The Blaze: College Radio at ASU/Cronkite

Students work on Firestorm, a long-running political talk show aired on The Blaze.

KASC (The Blaze) is an AM radio station serving all four campuses of the ASU community. The student-run college radio station broadcasts at 1330 AM 24 hours a day during the school year and is operated by students under the supervision of a Cronkite School faculty adviser.

KASC broadcasts out of the Cronkite School’s state-of-the-art radio studio and provides students with professional radio experience. Students produce news, talk, music and sports shows that air on AM radio, in public spaces across all ASU campuses and online.

Students can volunteer in a variety of roles, including news, sports, programming, performance, production, promotion, sales and management. Many Cronkite students opt to get involved with The Blaze as freshmen.

Faculty adviser Brian Rackham is a veteran broadcaster with more than 25 years experience in radio and television, including a stint at The Associated Press Radio Network in Washington, D.C., and as news director of network-affiliated TV stations in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Albuquerque, N.M. He currently is pursuing a Ph.D. at Cronkite, where he is teaching and researching the future of journalism. He can be reached at brackham@mainex1.asu.edu.