Chapman Radio is an independent, online radio station run entirely by students at Chapman University since 1967.
Broadcasting 24 hours a day, Chapman Radio is the student’s voice.
Chapman Radio aims to amplify student voices over the air waves through our free-form, student-run programming. Any Chapman student can become a Chapman Radio DJ, and are free to share any range of genres and topics on the air. We strive to showcase music and stories from all walks of life, and provide the resources and knowledge for students to pursue careers in broadcasting and entertainment.
Chapman University has had a student-run radio organization since 1967. The station began as a student-owned radio station designed to play music and make announcements to students in the resident halls.
Dick Doekett became the first faculty advisor and was able to secure funding and resources for the station. He was the faculty advisor for more than 40 years, and a plaque dedicated to him hangs in the radio station today. After Dick Doekett, Allen Levy became the faculty advisor until his retirement in 2015. In 2016 Travis Bartosh took over as the current faculty advisor.
After a brief stint operating under Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Chapman Radio now belongs to the School of Communication. Currently, Chapman Radio broadcasts from Henley Basement. Chapman Radio is the second-oldest student-run organization on campus behind the student newspaper The Panther.
Chapman Radio has over 50 live shows and almost 100 DJs, each broadcasting live either once a week or every other week. There are no restrictions on content with the exception of explicit lyrics which are allowed after 10 pm. Each show develops and broadcasts their own show on any topic, and are produced by between one and five students.