full authority and responsibility for the operation of radio station KXUL, and is accountable for the adherence and compliance with all laws and with the rules of the Federal Communications Commission.
The responsibility for the daily operation of KXUL is vested in the Faculty Supervisor appointed from the faculty of the Department of Communication within the College of Arts and Sciences. The University recognizes, however, that one method of providing students the educational opportunities vital to the mission of KXUL is to delegate to students significant operational responsibilities.
KXUL shall supplement the academic curriculum by providing students creative opportunities in writing, production, and performance for the electronic media; practical exposure to broadcast programming decision-making; the application of broadcast journalism practices; an orientation to applied marketing principles; familiarity with issues related to ethics and legal compliance; as well as personnel, financial, and operational management experience. However, such curriculum enhancement is just one aspect of KXUL; the station shall also provide for the enrichment of its listening audience, the greater University, and for community volunteers participating in the station.
The University considers KXUL a valuable outreach service and forum for the greater community and strives to ensure the station produces programming consistent with professional standards, but without inhibiting the free and open discussion of ideas and issues.
Radio station KXUL serves four basic constituencies: students pursuing academic degrees within the Department of Communication, the greater student body of the University, the University community as a whole, and the greater external community. The financial foundation for the station is therefore rightfully spread between the academic budget of the University, student self-assessed fees, the University general fund, and contributions from the community.
Participation in the KXUL staff is open to all students, faculty, and staff of the University, regardless of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, or handicap. Community volunteers may also participate in the activities of KXUL, regardless of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, or handicap, as long as such involvement does not preclude the participation of qualified University students, faculty, and staff, as determined by the station’s Faculty Supervisor. Individuals seeking to participate in the KXUL staff must complete a volunteer application to be submitted to the KXUL Student Manager delegated such responsibility by the KXUL Faculty Supervisor.
To view the complete KXUL Policy Statement, visit the Web site http://www.ulm.edu/ulmstudents/.