Founded in 2008 by an ambitious group of Colorado College students, the SOCC has quickly evolved into a robust campus institution with dozens of volunteer DJs and an eclectic array of completely freeform student programming. Originally located in the basement of nearby NPR affiliate station KRCC, the SOCC has since moved into its own fully equipped studio in the Loomis dormitory on the Colorado College campus. We are a young organization. Though we have successfully managed to grow into a thriving, self-perpetuating purveyor of music and talk programming, we recognize that there lies enormous potential in the medium of radio that we are only just beginning to tap.
We believe that a student radio station should be a resource for the community that it serves. In our case, this means several things:
We provide students with a unique and infinitely malleable medium of creative expression. Whether experimenting with the atmospheric art of playlist creation, interviewing student bands, telling stories, or producing news shows, DJs at the SOCC are free to question the formal conventions of radio and encouraged to create a show that is entirely their own.
We believe it is our duty to facilitate positive musical experiences for our fellow students. We seek, through our broadcast and online services, to expose people to new music, as well as to upcoming events in region that we think are particularly worth attending. We’ve even gone so far as to maintain an online concert calendar, curated by SOCC DJs, which aggregates all the best shows coming to Colorado Springs, Denver, Boulder, and Red Rocks–click the “Concerts” link on the ride side of the page to check it out. In addition, we are hosting a concert rideshare listserv for students looking to carpool to shows (save gas, make friends, help a freshman), which you can join beneath the calendar on the “Concerts” page.
We organize, promote, and sponsor shows on-campus, in hopes of fostering the growth of a robust and diverse music scene at Colorado College. We have hosted national touring acts at CC, and sponsored several shows with student bands in our short history, and we will continue to make this a more central part of our activities as an organization. We are always open to suggestions for bands that people would like to see brought to campus, so talk to us, and we can use the means at our disposal to make it happen. In addition to bringing live music to campus, we also have dozens of DJs with great musical taste and experience creating interesting playlists, and as such we are a valuable resource for anyone looking to find a DJ for an event that they are planning.
We are a means for the dissemination of information to the Colorado College and Colorado Springs communities. Our listener base is vast and diverse, including CC students, faculty, alumni, Colorado Springs community members, and likely others as well. As such, if you are a student or local organization looking to connect with any of the aforementioned demographics, we can help. We are eager to collaborate with anyone who believes that they could benefit from our technical resources and devoted listenership, just contact us and we can work out the specifics.
We are you, the students of Colorado College. Do with us what you will. More than anything else, we hope to honestly reflect and satisfy the needs, desires, and tastes of our student body, which means that we need you to show us who you are and what you want. Email us, contribute to our blog, host a radio show, help organize an event. This is your station, take control.
Request Line: 719-227-8181
Address: The SOCC, Loomis Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
The SOCC’s advisor is Vicky Gregor, Music Coordinator for KRCC – Southern Colorado’s NPR station.